Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Brocket Hall Golf Club (Melbourne course) Est. 1992

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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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Making Contact

Brocket Hall Golf Club
Brocket Hall,
Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG
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Office   +44 (0)1707 368 700
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1707 368 705

  +44 (0)1707 390 052

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Golf Pro
Simon Garner (Head Professional)
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Palmerston Golf Academy
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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
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May, June, July & Sept): weekdays £150; weekends £175. April, Aug & Oct: £110/£135. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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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.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

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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.

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Latitude: (51.804077)
Longitude: (-0.242643)
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Brocket Hall (Melbourne Lodge) 5-star
Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG
+44 (0)1707 335 241

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
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Hanbury Manor; Berkhamsted; Hadley Wood.
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Bush Hall 3-star
Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NT
+44 (0)1707 271 251

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
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Golf within 5 miles Brookmans Park; Brocket Hall.
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Golf within 20 miles Hanbury Manor; The Grove; Porters Park; Old Fold Manor; Hadley Wood; Mill Hill; Finchley; Chingford.
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