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

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

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

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

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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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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 Jun 5 2017 by Russ R - rated 4 out of 5

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: )
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Reviewed Jan 18 2017 by Miles S - rated 5 out of 5
Played 6/7 courses last month or so, none compare to the condition and challenge of the Shire London. Greens in superb condition and constant works going on to improve what is already a fantastic golf course.
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Reviewed Jun 10 2014 by David R - rated 5 out of 5
three words to describe it, wow wow wow. book iton the day you want to lay it as the price was discounted on the day by 15.00 pounds. take plenty of balls as there is plenty of water. take your medicine from the rough.only used driver on a few holes as accuracy off the tee is vital. holes where the wind is howling take extra club. course was lovely greens were good, nothing to fault well worth playing.

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 106 Handicap: 17.9)
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Reviewed Mar 13 2014 by Guy E - rated 5 out of 5
One of the best courses in London. Toughest start to any course I've played, par 3 over water where 3 of 4 us plonked in.

Tough but fair course where you don't have to be the straightest but you can blob a lot of holes, hence score

(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 111 Handicap: 25.4)
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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 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 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 Jun 5 2017 by Melvyn D - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning Course

Golfshake Team ReviewWhere do I start....This course is a must play for all golfers. The clubhouse has loads of pictures of Seve to get you in the mood. 6 par 3's, 4's and 5's. Each hole has you thinking from the tee shot to the putting on each green. It's not a "blasters" track and driver isn't really needed for the majority of tee shots. Bunkers and water come into play on most shots so any errant shots can really punish you. The greens are as tricky as you will find, don't know about buried elephant under the green more like buried elephants!! Really was a pleasure to play on such a top quality course that you can see has Seve's stamp all
Over it.
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Reviewed May 13 2017 by D.Wiggins - rated 5 out of 5
Played today and this is quite simply one of the best courses I have ever played. The course is imaculate, the practice facilities are very good and the club house and staff are brilliant.

The signature 18th pays homage to Seve with an "S" shape water feature which will give any golfer problems if disrespected.

A level head and accuracy off the tee is a must on this course.

4 tee distances on every hole offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Simply amazing, just wish I could afford the membership!
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Reviewed Feb 18 2017 by Karl B - rated 5 out of 5
Great corse just signed up as a member here. great greens fluffy bunkers. all good.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 110 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Feb 16 2017 by Scott W - rated 5 out of 5

A superb course. The layout is brilliant. Seve done a fantastic job with this course. Hard to rate as the course was totally frozen all day so couldn't hit a green. Staff were very helpful. breakfast was good.
The Seve S on the last hole is a must for any golfer. I will return in the summer for another crack at it. A must play course in my opinion
2 for 1 vouchers accepted on Monday and Tuesday ( TBC )

(Round played: Jan 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 10.8)
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Reviewed Dec 25 2016 by Adam B - rated 4 out of 5
Amazing course. played in the winter and it had some of.the best greens I have played on in uk fast but responsive. A thinking man's course men course where more often than not you have to take a iron off the tee. Over all a masive challenge and can't wait till I get back there
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Reviewed Dec 22 2016 by Glyn H - rated 4 out of 5
I recently organised a society day for 28 of us and right from minute one of arriving the staff at The Shire could not have been more helpful. They were superb in every department from reception, starter, bar staff and greens keepers. Superb.
As for the course, it was a treat playing this fascinating Seve designed gem even in mid December. Yes there was a bit of light mud around but this is England! The fairways were in v good nick and the greens were just superb for this time of year running fast and true. The course is a great layout, very interlinked but virtually every hole is blind so every hole was a surprise when you tee'd up. That was a great part of it. There is a lot of water out there so choose your club off the tee wisely, DO NOT default set using your driver on every par 4 or 5 as I guarantee it'll be a watery grave at some point.
Even when buying prizes in the shop after our round the staff were doing their best on discounts for me and the meal after was great too. A superb day, on a top course, with great staff. Would love to play this in summer. A treat.
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Reviewed Oct 12 2014 by Kalpesh P - rated 5 out of 5
The shire was in fantastic condition and the greens were superb

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.1)
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Reviewed Sep 24 2014 by Nikki L - rated 5 out of 5
Played on a sunny day (24th sept) and must say it was superb.Everything about the place oozes class.On top of all that we only paid £180 for our four ball which included coffee and bacon rolls and a meal after we played on seve's gem,the masters 18 holes.Quirky layout but that adds to the enjoyment.Seve,what a legend!!!

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 87 Handicap: 9.6)
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Reviewed Aug 18 2014 by Dan C - rated 5 out of 5
Very very good, reduced green rate because some work on greens, but they still played better than most good course. Loved it.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 101 Handicap: 19.7)
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Reviewed Aug 11 2014 by Neville S - rated 4 out of 5
Water comes into play a lot on this course, and it starts early with a par 3 first that is surrounded by the stuff, and finishes with an uphill par 4 that seems to be more pond than green.

This isn't a course that will roll over and let you tickle its tummy. With lots of deep bunkers, lots of water, and tricky greens, you will have to earn pretty much everything you get. However, with 4 sets of tees you can choose the tee that suits your game, and the fairways aren't especially tight.

My favourite hole? Probably the short par 3 7th. Obviously it's over water.

I hope to go back and play it again, but not with the game I took with me today.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 115 Handicap: 17.8)
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Reviewed Jun 4 2014 by Lee O - rated 5 out of 5
Amazing course excellent facilities great greens but a very narrow layout with hazards strategically placed to force you to think your way around. The course feels like it has been designed to punish anyone but the truly big (and very straight) hitters. There's always sensible option with less risk and with the rough virtually impossible to escape I'd recommend a practice round to learn where to pick your battles.

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 99 Handicap: )
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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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