The Herefordshire Golf Club was founded in 1896 but moved home a few times before settling into its current parkland site at Ravens Causeway in 1932. The par four 8th is the toughest hole… a potential card-wrecker.
The Herefordshire is set in the middle of the countryside and is a beautiful spot and the course itself makes use of the natural contours. Flat it is not and when you stand back on the 8th fairway and look back across to the clubhouse on the far side of the hill you realise the extent of the walk, but in truth the design of the course seemingly gets you there without too many steep climbs. Very different to Kington, more parkland in style with trees, valleys and slopes defining some of the holes. The grass always seems greener here, and in truth I have played here in all sorts of weather (it does seem to rain a lot !) and the course does flood quite easily.
A very traditional course, there is a great variety of holes, some quirky which all adds to the fun. There are blind tee shots (including at 2 and 3), short birdeable par 4's (at 4 and 10), tricky par 3's (5 and 7), long uphill par 4's (6 and 8), dog-legs (including 3 and 9), steep downhill tee shot at 11, a tight narrow hole at 12 (with a shot uphill to a plateau green), a couple of par 5's (the 14th steeply downhill at the end, and 16 narrow and uphill all the way), a par 3 over water at 15, a very tricky green at 17 and a bit of a quirky finish at 18. Most enjoyable, every hole different and well worth playing if in the area.