Dyrham Park Country Club Hertfordshire

Dyrham Park Country Club Hertfordshire

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the 6,428 yard long (SSS71) parkland course is often described as one of the outstanding courses in the South of England. Picturesque and superbly maintained, it presents a challenging but playable course to golfers of all handicaps The natural beauty of the Hertfordshire countryside serves as a superb backcloth to each and every hole, many of which are enhanced by the proximity of water.

Our signature hole for example, the 7th, is a real percentage hole. The brave take on the 220 yards carry over the magnificent lake full of wild bird life (and the inevitable golf balls).

The shorter route to the right leaves a more difficult line to the bunker protected green. The 4th hole is stroke index one and a long par four. Its challenging length comes from the fact it was originally a par five. Even on a tranquil summers day you’ll need to do well to get up in two on the par four 9th, having navigated the dog leg and avoided the bunker waiting to catch your drive. But what else would you expect from what is probably the most difficult hole on the course.

The 202 yard 14th is judged to be one of the best par three’s in Hertfordshire and difficult to boot. This is definitely the time to be accurate and long off the tee, avoiding trees on the right and a ditch and a copse on the left. Just to add even more interest, there is also a small lake to carry! The 15th and 16th holes, otherwise known as “the loop”, is one of the most picturesque parts of the course, highlighted by it’s “St Andrews type” bridges.

Long drivers need to watch out for the lateral water hazard on the left of the 16th. The final hole, the 18th, is a drive and a ponder whether you go for the green and chance the cross bunkers that come into play, or lay up, take a five and head for the splendid clubhouse that offers welcome relief.