The Shire London

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review   Book Tee Times 

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

Website: http://www.theshirelondon.com

Golf Pro: Lee Cox | Tel: 0208 440 4009

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £65 per round *
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* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

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

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
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Location: Our course is set on the border of London and the Hertfordshire Green Belt countryside, on the outskirts of Barnet.

We are a 2 minute drive from junction 23 of the M25 (A1/M25 interchange on the A1081).

Designed by: Seve Ballesteros

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Seve MastersGreen/Emer72757028
Seve MastersWhite/Diam72736531
Seve MastersBlue/Sapp72716183
Seve MastersRed/Ruby72735564
Ballesteros Academy CourseBlack 1860603002
Ballesteros Academy CourseBlack 930301501

The Shire London Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.79

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 235
Breakdown Averages

4.33 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
4.41 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
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235 ratings from Golfshake members - 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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What Golfshake says:



Most Helpful Review

Straight hitters course with distance control required.

Practice chipping area and driving range for the pre match warm up!

Course is very well laid out and the best part for me was the par 3s, all seemed to be island green with water on all but one, very tight driving course with real penial rough or gorse either side of the fairways.

Par 72 with 6 par 3s, 4s,5s very windy day so bit of a slog on some, greens in good condition

Changing rooms with showers and towels nice touch after a 90 mile drive.

£60 a round weekdays, £75 at weekends would I pay that? For me NO


(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: ) - Jun 5 2017


Golfshake Team Review

excellent course,well presented.

interesting and quirky layout that was a real challenge given the weather conditions.This was a great day for all who attended and a good celebration of Golfshakes' first 10 years. - Jun 7 2017


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Golf Course Reviews for The Shire London

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Hiren P rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 4 2018

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Malcolm O rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 23 2018

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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Ian P rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 5 2018

Great Course with beautiful views
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Dean C rated 4 out of 5 - May 28 2018

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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Nik H rated 5 out of 5 - May 10 2018

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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Shane P rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 14 2018

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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Robert Y rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 20 2018

Very interesting and thought provoking course but boggy all the way round.
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Michael H rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 11 2017

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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Steve F rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 25 2017

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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Karl B rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 8 2017

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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Mark H rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 7 2017

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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Joe M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 26 2017

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(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 0.3)
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Gary W rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 24 2017

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Christopher H rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 15 2017

Cracking course, every hole is interesting and challenging
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Christopher S rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 5 2017

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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Denis C rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 2 2017

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George L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 31 2017

Lovely course
As always course was in great condition, alas the same could not be said for my golf game!
Good service and very interesting with all the variations in layout and style.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 115 Handicap: 22)
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Franklyn S rated 2 out of 5 - Jul 22 2017

I don't enjoy playing this course but I've played it on many occasions all in charity events for good causes

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 9.7)
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Matthew J rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 20 2017

In great condition.
Played here in March for the first time, so it's nice to come and play a second time when you know where your going. The course is currently as good as I could wish for,the greens are really superb. The tee boxes and fairways were impeccable and the rough,if you went really wide, was properly penal.
Not happy that the vending machine at what passes for a halfway house had no drinks in the hottest week of the year. I mean it's 32C and I was melting. Still, scored 21 points on the back nine, so maybe that's the trick!

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 25.7)
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John H rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 15 2017

A Delightful Challenge!
Played this course with a strong wind and intermittent showers but have to say I'd come back again! No easy holes, a thinkers course with water to the front of most par threes. Greens appear to have elephants buried under them. Great clubhouse facilities, put it on your list. My only criticism would be the driving range which is quite small with only a few bays.
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