Hanbury Manor is a fantastic 18-hole championship parkland course that stretches 7000 yards through the Hertfordshire countryside and has hosted many European events including the English Open. The original 9-hole course was designed by the legendary Harry Vardon, with the additional Nicklaus designed 9-holes being opened in 1991, creating a course where the front and back nine are distinctly different in look and feel, with the new 9-holes having a far more exposed US feel compared to the more sheltered parkland back 9 that features many tree flanked fairways. The course is offers a challenging round of golf that features many unavoidable bodies of water, strategically placed trees and bunkers and a constantly undulating terrain. There are a a number of memorable holes on the course, including the par-5 2nd, a difficult hole that features a magnificent downhill drive and a difficult approach where the green is protected by a body of water that must be navigated to hit your shot into the green. While on the back 9 the par-4 13th offers a real test of your golfing ability, with an inviting drive that must be taken on to get a good position for your 2nd shot, followed by a difficult two-tired green that is protected on the front right side by a lake, a true championship hole that required golfers to hit two accurately positioned approach shot to be able to post a good score. Overall Hanbury Manor is a fine example of a championship course, challenging but tremendously fun to play, it is easy to see why this venue is favoured by many groups as a high end stay & play venue, with it’s top quality course and luxury hotel and facilities, this venue is the perfect choice for an indulgent golfing getaway.