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The Shire London

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

Course Information

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

27 holes | Par Seve Masters 72 | Seve Masters 7028 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £50 per round *

Weekend Guide: £65 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Contact Information

Address: 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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The Shire London Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.71

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 273
Average Ratings
4.34 ... Overall Rating
4.42 ... The Course
4.33 ... Course Cond.
4.37 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.89 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.14 ... Pace of play
4.48 ... Hospitality.
3.76 ... Prac. Facil.
4.17 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

273 ratings & 194 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 130 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018Highly Recommended 2019Highly Recommended 2020Outstanding Venue 2021

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 Jul 6 2021 by James M - rated 5 out of 5

Great Condition

Fantastic course from tee to green.

Great facilities.

Will definitely play again.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 91 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Jun 6 2021 by Zheng D - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

Challenging course and very good condition. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere. Will definitely play again.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 92 Handicap: 15.9)
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Reviewed May 16 2021 by Thomas R - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 13 2021 by Jeremy C - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course, unique layout

Play here regularly and its always in great shape. Unusual mix of holes, 6 of each par 3,4 and 5. Lots of water. Can be a bit slow sometimes but this day was fine after a slow start.
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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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