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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  3.44

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 301
Average Ratings
2.88 ... Overall Rating
2.86 ... The Course
2.80 ... Course Cond.
1.84 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.36 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.47 ... Pace of play
3.22 ... Hospitality.
1.98 ... Prac. Facil.
2.07 ... Food + Drink
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301 ratings & 135 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1968 out of 2162.

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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 Sep 10 2020 by Joe R - rated 4 out of 5
A very enjoyable round of golf
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Reviewed Aug 25 2020 by Tom W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 29 2020 by Jon C - rated 4 out of 5

Good, apart from the bunkers...

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Reviewed Jun 18 2020 by Jim M - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 6 2020 by Eddie M - rated 3 out of 5

Resting the course has benefited Batchwood

The coronavirus lockdown has done the course a lot of good. There are 15 greens which look good and the ball rolls well. The other 3 greens are recovering after the irrigation system had been damaged. The fairways are dry and have a few cracks. The semi rough is good, with consistent grass coverage. The rough is long and you can easily lose the ball. The letdown are some of the tees which haven't been maintained and are now looking rather worn out.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 84 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by Don S - rated 3 out of 5
Course needs a fair bit of work, it was very dry and fairways are being cut to short in this dry weather when they need watering





(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 83 Handicap: 14.8)
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Reviewed May 26 2020 by Mick O - rated 4 out of 5
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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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