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Centurion Club

Hemel Hempstead Rd,

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 8LA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1442 510 520
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1442 510 520
  • Golf pro

    Peter Holland (Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside and woodland. The M1 motorway runs quite close to the east side of the course.

  • Designer:

    Simon Gidman

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7084
6115
5507
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
75
71
73

Location

Latitude:

51.741066

Longitude:

-0.405732

How to get there:

3.5 mi E of Hemel Hempstead / 35 mi NW of central London.

Centurion Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2013

Centurion Club is home to a big, expansive championship golf course. For much of the time the layout roams across a large area of undulating open parkland, where large grassy mounds trimmed with gorse bushes give a distinctly linksy feel to proceedings.

This relative newcomer to the high-end golfing scene in the south of England, will thoroughly test amateurs and professionals alike. Setting off from an elevated tee, the right-to-left doglegging par-4 1st may give the impression that tightish tree-lined holes are the norm for this layout. Not so. After the par-4th, which links the two halves of the course (as does its neighbour, the returning par-3 14th), the rest of the design occupies largely open undulating parkland. Plenty of elevation change, stylish bunkering, large grassy mounds and Simon Gidman's excellent golfing challenges, all add up to a thoroughly enjoyable golfing test.

Neat square-cut teeing grounds, fast-paced and excellent greens (with plenty of bunkering and run-off areas around), are all part of the excellent presentation of this well-crafted big-dimension design. The only negative, is the almost constant drone of traffic noise from the M1, one of the UK's busiest motorways.

Pick of the holes: among many memorable holes, the par4 12th plays downhill from one of many elevated tees. After a good drive down the hill, you're left with a testing approach to a wide (but not particularly deep) green, fronted by a stone walled pond. The pond and stone wall theme returns on the leftside of the par-3 17th and rightside of the par-5 risk-reward 18th.

Limited access: this is a private golf course, generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Around London

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Centurion Club is managed and operated by Troon Privé, the private golf club division of Troon Golf, a world leader in upscale golf course management. The course has been used to host to high level events, including the Saudi-bankrolled LIV Golf League and Aramco Series competition on the Ladies European Tour.

Published ranking

England's 94th best course (Golf World, 2023).

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