Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)

Brocket Hall Golf Club

Brocket Hall,

Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG

  • Office

    +44 (0)1707 368 700
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1707 368 705
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1707 390 052
  • Golf pro

    Simon Garner (Head Professional)
  • Academy

    Palmerston Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Peter Alliss & Clive Clark
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6616
6173
5447
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72
70
72

At the same location:

18-hole par-73 Palmerston course (7080 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

51.804077

Longitude:

-0.242643

How to get there:

12 miles NE of Hemel Hempstead

Heading north on the A1(M), just north of Hatfield, leave the motorway at exit 4. Follow the A414 Hertford / B653 Wheathampstead, which crosses you back-over the A1(M). At roundabout follow A6129 Stanborough / B653 Wheathampstead. After o.5 miles turn left at roundabout, direction B653 Wheathamsptead. At next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B653 (Brocket Road), direction Wheathampstead. After o.8 miles turn right into Brocket Hall, immediately after St John's church.

Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)

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

Est. 1992

Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course): Taking their names from two former British Prime Ministers who previously lived at stately Brocket Hall, the Melbourne and Palmerston courses provide 36-holes of top-quality golf on the northern outskirts of London. From first to last, the River Lea (or Lee) will play an important part in your round on the Melbourne course. You (and more importantly your ball) will need to cross the river four times; on the last occasion, at the excellent risk-reward par-5 18th hole, your journey involves a short excursion on an unmanned ferry, which carries you across the Broadwater to the final green. Leading up to this finale, you will have enjoyed a more open and less wooded layout than is the case on the Palmerston. The opening four holes on the Melbourne provide a challenging (and watery) start to the round, with some accurate driving and approach work needed, not least at the first hole, most of which slopes down towards the river. There are plenty of views of stately Brocket Hall to be enjoyed from this pleasantly undulating parkland layout, the middle section of which is relatively open, nicely mounded and heavily bunkered.
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  • Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)
  • Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)
  • Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)
  • Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)
  • Photo of Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May, June, July & Sept): weekdays £150; weekends £175. April, Aug & Oct: £110/£135.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Brocket Hall, built in 1760 by Sir Matthew Lamb, has been home to two former British Prime Ministers - Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston, both of whom served during the long reign of Queen Victoria. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, served as Prime Minister in 1834 and again from 1835 to 1841. He was a mentor of Queen Victoria. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, first served as Prime Minister in 1855, aged seventy. He served for three years, but was never much liked by Queen Victoria. His second period as Prime Minister started in 1859 when he was aged 75, and ended in 1865. Although nearly eighty-one years old, he refused to retire and was again elected to Parliament. Before he could take up office he became ill and was forced to stay on his estate at Brocket Hall. He died on 18th October, 1865.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 39th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Brocket Hall (Melbourne Lodge)5-star

    Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG

    +44 (0)1707 335 241

    Visit website
    Historic Melbourne Lodge, formerly the Brocket Hall stable-block has been transformed into luxurious accommodation for both members and guests to the Estate. All 16 bedrooms are appointed to the highest standard, in traditional country house style.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Brocket Hall

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hanbury Manor; Berkhamsted; Hadley Wood.

  • Bush Hall3-star

    Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NT

    +44 (0)1707 271 251

    Visit website
    Bush Hall dates back to 1574, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First. Walls of the house that stood in Tudor times are still at the heart of the present structure. The 25 comfortably furnished bedrooms, including several four poster signature rooms, are situated within the main house and East Wing.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Brookmans Park; Brocket Hall.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hanbury Manor; The Grove; Porters Park; Old Fold Manor; Hadley Wood; Mill Hill; Finchley; Chingford.

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