Golf has been played at South Herts since 1900 and the Club is steeped in golfing history.
Two of this country's greatest golfers were the club professional at South Herts for a period spanning some 80 years. Harry Vardon, who gave his name to the 'Vardon Grip' and was the winner of the Open on six occasions, was the Professional from 1902 until his death in 1937. He laid the foundations for a great golf course. He was later followed in the role as Club Professional by Dai Rees CBE who was appointed in 1946 and remained until his death in 1983.
Following the death of Harry Vardon, whom the Americans held in high esteem, and the World War II, South Herts built a strong relationship with a number of successive US Ryder Cup teams who used the Club for pre-Ryder Cup practice. Much of this was due to Dai Ree's influence and the help of a very generous golf enthusiast from the USA named Robert A. Hudson. Robert Hudson was the originator of the Hudson Trophy' held annually at South Herts.
South Herts is just 11 miles from central London, and a short walk from Totteridge and Whetstone tube station. The Club has two superb courses. The 6,429 yards 18-hole Vardon Course and the 1,582 yards 9-hole Rees Course extend across nearly 150 acres of peaceful, undulating parkland.
Off the course the well appointed clubhouse, attentive staff and outstanding catering combine to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for individual visitors, societies and corporate visitors and, of course, for our members.
Click on the "Courses" tab to find out more about playing golf at South Herts, or the "History" tab for more information about our rich history.