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 *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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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.

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Excellent layout of a testing but rewarding course. Big hitters must be accurate as there is only a small margin for error- bunkers, streams and lakes are very well positioned. The greens were on the quick side but ran true and were well maintained.Plenty of balls lost but the welcome in the clubhouse afterwards could not be bettered. The service, quality and quantity of the dinner was first rate.
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Reviewed May 27 2016 by John/London - rated 1 out of 5
This is a terrible golf course, epitomising everything that is wrong with modern golf course design. From the nonsense of the opening hole to the drag of the last, I shall be happy not to return here. Awful.
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Reviewed Jun 2 2013 by Les Wilkins - rated 1 out of 5
I think this course is over rated and over priced and I am not being as harsh as I might only because it has Seve's name attached to it. 18 samey long holes that make it a proper grind. There are much nicer golf courses for less money all around it. Loved Seve to bits but golf course design was not his greatest skill.
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Reviewed Jul 22 2017 by Franklyn S - rated 2 out of 5
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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Reviewed Nov 19 2016 by Kevin B - rated 2 out of 5
Lovely difficult greens at The Shire took a bit of time to get used to them, ball runs a lot even on good pitches. Course very wet after a previous day of all day rain so not in best condition. Very little run on fairways as cold too!!

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 8.1)
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Reviewed Sep 15 2020 by John W - rated 3 out of 5
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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 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 Jun 5 2017 by Adrian D - rated 3 out of 5
Interesting and varied course. Lots of slopes and water. Mostly good condition, especially the greens but quite a few bunkers were GUR

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 11.7)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2017 by Alfred P - rated 3 out of 5

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The choice of tees for this match was too short. I don't feel like I was allowed to play my game. Too many fiddly holes. The course was in good shape except for the bunkers which didn't have enough good sand in them.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 7.5)
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Reviewed Mar 12 2017 by Dan W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 1 2016 by Steve C - rated 3 out of 5

Very tricky course, especially when the greens are frozen. Demands straight shots and you will need to be on your game if you are a mid to high handicapper.

A bit disappointed with the catering. Chef Special was a bowl of soup !
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Oct 10 2016 by Franklyn S - rated 3 out of 5
Excellent greens for this time of year and the course was in good condition, the catering was excellent.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 10)
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Reviewed Sep 27 2016 by Guy R - rated 3 out of 5
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(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 22.6)
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Reviewed Sep 14 2016 by Roger / Oxford - rated 3 out of 5
The course is excellent. It is in good condition and every hole holds your interest. I have played a lot of golf courses over many years so I am not often surprised but there were 3 or 4 holes at The Shire that did just that. Great fun. The only downside was that it took nearly 5 hours and apparently that is very much the norm.
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Reviewed Jun 13 2016 by James C - rated 3 out of 5
Interesting course, if a bit quirky. Great greens, a lot of water and all round a solid place to play.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Apr 22 2016 by Woodford Green - rated 3 out of 5
Water on most of the holes and it starts with a par 3 needing a very precise 8 iron to a water bound green. A lot of blind shots and hidden hazards make your first round there problematic. Not one for high handicappers though, my mate off 28 took 143 shots and hated it. I am off 12 and won't hurry back but would play it again.
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Reviewed Mar 25 2016 by Dale M - rated 3 out of 5
The facilities were very nice, the course was challenging but also very wet near the water.

The greens we also not that nice, however for this time of year it's understandable.

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Aug 3 2015 by Jack / London - rated 3 out of 5
Good test of golf with lots of water. Probably need to play a few times to really appreciate. Not sure I would go back with all the mess from the huge numbers Canadian geese. They really spoil the place.
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