Brookmans Park: Saturday 2nd November 2023 ,Course open, trolleys are permitted, buggies are permitted for TAG holders. 08.00 - 09.44 + 12.00 - 12.24 div 1 stableford 11.04 - 11.36 janis lines rollup
The history of the former estate on which Brookmans Park golf club now stands goes back prior to the 15th century. Over the centuries there have been significant changes including the landscaping of the then mansion gardens and grounds by the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century Humphrey Repton, often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown.
Our course was opened in 1930 and features a wide variety of mature trees and lakes in very picturesque surroundings. It’s a challenging par 71 course measuring 6497 yards from the back tees and full of interesting and demanding holes. We are one of the finest courses in Hertfordshire and regularly host prestigious county golf events, which is why we are so popular with visitors and societies.
We offer golf to members of all ability levels and all ages. As well as full programme of competitions and events for our members, we also have a wide variety of men’s, women’s, and mixed club teams providing an extensive programme of matches against other clubs.
Brookmans Park golf club take very seriously their stewardship of the whole golf course environment and have an ongoing 5 year rolling environmental plan, including external professional advice, to ensure they continue to maintain and develop the course and its surroundings, not just for today but for future generations.
Climate change is something none of us can ignore and this is uppermost in the club’s plans over the coming years, not just for the course but for all the developments for the club that are being proposed for the future.
In the first two months of 2022 the club have planted a total of nearly 1500 new trees and hedging plants. Large trees being planted include scots pine, hornbeam, silver birch, weeping willow, acer, maple and alder. Smaller trees include sweet chestnut, alder, maple and rowan and the large number of hedging plants include hawthorn, beech, blackthorn, holly and hazel.
The extensive drainage work undertaken in 2021 continues to pay dividends in allowing the course to stay open almost all the time despite the recent heavy rain. This drainage and enhancement work will continue in the years ahead to further ensure the course and the environment are kept in the best possible condition, not just for the members and visitors but also for the wide variety of wildlife that take advantage of the natural woodland surroundings.
Many of the existing trees on the course have been there for a very long time and in fact two areas of the picturesque tree lined golf course are designated as Ancient Woodland. The course is overlooked by two magnificent cedar trees and most trees on the course are native British trees including oak, silver birch, horse chestnut, yew and scots pine as well as some other species including redwood trees.