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

  4.79

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 254
Average Ratings
4.34 ... Overall Rating
4.42 ... The Course
4.31 ... Course Cond.
4.40 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.91 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.23 ... Pace of play
4.48 ... Hospitality.
3.74 ... Prac. Facil.
4.15 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

254 ratings & 181 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 69 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

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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 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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Reviewed Jun 4 2019 by Chris J - rated 4 out of 5

Good but Penal

I play Castle Point as it is close to my house and reasonably easy to get on. If it is busy they are happy for you to go off the 10th as long as your don't interfere with those coming round.

The course is generally in good condition and has improved greatly over the last few years however I do feel that the rough is too penal especially for the standard of person playing the course. You do not have to stray too far off line and it is very difficult/almost impossible to find your ball

The course is very much affected by the wind, especially the back 9 where you have 4 out, 1 across and 4 in. Dependent on which way the wind is blowing and how strong makes it a very different course
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Reviewed May 31 2019 by Scott W - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely course, impeccably maintained. Some real tough holes, but worth it!! Nice club house and friendly staff.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 122 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 30 2019 by Alan D - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 2 2019 by Steven F - rated 4 out of 5

interesting layout...

With 6 par,3's, 6 par 4's and 6 par 5's and water in play on most holes, it is not an easy course to play .... but despite the challenge its a great place to play. Course in excellent condition , friendly staff and good facilities

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.2)
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Reviewed Jan 10 2019 by Ian P - rated 3 out of 5
Played the short Par 3 course good for practising short game but a couple of Par 4 holes, enjoyable club house with great views over course.
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Reviewed Jan 3 2019 by John O - rated 5 out of 5

the shire in heaven

The course was in excellent shape and a colleague of mine from Spain said it was up there with the best he had played.

Cannot wait to play in summer time.rating 9 out of 10.
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Reviewed Dec 31 2018 by Richard P - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic

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Reviewed Nov 6 2018 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5

Haven't seen anything like it in the UK

Lovely challenging course - very much requires a strategic approach to many of the holes. It had the feeling of a Spanish course at times, understandable given the background - but with lots (and lots) of water. Very enjoyable round.
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Reviewed Oct 25 2018 by Colchester - rated 5 out of 5
Played at the shire on the 18/10/18 on arrival the welcome was very friendly the four of us ordered the shire full English breakfast it arrived quickly and was cooked to perfection and a pretty good price
Out on the course we found it very interesting to play certainly not a course where you can just blast off the tee with the driver. The greens were having work carried out on them so difficult to comment on how they normally play but I wouldn’t mind questing that they get very fast overall every thing at the shire was presented very nicely all the staff were friendly and efficient I can’t comment on value for money as I fortunately didn’t pay
We all agreed that we would re visit next spring
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Reviewed Oct 24 2018 by Bradley - rated 5 out of 5

An absolute must llay

What a golf course. Booked for my dad’s birthday and always wanted to play it. Made the journey and was absolutely worth it. Hospitality was excellent, the pro’s were helpful and even gave us a discounted rate which was brilliant. Food was good too. Golf course was fantastic: layout, condition, everything. Challenging but fair, fairways absolutely immaculate considering the weather this year has destroyed most golf courses. Greens slopey but fair. Every hole has a challenge and designed perfectly by the GOAT. Love the fact the clubhouse has pictures and memorabilia everywhere. Really is a special place. An absolute must play.
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Reviewed Aug 21 2018 by Bill H - rated 4 out of 5

Wow factor vistas

Played here on a deal. Very pretty course where every bunker has a job. Island greens, huge in size and complicated to read. Lots of water and you need to plot way round. Amenities are good, range not so much. Surprisingly for fairly flat looking course, felt quite tired at end, although was carrying at aged 69.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Aug 20 2018 by Guy E - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 4 2018 by Hiren P - rated 5 out of 5

Challenging courss

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