A verdant parkland with majestic trees, gentle grass and serene lakes, the course at the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club is a majestic sight. This 6,266 yards, 18-hole golf course designed by renowned course designer Jack Nicklaus II offers multiple natural obstacles, designed to test players’ skills.
The first half of the course, holes 1 to 9, are gentle and offer a few shallow bunkers and minor land hazards. But it’s the second half of the course, holes 10 to 18, which demand the highest level of skill and accuracy from players. The three water hazards are largely based in the second half; deep, well-placed bunkers surround the water hazards, necessitating players to take tricky shots to avoid getting caught in the course’s danger zones.
This scenic par 3 is the signature hole at the Hertfordshire and beckons for a courageous shot over the water. The 15th hole is challenging due to the picturesque but small green, which sits 157 yards away from the back tees. Miss the mark, and you’ll find yourself drenched and drowning. Are you up for a challenge? We feel that you are…
An avenue of trees leads you from the red and yellow tees towards the green. Accuracy is the key here. A slight miss to the left and you are out of bounds; short and right - you're in one of the two bunkers below the green; going long and more out of bounds - that's where a bunker awaits! For those hardy enough, the shot from the white tees is all about the belief. The greens lays only 184 yards away, just a 150 yard carry over water and two bunkers are between you and a impressive finish to your round. A beautiful rewarding finale!
Listed by Golfweek as one of the “40 under 40” slated to change the face of global golf, Jack Nicklaus II is a celebrated golf course designer and son of the legendary course designer - Jack Nicklaus I.
Born in 1961, Jack won the prestigious North-South Championship in 1985 and went on to successfully complete many PGA, Ben Hogan, Canadian, Australian and American tournaments. He took up professional golf course design in the late 1980s and set up his studio in London in 1991. He has designed world-class golf courses in Ohio, Florida, Montana, Japan and Indonesia amongst others; and our course at the Hertfordshire.
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