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Brocket Hall Golf Club

Two 18 Hole Par 72 & Par 73 Courses, 7 Hole Par 3 Academy Course, Driving Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Greens, Bunker Areas and Indoor Studio
At The Melbourne Club, we have two of the Finest Golf Courses in England which provide the perfect backdrop for the tournaments and golf days that fill the social calendar.

Both courses regularly play host to professional and Membersí tournaments as well as Pro-Am tournaments. In 2018 The Melbourne Club hosted the UK event in Long Drive World Series 2018 where our members can meet and play with professionals from around the world.

The Melbourne course provides stunning views of Brocket Hall, the Broadwater Lake and surrounding parkland. Our signature 18th hole plays across the Lake for the 4th and final time to a green perched beside the lake, with a unique ferry crossing taking you to the green.

The Palmerston course is regarded as something special by its famed architect, Donald Steel. It is like a ribbon through the Estateís ancient woodland. To take it on you need to be on top of your game, with thought put into each and every shot. The Palmerston finishes on a 5-par 18th hole with views of Brocket Hall.

tale of two courses

Set within the opulent surroundings of the Brocket Hall Estate, our two championship standard golf courses sit beautifully in the 18th Century parkland. The courses are appropriately named after the Prime Ministers who once resided at Brocket Hall, Lord Palmerston and Lord Melbourne. Both are quintessentially British in design, but at the same time offer a completely different challenge for golfers of all abilities. They are exceptionally maintained allowing them to remain open all year round, with no winter greens even on the coldest of days.

Together, they are two of the finest golf courses in England and provide the perfect backdrop for the tournaments and golf days that fill the social calendar. Both courses regularly play host to professional and membersí tournaments as well as Pro-Am tournaments where our members can meet and play with professionals from around the world.


The Melbourne Course


The par 72 Melbourne Course was opened in June 1992 and is the handiwork of design duo and former Ryder Cup golfers Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. Both Alliss and Clark have spent many years excelling in various areas of the golf industry, and their encyclopaedic knowledge of the game shines through as soon as you set foot on the course.


The course provides an enjoyable challenge in stunning surroundings, crossing the River Lea on four occasions as you follow the natural contours of the Estate, before a memorable finish in front of the Hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green.

The Capibility Brown inspired parkland can truly be experienced in the Melbourne course, with the sweeping lawns, clumps of well placed trees and meandering river, challenging golfers to think about each and every shot.


The Palmerston Course


Regarded as something rather special by its famed English architects Donald Steel & Martin Ebert, this course is one of the finest that they created. The Palmerston is frequently held up as a perfect example of a top quality golf course created with minimum intrusion to the site.


In contrast to the Melbourne, on the tree lined Palmerston you donít have to contend with the river at all, instead the Estateís ancient woodland of rare Hornbeam, Scots and Corsican Pine and 500 year old Oak trees create some of the most spectacular hazards likely to be encountered on a golf course. Teamed with fiendishly placed bunkers and large undulating greens this challenging par 73 is a great test and is rightfully rated as one of the best courses in England.

One of the finest practice facilities in the South East

Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by mature woodland and the River Lea, The Melbourne Club Golf Academy is no ordinary facility. Much more than just a place to hit balls, it is an area where we understand all aspects of your golf game and work with you to see the results improve.

With numerous range mats, both exposed and under cover, and real grass areas to play from, the Academy is open for use all year round. Golfers can make use of a variety of putting greens, chipping greens, bunker areas and a long game driving range; we also have an indoor studio which is ideal for lessons on darker evenings, or if you wish to escape from the winter weather.

In addition to this, we have a stunning 7-hole par 3 course at The Melbourne Club Golf Academy, providing you with one of the best practice facilities not only in Hertfordshire, but possibly the UK. The Academy Practice Facilities can be used by all of our visitors playing under the three different golf packages.