The Shire London

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The Shire London, Hertfordshire is a 27 hole club; 18 hole, par 72 (7028 yard) Seve Masters Course & the 9 hole Academy Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros in 2007

Contact Information

St Albans Road, Hertfordshire, EN5 4RE United Kingdom

Tel: 020 8441 7649

Golf Pro: Lee Cox | Tel: 0208 440 4009

Website: http://www.theshirelondon.com
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £65 per round *

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Course Information:
27 holes | Par Seve Masters 72 | Seve Masters 7028 yards | Private | Parkland

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The Shire London Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.71

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 267
Average Ratings
4.34 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
4.31 ... Course Cond.
4.38 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.89 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.22 ... Pace of play
4.47 ... Hospitality.
3.75 ... Prac. Facil.
4.16 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

267 ratings & 191 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 125 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

What the club says: The Seve Masters course at The Shire London is laid out like few other golf courses in the world. There are six par 5s, six par 4s and six par 3s, and on both the front 9 and the back 9, no two consecutive holes are the same par, with equal numbers of par 3s, 4s and 5s. This gives maximum variety, and maximum enjoyment - a core philosophy of Seve's designs.

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Reviewed Oct 17 2020 by Dom S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 3 2020 by Scott M - rated 4 out of 5

Coastal feeling parkland course

A funny course to play, with a very coastal links type feel to it for a parkland course. Plenty of undulation and some deceptive looking holes. Some of the best greens I?ve played on in the UK however, fast, true and very tricky!
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Reviewed Sep 15 2020 by John W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 6 2020 by Gary F - rated 4 out of 5

Nice Parkland Course

Nice parkland course well laid out, the greens are so fast, be prepared for 5 hour rounds at this time. They are packing golfers in like sardines. Is it VFM no, not at ?60 pounds worth more like ?30. I know Seve designed the course, but you don't have to raise the price. There are better courses in and around the shire if you look. I would play again ,but only if the price was a lot lower.
Would i recommend ,yes it is worth a round ,just to check out a champion course
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Reviewed Aug 12 2020 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

So so good

Each time play here I find I enjoy it more and more. The layout is really good and a fun quirky mixture of holes - obviously no 2 consecutive holes on each 9 are the same par so it keeps it interesting.

Place is also in unreal condition, nothing out of place and the green running the fastest I have ever seen them - a real defense for the course.
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Reviewed Jul 14 2020 by Steven B - rated 4 out of 5

Suitably Challanging

Great course with plenty of character. Particularly like the 18th with the S shapes pond!
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Reviewed Jun 25 2020 by Tomo M - rated 4 out of 5
Really interesting course and well worth a visit. Having 6 par 5s you would think there’s a score to had - think again - it’s tough. Greens immaculate and rapid when we played. Bit pricey at £60. A few standout holes but leading that race was the 18th. Great risk reward hole when you’re better ball match play is on the line. One main negative was it was a 5 hour round ! The halfway BBQ food was a nice touch and lovely !
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Reviewed Jun 16 2020 by Simon P - rated 4 out of 5

A challenge

Previously unimpressed but the course is now in great condition and is maturing nicely. Don't like the gimmicky 18th and would prefer not to start with a par 3 (would be better to start on the 10th) but the rest are really interesting and varied holes.

Did not play well at all and lost a lot of balls but will be back

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 98 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2020 by David H - rated 5 out of 5

Not for the weak minded

Seve master piece, this course is not for the weak minded. every hole is challenging and excellent course management is required as well as a straight tee shot!
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Reviewed Jun 13 2020 by David H - rated 5 out of 5

Not for the weak minded

Seve master piece, this course is not for the weak minded. every hole is challenging and excellent course management is required as well as a straight tee shot!
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Reviewed Jun 13 2020 by David H - rated 5 out of 5

Not for the weak minded

Seve master piece, this course is not for the weak minded. every hole is challenging and excellent course management is required as well as a straight tee shot!
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Reviewed Feb 7 2020 by Jim W - rated 4 out of 5

Great challenge

Unfortunately due to wet weather no trolleys or buggies carry only
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Reviewed Jan 3 2020 by John O - rated 4 out of 5

seve course

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Reviewed Sep 16 2019 by Hartfield - rated 3 out of 5

Interesting course

Rather an unconventional course. The mix of 6 par 3's 4's and 5's makes it interesting but not something I would repeat. Not a great course design. The 18th is a hopeless hole. Very pretty and I am sure a challenge for the pros but for club golfers no good. The obsession with Ballesteros wears you down.
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Reviewed Sep 9 2019 by Javier B - rated 4 out of 5

Amazing venue

We had an amazing experience with fast greens and challenging fairways. We would definitely play again.
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Reviewed Aug 9 2019 by Bill M - rated 5 out of 5

5 STAR course

5 star course
5 star facilities
5 star members of staff
The course is simply incredible, great test of golf

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 108 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 9 2019 by Daniel C - rated 5 out of 5

One to visit

Beautifully presented course throughout.
The staff are very caring and make you feel very welcome.

The Practice areas are also worth a visit, even the 9 hole academy course is too worth a visit.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 7 2019 by Melvyn D - rated 5 out of 5

What a layout....

Second time I?ve played here and yet again I was in awe of
how good a test of golf this is and how great the holes are. As you?d
expect from a Severiano Ballesteros design you are thinking from tee until
the ball drops on each hole. 6 each of par 3s 4s and 5s also makes this a unique experience. What is evident is the design of the holes has a let
of the great mans favourite holes and courses....
A truly wonderful experience that was only tarnished slightly by the greens maintenance taking place even tho the greens still ran true and fast...the main disappointment was having to play the signature ?S? 18th hole to a temporary green that 30 mins later was back on the main green....
Still a great experience and one is like to partake in again.
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Reviewed Aug 1 2019 by Jim W - rated 5 out of 5

Hard golf

This course is an exceptional course extremely hard and water at every turn, you may need to bring a few extra balls, all in all though a score in the 80s round here is good golf.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2019 by Gus W - rated 4 out of 5
nice course hidden gem, some tricky water. Little short of the yellows. I would recommend this for intermediate golfers.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 20.5)
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