Information on golf clubs and courses around the district, both pay and play, and club courses which welcome visitors.

Samuel Ryder, founder of the Ryder Cup, was one of St Albans' most notable citizens so we take our golf seriously! You can find out more about Samuel Ryder, and follow a trail around St Albans places linked to him, in this leaflet.

Abbey View Golf Course at Westminster Lodge offers a challenging 9 hole course. Alternatively, one of the best 18-hole municipal courses in the country can be found at Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre where even the most experienced golfers can be tested. There are various private clubs in the district including Verulam Golf Club and Redbourn Golf Club which also has its own golf range. Below is contact information for various golf courses around the district.

Abbey View All members of the public are welcome at Abbey View, which is operated on a pay and play basis and open all year round. A highly regarded fine 9 hole golf course with some beautiful views. The course is aimed at the young, the short of time, the beginner or those looking to tighten up their short game.
Web: www.harpersfitness.co.uk/abbey-view-golf-course
Address: Abbey View Golf and Track, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL
Telephone: 01727 868 227
Email: abbeyview@harpersfitness.co.uk
Aldwickbury Park Golf Club Welcomes visitors all-year round 7 days a week on a pay and play basis on both courses. Aldwickbury Park Golf Club boasts two magnificent Ken Brown designed golf courses: An 18 hole Championship course and a 9 hole par 3 course.
Web: www.aldwickburyparkgolfclub.com
Address: Piggottshill Lane, Harpenden AL5 1AB
Telephone: 01582 760112
Fax: 01582 760113
Email: info@aldwickburyparkgc.co.uk
Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre One of the best 18-hole municipal courses in the country can be found at Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre. A well established 18 hole parkland golf course with practice area and large putting green. With its parkland setting and generous fairways it will test golfers of all abilities.
Web: www.harpersfitness.co.uk/batchwood-golf---tennis-centre
Address: Batchwood Drive, St Albans AL3 5XA
Telephone: 01727 844250
Email: batchwood@harpersfitness.co.uk
Centurion Club The private Centurion Club is located near St Albans and features what will become a world-renowned golf course designed by acclaimed international course architect, Simon Gidman. The challenging course layout, which meanders over spectacular topography, features some 80 bunkers, four major water features and undulating bent grass greens.
Web: www.centurionclub.co.uk
Address: Hemel Hempstead Rd, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire HP3 8LA
Telephone: 01442 510 520
Email: hello@centurionclub.co.uk
Harpenden Common Golf Club Visitors welcome throughout the week but must show a valid handicap certificate before playing. The course is challenging from all the tees and has lush, well-manicured fairways. The greens will need careful reading as they will provide a good test of your putting ability.
Web: www.harpendencommongolfclub.co.uk
Address: Cravells Road, East Common, Harpenden AL5 1BL
Telephone: 01582 711320
Email: admin@hcgc.co.uk
Harpenden Golf Club Visitors are welcome during the week and by arrangement at weekends and Bank Holidays. A variety of holes where risk and reward need to be taken into account, the course provides a challenge and enjoyment for a wide variety of abilities.
Web: www.harpendengolfclub.co.uk
Address: Hammonds End, Redbourn Lane, Harpenden AL5 2AX
Telephone: 01582 712580
Fax: 01582 712725
Email: office@harpendengolfclub.co.uk
Mid-Herts Golf Club Visitors welcome. At weekends, visitors will be subject to course availability after 11.30am. Noted for its heathland landscape with heather, juniper and gorse, the course offers a remarkably challenging round where your accuracy and strategy will be tested to the full.
Web: www.mid-hertsgolfclub.co.uk
Address: Lower Gustard Wood, Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead AL4 8RS
Telephone: 01582 832242
Fax: 01582 834834
Redbourn Golf Club and Driving Range Open to all adults and juniors aged between 8-17. 'No handicap required' but some previous experience on an 18 holes course is required. There are two golf courses at Redbourn Golf Club, providing two completely different golf experiences: The Ver, an 18 hole main course and The Kinsbourne, a 9 hole Par 3.
Web: www.redbourngolfclub.co.uk
Address: Redbourn Golf Club, Kinsbourne Green Lane, St Albans AL3 7QA
Telephone:01582 793493
Fax: 01582 794362
Email: info@redbourngc.co.uk
Verulam Golf Club Visiting golfers are always welcome to come and play at Verulam. Please book a tee time. A mature course renowned for its small, fast and undulating greens. Par 72 course designed by James Braid in 1905, and home of the Ryder Cup. Samuel Ryder, a wealthy St Albans seed merchant, Captain of the Club and prolific supporter of early professional golf, donated the Ryder Cup in 1926.
Web: www.verulamgolf.co.uk
Address: 226 London Road, St Albans AL1 1JG
Telephone: 01727 853327
Fax: 01727 812201
Email: info@verulamgolf.co.uk
Wheathampstead Golf Course Wheathampstead Golf Course is an attractive 9 hole golf course in a beautiful rural countryside setting. Operating as a pay and play course there is no need to book; just turn up and tee off! Alongside the course we have a Practice range, perfect for whiling away the hours honing your golfing skills.
Web: www.wheathampsteadgolfclub.co.uk
Address: Harpenden Road, Wheathampstead AL4 8EZ
Telephone: 01582 833 941
Email: info@wheathampsteadgolfcourse.co.uk

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