Harpenden Common Golf Club Official Corporate Brochure 2015 - 2016

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    Harpenden CommonGolf Club

    OffiCial COrpOrate BrOCHure 2015 2016

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    Stuck in a bunker with estate planning?When it comes to estate planning, its easy to bury your head in the sand. One of lifes avoidable hazards, you might say. Yet putting your affairs in order is the only way to ensure your wishes arent ignored when you die. It is the single most important thing you can do to make certain your home, money and possessions will go to the people you love and cherish.

    Its never too soon to plan

    Estate planning covers a range of things that are done to remove uncertainties about what happens to someones property and possessions in the event of their death or mental incapacity. These include making a will, appointing and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney, sorting out inheritance tax matters and setting up trusts.

    Rowlington Tilley & Associates is an independent local company providing jargon-free family inheritance and estate planning services. We specialise in legal matters relating to elderly care, protecting the interests of both elderly and incapacitated clients. Our focus is to help individuals and families make informed choices.

    Families can be complicated. Especially when it comes to sensitive matters such as writing a will, dealing with probate or setting up powers of attorney.

    We can help. We will take away the worry and replace it with peace of mind for you and for your loved ones. We wont over-complicate things.

    Whatever the circumstances. Married, single, divorced, in a civil partnershipyoung family, infirm partner, grandchildren, elderly parents

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    If you want friendly, straightforward, professional advice with absolutely no pressure, or you need help to sort out a complex estate planning matter, get in touch today.

    We happily offer convenient home visits and evening appointments to suit family circumstances so you can talk at a time that suits you and in the comfort of your own home.

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    When it comes to estate planning, we have it down to a tee.

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    Founder and Lawyer Lyn Parkin is Chair of the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

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    Rowlington Tilley & Associates - your local legal expert for family inheritance

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    P u b l i c a t i o n sLUDIS

    Harpenden Common Golf Club & Ludis Publications would like to thank all of the businesses that appear in this publication for their support and wish them continued commercial success.

    The content of this brochure is believed to be correct at the time of printing but we cannot endorse individual statements and readers should not rely solely upon the continued accuracy of

    any individual claims contained herein without consultation with the service provider. Designed and Printed by Maverick Design and Communication on behalf of Ludis Publications 2015.

    www.ludis-publications.co.uk 01273 616477 info@ludis-publications.co.uk

    WelcomeHistory & about the Course Course tourMembershipBenefits of MembershipVisitors & Green fees

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    Golf SocietiesMembers Golfpractice facilitiestuitionthe professionalGolf Shop

    Custom fittingOpen Competitionsthe ClubhouseWeddings & functionsHarpenden CommonHow to find usContact us

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    CONTENTS photography: paul Severn p33 and p35 Claire patterson p45 (www.artbyclaire.com) Simon tomlinson

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    F ounded in 1931, Harpenden Common Golf Club is a traditional, friendly members club situated in one of Hertfordshires most outstanding natural beauty spots.

    after a major revision undertaken in 1996, under the guidance of Honorary Member and former ryder Cup player Ken Brown, Harpenden Common Golf Club now offers 18 holes, providing a serious golfers challenge all year round.

    Situated on one of Englands finest Commons, the course is maintained to the very highest standards, together with our practice facilities, dedicated coaching team and state-of-the-art clubhouse facilities, we are able to offer the full golfing package to all our members and visitors.

    Golf has been played on Harpenden Common for more than 120 years, and the club has developed into a haven for golfers of all ages and abilities.

    the result is a unique golf club where traditional barriers have been overcome, and we welcome you to come along and join us to see what makes us special.

    WELCOME

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    Harpenden Common Golf Club is steeped in history, with golfers first taking to the Common in 1895.the Golf Club itself was founded in 1931, and was initially comprised of nine holes.

    the course was then extended to a full 18 holes during the major revisions undertaken in 1996.

    Honorary Member and former ryder Cup player Ken Brown provided guidance and designs during the course developments, which saw many of the original holes revised and lengthened.

    Yet it was Browns knowledge of the local countryside which defined the courses design, making the most of the unique Hertfordshire landscape by following the natural contours of the land, with eleven holes situated on the original common and seven new holes built on private land in an area known as the Jockey field.

    Now fully fledged, the greens, fairways and surrounding areas have matured into a great course which provides a good test for all categories of golfer. from the white tees the course is a challenging par 70, measuring 6,214 yards.

    the Harpenden Common course is played on a wonderful mixture of well-manicured common parkland lined with both mature trees and gorse and has been awarded the prestigious National Green flag.

    HiSTOry & AbOuT THE COurSE

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    the course is kept in exceptional condition throughout the year by our experienced and hard-working green keepers, and is also well-drained meaning that we are able to stay open for play in all but the most extreme weather conditions.

    try not to get too distracted by the lush, well-manicured fairways with your shots from the tee, and be prepared to face some well-protected greens often with testing pin positions. and even if your score ends up a little higher than expected, you will walk off the course having enjoyed the peace and tranquillity offered by this unique and quintessentially British common, like many golfers for hundreds of years.

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    If you have never played at Harpenden Common before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait, and how to avoid them, by following our hole-by-hole tour.

    Hole 1 Par 4 330 Yards S.I. 13a straightforward tee shot, with either a long iron or fairway wood, is the best approach to begin your round. the green is a small target, so accuracy is key. and with the putting surface quite small aim for the middle and be happy with two putts.

    Hole 2 Par 4 384 Yards S.I. 5With a relatively narrow exit from the tee, it is crucial to hit the fairway from the off. But in tough wind conditions, particularly if the wind is against you, a wood is required from the tee.

    Hole 3 Par 5 540 Yards S.I. 11On this par 5 long-hitters beware, a straight tee shot is needed. if your ball is beyond the cricket pitch, a long iron or fairway wood will get you home. But be careful, while the green is reachable in two, there is an OB to the left side of the fairway.

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    Hole 4 Par 3 198 Yards S.I. 9this short hole is a real gem of a par 3, and is often described as Harpenden Common Golf Clubs signature hole. With a very long and narrow funnel out to the green, club selection will vary greatly depending on the wind conditions. But whatever club you choose precision is vital.

    Hole 5 Par 3 152 Yards S.I. 17Dont be fooled, while this is a relatively short par 3, it is wise to play longer than you think.

    Hole 6 Par 4 401 Yards S.I. 3aiming down the left-hand side will give you a better view of the green but brings the bunker into play. Be careful, a hidden dip short left of the green and OB on the right-hand side.

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    Hole 7 Par 4 297 Yards S.I. 15from the tee, a medium-to-long iron to the corner of the right-hand dogleg is best. this allows you the best angle for a second shot and a crack at the green.With the green sloping left towards a strategically placed pond, the position of your shot is just as important as distance. Once on the green the putting surface is two-tiered and slopes towards the pond.

    Hole 8 Par 4 464 Yards S.I. 1longer hitters relish this hole as any drive over the road requires a long iron or fairway wood to it get home. However, this is also technically the toughest hole on the course, and with OB running along the right-hand side of fairway, and hidden bunkers short left of the green, its easy to see why.

    Hole 9 Par 4 405 Yards S.I. 7Standing on the tee you will be encouraged to open your shoulders, but beware this is a tight driving hole. try and find the left side of fairway for an ideal second shot to the green. the green is protected by sand traps on either side, any ball short will leave you a downhill putt.

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    Hole 10 Par 4 311 Yards S.I. 18longer hitters should have no issues here, and if struck true a solid tee shot can find the green. For a more conservative approach, a fairway wood to right-hand side of the fairway will leave you with the perfect angle for a shot to the smallish green.

    Hole 11 Par 4 379 Yards S.I. 11a straight drive to leave your ball plum in the middle of the fairway is best off the tee. if youre approaching over the trees on the right-hand side of fairway make sure you take plenty of club, its a longer carry than you think! the 11th is a large green, but be sure to leave yourself a straight putt if you want to be sure of a par.

    Hole 12 Par 5 486 Yards S.I. 10for your opening shot, try to reach just right of the middle of the fairway, avoiding the bunker on the right. around the 200 yard marker is a great position, and youll have a much easier approach to the green from the most level part of the fairway. the green is surrounded by a series of bunkers so it can be trickier than it looks, therefore the sensible option is to lay up with your approach, and be happy to get on in three.

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    Hole 13 Par 4 365 Yards S.I. 12Dont be fooled, while this is a relatively short par 4, judging the correct yardage is the key, as it still poses plenty of danger. Depending on the wind, leaving the driver in the bag can be a good tactic. the two-tiered green will test your short iron accuracy.

    Hole 14 Par 4 376 Yards S.I. 8Your success on Hole 14 relies heavily on your opening shot. the trick is to get enough distance on the drive but avoid the first fairway bunker. Playing from the right-hand side of the fairway is best. When approaching the green, be wary of the two bunkers short right. Check pin position, as this is a two-tier green.

    Hole 15 Par 4 410 Yards S.I. 2 One of the toughest holes of the second nine, from the tee the wide fairway invites you to drive long. However, two fairway bunkers are strategically positioned to catch the well-hit tee shot. Hugging the left-hand side of fairway is the best approach.for your second shot club up, the green is deceptively long and provides a generously sized putting surface.

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    Hole 16 Par 3 182 Yards S.I. 14With trees lining the right hand side of the fairway, your biggest danger is getting caught in a left-to-right wind, as OB is very close. Be sensible here and bail out left. this will give you an easier crack at the green, and ensures you have a straighter shot to avoid the large bunker.

    Hole 17 Par 4 377 Yards S.I. 4While this par 4 looks quite short, think carefully about your club selection. leaving your ball on the right-hand side of the fairway is the ideal way in. When approaching the green play wisely! flying your second shot all the way as a low runner rarely gets home, and with bunkers peppered around the back anything too long will be punished.

    Hole 18 Par 3 157 Yards S.I. 16for your last tee shot of the day, be sure to check the breeze because the ball will be affected when above the tree line. typical Common green, small and well-protected with sand traps, so your shot needs to be on the flag. finish with a gross or nett par here and you will walk off the course happy.

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    Harpenden Common Golf Club boasts a membership of over six hundred golfers, with our Mens, Ladies, Juniors, Mixed, and Ancient Britons (Senior Men) sub-sections offering a full schedule of competitions, team fixtures, roll-ups, and events aimed at players of all standards from all walks of life.

    We compete in various local leagues at all levels, and run several friendly events alongside our extensive and varied social calendar.

    We welcome applications for membership in all categories either by invitation from existing members or even if you dont know anyone at Harpenden Common, by contacting our General Manager terry Crump on 01582 711320.

    in fact, we actively encourage non-members to play the course before joining, and if you do decide to join us the green fee paid will be deducted from your membership cost.

    We recognise the future of our great game is in the hands of our junior golfers, and as such offer vastly discounted membership rates to younger players in full-time education and those under the age of eighteen.

    MEMbErSHip

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    We offer a variety of membership schemes to suit all lifestyles, and all our annual membership fees can be found on our website www.harpendencommongolfclub.co.uk. all costs of our memberships can be spread over 12 months with our future financials scheme.

    the future financials scheme enables you to pay your fees in monthly instalments, so its not only flexible and affordable, but it makes sense!

    So if you feel like membership at Harpenden Common is for you, please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone on 01582 711320 or by emailing our enquiry form to manager@hcgc.co.uk.

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    Alongside an active schedule of competitions for Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors, and a varied social calendar, Harpenden Common members enjoy several perks:

    Great Value Golf: one of the most competitively priced private members clubs in Hertfordshire No booking* just turn up and play CONGu Handicap: still recognised as the gold standard worldwide

    entry to club competitions entry to county competitions full use of our 18-hole course full use of the practice facilities Well-stocked Pro Shop for all your golfing needs pGa professional offering expert advice friendly bar with long opening hours

    * Subject to club diary and competitions

    We offer a variety of membership schemes to suit all lifestyles. for more information please do not hesitate to call our General Manager terry Crump on 01582 711320, or email an enquiry form to manager@hcgc.co.uk.

    bENEfiTS Of MEMbErSHip

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    Visitors are welcome to play at Harpenden Common every day, and can be sure of a warm environment to enjoy an exciting round of golf. You do not have to be a golfer to be able to spend a pleasurable time with us and make your day out one to remember.

    You will find the course provides an interesting challenge for golfers of all abilities, however, we do ask golfing guests to produce a current handicap certificate and observe the rules and regulations of the club in order to ensure good pace of play. if you are in any doubt please check with the Pro Shop or office at the time of making your booking.

    Green fees vary depending on the time of year and day of the week. Cheaper rates are available during the summer months after 3pm, and junior visitors are able to receive discounts.

    prices for our green fees can be found on our website www.harpendencommongolfclub.co.uk, and while there please take a moment to read our rules on dress regulations to ensure your visit runs as smoothly as possible.

    for more information or to book green fees call the pro Shop on 01582 711328.

    ViSiTOrS & GrEEN fEES

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    We genuinely believe that we have one of the most enjoyable courses around for visiting golf societies. Every golf day is different, and we will tailor a package to suit you.

    Harpenden Common Golf Club has always welcomed visitors and societies, and many who experience what we have to offer return frequently and now have been visiting us for years!

    One reason societies keep returning to us is that the course is rarely closed for bad weather, and temporary greens are only used in exceptional conditions, so your planned day is less likely to be affected.

    Be sure to wrap your day up with a meal in our two-floor clubhouse, serving arguably the best golf course catering in the county, be it a full roast dinner or one of our famous steak pies. any stray shots on the golf course will soon be forgotten!

    We cater for both Mens and ladies societies and are happy to accommodate different sized groups and requirements. prices vary depending on the time of year, the size of your group and your catering requirements so please contact the Club Office on 01582 711320.

    GOLf SOCiETiES

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    Members of Harpenden Common Golf Club enjoy a full programme of golf throughout the year.there is always something to suit your handicap, age, and golfing desire at Harpenden Common and you will certainly never be short of playing opportunities.

    We have golf committees for Gentlemen, ladies and ancient Britons (Senior Men) that run an impressive array of competitions which are easy to take part in. these range from the purely fun and social events to the competitive club championship.

    Ancient Britons the ancient Britons (Senior Men) are the largest sub-section in the club and as such have their own committee which oversees the section to ensure that the bylaws are observed and compliance with club rules are adhered to.

    Membership is available to any male club member over the age of 55, and they can look forward to joining a very welcoming and fun section of the club with home and away matches, competitions, and medals held throughout the year.

    Currently, matches are played against thirteen other clubs, the format being 4 ball better ball, followed by lunch. the fun competitions are texas Scrambles, team stablefords, 3 clubs, and mixed events with the ladies section. On fridays there is a formal roll-up, and on other days members meet for an informal roll-up, so there is always an opportunity to play with a wide selection of players.

    GentlemenOur Mens playing section offers a wide variety of opportunities for all levels.

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    the Gentlemen have a full and varied calendar of competitions all through the year, with regular medal events, stablefords, 4BBB, bogey, and team events played annually.

    results for most competitions are split into two divisions - Division 1 (0-12 handicaps), Division 2 (13-28 handicaps), giving players at all levels the chance to be competitive and win their division.

    We also have a wide range of roll-ups and social groups with varying playing standards, so there is always an opportunity to find a game either during the week or at weekends.

    Our Scratch team currently play in Division 1 in the Herts Scratch league and our tigers team (3-10 handicaps) play in the Herts tigers league.

    While there is a keen focus on competitive golf, balance is always a good thing and we provide regular social golf where the only thing on offer is renewing friendships and perhaps a drink in the bar afterwards for the winner.

    Ladiesthe ladies at Harpenden Common is a thriving section of the club that meet weekly. Our ladies Section always welcomes new members and has a busy, vibrant social and playing calendar suitable for all levels of players.

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    Our ladies enjoy a full calendar of competitions throughout the year, including regular medals, stableford, 4BBB, bogey and team events.

    the ladies section also offers a wide range of social groups with varying playing standards, so there is always an opportunity to get a game either during the week or at weekends.

    Juniorsin December 2003, Harpenden Common Golf Club was accredited with the Junior Golf Mark in recognition of the clubs exceptional performance and commitment to Junior Golf; the first club award of its kind in Hertfordshire. in September 2009, our commitments in youth golf were further rewarded with a Junior Golf Mark Sport england award, which continues to this day.

    Our Junior section has around 50 members up to the age of 18 and has a reputation for producing some outstanding performers in Hertfordshire.

    Many of our young golfers have been at the club from eight to twelve years old and many continue their membership into adulthood. We feel their love of the game, and their achievements, reflect the excellent learning environment Harpenden Common offers.

    alongside the professional guidance and support from our dedicated professional team, we as a club are committed to ensuring all young golfers are provided with the access to actively participate in the game.

    MEMbErS GOLf CONTiNuEd

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    as a member of the Herts Golf union, our Juniors take part in county matches, monthly club competitions, and annual county competitions. We also compete in the South West Herts league and the Ver Junior league, and hold a very well-supported Open Day for both boys and girls to compete in each year.

    as a Club, we are very proud of all our Juniors and young adults who have taken full advantage of our extremely competitive junior membership fees as well as the county subsidised tuition fees. in addition, all junior committee members are CrB-checked as a matter of course and we have a Child Protection Officer to safeguard the interests of the Juniors.

    for more information about any of the Members Sections here at Harpenden Common, please telephone Dawn or Alison in the office on 01582 711320.

    MEMbErS GOLf CONTiNuEd

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    Whether youre just starting out, want to improve your game, or simply dont have the time to play a full round, why not take advantage of the high quality practice facilities at Harpenden Common.

    Our practice facilities are exceptional and include three separate areas to work on either your long game, short game, or putting.

    for those wishing to work on their short game, there is a full-sized practice green and bunkers which mirror the fine surface found on the course, giving golfers the opportunity to perfect those round-saving strokes.

    the long game is not overlooked and our practice facilities are the ideal venue to try the game for the first time, warm up before your round, or to hone your swing.

    prACTiCE fACiLiTiES

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    There isnt a golfer in the country that wouldnt like to improve some area of their game, and those coming to Harpenden Common for instruction and guidance are in very good hands.

    We have a strong and talented team of qualified professionals & assistants, so there is always someone on hand to assist and advise.

    they have several styles of tuition, from personal one-to-one lessons to a more relaxed group lesson with other players of a similar standard.

    the teaching team also offer on-course tuition, where course management and the tactical side to the game can be addressed in real time. learning the correct thought process can often be an eye-opening and rewarding experience even for experienced players, and will naturally lead to better scores.

    Special Offersat Harpenden Common Golf Club together with our Head professional we have designed an introductory course specifically for women.

    Our six-week introductory course includes putting, chipping, full swing, bunkers, pitching, driving and course introduction, which will not only get you loving golf, but will enable you to become part of the club!

    Golf can help you stay fit, make new friends, and enjoy a wonderful game. So if playing golf and joining a club could fit in to your schedule, our new Ladies Academy is tailor-made to make the process economical, enjoyable and straightforward. for more information contact the pro Shop on 01582 711328.

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    Rob LeonardA fully qualified member of the Professional Golf association, rob is the Head professional at Harpenden Common. Rob qualified as a professional in 2007, having studied and completed the prestigious pGa programme.

    rob has enjoyed a fruitful professional career, winning a number of regional titles and recently claiming the 2014 Weston Homes plc Colchester Golf Club Classic. prior to turning professional rob was a member here at Harpenden Common and represented the county at all levels.

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    Our team are on hand in the Golf Shop to give advice and customer service, and offer a comprehensive range of equipment from stock.Combined with our competitive prices and a wide range of different products and brands readily available, whatever your budget or handicap, we can make sure your needs are always met.

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    There has been a growing realisation in recent times that, along with professional coaching, golf equipment should allow each player to make the most of whatever level of natural talent they possess.

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    Custom fitting costs less than you think, and can bring about a dramatic improvement in ball striking, so contact the pro Shop for more information.

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    W e know we have something special here at Harpenden Common, and nothing gives us greater pleasure than to share the enjoyment of our magnificent course with people who may not have experienced it before.

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    The Harpenden Common clubhouse offers a warm and welcoming environment for members and visitors, whether you are playing golf or just meeting friends for lunch or coffee.

    With panoramic views and a relaxed atmosphere, it is the perfect place to recline and enjoy the ambience.

    The official opening of the new clubhouse took place on Saturday 1st June 2013, former ryder Cup player, broadcaster & Harpenden Common life Member, Ken Brown cut the ribbon alongside the towns Majors of both Harpenden & St albans. Hundreds of members attended

    the grand opening with speeches from the Club president Maurice Kennard, Club Captain David Greaves & Ken Brown. Ken was praiseworthy of the new clubhouse & the condition of the course. pictured above (left to right): Bernie Young - lady Captain 2013, rosemary farmer - Mayor of Harpenden, Jane Walter - lady president 2013, terry Crump - General Manager, annie Brewster - Mayor of St albans, David Greaves - Captain 2013, Maurice Kennard - president 2013 & Ken Brown.

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    Customer service is paramount to everything we do at Harpenden Common, and we pride ourselves on ensuring our accommodating staff make your visit to Harpenden Common a memorable one.

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    Whatever the occasion, the clubhouse at Harpenden Common is available for private hire. The clubhouses dramatic position overlooking the entire 18th hole, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of the green, makes it a unique setting to host any event, including weddings, gala dinners, birthdays, and Christmas parties.

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    Stretching almost two miles from the centre of Harpenden, Harpenden Common is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has been a Green Flag Award winning site since 2007.

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    Harpenden Common Golf Club is located on the Common just south of Harpenden town centre and within easy reach of both the M1 and M25.We are approximately 10 minutes drive from junction 9 on the M1 and 20 minutes from junction 21a on the M25.

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    DrivingFrom Central London Join the a41 taking this until North Circular road, and joining the M1. follow the M1 to Junction 9, and taking the a5 exit to Dunstable/a5183/redbourn. at the following roundabout take the third exit to the a5, and follow this down Dunstable road. follow Dunstable road, as it turns into the a5183 and redbourn road, until you reach the roundabout on St albans road. Here take the third exit, continuing down St albans road before turning left onto Cravells road. Harpenden Common Golf Club is the first right-hand exit.

    Public TransportTrain the nearest railway station is Harpenden, which is less than a mile away and approximately twenty minutes walk. trains depart from Harpenden with an estimated journey time to london Blackfriars of 38 minutes.

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    Here at Harpenden Common it is always a pleasure to meet new members, visitors, and guests. If we can assist you with any queries or questions that you may have then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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