From our first booking we expected it to be as snobby as Ian had found it, but there may have been a little change. Perhaps they, like most other courses are starting to feel the pinch and would like a little external cash to keep membership fees down.
We were booked to play and have a two course meal. Course was in excellent condition - club championship was due two days after playing - the greens had been 'ironed' (flattened with a weird piece of kit!) and was a pleasure to play - but must take exception to the par 3 17th, I'll just say that if you play TRUST THE BLUE pole!
After finishing the game we asked to sit outside and eat, instead of faffing around changing. No problem was the answer, but as it's getting chilly, come inside if you want - considering that we were told jacket and tie (after 7), this was a bonus.
All in all a friendly club who may (hopefully) have climbed into the 21st Century - will see if I get another invite.
(Society was charged £45 for bacon butty, coffee and two course meal with coffee)
At first glance this course promises a great round and to be fair to the them, the course was in great condition when I played. An undulating parkland course there is plenty to test even the best players. However, what a shame the day was spoilt by an over zealous rule book (no side pockets on your shorts and no trainers in the clubhouse), luckily I had a spare pair of shorts in the car! Added to this, at £42 a round (midweek!) I am hard pushed to say this was good value for money. I would happily play here again but alas not at these prices!
A top quality course
West Herts is a top quality golf course. We played it last week and the fairways and greens were some of the best we've played on. It's a little expensive but is a true test of golf.
It's feature hole is a 189 yard par 3. From the tee you cna't even see the green, your basically relying on your distnace as the green is in a dip of some 20 feet.
If you hit the ball straight you will do well, if you go off the fairways a fair bit you might struggle.