Ashridge Golf Club

Little Gaddesden,

Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1LY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1442 842 244
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1442 842 307
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1442 843 770
  • Golf pro

    Stuart Hall (Head PGA Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by the firm Ferigna (Cecil K. Hutchison, Sir Guy Campbell & Col. Stafford V. Hotchkin). Later substantial alterations by Tom Simpson (1938).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6580
6135
5643
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
71
70
73

Location

Latitude:

51.807377

Longitude:

-0.571584

How to get there:

6 miles NW of Hemel Hempstead

Leave M25 at exit 20 direction Berkhamsted. After 4.7 miles take exit Bourne End / Berkhamsted and follow A4251. After 3.8 miles, and passing through Berkhamsted, turn right onto B4506 direction Dagnall / Ashridge. After 3.4 miles turn right into Ashridge Golf Club.

Ashridge Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1932

Ashridge Golf Club: No wonder Sir Henry Cotton chose to become club professional here at Ashridge. This is a quintessentially English parkland course, which occupies a large and quiet tract of woodland on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. Several of the gently curving dog-leg holes are golfing beauty and elegance personified.

The 18-hole layout comprises three-loops that all start and finish in view of the relatively new and chalet-like clubhouse. Most holes are tree-lined, gently undulating and stunningly natural. Good bunkering defends the greens, which often slope more than you think - take your time and interrogate your putting lines carefully.

There's more than a touch of Wentworth about this course, albeit without the surrounding high-end real estate. Here at Ashridge woodland encircles the course. The local herd of deer seem unphased by the golf, until you get too close that is. A true English aristocrat among parkland golf courses.

Pick of the holes: the inviting downhill par-5 presents an excellent scoring opportunity. There are three bunkers to avoid down the left side of the fairway. With high banking on both sides, a slightly errant drive should find its way back into the fairway.

List of courses: England - East

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in shoulder season (March/April): Mon-Weds £90; Friday £100.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Ashridge counts among its former club professionals, the three times Open Championship winner, Sir Henry Cotton. Glimpses of the Ashridge Residential Management Centre can be seen from the 16th green, one of many fabulous old manor houses / chateaux in this area (Note : access to the Golf Club is not via the Management Centre; access is via the B4506).

Published ranking

England's 82nd best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 189th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Pendley Manor4-star

    Cow Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5QY

    +44 (0)1442 891 891

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Ashridge; Berkhamsted

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Grove; Moor Park; Sandy Lodge; Pinner Hill.

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