Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)

Moor Park Golf Club

Moor Lane,

Rickmansworth, Hertforshire WD3 1QN

  • Office

    +44 (0)1923 773 146
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1923 774 113
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1923 777 109
  • Golf pro

    Rob Darwin (Head Golf Professional) / Robert Warburton (Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    First Degree Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6717
6424
5709
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72
71
73

At the same location:

18-hole par-69 West course (5,833 yds from back tees). The West course, a pleasant parkland layout that offers many fine views of the stately clubhouse, is a bit shorter and tighter than the High course.

Location

Latitude:

51.627815

Longitude:

-0.448025

How to get there:

1.5 mi SE of Rickmansworth / 24 mi NW of central London.

Leave the M25 (London orbital motorway) at exit 18 and follow A404 direction Rickmansworth. After 1.5 mi at roundabout take second exit direction A404 London. After o.8 mi at roundabout go straight over, direction A404 Northwood. After o.4 mi at roundabout turn right onto A404 direction Northwood. After o.4 mi at roundabout take first exit onto A4145 direction Watford. After 50 yds turn right and follow road for 1 mi to Moor Park golf.

Moor Park Golf Club (High course)

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

Est. 1923

Moor Park Golf Club (High course): Encircling the splendour and opulence of Moor Park's clubhouse (a stunning mansion built for the Duke of Monmouth), you will find two 18-hole courses. The more revered High Course is complemented by the shorter, tighter and some would say more exacting West course.

A gentle climb, the first of a few, takes you up to the opening par-4 hole on the High course. Ahead of you lies an enjoyable, well presented and quintessentially English parkland layout. Much of the course is played on a partly wooded plateau above the mansion, where a wonderful array of trees, including many old gnarled oaks flank the gently undulating fairways. Also much in evidence are rhododendrons and gorse bushes, well worth avoiding from the tee. Plenty of pot bunkers threaten along the way, with a mixture of bunkers large and small lurking around the excellent quality greens.

The High course, designed by the legendary Harry Colt, is a wonderfully subtle and changing layout, which exudes great charm as well as plenty of golfing challenges. The layout's higher elevations offer many picturesque views over the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside, further adding to the pleasures of this much acclaimed and prestigious golf course.
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  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)
  • Photo of Moor Park Golf Club (High course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays. Weekend tee-times available only from May to September.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on the High course in summer season (May thru' Sept): weekdays (before 2:30pm) £90; weekdays & weekends (after 2:30pm) £60.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Moor Park's stunning clubhouse is a Palladian-style mansion, built in the 1670s for the Duke of Monmouth and much extended in the 1720s. The baroque plasterwork, painting and gilding in the main hall are well worth viewing. After attempting to depose James II, the Duke of Monmouth was beheaded in 1685, a fate his widow inflicted on many of the estate's oak trees, as you'll see on the golf course. | Moor Park Golf Club and its namesake Moorpark Country Club in Ventura County, California (see separate Where2Golf entry) are linked .... by apricots! In the grounds of Moor Park, Admiral Lord Anson (1697-1762) cultivated the moorpark apricot, still the UK's most popular garden variety. The Spanish took the moorpark apricot to the New World, first planting it in Mexico, and later, in their California missions. Located just outside Los Angeles, the town of Moorpark (home to the Country Club), was named after the moorpark apricot. | Moor Park GC has hosted several top level professional golf tournaments including the Women's British Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Moor Park).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World Rating: 92nd best course in England.

Where2Stay

  • The Grove5-star

    Chandler's Cross, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 4TG.

    +44 (0)1923 807 807

    Visit website
    From 1753 to 1923 The Grove was the main home of the Earls of Clarendon, one of England's most fashionable aristocratic families. The original house has been significantly extended into a 5-star luxury hotel, offering 227 guest rooms, spa facilities and an acclaimed Kyle Phillip's designed golf course. Here you can enjoy traditional country house elegance combined with 21st century amenities, and beautiful views over the 300 acre estate. The Grove is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      The Grove

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Moor Park; Sandy Lodge; Pinner Hill.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; Berkhamsted; Ashridge; Finchley; Mill Hill; Hadley Wood; Old Fold Manor; Porters Park; Brookmans Park.

  • White House Hotel3-star

    Upton Rd, Watford, Herts WD18 0JF.

    +44 (0)1923 237 316

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    A friendly atmosphere awaits at the Best Western White House Hotel, matched by old-fashioned quality of service. From its early days in 1970 as a five bedroom guesthouse, the hotel has been steadily extended and enlarged into today's 30+ rooms full-service hotel.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Moor Park; Pinner Hill; Sandy Lodge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Berkhamsted; Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; Old Fold Manor; Hadley Wood; Mill Hill; Finchley.

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