The Herefordshire Golf Club

Herefordshire

  • Par 70
  • 6055 Yds

Anyone fortunate enough to live, or have enjoyed a holiday, in this area will know what an attractive, unspoilt part of the world Herefordshire is.

And with great views of the surrounding countryisde from almost every hole, no reason The Herefordshire has been likened to Gleneagles. While the Ryder Cup is unlikely to come here in the foreseeable future, travelling golfers certainly should.

The club dates back to the late 19th century and moved to its present site, Ravens Causeway, in the 1930s.

Many of the holes on what is a well-cared-for parkland course feature dramatic changes in elevation, offering pleasing variety and a surprise around every corner.

For example, on the 2nd, a dogleg to the left, you must play blind over the crest of the hill before you get a sight of the green below you. Miss on the low side and you will be left with an awkward recovery. 

This is one of several holes that changes direction and, along with the undulating nature of the land, means you must choose your angles carefully.

By the time you reach the turn, higher ground has been gained, and with it some of the longest and hardest holes, a tough pair of 400-yard-plus par 4s completing the outward half.

If your card is intact at that stage then you have a great chance to score well on the back nine, which is shorter yet plays to a par two shots higher.

With a couple of par 5s and no fewer than four 4s at or under the 300-yard mark, you can score well, although that is not to say the holes are without protection.

It certainly makes for an exciting finish to the round, whether you are playing matchplay or strokeplay.

Many of the holes on what is a well-cared-for parkland course feature dramatic changes in elevation, offering pleasing variety and a surprise around every corner.

Top Holes by Dan Murphy, editor:

7th 175 yards, par 3

One of several challenging short holes. It plays across a left-to-right slope with the two-tier green cut into the hill. Getting up and down from either side is very difficult.

14th 534 yards, par 5

This is the longest hole, but is not all about power. A dogleg to the right, following the slope of the land, position is key from the tee to allow you to get your second bounding down towards the green. There is a fine line between disaster and glory here.

17rd 299 yards, par 4

This plays uphill and therefore longer than you might think. It’s also very tight, with out of bounds up the right. Throw caution to the wind and you might be able to make a pitch-and-putt birdie – but with a good score going nerves might get the better of you.

Address

Raven's Causeway
Wormsley
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 8LY

Telephone

01432 830 219
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