Hertfordshire possesses a gently rolling landscape which makes it ideally suited for playing golf, and many excellent clubs have sprung up across the region, including Ashridge Golf Club at Little Gaddesden, close to Berkhamsted. If you happen to be in the area, perhaps staying at a local hotel such as The White Hart Hotel or Ardmore House Hotel, both in St. Albans, be sure to pay the club a visit and you're bound to have a great time out on the green.
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Ashridge Golf Club opened in 1932, making it one of the oldest in the region. It has become something of a county institution and is regularly rated in the top 100 list of United Kingdom golf courses. Between 2003 and 2008 the R&A selected it to host the Regional Qualifying Competition in Open Championship, so the club's pedigree is impeccable. PGA events are regularly hosted here, as well as Men & Ladies County and Regional Championships. Drive along if you're in the neighbourhood and visiting sights such as nearby Ashridge Estate and you'll not be disappointed.
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Ashridge Golf Club's eminence really dates to some years after its founding. Henry Cotton, the best golfer in the world at that time, was appointed as the resident Club Professional and took Ashbridge on to fame and glory in subsequent years. He was later awarded a knighthood for his services to the sport and won three Open Championships. These included the prestigious Carnoustie Open in 1937, during his time at the club. The renowned broadcaster and author Alex Hay was a Professional here too, for 12 years from 1964.
From your nearby Hertfordshire guesthouse or hotel it's a simple matter to drive along to Ashridge Golf Club and enjoy a game in beautiful surroundings. There are plenty of other things to enjoy in the region too, from walking and rambling to visiting attractions such as the Ashridge Estate, great country pile of the local duke before being taken into the tender care of the National Trust in recent years.