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Course Info


The course was designed by Laurence Allamby, a young golf professional who had studied Golf Architecture and Course Design under the world famous course architect Dr. Alister McKenzie. It was shortly after his 19th birthday that Allamby was recommended to a Mr Cross who resided at Shaw hill at that time. Allamby was invited to a meeting with the members of the Cross family, a local solicitor and other wealthy benefactors in the winter of 1923.

It was after this meeting that Allamby was invited to submit a design for an eighteen hole golf course to be laid out on the 100 plus acres of parkland which surrounded Shaw Hill. The design was accepted and after hiring local labour the work commenced in 1924. The course took just over fifteen months to complete and the first rounds of golf were played in the spring of 1925.

The Golf Course

The scenic charm of the golf course belies a stern test for every level of golfer. Several strategically placed ponds, a meandering brook, internal out of bounds and hundreds of trees await any errant shots.

With heavily bunkered greens, frequent dog-legs, long par threes and awkwardly placed ponds, good course management is a must. Yet the curious nature of the course rewards long hitting on the par fives in particular and accuracy on the shorter par fours and threes.

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Dress code

We  want all  our  visitors  and  members to  enjoy their  round  of  golf  when playing  at Shaw  Hill  and  to  help  us achieve  this we  have  a  strict  dress  code  that  must  be  adhered  to  at all  times  whilst on  the  course.


Men's shirts must have a collar and sleeves. No sports shirts.


Tailored shorts or long trousers. No sports shorts. Long or short (white) sports socks to be worn with shorts (above the ankle).


Golf shoes with soft spikes must be worn. No trainers, boots or spikeless shoes.


A proper golf bag with at least five clubs must be taken onto the course. No single or loose clubs.

General golf rules

  • Each player  must  be  aware  of  the  dress  code  and  carry  a  proper  golf  bag with  a  minimum  of  five clubs.  No  sharing of  clubs is permitted.

  • Changing rooms are  provided.  Please  use  them to  change.

  • Every player  must  pay  a  Green  Fee  or  your  hotel  package  includes a  Green Fee  before  playing. Package  Green Fees  are  not  transferable  or  refundable.

  • Non-players (adults  or  children)  are  NOT permitted  to  walk the  course  at  any time  under  any circumstances,  unless  agreed  by  a  member  of  golf  staff  prior.

  • The management reserve  the  right to  pair-up  matches  when  necessary.

  • A maximum of four players is permitted  in  each match.

  • No dogs are allowed on the  course  or  putting green.

Tee times

Golf  must  be  played  at the  times  stipulated  by the  Hotel,  however,  we  do  endeavour  to  book your  tee –times as close  to  those  you have  requested.   Should  you golf  break fall  in  the  winter  months (Oct  –  Apr),  please  be  aware  that,  as with  many golf  courses at that time  of  year,  you may be  playing off  fairway mats,  winter  greens  and  a  trolley ban  may  be  in  place  to help  protect the  course.

Upcoming golf events

Spring Golf Getaways

Escape to Shaw Hill this March and play our stunning parkland golf course

Golf Open Days

Play in the opens at Shaw Hill in 2024