Brickendon Grange - Hertfordshire - England

Brickendon Grange Golf Club,
Pembridge Lane,
Brickendon Green,
Hertford,
Hertfordshire,
SG13 8PD


  • +44 (0) 1992 511258

  • James Short

  • C.K. Cotton

  • Andrew Clapp

Hertfordshire is blessed with a number of fine parkland golf courses and Brickendon Grange Golf Club sits comfortably within this group. The club was established in the 1960s and fifteen holes – designed by C.K. Cotton – opened for play in May 1967. The remaining three were ready for play in June 1968. A gentleman’s annual membership fee in those early days was twenty guineas... how times have changed!

The golf club is located in the parish of Brickendon, which is set to the south of Hertford, a mere thirty miles north of London. Brickendon Grange Golf Club has enjoyed a thriving membership since the outset and this continues to this day. This is a testament to the quality of the course as many clubs have suffered due to the abundance of new courses opening in the southeast of England.

Brickendon Grange is set in 160 acres of undulating countryside, featuring a wide variety of trees and a number of hazards including no less than eight natural water hazards. At least five of these are well in play from either the tee or for approach shots to the greens. The first of the holes involving water is the hazardous 5th, measuring only 350 yards from the tee but doglegging right at 200 yards, with an approach over a recently extended pond 30 yards short of the green. With the course boundary just left of the green, a very precise shot is required.

The 12th hole is a firm favourite at Brickendon, named ‘Cottons Choice’ after the great man decided this was his pick of the holes. It’s a tight drive with strategically placed bunkers at the landing point, leaving another tough approach to a protected green where more bunkers and trees stand guard.

The signature hole is the 17th, named ‘Ace of Herts’, which is undisputedly one of the best holes in Hertfordshire. It’s a daunting hole, firstly off the tee where anything left or right is punished either by trees or fairway bunkers. Then the approach shot to the green is likely to be played from a downhill lie and over water to a raised green. In our opinion the stroke index of 7 does not do this hole justice in terms of degree of difficulty.

Visitors are more than welcome at Brickendon Grange Golf Club and are assured of a pleasurable time. Many remark on the quality of the course, especially the lightening-fast summer greens. The Brickendon setting is lush, wooded parkland and a favourite part of the experience for us is the walk from the 17th green to the 18th tee. It’s a beautiful wander through the woods where you may contemplate your round prior to your last tee shot to the uphill par three where the welcoming clubhouse waits behind the green.

Brickendon Grange hosted the English Girls U15 and U13 Championships in 2007. Suffolk’s Heidi Baek won the U15 event and Wiltshire’s Hannah Turland took the U13 title.

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Description: Hertfordshire is blessed with a number of fine parkland golf courses and Brickendon Grange Golf Club sits comfortably within this group. Rating: 3.7 out of 6 Reviews: 6

Very nice parkland course set in a large plot with many different species of mature trees which gives it a very nice setting. The holes offer a variety of challenges and it has 3 or 4 very good holes.

The clubhouse and bar facilities are good.

The course is at its best in summer but can get rather wet and soft in winter which can limit play. The greens are good and have been improved in recent years.

4 / 6
Brickendon Grange
November 25, 2016


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Played this in Sept 10 and found it a very solid enjoyable course in fantastic surrroundings. the first few holes are a little tame but the last x4 holes are a good test. some maintenance work was ongoing on 17th which made the hole look a little scruffier than normal but in general the course was in great condition, greens were ok, not the best i played on last year but ran true. the course does make you think and use a variety of options as several holes encourage accuracy rather than distance with the driver only really needing to come out a handful of times. the club house is friendly and very dramatic looking driving down the driveway, good facilities aswell. if i lived 15 mins closer it would certainly be on my shortlist of clubs to join.
4 / 6
Brickendon Grange
March 30, 2011


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Brickenden is a delightful track. Greens were quick and in great condition. A tough course and as previously mentioned a thinking players course. One of the better parkland courses in the area and decent value. Nice clubhouse and helpful staff in the pro shop. Down point, a snobby group of members & a "course marshall" who felt the need to check for our tickets half way round spoilt the day. Shame as most we met were friendly!
4 / 6
Brickendon Grange
July 30, 2009


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david
April 12, 2011
been a member 30 years and have still to come across a 'snobby' one!!!!.
This course didnt live up to its hype and was dissapointed by the layout of blind holes, just found it an unenjoyable expierence
2 / 6
Brickendon Grange
April 24, 2008


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Derek Richardson
October 03, 2008
I guess this guy was one of the many that found Brickendon too tough.
Matt
June 08, 2010
Either never got it more than 20yrds off the tee or playing out of the trees! Can't think of more than 1 blind shot
Will
July 25, 2015
For the record the first tee shot, fourth approach and eighteenth are blind shots in so far as you're unable to see the ground where the ball will be landing. Undulation tthat causes this is a distinct attribute of this course. This is not a criticism.
There are so many courses in and around the north London area that fall into the nice but not startling parkland category and Brickendon is one of them. The course has a number of really good holes and also a number of very average ones. The hole that will remain etched in your memory is the 17th, which is a supremely challenging two-shotter and placing a 4 on anyone’s card is a major achievement. The greens are generally in great condition and faster than most, certainly in the summer. Bring your thinking game along and use the driver sparingly as position rather than sheer length is key to a decent score. A nice but rather uninspiring track.
4 / 6
Brickendon Grange
September 27, 2007


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Good honest parkland course with a fair hint of quality. It is predominantly at its best in the summer but that must be true about many inland park courses. Fantastic greens where it is easy to run up a trail of 3-putts all over the place, as they are really fast. The setting is very green and the immense variety of trees makes the golf course a great place to play. There are a number of tough holes, notably the 4th, 16th and 17th but there are chances to improve your score on the 3rd, 13th and 15th all decent birdie chances. All in all a round at Brickendon is always welcome, in fact I have been returning on and off for about twenty years and always look forward to it. A late summer evening round here followed by a couple of libations on the patio…very nice indeed.
4 / 6
Brickendon Grange
May 31, 2007


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