Briggens House Hotel Golf Club

Briggens House Hotel Golf Club, Hertfordshire is a 9 hole, 18 tee, par 71 (5498 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1988.

Contact Information

Briggens Park, Stanstead Road, Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, SG12 8LD United Kingdom

Tel: 01279 793867
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £10.00 per 9 Holes *
  • Weekend Guide: £12.00 per 9 Holes *

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

Course Information:
9 holes | 5498 yards |

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available

Briggens House Hotel Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  2.86

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 51
Average Ratings
3.06 ... Overall Rating
2.96 ... The Course
2.83 ... Course Cond.
2.16 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.65 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.17 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
1.83 ... Prac. Facil.
1.33 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

51 ratings & 25 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 2089 out of 2122.

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What the club says: This 9 hole parkland course with 18 tees was opened in 1988. It is kept in spectacular condition all year.


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Reviewed May 9 2019 by Martin W - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 12 2019 by Richard D - rated 3 out of 5

Good value tight course

At £10 for unlimited golf in as day this course is OK. Alright the tee boxes are a little uneven and / or bare. The greens are not the best but the fairways are good. The layout of the course makes for a real test. Greens are relatively small which means some great practice rounds. I say its worth a visit for a quick 9 or 18 practice round but you wouldn't play here for a special round.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 27.9)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2018 by Matt S - rated 5 out of 5

Magical course

A very tricky course, tough rough. If you don't like a course that's just up and down then play Briggens Park. positioning is everything here. It make your game better. 10 out of 10.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 19.6)
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Reviewed May 5 2018 by Alan W - rated 4 out of 5

Worth playing

First time I have played this course, it was obvious that all staff work hard to keep the course up to standard. I found some of the holes very demanding but enjoyable, the greens are undulating and testing but very enjoyable . But the green fee is great value for weekday unlimited play.
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Reviewed Oct 6 2017 by Stephen H - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 29 2017 by Harlow - rated 1 out of 5

Summary: overpriced, rude staff, poorly kept golf course.

I have been going to Briggins for the past two or three years. I liked it because it was really quiet, which meant we didn't have to rush. Also we aren't particularly good so it felt like there was less pressure, plus my grandad is quite old and can't walk very far, so we saw it as a 'cheap and cheerful' short course.

There's a reason it's quiet, it's an awful golf course. The greens are poorly kept; some are covered in leaves, some have large patches of cracked dirt, ALL are smaller than any proper golf course green. In the summer months the fairways are relatively well kept (in comparison to the greens) but I played a few times in the winter months and the fairways were completely overgrown, we actually managed to lose balls on the fairway!

As I said, we didn't mind that the course was a bit shabby because it was quiet and we weren't particularly good anyway. I also thought it was good value at £10 because I know proper golf clubs can charge green fees of £30 or more (I was very, VERY wrong).

On the other hand, I did mind when the man running the course was rude to myself and my elderly grandad on several occasions. One particular memory comes to mind: I arrived at the course to play a round on my own, I was the only car in the customer car park and the ONLY player on the entire course, I was wearing my golf shoes, some chino shorts and a tee shirt (plus carrying my full set of golf clubs). Having already paid for the round, I was then informed that I "shouldn't be wearing a tee shirt", I should have been wearing a collared shirt. I WAS THE ONLY CUSTOMER ON THE ENTIRE COURSE FOR MY COMPLETE ROUND. The last straw was when my cousin came to play golf with myself and my grandad, he was rejected for wearing denim shorts (with a collared shirt) by the same rude, old man. I say 'rude' because I don't mind people being rude to me, but I draw the line when they are impolite to my well-meaning grandad.

Strict dress codes are something I understand, respect and appreciate at proper golf clubs, with a large membership contingent, a clubhouse with a bar, restaurant, driving range and pro shop. This level of snobbery is unpleasant and unnecessary at a glorified pitch-and-putt like this.

After we were rejected for my cousin's denim shorts, we Googled some other local golf clubs (we're based in the Harlow area). I was absolutely amazed to uncover the quality you can find if you browse around! I don't want to praise any club in particular (it would seem biased in a review), but for a similar price (approximately £10) you can get 9 holes on some fantastically well-kept and friendly golf courses, within 20 minutes of the Harlow area. We have been to 2 such courses since. They have both been a similar price and a similar distance away to Briggins, but they were much better kept and so much more friendly (the guy on the desk just laughed when we told him about the denim shorts incident). It's safe to say we will never be returning to Briggins and I recommend that you go elsewhere.
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Reviewed Sep 25 2016 by Darren B - rated 4 out of 5

I have enjoyed this course for a couple of years now and it has helped my game develop. The down side of my game improving is I am finding the greens a bit in need of some work, however the groundsman are working on this and the course continues to improve all the time.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Sep 2 2016 by Matt S - rated 3 out of 5

Couse is good. Some holes are a challenge. Greens could be better. Tough rough.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 20.1)
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Reviewed Aug 26 2016 by Ray B - rated 2 out of 5
I like this course for its difficulty, but it has become run down over the years and some of the greens are a bit rough.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 26.4)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2016 by Stephen H - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 13 2016 by Alastair C - rated 3 out of 5
Greens and fairways in poor condition with very long grass on the fairways. Good for a quick nine after work.



(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 48 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 20 2016 by Darren B - rated 4 out of 5
Although this is only a 9 hole course it is very challenging for me. The staff are excellent and it has really helped with my development.

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2015 by Michael M - rated 4 out of 5
Short and very good for beginners, some challenging holes. Greens could be a little better but for £7.50 after 3 and £10 on weekend for 9 its not bad at all.

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 52 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 13 2015 by Andrew D - rated 3 out of 5
Decent Course, short, but with decent variation, drive barely needed, but iron play needs to be good, quick greens, lots of greens in state of repair. Watch out for the very difficult 5th hole.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 92 Handicap: 25.2)
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Reviewed Apr 14 2015 by Matt H - rated 4 out of 5
good great little practice course we use once a week

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 52 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Nov 17 2014 by Roy (Hoddesdon) - rated 4 out of 5
Great Little 9 Hole Course, quite challenging good value for money. only downside is that it has no proper social facilities.
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Reviewed Oct 16 2014 by Ian S - rated 4 out of 5

fairways could be a bit shorter, but excellent value for money

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 20.4)
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Reviewed Sep 12 2014 by Joe J - rated 3 out of 5
GREENS WERE NOT THWE BEST. ENJOYED THE CHALLENGE THOUGH

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 93 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed Sep 10 2014 by Glyn J - rated 3 out of 5
only 9 holes go round twice short but testing some good holes

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 83 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2014 by William Roche - rated 5 out of 5
A very nice course, excellent condition.Very friendly staff.
A short course, small greens and very tricky to play.Very
interesting.Fairways very well cut.
Thanks ,W Roche
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