Our thanks, once again, must go out to Your Golf Travel for their advice and organisation when setting up this golfing break. As usual, everything went smoothly and Brocket Hall was enjoyed by all.
Brocket Hall was unknown to us prior to a discussion with at Your Golf Travel. This choice proved to be a very special venue indeed. On our golf breaks, our overriding desire has always been to choose a quality golf course and the two championship courses at Brocket Hall more than satisfied this need! The practice centre was simply amazing as well; I have never seen such facilities!
We played the Melbourne Course first of all which was a beautiful golf course. Opened in 1992 and designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, this Par 72 provided an enjoyable challenge as it crossed the River Lea on several occasions, culminating in a ferry journey across the Broadwater Lake to complete the 18th hole!
The following day we played the Palmerston course, justifiably one of the top 100 courses in England. Every hole on this course was spectacular and unforgettable. Designed by the renowned course architect Donald Steele it travelled the route of an old racecourse circling the 540 acre Brocket Hall estate.
Our meals were in the Watershyppes Clubhouse which overlooked the Broadwater Lake and that fascinating ferry: breakfast in the restaurant; evening meal in the Members’ bar and lounge.Overall this golf break proved to be one of our favourites, comparable to Hanbury Manor – possibly even better!