Sandy Lodge Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Sandy Lodge Golf Club Est. 1910

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Sandy Lodge Golf Club: "A sandy golf links in the North of London that could be played all year round". That was the vision of Mr. J. Francis Markes in the summer of 1908, and that's what Sandy Lodge provides in excellent fashion to this day.

Although surrounded by woodland, the course initially takes its cue from some of the best characteristics to be found on Britain's seaside links courses. The open undulating terrain is home to rolling fairways, which are defined by small dunes and lined by deep grassy rough and gorse bushes.

At the par-4 2nd, a huge, railway-sleepered, St Andrews-like bunker puts in an appearance; elsewhere an array of pot bunkers and larger sandtraps are threateningly deployed. Later in the round, one or two holes become a little more tree-lined, although not to detract from the overall open, linksy feel of this enjoyable layout.

The par of 70 (back tees) includes six par-3s, so don't be surprised to find the most challenging and dramatic of them awaiting you at the closing 18th hole. With a preponderance of tree-lined parkland golf courses in and around the busy metropolis of London, Sandy Lodge is a little gem that stands out from the crowd, posing more of a links-style golfing challenge to its members and many admiring visitors.

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Making Contact

Sandy Lodge Golf Club
Sandy Lodge Lane,
Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2JD
England
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Office   +44 (0)1923 825 429
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1923 825 321
Fax

  +44 (0)1923 824 319

Email   info@sandylodge.co.uk
Website   www.sandylodge.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Jeff Pinsent (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland & parkland course.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Woodland and limited residential.
 
Designer: Harry Vardon
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6468 6133 5639
Par 70 71 72
SSS or Slope 72 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

22 miles NW of central London
Leave the M25 motorway at exit 18 and follow the A404 direction Rickmansworth. After 1.5 miles at roundabout take second exit and continue to follow the A404 direction London / Northwood. After 1.6 miles at roundabout take first exit onto A4145 direction Watford. After o.8 miles turn right off main road at sharp bend, direction Sandy Lodge GC. After small gatehouse turn immediately left and follow road for o.8 miles. Golf is on your right after passing through railway bridge. | Nearest London Underground: Moor Park (Metropolitan line) - 2 minute walk.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in summer season (March thru' Oct): Mon-Fri £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Among its former golf professionals, Sandy Lodge can boast Eric Brown and John "Golf Doctor" Jacobs - both Ryder Cup Captains in their day. | The latin Club motto "In Arena Virtus" translates into "Courage in Combat", or as a classics master at nearby Harrow School suggested, "Our virtue lies in our sand". | The underlying sandy soil, from which the club (and previous farm) get their names, is the residue of an ancient coastal beach or coastal river. Very different soil than the more common London clay, on which most of the UK's capital city sits.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.630182)
Longitude: (-0.429003)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

White House Hotel 3-star
Upton Road, Watford, Herts WD18 0JF
+44 (0)1923 237 316
www.whitehousehotel.co.uk

A warm friendly atmosphere awaits at the Best Western White House, matched by old-fashioned quality of service. The hotel is located within a short drive of the Palace Theatre, Harlequin Shopping Centre, Saracens Rugby Club and Watford Football Club.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Moor Park; Pinner Hill; Sandy Lodge
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Golf within 20 miles Berkhamsted; Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; Old Fold Manor; Hadley Wood; Mill Hill; Finchley.
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Hilton Watford Hotel 3-star
Elton Way, Watford WD25 8HA
+44 (0)1923 235 881
www.hilton.co.uk

Home to the largest ballroom in Hertfordshire, the Hilton Watford hotel is 3 minutes’ drive from the M1 and 30 minutes from central London. You can unwind in the LivingWell Health Club, which includes a pool, sauna, gym and Jacuzzi.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Moor Park; Pinner Hill; Sandy Lodge
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Golf within 20 miles Berkhamsted; Stoke Poges; The Buckinghamshire; Old Fold Manor; Hadley Wood; Mill Hill; Finchley.
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