South Herts Golf Club

The Vardon Course

The 18-hole 6,435 yards Vardon Course is one of the longer courses in the local area. The Course, with challenging greens maintained to a high standard providing fast and true putting surfaces throughout the season, has been chosen on 14 occasions by the R & A as a regional pre-qualifying course for the ‘Open’.

The Vardon Course was originally designed by the twice Open winner Willie Park Junior. He designed approximately 170 courses in the UK, Europe and North America and unquestionably left a positive legacy on golf course design. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

Harry Vardon was responsible for many improvements during his 35 years as the Professional and Head Greenkeeper at South Herts and James Braid advised on the bunkering in the 1930’s. Golf commentator and former Ryder Cup player Ken Brown was consulted on more recent course developments.

With its own borehole and a full irrigation system we are able to maintain the course to a high standard of presentation even during the hottest of summers. Our fairways and greens are renowned as being amongst the best in North London and Hertfordshire.

The Vardon course has hosted "The Open" Regional Qualifying on 14 occasions.

See - Route to the OPEN championship

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