The Grove

It's a Kyle Phillips designed English parkland near London.

The Grove

Hertfordshire, England

Overview

The Grove accents Kyle Phillips' other UK golf course designs: Kingsbarns and Dundonald Links.

The course renovated and reshaped all of its bunkers in 2020!


Golf Course Review

The Grove is perhaps best known as the host of the 2006 WGC-American Express Championship won by Tiger Woods.  Ten years later in 2016, the course hosted the British Masters which was won by Alex Noren.

The Grove Synopsis

300 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside was used to create the 'ultimate five-star retreat.' Just 18 miles from London, the former home of the Earls of Claredon now houses a hotel and spa and in its estate a 7152-yard golf course.

Uniquely the club isn't a club at all! There are no members - with all play being corporate or pay and play.

Kyle Phillips Portfolio

Kyle Phillips, the golf course architect and golf course consultant, is responsible for three golf courses in the UK. The other two are links in Scotland: Kingsbarns and Dundonald Golf Links. The Grove represents his only English, inland, and parkland design on British soil.

The Grove Photography

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Architect

  • Phillips, Kyle

Consultant

  • Phillips, Kyle

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Contact Details

Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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