Royston Golf Club

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Royston Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6042 yard) private, heathland golf course established in 1892.

Contact Information

Baldock Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5BG United Kingdom

Tel: 01763 242696

Golf Pro: Ryan Wingate | Tel: 01763 243476

Website: http://www.roystongolfclub.co.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £30.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6042 yards | Private | Heathland

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  • 7 Day Membership Available
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Royston Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.12

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 70
Average Ratings
3.92 ... Overall Rating
4.03 ... The Course
4.27 ... Course Cond.
3.43 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.66 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.50 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
2.54 ... Prac. Facil.
3.75 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

70 ratings & 56 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1067 out of 2137.

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What the club says: Established in 1892 the course is an 18 hole parkland which is in fantastic conditionand, maintained all year round.


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Reviewed Nov 12 2019 by t vine - rated 4 out of 5

cracking course

natural, out and back linksland course with great views over lower lying land to north east and west. short on the card but can play very long indeed depending on the wind.superb fairways and decent but slowish greens.
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Reviewed Oct 1 2019 by Richard H - rated 5 out of 5
What a great course. Fantastic holes and a great thrill to play it for the first time. The pro was very welcoming and slotted us in as we hadn't booked. Thanks fir a great experience.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Sep 23 2019 by Mark T - rated 4 out of 5

Great Old Course

Royston is a very challenging course set on the North Chiltern Hills. A fantastic layout and a good challenge for experienced players. The rough can be very thick, and is a difficult course for high handicappers.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 110 Handicap: 21.4)
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Reviewed Sep 17 2019 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5

Tough Course

Deep Rough & bunkers make this a difficult course to navigate around. Also, most holes are affected by prevailing wind. Greens in good nick.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 22.2)
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Reviewed Apr 23 2019 by Kevin B. - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden Gem

Played here April 19.

My 2nd visit to Royston & just as good as the 1st time.

Very interesting ,good fun, hilly high up open natural course that seems to go under the radar with links characteristics & good views. Is much better than it looks from the road below. Loads of excellent & unusual holes & i didn't think there was a weak hole on it which is testament to the clever design .

Great collection of 5 par 3's which are all different in their own way .

Will be well conditioned when you play ,You have to think a lot more than normal on approach shots & they will need to be precisely struck & accurate .

It's easy to get to from the A1 (m) & from the clubhouse you drive to the 1st tee & it's a bargain at £12.50 each on Tuesday afternoons.

If you haven't played this before & don't mind several steep climbs allied with loads of excellent holes that aren't run of the mill then this is a must play.

Kevin B.


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Reviewed Apr 17 2019 by Marek L - rated 4 out of 5

Hilly and short but tough in the wind

A stiff breeze made it tough to score well and the greens were irregular speeds considering some had been airiated and some just sanded. 4 3-putts for me which was 200% more than all the rest of the rounds in 2019. Shows you the state and uneveness of the greens

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed Mar 21 2019 by Eddy T - rated 4 out of 5

Open "Links" type course, very hilly, worth a visit

First time visiting this course, very open and hilly, wouldn't want to visit on a windy/wet day.
Some interesting holes, as a first time visitor playing a number of holes a bit blind. got an acceptable 30 points, playing off a 25 handicap.
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Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by Michael N - rated 5 out of 5

Proper golf course, miles from the sea!

Royston is a stunner. Carved into the side of a hill, it is a tough walk but we'll worth it for the sheer joy of the holes you are presented with. Blind shots, elevated tees and knee length grass if you miss the generous fairways make it a harsh but fair test on what is fundamentally an inland links course. You'll probably get a better score the second time you play it unless you play with someone who knows their way around. If the wind blows, you might want to pack a few extra balls.

Highly recommended.
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Reviewed May 8 2018 by Gary P - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent Course

Course was in excellent condition & was played in a slight breeze with sunny weather. Hardly saw another soul on the course.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 98 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed Mar 26 2018 by Matt H - rated 4 out of 5
Really enjoyable round.
Fairly wide and open off the tee so great course for those not very straight.
Nice offers of varied lengths to keep you on your toes with some Challanging par 3's.
The greens are well protected and not a crazy fast.
Some holes are fairly blind so pay attention to the course layout on the scorecard.
Overall a good enjoyable course and buggy is more than likely needed.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11)
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Reviewed Oct 25 2017 by Kev F - rated 4 out of 5
Really enjoyed course, very hilly. Wind plays a big part. Very much links golf

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 25)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2017 by Kings Lynn - rated 5 out of 5

amazing course

Great course lots of room so you can be a bit wild and get away with it. Very hilly and long with lovely views we will certainly come back again
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Reviewed Jul 4 2017 by Stephen R - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course - very challenging

This is a great course that is great for anyone seeking to improve their game as it is a challenging course with different types of holes some of them unique to this golf course.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 108 Handicap: 24.3)
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Reviewed Jun 29 2017 by Jim/London - rated 3 out of 5

Enjoyable and challenging course with some hefty climbs

Course is laid out on the edge of a steep hill, holes go mainly back and forth across the edge, I would say 5-6 fall in into the "angina hill" category. So, overall a challenging hilly course with positioning the approach shot key to scoring well. It is not long but you need to read the fairways correctly to have your ball end the correct side to come in to each green, the course drains well and when it's dry it's hard to hold many of the greens, often you need to bounce in from the correct side, you can run off the edges of many sloping fringes if you place it wrong. Greens themselves are flat-ish overall, a little disease from the Spring left when I played and a couple of real downhill front to back slopes to be wary off. Helps to have played it before for sure, who knew I could hit the 230yds par 3 10th with a five iron....

Great views all around the county on many holes and the real question is would I play it again? Yes. Top tip: once you have paid, drive your car to the rugby club car park and avoid the incredibly long walk from the clubhouse to the course and back.

Excellent bar and very friendly members!
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Reviewed Jun 11 2017 by Robert T - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 7 2017 by Mark T - rated 3 out of 5
Up and down, up and down. A real challenge. Many hills and long rough. I like the challenge, but it is stiff one.
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Reviewed May 29 2017 by Steve M - rated 4 out of 5
I'm a member of Royston GC so slightly biased! The course is playable all year round, views on a clear day are stunning. Beware if it's a windy day as the course plays so tough. The rough is growing quickly & is so punishing during the Spring/Summer, balls are easily lost if you are not on the fairway. Greens are excellent all year round. Really friendly Pro Shop, Staff & Members.

If you haven't played Royston, you're missing out!!
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Reviewed Apr 9 2017 by Robert C - rated 4 out of 5
A very enjoyable course with something different on every hole.
As long as you have the weather you will enjoy this course.
Bad weather tho along with the very hilly terrain could make it less enjoyable.
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Reviewed Oct 21 2016 by Sam L - rated 3 out of 5
An 'inland' links which is quite open and high up with views of 4 counties but not that difficult if you play it sensibly. I thought the course was in reasonable condition given the recent weather and the greens were true albeit quite slow.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 95 Handicap: 23.9)
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Reviewed Sep 5 2016 by Mark T - rated 4 out of 5
It is a tough, hilly course, with links like rough, and it was a fairly windy day. I could not do the course justice, but that doesn't mean it wasn't good. The fairways and greens were in good condition.
For the price we paid I was very pleased with the day.
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