Hartswood golf course

Summer 2021 - Parking at King George's Playing Fields is limited during the construction period currently underway. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to access the park where possible.

To ensure the safety of both players and staff during the coronavirus pandemic we ask that you adhere to the procedures put in place which are detailed below:

  • Tee times must be pre-booked in advance by telephoning 01277 214830 or by visiting the Golf Shop.
  • Face masks must be worn in the Golf Shop at all times with a maximum of two golfers permitted inside at any given time.
  • Maximum of 4 players at a time but social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • Only card/contactless payments will be accepted presently in the Golf Shop.
  • Players are not to congregate outside the Golf Shop, especially before tee time. Please remain in the main car park, ensuring social distancing is maintained.
  • Do not lift or touch any of the flags on the course.
  • Ball washers are not available.
  • Bunker rakes are not available.


Set in a beautiful parkland in King George’s Playing Fields in the heart of Brentwood, the par 70 municipal golf course, is one of the finest in the south east of England.

With onsite parking off the Ingrave Road entrance to the park, there are toilets on site and a cafe offering hot and cold food and drinks.

All age groups are encouraged to play at Hartswood but for safety reasons, players under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult when crossing The Avenue to play holes 3 to 11. 

For golfers interested in joining the resident Hartswood Golf Club, members will receive an additional 10% off annual season tickets.  For more information, please call the Club Secretary on 01277 218850.

Golf buggies

Golf buggy use to play the full 18 holes at Hartswood is currently suspended pending a safety review. However, to ensure that anyone with limited physical ability can continue to safely play a round of golf using a golf buggy, then there is now the option to play 9 holes twice so holes, 1, 2 and then 12 to 18 which are on the park side of The Avenue. This will be subject to teeing off availability and with prior agreement with the golf shop.

A review of terms and conditions for play at Hartswood is also underway so for the time being, please contact the Council for any further information needed. 

The golf shop & tee time bookings

Centre Golf located on site offers a range of clothing and equipment, as well as offering private lessons and advice. 

The shop is open from 7:30 am until 6.30pm in the summer months to take tee time bookings and register players.  Starters are on site at the first tee until 6pm for twilight players (earlier in winter).

You can book a tee time by calling in to or phoning the golf shop on 01277 214830.  Tee off times are in 7 minute intervals and run from 07:59 to 6pm in the summer months.

Annual season tickets

For regular players, the annual season ticket offers unlimited golf.  7 day tickets allow play Monday to Sunday, subject to course closures, and the 5 day ticket allows play Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Buy or renew a season ticket (debit or credit card required)

Paper application forms can be picked up from the starters hut adjacent to the golf shop.  Please complete fully.  To make payment, please either telephone the Contact Centre on 01277 312500 (please select option 2) or submit a cheque made payable to ‘Brentwood Borough Council’ with your completed application form. 

Please allow up to 7 working days for applications to be processed.  You will receive either an email or letter confirmation of a renewal. For new applications, you will receive a key fob in the post which has a bar code on the back which is scanned at the golf shop to register the player and allow bookings.  The new fob is matched to a photo of the season ticket holder, taken in the shop on first use, and stored on the golf booking system to confirm future golf bookings.

Golf fees - 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Annual season ticket
7 Day Adult £752.00
7 Day Junior (Under 18)* £56.00
7 Day Intermediate (Under 25)* £561.00
5 Day Adult (Monday to Friday) £633.00
5 Day Concessionary* (Monday to Friday) £513.00


Per round (18 Holes) Adult £20.00
Per round (18 Holes) Concessionary* £17.00


Weekends / public holidays
Per round (18 Holes) Adult & Concessions £26.00
Per round (18 Holes) Concessionary After 1pm* £17.00


Twilight play (after 3pm from October 2020)
Weekdays £11.00
Weekends / Public Holidays £12.00


*Concessionary rates apply to juniors under 18 years of age and for anyone aged 60 and over.  Proof of age is required for concessionary rates and for the 7 day intermediate season ticket for under 25s.

Current offers

  • Loyalty card.  Pay for ten rounds of golf and get the eleventh free.  Collect your loyalty card from the golf shop before your round and start getting it stamped. The loyalty card includes concessionary day rates, but it cannot be used in conjunction with twilight play.
  • 10% discount on season ticket fees for current Hartswood Golf Club members.
  • An option to play 9 holes is also available for players with limited physical ability subject to teeing off availability and with prior agreement with the golf shop.  Twilight fees will apply.
  • Group Bookings Offer.  For group bookings of 20 people or more, each person receives 25% off green fees.  Please note that this offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer and can be withdrawn at any time.
  • Corporate Offer. Receive 25% discount on green fees and 10% discount on season tickets when you produce a valid employee ID from the following companies: BT / Xerox / LV / Sainsbury’s / Brentwood Borough Council / Spire Hospital / BUPA / Ford / Crest Nicholson / Countryside / Regus / Wortley Byers / Sugar Hut / Post Office / SS&C/DST (formerly IFDS) / Emergency Services/ Current Armed Forces/ Royal British Legion/ Will Protect Ltd/ Copyright Repro Ltd/ no letting go/ Paul K Porter Photography/ The Management Mechanic/ Nick's Tyres.
  • Armed Services Discount.  50% discount on green fees and 10% discount on memberships for current and past serving members of the armed forces throughout December 2020 and January 2021.

Please note that Brentwood Borough Council reserve the right to amend or suspend any offer as detailed above.  For further information, please contact the Council using the telephone number listed in the Contacts section.


Golf shop - 01277 214830

  • Tee time bookings
  • Course opening times / condition
  • Private lessons


Hartswood Golf Club secretary - 01277 218850

  • Club memberships
  • Society bookings


Council offices - 01277 312500 (please select option 2)

  • Season ticket enquiries
  • Compliments, complaints, general enquiries