Whipsnade Park Golf Club

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Whipsnade Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 73 (6715 yard), private, parkland golf course.

Contact Information

Studham Lane, Dagnall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1RH United Kingdom

Tel: 01442 842330

Golf Pro: Mark Day | Tel: 01442 842310

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £30.00 per round; £40.00 per day £20 twilight after 4pm *
  • Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round; £46.00 per day £25 twilight fee after 4pm *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 73 | 6715 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Whipsnade Park Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.04

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 65
Average Ratings
3.85 ... Overall Rating
4.02 ... The Course
3.80 ... Course Cond.
3.65 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.59 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.27 ... Pace of play
3.73 ... Hospitality.
3.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.21 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

65 ratings & 39 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1280 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Set in the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills on the border of three counties, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, with panoramic views over all. This 6800 yard, mature tree lined, 18 hole, par 73 parkland course, is bordered on two sides by Whipsnade Wild Animal Park and is some 500 feet above sea level, yet is only gently undulating, making for easy walking.

This peaceful course is varied and interesting and the length and design add to the challenge. The course, complemented by a full size grass based driving range, chipping green and a practice putting green aids the golfer in their pursuit of a perfect round.


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Reviewed Aug 26 2019 by Antony H - rated 5 out of 5

Always a great condition course

Always kept immaculate. If you pay full price guest price it is starting to get a little pricey.
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Reviewed Jul 29 2019 by David H - rated 4 out of 5
well worth the money to play.
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Reviewed Jul 28 2019 by Paul L - rated 1 out of 5

Great course stuck in the dark ages

I visited here as a 2 ball with a genuine interest in looking for a club to join for 2020. This course is perfectly situated between myself and a friend who play weekly and I was bought this game as a Father?s Day gift.

I?d followed the Groupon instruction whereby I could only go out after 2pm at weekends in June and July (even though the weekend round is already more expensive that weekdays). However the morning of our visit, the weather forecast was for high winds and heavy rain from 4pm. I checked the website booking system and saw only 3 tee times booked between 12pm and 2pm so called the pro-shop to see that if we could get there early could we go out any earlier. The response back was very cut and dry that as a Groupon customer it was 2pm at the earliest. I asked then if I could pay extra and go out earlier, where I was advised the only option was that we would have to pay the full weekend green fee ?35pp and as we would be cancelling the Groupon without the required notice we?d lose the voucher as well and that this couldn?t then be used at another time.

On arrival at the course the experience continued along this disappointing trail where after a fair walk from the car park to the pro shop to book in I was told I couldn?t sign both of us in even though I had the printed voucher, so I had to wait for my playing partner to arrive, to then walk back again. Expecting to sign some kind of disclaimer or insurance waiver, all we had to do was write our name and email address in a book (no signature or special instructions etc) which made the initial me trying to book us both in seem even more tedious. We sat outside waiting for our tee time as were warned about not using our mobile phones on the patio area or anywhere in the grounds (this made tracking my scores/stats on golfshake impossible), then when finishing our round there were no staff anywhere to be found to buy a drink from, we waited in the bar for 5 minutes, then checked every room in all accessible buildings before leaving. We ended up going for our after round drink in a nearby village. The service there was excellent..... perhaps the club can get some tips?

It?s so disappointing as the course is excellent, a great challenge with some very special holes, especially on the back 9.

All in all, I appreciate that rules are rules but when I read so much about dwindling memberships and golf clubs closing, this was a missed opportunity for this club to pick up 2 new members. Needless to say our search will continue for a new club for 2020.
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Reviewed Jun 4 2019 by William H - rated 3 out of 5
Deceptively difficult course. Flat parkland course but rough is very unforgiving short but ball sinls down into it. Fairways and greens in very good condition. Greens very fast.


(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.9)
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Reviewed May 22 2019 by Mathew T - rated 3 out of 5

Lovely but challenging

If you like par 4s then visit this place....you may even get to hear an elephant
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Reviewed May 5 2019 by Sean H - rated 5 out of 5
made welcome by all,a little gem to play.
pace of play good,changing facilities very well maintained

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 22.4)
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Reviewed Apr 24 2019 by Tim B - rated 3 out of 5

Does get a bit dull

Nice enough track but there are so many 380-400yd par fours and you feel you are simply going up and down and up and down. Could have done with a bit more variation.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Aug 28 2018 by Tim B - rated 4 out of 5

Quite a nice track

Good value course, greens were a little slow but broadly a nice track. Par fours a bit dull, but excellent par threes

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2018 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
I had been looking forward to playing here since a society I belong to played last year. This was my first game back after bowel cancer surgery in mid July, and I was very wary of trying to overhit shots. As a course it didn't disappoint. They've obviously added sand to the bunkers since one of the reviews, and it must have been very dry about a month ago, but it has 'greened up' nicely after some fairly heavy rain in the last couple of weeks. Greens were quite quick, with the ball rolling well and staying on the line you take. Quite large greens, so take note of the flag colours (details are on the scorecard). Weird to see a few wallabys bouncing around the fairways, which apparently escaped from the zoo some years ago. Holes are all tree-lined so difficult to tell each apart, and there do seem to be a lot of doglegs, usually left to right, but all in all I like the course and would definitely return. As a society, it was a little expensive - we normally get a full english for £35, but here it was only coffee and bacon roll, and I think we paid £40, but we were well looked after. The games moved quite smoothly despite a number of lost balls - definitely play a provisional if you're unsure where the first one has gone.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 10.5 )
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Reviewed Mar 26 2018 by Pige R - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 25 2017 by Kevin B - rated 4 out of 5

Very Pleasant

Course is in great condition and beautiful to play in Autumn as trees changing colour,

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 10.1)
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Reviewed Sep 15 2017 by Harry C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 15 2017 by Robert M - rated 3 out of 5
Good, reasonably straightforward course. Easy walking. Condition was excellent. Not very crowded and good value with a National Golf Passport

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Jul 24 2017 by James M - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden Gem

Nice course. Flat despite being on The Chilterns. Each hole is separated by trees so you feel quite secluded. Greens and fairways in excellent condition and only negative is the bunkers on a few holes have cheap aggregate sand in them. They could do with a few more bins round the course I only saw 2.
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Reviewed Jul 16 2017 by Shawn P - rated 3 out of 5

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(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 10.5)
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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Robert N - rated 4 out of 5

Beware of the wallabies

Located adjacent to the Zoo, you'll not be disappointed should you visit this course.

Putting green and driving range area, which I do nt use so cannot comment on.
Easy walk on flat parkland, but keep on the fairway or trouble awaits. No stand out holes but each one was well manicured with ultra slick greens. There is a halfway house, although not open on my visit. Well placed hazards make this a thinkers course, so always check your yardage before each shot.

I must have raked 50% of the bunkers due to my errant play,
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Reviewed May 17 2017 by Dean O - rated 5 out of 5

An absolutely stunning course. First time playing it and would definitely come back again. Good facilities including a grass based range.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed May 15 2017 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5

A nice course in a good location. Important that you don't stray off the fairway as you will likely have a blocked shot
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Reviewed Feb 16 2017 by Graham L - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 15 2017 by Phil D - rated 4 out of 5
Yeah, really nice course. Was a little muddy in places but totally expected! Hedge Hog wheels only so might need to invest in spare wheels!
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