Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6509 yard), public, parkland golf course.

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Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA United Kingdom

Tel: 01727 844250

Website: http://www.harpersfitness.co.uk/batchwood-golf---tennis-centre/golf-course/
 

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6509 yards | Public | Parkland

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  3.35

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 290
Average Ratings
2.87 ... Overall Rating
2.86 ... The Course
2.76 ... Course Cond.
1.83 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.37 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.39 ... Pace of play
3.18 ... Hospitality.
1.95 ... Prac. Facil.
2.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

290 ratings & 132 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1966 out of 2122.

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What the club says: Challenge yourself with a round at Batchwood. With its parkland setting and generous fairway’s it will test golfers of all abilities.


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Reviewed Oct 23 2019 by Harry C - rated 2 out of 5

Condition of course

For a public council run course it's not bad, could be better if as much time was spent not it as the rest of the sports center .Reception staff have no clue about tee times ,as I booked mine a week before and they still over booked my time slot and was told to squees in. Not enough rakes for bunkers ,
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Reviewed Oct 11 2019 by Iain F - rated 3 out of 5

Straightforward but fun

Fairly easy course, greens aren't maintained to the highest of standard but a nice round for an improving golfer.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 25 2019 by Dean B - rated 3 out of 5

cheap but in good condition

greens where slow but good length holes and lay out. Fairways struggling a little as end of season. Average difficulty.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 86 Handicap: 17.3)
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Reviewed Sep 24 2019 by Mick O - rated 3 out of 5
fairways all burnt out also putting area in poor condition greens being worked on but i have played this course many times and it has been in much better condition and i hope i will be again because i enjoy playing here.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2019 by Hemel Hempstead - rated 1 out of 5

Captain batchwood Hall golf club

I advise anyone who has booked to play to cancel as the course is in the worst condition I have ever seen it in and no one seems to care ??
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Reviewed Aug 11 2019 by Paul K - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 7 2019 by Giless C - rated 1 out of 5
I've held off from reviewing my own course for several years, but its got into such a poor state I felt its best to just get on and write one.
Beautiful setting, drive up through an avenue of trees any private club would kill for. Its all downhill after that.
Putting green isn't maintained at all. Nets falling down. Tees are mostly fairly level, fairways are abysmal. Despite a wet and warm summer, we are still on preferred lies in August, and will surely be all year. Other courses did of course struggle with the dry spell last year, but I haven't seen one in the area that hasn't recovered well. That definitely includes all the other local public courses. Somehow, we have found it impossible to grow grass this year.
Yardage markers need cleaning up, flags aren't colour coded. Bins overflowing, rarely see a ranger. Random members of the public walking in all directions. No two bunkers have the same type or depth of sand. No first cut of rough. Almost the only positive thing I could say is that there is plenty of growth in the greens, but they are very slow and your game will have been spoiled long before you get to them anyway.
Overall, its the total lack of pride in what could be an outstanding facility that is what irritates. Because people playing it can see how little effort is put in, they don't feel the need to look after it either, so bunkers go unraked, buggies get driven across green surrounds and parked on tees etc. This was once voted the top public course in the country, so to now be ranked is 1900 out of 2100 (which is not harsh at all) is utterly shameful. Things have to change.
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Reviewed Jun 1 2019 by Heath Harris - rated 4 out of 5
Greens in good condition course playing well fairways recovering from last year
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Reviewed Jun 1 2019 by Joe R - rated 3 out of 5

Pay and play to your heart's content.

No flashy clubhouse or extensively stocked shop, just a very enjoyable course that is kept in good condition whatever the weather. Great value for money with the added of red kites soaring above you as you play your shots.
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Reviewed May 23 2019 by Steve M - rated 2 out of 5

Good value round

Generally the course is in pretty good condition especially the greens. However the putting practise green which is huge is in a terrible state and nothing like the greens so making practise a waste of time.
Have to go to the pub down the road for a pint aftyerwards but thats not really a hardship
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Reviewed Apr 12 2019 by Jim C - rated 3 out of 5
Reasonable value course, never in great condition but ok for the money.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Apr 5 2019 by Richard S - rated 3 out of 5

Decent course

I played with three friends at Batchwood, none of us having played there before. The course is a pretty looking course with its fair share of trees and vistas. The course was in reasonable but not outstanding nick, and showed no signs of being affected by the recent wet weather. It is probably a better course for mid to high handicappers with some interesting holes. It's a shame that there was no provision for food - just coffee, etc. I think they are missing a trick there!

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 30)
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Reviewed Mar 19 2019 by Harry C - rated 3 out of 5

park land course

this i believe is a council run course well established but not maintained to a high standard . Nevertheless excelant setting tee area and fairways need some attention the greens surprisingly are in good shape bunkers were tidy but not all had rakes a very good test of golf and will play again.
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Reviewed Jan 26 2019 by Alan M - rated 3 out of 5

Good value

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Reviewed Dec 6 2018 by Robert M - rated 2 out of 5
The course is scruffy despite the time of year and it has fallen behind other such courses in its category. For modest investment and some TLC it could really step up a level as it is a great layout. Much improved leaf clearance this year, however.

(Round played: Dec 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.4)
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Reviewed Nov 14 2018 by Joe R - rated 3 out of 5
Fantastic value for money. Good walking course with some interesting holes and forgiving fairways. No. 7 hole is a real challenge.
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Reviewed Nov 13 2018 by Vallabh S - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 12 2018 by Brian S - rated 1 out of 5

Poor condition

The course was in poor condition
Fairways have suffered badly from the dry weather
The greens had lots of sand cover
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Reviewed Sep 28 2018 by Roger B - rated 3 out of 5

Regular visits

I am an OAP living in St Albans so I can play for £13 --or about £350 a year.

Good value for a municipal course and greens ok --apart from the leaves --it is late sept!


Bunkers not great because of the lack of rakes --I expect they get stolen.

Watch out for the many walkers who do not stay on the paths

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 24.8)
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Reviewed Jul 28 2018 by Phil W - rated 3 out of 5

course ok

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