Batchworth Park - Hertfordshire - England

Batchworth Park Golf Club,
London Road,
Rickmansworth,
Hertfordshire,
WD3 1JS,
England


  • +44 (0)1923 711400

  • Campbell Elliot

  • Dave Thomas

  • Ben Blank

Batchworth Park Golf Club opened for play in 1996 and is a classical Dave Thomas design. The bunkers are big, bold and plentiful, all doing their best to protect the massive greens. More than 140 acres of Hertfordshire parkland has been sculptured to give the course a modern feel. Many courses have popped up across England since the early 1990s and Batchworth Park safely sits towards the top end of this group.

Batchworth Park stretches to 6,723 yards from the tips but there are enough teeing options to allow all abilities to enjoy the course. After a fairly friendly opening two holes, you find the 3rd, stroke index 1, a tough par four across a valley and worthy of the toughest hole tag. Key to the enjoyment at Batchworth Park is the hole variety and two reachable par fours at the 5th and 10th are great fun, but beware of the greenside bunkers.

The holes at Batchworth Park do have a rather familiar feel. Do not be surprised if you find yourself thinking that you may be at Chart Hills, the Oxfordshire, Hanbury Manor or the Buckinghamshire. There are facets of all of these courses here at Batchworth Park.

Club policy states that visitors need to play with a member but it’s worth trying to befriend one, as Batchworth Park is a decent addition to the Hertfordshire golf scene.

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Description: Batchworth Park Golf Club opened for play in 1996 and is a classical Dave Thomas design. The bunkers are big, bold and plentiful, all doing their best to protect the massive greens. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 4

I have been a member at Batchworth for just over a year and I dont think ill ever get bored of the course and its layout. The main defence is the wind on top of Rickmansworth Hill, on the one round in 20 when there is no 25mph breeze then the course can be at your mercy! My one criticism is the size of the greens, so your putting from 20-30 feet needs to be solid to avoid the dreaded 3 dab. Bunkers are generally well kept as are the fairways. at £35 for a memebrs guest at weekends its decent value for money in/around the Hertfordshire area
4 / 6
Batchworth Park
April 02, 2009


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Difficult to dislike Batchworth Park as there is plenty of variation and a pleasant enough place to play golf (if you can get on, members and guests only). First couple of holes are bit ordinary but from then on a decent test. Only real problem for me is why do all the greens have to be so big? I know this is a Thomas course so it is expected but there are 17 gigantic greens which cant all be necessary. The first par 3 is short (about 125) but the green must be 40 yards wide and 30 yards deep – just didn’t get that really. Did I hit the green? of course not, did I get my par? nope… well there you have it.Enjoyed the course but may leave it a while before returning though – gets an average rating from me.
3 / 6
Batchworth Park
July 09, 2006


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I was pleasantly suprised when I played here. I thought its overall condition was good but some of the holes lacked a little imagination, however there was enough to keep you thinking.The main feature were the large greens which ran true and were very good. The bunkers were some of the best I have played out of recently. The right amount of sand and clean. Overall I enjoyed playing the course and would go back and play it again.
4 / 6
Batchworth Park
June 28, 2006


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I played this course yesterday and was very pleased. Batchworth has very good course design and the views are incredible. The Par 3's vary between the 'postage stamp' 120 yard 4th hole to the 234 yard 6th. The two Par 5's on the front nine are reachable for longer hitters in 2 shots but the 'back-to-back' Par 5's on the back nine are 560 yards plus. The Par is protected by 5 lakes, deep bunkers and well positioned gorse. I will play this course again!!!
5 / 6
Batchworth Park
July 07, 2005


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