23rd July 2008
Brocket Hall Golf Club Opens its Prestigious Gates to Visitors Green Fees
Brocket Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire, has introduced visitors green fees. This move comes at a time when Brocket Hall is entering a new era with a multi million pound refurbishment investment in its clubhouse leading the way.
“We are very excited about the expansion of the clubhouse and have the full backing of our members who have been a tremendous help in the planning stages,” said Andrew Hepburn, general manager, Brocket Hall Golf Club. “We are justifiably proud of our club and we want to give more golfers the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst taking on the challenge of either of the two fantastic championship courses.”
Set amidst 543 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and only 23 miles from London, Brocket Hall Golf Club has been designed to offer some of the best golf in the UK on two very different championship standard courses - the Melbourne and Palmerston.
The Melbourne Course is designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark and follows the natural undulations and contours of the 18th Century parkland. The par 72 provides a challenging game of golf in historic parkland that provides stunning surroundings. The course crosses the River Lea several times, and golfers are carried across the Broadwater by a ferry to complete the 18th hole.
In contrast, the par 73 Palmerston Course, designed by Donald Steel, one of the most influential golf course architects in the world, is over 7000 yards from the back tees. Steel has sculptured many beautiful holes playing through the ancient woodlands with some very undulating fairways.
The Brocket estate is also home to the Faldo Golf Institute, a state-of-the-art golf instructional centre based around the six-time Major Champion’s improvement and development programme, and the first of its kind in Europe.
Green fees as follows:
January, February, March, November and December - £85 per person per 18 holes.
April, August and October £120 - £150 per person per 18 holes.
May, June, July and September £170 - £195 per person per 18 holes.
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Brocket Hall is set amidst 543 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, just 20 miles from central London - in Hertfordshire. It has been home to two prime-ministers, entertained queens and kings, has two 18 hole Championship Golf Courses, the Faldo Golf Institute, Melbourne Lodge and acclaimed lakeside restaurant Auberge du Lac. It is heralded as being one of the best golf courses in the UK for fine dining and can be played all year round.
Brocket Hall Golf Club has been designed to offer some of the best golf in the UK, affording the opportunity to play on not one but two very different Championship standard courses, the Melbourne and Palmerston. The Brocket estate is also home to the Faldo Golf Institute, a state-of-the-art golf instructional centre based around the six-time Major Champion’s improvement and development programme. The head Pro up at Brocket, Keith Wood, has also coached Faldo for the last five years.
After playing, you can spend the night at Melbourne Lodge, formerly the Brocket Hall stable block, which has been transformed into luxurious and elegant accommodation (the hall itself can also be hired on an exclusive only basis). The 16 rooms each look out over the parkland of one of the most spectacular country homes in England, and dine in an utterly romantic setting, beside the river at the acclaimed Auberge du Lac restaurant. Set in a beautiful 18th Century former hunting lodge by the side of the river, with stunning views over the parkland, the award-winning restaurant is run by Executive Chef Phil Thompson, formerly of L’Escargot, St Martin’s Hotel and The Lanesborough Hotel.
Brocket Hall dates back to 1239. The hall as it stands today was built by renowned architect James Paine for Sir Mathew Lamb in 1760. Home to two Prime Ministers, Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston, the home has a long and salacious history of scandal and romance.
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