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Essendon Country Club
The New course is unique and more than a little quirky, in that it has two greens on 15 of its holes, this means our golfers get to play on quality greens all year around.
The par 72 New Course stretches over 6,700 yards, but your yardage doesn’t only depend on what tee you are playing from, but on what green. The A and B greens create an exciting variety, making each hole demand varying lengths and positioning off the tee to reach some of the more difficultly placed greens.
The 349 yard, par 4 1st is a picturesque opening hole, heavily guarded by a series of brand new, strategically placed bunkers framing the right side of the green.
The downhill, 146 yard, par 3 8th is a delightful hole with two lakes surrounding the green, requiring a straight and accurate shot if you want to avoid the water.
Accuracy is also at a premium off the tee on the scenic 384 yard par 4 17th, with its sloping fairway ushering the ball left towards a water hazard and a series of bunkers, which could easily catch any golfer out.
The Old course was designed by Fred Hawtree from the famous Hawtree dynasty and was opened back in 1976.
The mature, tree-lined Old course offers up a stunning variety of holes often lauded by the UK’s most knowledgeable and reputable golf media. Stretching over 6,800 yards, the par 72 Old course is a picturesque, undulating parkland course that provides a thrilling test for golfers of all levels.
One of the most loved holes is the challenging , downhill par 3 2nd. Measuring at 200 yards from the white tees, the hole leads down to a demanding uphill, two-tier green , which can demand some excellent putting to make it down in 3.
Another great feature of the Old course is the double green connecting the par 5 3rd and 12th. Both are fantastic birdie opportunities if you can manage to stay on the fairway and avoid the mature trees that carve the holes through the sloping landscape.
One of the tougher holes on the course is the 16th. The dog –legged hole turns to the right with a striking oak tree in the middle of the fairway, around 260 yards out. Placement from the tee is vital if you want to score low on this hole
Whatever your skill level, or your experience of the game, Essendon Country Club has a vast array of tuition facilities and programmes specically designed to ensure you continue to enjoy the game of golf.
The new driving range at Essendon Country Club opened in spring 2014. Freshly laid and well-maintained hitting areas, including a sheltered section, offer members and visitors the perfect platform from which to hone their game. The Club is committed to offering high-quality range balls year-round thus providing golfers with all the tools necessary to practice every facet of the game.
Essendon’s state-of-the-art swing studio, located adjacent to the range, offers users access to an advanced putting and learning environment unmatched anywhere in the vicinity. The studio holds a simulator, the highest specification launch monitors, PING and Titleist demo putting carts and everything else you could possibly require. Whether you’re after lessons, a gapping session or a new set of clubs, the pros at the Club can service your every need in the studio.
Separate putting and chipping greens are conveniently located in close proximity to the first tee on both the Old and the New Course. The estate also offers further opportunities to enhance your ‘scoring zone’ with a practice bunker next to the driving range, as well as the par-three Muntjac Course, which all members have complementary access to.
Bedwell Park, Essendon, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6HN