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England's Brocket Hall Offers Selection of 'Stay & Play' Golf Packages for 2023

England's Brocket Hall Offers Selection of 'Stay & Play' Golf Packages for 2023

By Brian Weis

April 2023, Welwyn, Herts, England: With Spring in the air, one of England's most complete golf destinations, Brocket Hall, has launched a selection of 'stay & play' golf packages for the 2023 season. The packages give golfers the option of playing one or two rounds of golf, choosing from the Melbourne and Palmerston courses, and the opportunity to stay overnight in the historic Melbourne Lodge, originally the Estate's old coaching stables. A full Traditional English breakfast, taken in The Melbourne Club, is of course included in all the packages with one-round, one-night packages starting from just £190 (US$236) per person.

Lunch, before or after golf, and supper are additional and can be taken in the The Melbourne Club or the acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, Auberge du Lac, both conveniently located on the Hertfordshire estate. For those staying longer, there are further dining options at three excellent local pubs that offer food and refreshment within easy driving and walking distance of the estate.

"We are now fully geared up again to host visitors at Brocket Hall so we are looking forward to welcoming golfers to the estate. In addition to playing golf over our two parkland courses, the charm of the property's characterful old buildings, the extensive picturesque grounds and the excellent food and wine at the Auberge du Lac make a 'stay & play' getaway here a really pleasurable and unforgettable experience," comments Michael Longshaw, Managing Director at Brocket Hall.

Opened in 1992, the golf club boasts two of England's most picturesque courses, both appropriately named after two notable Prime Ministers who once resided at Brocket Hall, Lord Palmerston and Lord Melbourne. Both are quintessentially British by design, but at the same time offer a completely different challenge for golfers of all abilities.

The par 72 Melbourne Course, designed by former Ryder Cup golfers Clive Clark and Peter Alliss, was opened in 1992 whilst the more technically-demanding Palmerston Course, created by Donald Steel alongside Martin Ebert who managed the design detail and construction, was fully open in 2000.

With its stunning views over the property's glorious stately home and lake which is straddled by a magnificent bridge, the Melbourne guarantees visitors a highly-enjoyable and memorable day. It crosses the River Lea on four occasions as it follows the natural contours of the estate grounds before finishing in front of the Hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green.

In contrast the par 73 Palmerston suits golfers looking for a more strategic, challenging round of golf. Unlike the Melbourne, this tree-lined track does not feature the river at all. Instead it meanders around the Capability Brown-inspired woodland of rare hornbeam, Scots and Corsican Pine, monkey puzzle and 500-year-old oak trees that create some spectacular hazards alongside the fiendishly-placed bunkers and large undulating greens that ensure a true test of golf.

The golf club is in a massively advantageous position to other Hertfordshire courses as its two courses are generally open 365 days per year.

Testament to the quality of this venue, Brocket Hall will once again host the Rose Ladies Open supported by Justin and Kate Rose, on the LET Access Series (LETAS) over the Melbourne Course from September 7 to 9 this year.

The history of the Brocket Hall is both complex and enchanting. The neo-classical stately home, established in 1760 and now available for exclusive hire, looks out over the Melbourne Course, a magnificent ornamental lake the iconic Paine Bridge which forms an integral part of the layout whilst the rest of the estate grounds and buildings are a delight to wander around.

Details of the 'Stay & Play' packages are:

From Monday to Thursday

1 Night & 1 Round - From £190.00pp (US$236)

1 Night & 2 Rounds - From £285.00pp (US$354)

Friday to Sunday

1 Night & 1 Round - From £220.00pp (US$273)

1 Night & 2 Rounds - From £345.00pp (US$428)

1 Night & 2 Rounds (Sunday Driver) - From £282.00pp (US$350)

All packages above include:

Golf over either the Melbourne or Palmerston Course

Overnight Accommodation in Melbourne Lodge

Traditional Full English Breakfast in the Melbourne Club

For further information, please see or for stay & play packages, please email or call +44 (0)1707 368700.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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