Batchworth Park Golf Club opened for play in 1996 and is a classical Dave Thomas design. The bunkers are big, bold and plentiful, all doing their best to protect the massive greens. More than 140 acres of Hertfordshire parkland has been sculptured to give the course a modern feel. Many courses have popped up across England since the early 1990s and Batchworth Park safely sits towards the top end of this group.
Set in 210 acres of rolling countryside, amidst six picturesque lakes is a testing 6,723-yard Par 72 Championship course featuring four teeing areas on each hole from blue to red, offering an immensely challenging but fair test of golf for players of all standards.
After a fairly friendly opening two holes, you find the 3rd, stroke index 1, a tough par four across a valley and worthy of the toughest hole tag. Key to the enjoyment at Batchworth Park is the hole variety and two reachable par fours at the 5th and 10th are great fun, but beware of the greenside bunkers.
There is excellent drainage, providing members with great course playability all year round. Full irrigation including fairways ensures we can present the course in the best possible condition throughout the year.
Club policy states that visitors need to play with a member but it’s worth trying to befriend one, as Batchworth Park is a decent addition to the Hertfordshire golf scene.