Set within the opulent surroundings of the Brocket Hall Estate, our two championship standard golf courses sit beautifully in the 18th Century parkland. The courses are appropriately named after the Prime Ministers who once resided at Brocket Hall, Lord Palmerston and Lord Melbourne. Both are quintessentially British in design, but at the same time offer a completely different challenge for golfers of all abilities. They are exceptionally maintained allowing them to remain open all year round, with no winter greens even on the coldest of days.
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The Melbourne Course
The par 72 Melbourne Course was opened in June 1992 and is the handiwork of design duo and former Ryder Cup golfers Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. Both Alliss and Clark have spent many years excelling in various areas of the golf industry, and their encyclopaedic knowledge of the game shines through as soon as you set foot on the course.
The course provides an enjoyable challenge in stunning surroundings, crossing the River Lea on four occasions as you follow the natural contours of the Estate, before a memorable finish in front of the Hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green.
The Capibility Brown inspired parkland can truly be experienced in the Melbourne course, with the sweeping lawns, clumps of well placed trees and meandering river, challenging golfers to think about each and every shot.
The Palmerston Course
In contrast to the Melbourne, on the tree lined Palmerston you don’t have to contend with the river at all, instead the Estate’s ancient woodland of rare Hornbeam, Scots and Corsican Pine and 500 year old Oak trees create some of the most spectacular hazards likely to be encountered on a golf course. Teamed with fiendishly placed bunkers and large undulating greens this challenging par 73 is a great test and is rightfully rated as one of the best courses in England.