Review's of Panshanger Golf Complex
Great for price
Difficult in places but lovely course
Unfair to rely on rating the course in present times as all is shut except playing/practice areas. That said, I am sure like most other courses they have worked with reduced green staff during the lockdown, so for that, it's in pretty reasonable condition. The good weather during the period will have helped AND hindered maintenance - it clearly needs a damned good watering. But the greens are reasonable and tee boxes are OK, fairways need a tidy up, but should not complain.
Hope to come back in better times.
best greens of 2013
we spoke to a groundsman half way round and he explained some new equipment they'd bought for the greens, ad I have to say it has done what they asked for, The best greens we have see all 2013, quite quick must have been around 10 or so on the ol stimp, with no noticeable change of pace on any green, ad a well hit approach shot got bite ad held the green despite all the dry weather. The only thing letting down the course was the bunkers, which varied quite a bit (and I hit a few !). The club house is quite nice, but a little cramped, especially outside, but a v nice friendly place to go and play golf. Practice facilities not great, and can be a little difficult to find the club if you take a wrong turn, (and yes I know all about making a wrong turn getting there). I definitely recommend this as a venue despite being 50 miles to get there
Very well looked after public course, good challenge
We've played here a few times now and the condition of the course has always been very good. There are a few areas where tee boxes are a little rough around the edges or weeds have sprung up, and the bunkers seemed to be full of large, heavy sand or grit rather than light, fluffy sand, presumably to ease maintenance, but for the most part the course condition is excellent, with very true greens.
The course itself takes a few plays, I think, to define. It's fairly tight, but not obviously narrow or full of twists and turns, but a combination of less than generous width, few straight holes and many severely sloping fairways means you have to be hitting the ball accurately to score.
A number of greens - the par 3 9th particularly - are tough 2-putts from distance, and some fairways - the 12th and 15th, the 3rd and 18th to a lesser degree, either slope, narrow or turn to ask tricky questions of your confidence off the tee. Some tee shots get extremely tight the more you try to take on.
Nice bar/restaurant overlooking the 18th green. Practice facilities a bit limited, a couple of nets and a putting green that's pretty quick and doesn't have a straight and flat putt on it. Lots of 'No Chipping' notices which is a little odd as there are some excellent areas to practice chipping/pitching from.
All said, a good challenge and difficult to imagine anyone feeling short changed playing here.
Matured Parkland - cut into Hertfordshire Countryside
This was a return visit to a course I hadn't particularly enjoyed the first couple of times (no obvious reasons, perhaps a preponderence of hidden flags and hazards that just seemed to be strategically placed for me. Since the last visit it looks like the course has changed management and I have to admit the ground conditions were excellent - especially in light of the inclement weather we had recently endured. Light snow flurries did persist for 6 holes, and the greens were pretty much iced over for that time. Putting was as a result quite difficult.
On this visit I had time to appreciate the layout and hole configurations, and there are some clever holes - needing good course management - this is a thinking persons course and long sometimes isn't the answer.
Staff were welcoming and pleasant enough, car parking is more than adequate and it is easily located but small signposted off the B1001 road.
The bar and restuarant - post round is well appointed (food is limited menus but of good quality).
A cold day (bitter in the wind) but the sun did show a face - it wasn't unpleasant) and a challenge for all levels.
The scorecard to use is the one tagged 2011... Tricky Par 3's, some variety in Par 4's and nice Par 5's make this a place to visit (ideally when the weather is kind).
Nice tight course in good condition but exspensive
tight and interesting
Considering its a public course, I was very impressed. Fairways very good, bunkers excellent and although the greens had been holed and treated you could see they would be a high standard. The course itself is very interesting albeit quite tight and quite a few blind shots. Because of the nature of the course you will have to play the ball above or below your feet at times. A good bar and friendly staff added to the day. The only down side is that they only have a small hut for breakfast, tea coffee etc which has a very limited choice. All in all enjoyable day and will definitely play again
Vrey good condition fairways and even though the greens had been spiked you could tell they were in good order the sand in the bunkers gave you a fair chance aswell.
This course could do with a driving range as you need to get your eye in first,and a good cafe is a must!
Panshanger golf complex is a superb parkland course with some fairly tight undulating fairways, greens were good as well considering they were just spiked, all together a great challenging course, will go back in summer, be warned quite hilly. And beware loads of large bunkers guarenteed to catch you out
Nice course, good value for money the day we played
The course was tricky as quite a lot of trees, also some of the holes are up and beyond slopes. I think you need to play this one a couple of times to know where things are as some holes are quite testing. The rough was not too bad, cut mid level, so not too bad to get out of. No real water or ditch hazards. On the day, the greens were very good for time of year.
Panshanger Golf Complex
The complex is relatively easy to find. Well sign posted.
Clubhouse is good with a terrace overlooking the 18th green. Shop is well stcked and the staff are friendly and helpful.
The course has a good mixture of holes which make it an interesting course to play.
Panshanger Golf Complex
Course is a fair challenge but the upkeep of the course (especially the greens) was poor! In fact, given the state of some of the greens I would hesitate to want to play there again. However, judging by some of the relaid turf on the course they are trying to address the issue and perhaps I should give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Cost at £25 is probably fair.