Verulam Golf Club Hertfordshire

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Welcome to Verulam Golf Club, home of the Ryder Cup. The world famous Ryder Cup trophy that is contested every two years between the USA and Europe was donated by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant and early supporter of Professional golf. Sam’s seed business was based in St. Albans and his home Club was Verulam.

This challenging course designed by James Braid in the heart of St. Albans is overlooked by St. Albans Abbey. Verulam is a challenging course renowned for its fast undulating greens.

The course is tight and sets a premium on accuracy and shot control. Out-of-bounds is a danger at many holes and there are many hazards to be negotiated. Verulam presents an excellent and interesting test of golf to the experienced player.

At just under 6500 yards from the medal tees the course is not long, and as the course drains freely in Summer the ball really does run, but the best scores result from being straight and having a good short game rather than long hitting that doesn’t follow the fairway. Due to its draining capability the course is rarely closed in winter and temporary greens are virtually unheard of. The signature hole is the 14th requiring an accurate drive to avoid the River Ver and providing from the green an outstanding view of St Albans Abbey and the Hertfordshire countryside.