Top 30 Golf Courses in Hertfordshire 2015

Top 30 Golf Courses in Hertfordshire 2015

Hertfordshire Best In County rankings updated

There are 57 golf clubs affiliated to the Hertfordshire Golf Union but there are 69 golf courses from which to choose in a county that boasts perhaps the finest collection of parkland courses in the country.

We feature and rank the Top 30 courses in Hertfordshire, which for us is quite a large percentage. However, we can say without hesitation that the thirty courses listed are all worthy of inclusion in our Best In County listings.

Ashridge Golf ClubOur re-ranking process involved polling every club in Hertfordshire and we were overwhelmed by a response rate of more than 50%. It took a significant amount of time to collate and process the data, which resulted in a number of moves, but our top two Hertfordshire courses remain unchanged. The Grove continues to be well supported and was a favourite for some, but Ashridge once again emerged as the clear winner.

Centurion ClubThe Centurion Club makes a positive two-place upward move, as does the revitalised Hanbury Manor, which moves to 8th spot. In our second ten, Porters Park and Brookmans Park both jump five positions to 11th and 17th respectively.

Hanbury ManorLetchworth re-enters the Top 30 after narrowly missing out last time round, while Bishops Stortford makes its first appearance at 29th position – both these century-old clubs received solid support. The course that had to stand aside was Aldwickbury Park.

Hertfordshire is a county that the Top 100 team know very well. We’ve played every course in the Top 30 and I have personally played twenty-three of the Top 30 (seventeen in the Top 20). Landlocked counties that do not have the good fortune of possessing heathland within their county boundaries often struggle to compete nationally, but Hertfordshire bucks the trend.

To see our new 2015 Hertfordshire Top 30, click the link. If you have played golf extensively across any English county and would like to have your say, please contact me ([email protected]). In the meanwhile a big thank you to everyone who contributed to our Hertfordshire Best In County ranking process.

Keith Baxter
Editor-in-Chief
Top 100 Golf Courses