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

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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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The Shire London Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.81

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 239
Average Ratings
4.34 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
4.31 ... Course Cond.
4.40 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
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4.39 ... Pace of play
4.58 ... Hospitality.
3.74 ... Prac. Facil.
4.17 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

239 ratings & 169 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 29 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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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 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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Reviewed Jul 23 2018 by Malcolm O - rated 5 out of 5
Great golf course, a good test of skills. Lot of water yoneed lots of balls

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 5 2018 by Ian P - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course with beautiful views

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Reviewed May 28 2018 by Dean C - rated 4 out of 5

Worth a visit

First time I have played this course, and would definitely go back, as we only paid £35 for the round. The course was very good condition, and the greens the best I played all year. Just shame 8 could play the back 9 holes the same as the front 9.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 23.6)
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Reviewed May 10 2018 by Nik H - rated 5 out of 5
Have wanted to play The Shire for the past couple years after hearing nothing but good things & was not disappointed. The course was in excellent condition & definitely rewards the more adventurous Golfer!! The par 3 island green 1st is easily the hardest start to a round I've had & the other par 3's are up there with the best I've played. If you're in the area I'd definitely recommend trying for yourself.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16)
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Reviewed Mar 14 2018 by Shane P - rated 4 out of 5

Course worth visiting

Was very wet course does not drain very well will definitely play it again maybe in the summer.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 14.8)
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Reviewed Feb 20 2018 by Robert Y - rated 4 out of 5
Very interesting and thought provoking course but boggy all the way round.
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Reviewed Dec 11 2017 by Michael H - rated 5 out of 5
Loved the course, greens were amazing for this time of year. want to come back very soon.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 10.5)
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Reviewed Nov 25 2017 by Steve F - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course, great greens

Have wanted to play The Shire for some time and if I?m honest was slightly disappointed, not because I played poorly but maybe I was expecting more, we were playing in 25-30mph winds so didn?t help, overall course layout was good with some interesting holes, would recommend playing but maybe not in November.
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Reviewed Nov 8 2017 by Karl B - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

I play here a lot it's a great course! Lots of water, lots of fun. The staff are friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a challenge.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Nov 7 2017 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course - but VERYTough. Loads of water which was also a challenge but a beautifully designed course

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Sep 26 2017 by Joe M - rated 5 out of 5

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(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 0.3)
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Reviewed Sep 24 2017 by Gary W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 15 2017 by Christopher H - rated 5 out of 5
Cracking course, every hole is interesting and challenging
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Reviewed Aug 5 2017 by Christopher S - rated 4 out of 5
Wonderful course. So deceptive. Lots of blind tee shots and approaches and plenty of risk/reward situations

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
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Course Information:
27 holes | Par Seve Masters 72 | Seve Masters 7028 yards | Private | Parkland

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