Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0SD
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Jack Nicklaus II
10 miles NW of Harlow / 26 mi N of central London.
Take exit 25 from the M25 motorway and head north on the A10 direction Hertford. After 11.5 miles the hotel entrance is a left turn off the A10, north of Ware and just past the Thundridge town sign.
Hanbury Manor, Marriott Hotel & Country Club: This relatively open parkland course, which has frequently hosted European Tour events, is set in the grounds of a beautiful Jacobean-style manor house (tastefully extended by Marriott Hotels).
After a longish walk to the first tee, the rolling Hertfordshire countryside opens up in front of you and a very interesting and undulating front-nine ensues. Occupying one-side of a picturesque valley, there is plenty of elevation change and, inevitably, water hazards to contend with at the bottom of the slope.
By contrast, the back-nine is played in front of the Manor, in a much more park-like setting. A scattering of mature trees, small lakes, good bunkering and plenty of landscaping combine to create a challenging set of closing holes. The occasional drone of traffic from the nearby A10 on the later holes should not disturb your concentration on this very solid and well-maintained golf course.
Stay & Play at Hanbury Manor: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
Hanbury Manor has staged many top level events over the years. The English Open championship was held here on three occasions, with Lee Westwood taking home top honours in 1998, and not to be outdone, his good friend Darren Clarke winning a year later. More recently the European Senior Tour have made a regular stop at Hanbury Manor. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Hanbury Manor).
Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0SD
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With its elegant walled gardens, stately Jacobean-style country house and 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland, the historic Hanbury Manor, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club, makes a lasting impression. As one of London's time honoured country retreats, you'll find all the amenities expected of a 5-star luxury hotel. Award-winning dining is offered at the Zodiac and contemporary Oakes Grill; you can yield to the pleasures of the luxury spa, work out in the fitness centre or take on the PGA championship golf course.
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