Centurion Golf Club review

Dubbed as a future world-renowned golf course. Golfmagic went to see why.

Ed Greenland's picture
Tue, 20 Aug 2013
Centurion Golf Club review
Centurion Club

CENTURION CLUB, a brand new championship course which name reflects the area's associations with the Roman Empire, sits in the beautiful setting of St Albans.

Its internationally acclaimed architect Simon Gidman & Scott Evans has designed the course to create an aesthetically stunning experience but also a genuine golfing challenge.

The first five holes are sculpted into the mature St Albans woodland before the course opens out until the 14th hole onwards, which is said to provide a luxury close to the round.

The 7,200-yard par-72 test comprises a plethora of water hazards and more than 80 bunkers to exam your technique throughout the round, with your last approach shot needing to avoid an imposing pond.

Centurion is also littered with indigenous fescue grasses to give it a links feel with elevated tee positions for even more spectacular views.

There is a also a new Club Building and state-of-the-art 850 square metre green keepers’ complex currently under construction which should be ready to open in summer 2015.

Walls are to be added to the lakes and ponds in the near future while work is to be done on the bunker faces, as well as an extensive tree and planting scheme.

It is a private members' golf club with membership enquires still pending. To apply and for membership prices, a phone call to the club is required.

In this review I will look at the signature holes, the course's features and the golf club's facilities to compile a comprehensive guide to Centurion.