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Mentmore Golf and Country Club, Mentmore, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0UA
Mentmore Golf and Country Club lies in the shadow of Mentmore Towers, the magnificent country home built for Baron Meyer Amschel de Rothschild. Before you step onto the courses, you will admire the setting as the Club is set in 365 acres of the most picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside overlooking the Vales of Aylesbury and Chiltern Hills.
Mentmore Golf and Country Club was designed to create two first class 18 hole golf courses, and a peaceful country club for its Members and guests to relax in. The two superb 18 hole courses, The Rothschild and The Rosebery are played over rolling parkland and feature lakes, woods and spinneys. All greens have been constructed to USGA specification and sown with Penncross Bent grass, which gives an excellent year round putting surface. Both courses provide a challenging but enjoyable test of skill for every calibre of golfer.
Established in 1992 and opened by Irish star, David Feherty and European Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher.
The Rosebery Course
The 18 hole championship standard 6,855 yards par 72 Rosebery course has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The front nine are played around the perimeter of the course, which is mainly surrounded by the mature woodland. The 6th and 7th holes are played parallel to the historic bridle path, bordered by magnificent chestnut trees that used to link the towers to the famous Stud Farm where three Derby winners were bred at the turn of the 19th century.
The 9th hole measures over 600 yards and before admiring the breathtaking backdrop of the Chilterns, the drive must be threaded through trees on either side of the fairway. The back nine has two long par 4’s, the 10th and 12th, before finishing on the 18th hole which tempts the golfer to open the shoulders with another drive towards the distant hills.
The Rothschild Course
The 18 hole championship standard 6,800 yards par 72 Rothschild course is set in rolling parkland and has a different set of challenges with water hazards dominating six of the opening nine holes. The back nine are played beneath the honey-coloured turrets of the Towers whose watchful gaze can be inspirational to the most humble of golfers, particularly the 14th hole when a carry over more water can test even the strongest nerve. Complacency must be avoided until the 18th hole has been successfully negotiated, as this long par 3 between trees and over a small pond can be a potential card wrecker.
Postcode: LU7 0UA