Members Guest Rates
Founded in 1905, Verulam is THE home of the Ryder Cup!
The Verulam clubhouse is set in a great location hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city crowds – a great setting in which to relax before or after your game, or even if you are not playing golf at all! Plus our convenient location so close to London makes Verulam easily accessible by road or rail.
The club took a five-year tenancy of the Park of Sopwell House, owned by the Earl of Verulam. Originally, it was a nine-hole course with a small clubhouse erected on a site which is now the 17th tee. In 1909 the Club took a 21-year Lease on further land comprising 136 acres, which allowed the development of a full 18 hole course.
The services of the great golf course designer James Braid were commissioned for the lay-out of the course containing seventy acres of fairways. The formal opening of the new course was on 27th April 1912 when Samuel Ryder was Captain. An inaugural match was played between James Braid and the then Open Champion, Harry Vardon, who won with a score of 74.
Before the end of the year, the membership was almost full, with an entrance fee for gentlemen of two guineas and a subscription of five guineas. A visitor could play a mid-week round for one shilling and six pence.
Many things have changed since that time but the course still provides as stern a challenge now as it did in those pioneering days at the start of the 20th century!
Winter - 1st November 2015 to 31st March 2016
Summer - 1st April 2016 to 31st October 2016
(subject to availability, please contact pro shop for pre bookable tee times 01727 861401)
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
TSG members will be required to state 'TSG Offer' when booking tee times and will need to show a printed TSG Profile Page or TSG Handicap Certificate with proof of ID when in the Pro Shop.
See TSG course detail and reviews: www.thesocialgolfer.com/viewcourse