Monday, October 5, 2015

Food Options

Western Menu

(available in the bar, lounge and member’s restaurant)



All Day Breakfast Bacon, sausages, egg, tomato, mushrooms & fried bread £6.25
Omelette Choice of filling - cheese, tomato, mushroom, ham or bacon (extra filling 75p). Served with chips or salad £6.25
Burger & Chips 4oz beefburger served in a sesame bun with salad garnish & chips (cheddar or stilton cheeseburger £1 extra) £6.95
Ploughman’s Lunch Home cooked ham with a choice of cheese - cheddar, brie or stilton, pickle, salad and a crusty baguette £5.75
Ham, Egg & Chips Home cooked ham, two fried eggs & chips £6.50
Sausage, Egg & Chips Two sausages, two fried eggs & chips £5.75
Cajun Chicken Boneless butterfly chicken breast flavoured with cajun spices, served with chips and garnish or salad £6.95
Scampi & Chips Breaded wholetail scampi, peas, chips & salad garnish £7.50

Sandwiches and Snacks

Freshly Made Sandwiches With a choice of one or two fillings from: Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tuna Mayonnaise, Ham, Brie, Stilton, Tomato, Onion, Pickle (extra fillings 75p each) £2.95
Freshly Filled Baguettes With a choice of one or two fillings from: Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tuna Mayonnaise, Ham, Brie, Stilton, Tomato, Onion, Pickle (extra fillings 75p each) £3.95
Toasted sandwiches With a choice of one or two fillings from: Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tuna Mayonnaise, Ham, Brie, Stilton, Tomato, Onion, Pickle (extra fillings 75p each) £3.25

Side orders

Bowl of chips £1.50
Side salad £1.50
Toast & preserves £1.50
Bread & butter £0.75
Baked beans £0.75


Chocolate Fudge Cake with fresh cream or ice cream £2.50
Apple pie with fresh cream or ice cream £2.50
Bowl of ice cream £2.50


Bedwell Park

The first mention of Bedwell Park was in 1388, when it was in the stewardship of John Norbury. He was licensed to enclose 80 acres to make a park and then stocked it with deer.

In 1474 Edward IV granted the manor of Bedwell to Sir William Say, he died in 1530, leaving his daughters, Mary and Gertrude, his heirs. Samuel Whitbread, a London brewer, bought Bedwell in 1780, when the estate was apparently in a bad state of repair and had it restored. Samuel Whitbread died in 1796 and again the estate was sold.

In 1946, Bedwell House and Park, were sold to the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation. The Corporation had been founded during the Crimean War to provide education for the daughters of men in the Armed Forces who had died as a result of active service. The buildings were internally modernised to accommodate about 100 girls.

The school closed in 1972 and the Estate was again sold, to the PL London Company for conversion to a golf course and hotel. The golf course opened in 1976, with part of the old Manor House used as a clubhouse. In 1986 the present owners, Tokyo Leisure Development Co. Ltd, purchased the Estate. In 1988 further land was purchased for the new development of a second golf course and the Landscape Design Company planned the layout of the 18-hole New Course. The New Course and Clubhouse were opened in the autumn of 1992.


Built around the original 16th century barn, the clubhouse has magnificent beamed lounge and dining room and an upstairs restaurant overlooking the beautiful grounds. In summer, guests can enjoy the patio, which opens off the lounge and overlooks the New Course.

The clubhouse has a resident Japanese chef as well as European chefs.

The spacious bar and lounge offer excellent food from both culinary traditions throughout the day, and is open to the general public seven days a week.

The Proshop area in the reception hall stocks a large range of golf products and clothes and the friendly staff are on hand to help and advise with purchases and golf bookings.

From time to time clubhouse facilities may also be made available for social functions (parties, wedding receptions etc.). Please call to discuss your requirements.

Society Packages

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Hatfield London Country Club welcomes golfing societies and corporate events.

Our packages cater for golfing days with 18, 27 or 36 holes, making use of one or both of our golf courses.

We offer a range of refreshments in comfortable surroundings - coffee & bacon roll on arrival, a choice of lunches, and a three course dinner in the evening depending upon your chosen society package.

To book a society or corporate event please print out, complete and return the Society Booking Form with your deposit payment. Alternatively please contact us to discuss any special requirements.

General Terms

The Club’s general rules of Conduct, Dress and Etiquette shall apply to all society participants and bookings.


It is the responsibility of the Organiser of a society to ensure that the society members are on the Tee ready to play at their allotted times. This may mean that an Organiser who has teed-off in one of the earlier parties in the society must appoint a deputy. Organisers who tee-off with the last group can ensure that the whole group are punctual.
The club takes the responsibility of ensuring that refreshments are available on time and it is thereafter the Organiser’s responsibility to make sure that the society members finish their refreshments in good time to be able to tee-off punctually.
If members of a society are late arriving at the tee and have missed their allotted tee-off times, then these times will be forfeited and any following society or individual will be allowed to play. The society members who arrived late will have to wait to play until there is a free tee-off time.

Booking Procedure

Society tee-off times can be reserved from 8:00am on the old course and 10:00am on the new course on weekdays (Monday - Friday) and 10:00am onwards at the weekend, only on the old course
Society bookings can be made and confirmed up to 12 months in advance of the event.
The completed Society Booking Form and non-returnable deposit of £10.00 per person should be sent to the Club no later than 21 days prior to the society day.
Bookings can only be confirmed upon receipt of the full deposit and the company reserve the right to cancel a society day if a deposit has not been received..
Cancellations must be notified by contacting the Society Secretary in writing to the company address, by fax to 01707-278475, or by email to
A cancellation fee of £20 per head is chargeable where cancellations are received less than 5 days before the day of the event.
The account must be settled in full before any play commences.
Payments are accepted by VISA, MASTERCARD, SWITCH. Personal cheques can only be accepted with a cheque guarantee card up to the value of the card’s limit.

We reserve the right to change any prices at any time

Japanese Menu

The clubhouse has a resident Japanese chef as well as European chefs.

Members can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant upstairs, while the spacious bar and lounge also offer excellent food from both culinary traditions throughout the day.

The Proshop area in the reception hall stocks a large range of golf products and clothes and the friendly staff are on hand to help and advise with purchases and golf bookings.

From time to time clubhouse facilities may also be made available for social functions (parties, wedding receptions etc.). Please call to discuss your requirements.

Japanese Menu

(available in the bar, lounge and member’s restaurant)


Gyoza Grilled dumplings stuffed with spicy vegetables £3.95
Edamame Salted green soybeans £3.50
Yakitori Grilled skewer chicken £3.50
Ebi Fry Deep fried king prawns with breadcrumbs £4.20
Nametake Tofu Straw mushrooms with bean curd £3.80
Tori Karaage Deep fried chicken £3.95

Main Courses

Ramen Soup noodles with roast pork £6.80
Ramen Set Soup noodles with roast pork, fried dumplings & rice £8.95
Katsu Curry Curry rice with pork cutlet & salad £7.95
Ebi Curry Curry rice with fried king prawn & salad £8.50

Selection of Ju

(served on rice with miso soup)

Katsu Ju Pork cutlet omelette on rice & miso soup £7.95
Sauce Katsu Ju Pork cutlet with special sauce on rice & miso soup £7.95
Yakitori Ju Grilled chicken on rice & miso soup £7.95
Tori Teriyaki Ju Fried chicken with teriyaki sauce on rice & miso soup £8.95
Una Ju Grilled eel on rice & miso soup £9.95


New Course


Created by Landscape Design Company, the New Course lies at at the northern end of Bedwell Park and opened in 1992.

It is somewhat flatter than the Old Course, with most of the holes arranged to play along the hillside. On the 7,090 yard course the 4th tee of 650 yards is one of the longest in the country.

The par four 18th of 474 yards is the most difficult hole on the course - made more so by the fact that it plays INTO the prevailing South Westerly wind.

Each hole has a designated species of tree (Cherry, Acer etc.) and shrubs. Trees and water features give an impressive visual display throughout the year.

The New Course (also called the Member Course) is available in some society packages, and to club members and their guests.

Old Course




Designed by Fred Hawtree and opened in 1976 this mature parkland course of 6,808 yards lies at the southern end of Bedwell Park.

The course is quite undulating, with a change of elevation of some 50 feet - many golfers use a buggy. The 6th and 18th tees offer some of the most sweeping views.

Of all the challenging holes on the Old Course probably the most memorable are the par five 3rd and 12th holes which share a multi-tiered green, and the 392 yard par four 16th, whose tree-lined fairway hosts a huge central oak 100 yards short of the green at the knee of a dog-leg. There are many ways to play this one, and more ways NOT to play it!


Hatfield London Country Club lays down the following rules governing the required standards of conduct, dress and etiquette for all individuals - club members, guests, visitors and society participants - while on lub premises.

On the Course

No golfer may play without first paying the appropriate green fee.

Golfers must be equipped with their own golf clubs and bag.

No match of more than four balls will be permitted.

Slow play should be avoided at all times. Golfers must play without delay. The expected time for a round is 4 hours.

Golfers should repair pitch marks on the greens, replace divots and rake bunkers.

No trolleys are allowed on the tee grounds or greens, or in bunkers.

Golfers should stop play while a greenkeeper is working within range of the ball unless otherwise indicated by the greenkeeper.
Use of buggy cars - golfers must keep strictly to the rules displayed in each buggy car. They should note particularly that only the driver and ONE passenger are allowed and they must remain seated while the car is in motion.

Players only are allowed on the course - no accompanying adults, children or pets whatsoever.
Smoking is permitted only on the tee-grounds.


A high standard of recognised golf wear should be worn.
All shirts must have collars and sleeves and they must be tucked in to the trousers.
No denims, football shirts or vests on or off the course.
Golf shoes must be worn on the golf course.
Tailored shorts may be worn as long as they are worn with socks.

In the Clubhouse

No golf bags into the Clubhouse.
No spiked shoes may be worn in the bar, lounge or restaurant.
No swearing please.

Club staff have been asked to help ensure that these regulations are enforced.

At all times we would ask you respect these policies. Failure to adhere to these rules will mean that admission may be refused.

The Club reserves the right in his sole discretion to refuse access to any individual, member, or guest to any facility of the Club should it be deemed that such individual, member or guest is behaving improperly or in a manner likely to endanger the welfare, safety, harmony or good reputation of the Club or its Members.



The Bedwell Park Club is a membership club operating under the control of Hatfield London Country Club Limited (the Company). The Company operates a 36-hole golf course with pitch and putt and provides a service to ordinary members of the golfing public, golf societies, members of the Hatfield London Country Club Member Course and now to members of the Bedwell Park Club as well.

The Board of Directors shall be those duly authorised to serve as directors of Hatfield London Country Club Limited (the Company).

The objects of the Club are to promote the game of golf, to establish, maintain and conduct a golf club for the benefit of its members and to provide facilities for other activities consistent with members of a golf club. This object would be subject to the discretion of the Company given its obligations to safeguard its commercial interests with regard to its clients without the Bedwell Park Club.

The Club shall consist of Full, Five-Day, Individual and Corporate Members and such other categories of Members as the Company shall from time to time, determine. All categories of membership shall be open to either sex. The number of Members of each category and the number of male and female members in each category shall be limited in such manner as the Company shall from time to time determine. The Company at any time may in its discretion define further categories of Membership

The privileges set out in this section are subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be reasonably imposed by the Company.

Full Members are entitled to use the Clubhouse whenever it is open and to play golf on any day that the course is open subject as always to availability.

Five-Day members are entitled to use the Clubhouse whenever it is open, but to play golf from Monday to Friday inclusive only when the course is open. Five-Day members may only play golf on Saturdays, Sundays as guests or visitors.

The Company has decided that these posts will not be available to the Club.

The Captain and Vice Captain (each of whom must be a Full or Five Day Member) shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting to hold office until the next following Annual General Meeting. Every third year, however, the Company shall itself appoint members to the positions of captain and Vice Captain, subject to the written consent of those members.

The freehold title to the Clubhouse, the Course and surrounding land and buildings belongs to Tokyo Leisure Development Company Limited, (TL), a company incorporated in Japan. Hatfield London Country Club Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of TL and under the terms of a lease from TL, operates the golf course business at Essendon in Hatfield. Up until October 2002, the company operated two Clubhouses, the Public Course Clubhouse and the Members Course Clubhouse. Following the sale of the Public Course Clubhouse to a property developer, the business now operates out of the Members Clubhouse.

HLCC Ltd has seven directors, three of whom are resident in the U.K. Some 13 years ago, a Japanese corporate Members Club was also established at Essendon and continues to operate from the same Clubhouse.

The financial year of the Bedwell Park Club shall be 12 months commencing on 1st April.

Members shall be liable to pay entrance fees and subscriptions which shall be determined from time to time by the Company.

The Board of Directors of HLCC Ltd shall appoint the Golf Administrator as Chairman of the Committee.

There shall be a Committee which shall consist of at least five fee paying members (whether Full or Five Day) and two employees of the Company, namely the ClubHouse Manager (or in his absence his Assistant) and the HeadGreen Keeper (or in his absence, his Deputy). For reasons of practicality, the position of Club & Handicap Secretary will be occupied by the Clubhouse Manager and the position of Greens Secretary will be occupied by the Head Green Keeper. The Professional Golfer will also serve on the Committee as Chairman under the terms of an independent Agreement with the Company.

Notwithstanding, the outcome of any of the Committee’s proceedings, the Company shall have the power of veto in respect of such decisions that the Company may consider contrary to its best commercial interests.

The Committee shall be responsible for:

a) the arrangement of golf competitions and matches and of club social functions, subject ultimately to the powers of the Board of Directors.

b) handicapping of golfing members

c) enforcement of codes of conduct and standards of dress for all Members in the clubhouse and on the course.

d) such other responsibilities as may be delegated to then by the Board of Directors from time to time as agreed by the Committee.

The Committee shall have the following six posts – Captain, Vice Captain, Chairman, Treasurer, Club/Handicap Secretary and Greens Secretary.

The election of members to the Committee shall take place at the Annual General Meeting in the following manner.

Thirty-five days notice of the forthcoming election shall be given on the Bedwell Park Club notice board in the clubhouse. Such notice shall state the number of vacancies and any nominees of the Board of Directors or of the Committee. In addition to any such nominees any four Members of the Club shall be at liberty to nominate another Member to serve on the Committee, having previously received that person’s consent in writing. The name of each nominated Member shall be sent in writing to the Clubhouse Manager at least twenty-one days before the Annual General Meeting, together with the names of the proposer and the seconder. The list of nominees with their proposer and seconder shall be posted on the Clubhouse notice board in alphabetic order at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.

The names of the candidates together with in each case their proposer and seconder shall be circulated to all the Members along with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. If there are more candidates than vacancies then provided that the meeting is attended by 70% in number of the Members on that date, an election may take place at the meeting. If not, the Company reserves the right to make the appointments from the list of nominations. If there are an insufficient number of nominations to fill the vacancies, then the Company reserves the right to make its own appointments in respect of Members who are willing to serve but for whatever reason have not secured a proposer and/or a seconder.

If in an election, two or more Members receive the same number of votes, the existing Committee Members shall select by ballot from such candidates.

Each year two Committee Members who are Members of the Club shall retire at the Annual General Meeting and shall not be eligible for re-election until the next following year’s Annual General Meeting.

Since the Committee is represented by Members of the Club and by representatives of the Company either as employees or consultants, situations may arise when differences of opinion between those protecting the interests of the Membership and those protecting the wider interests of the Company. Thus, to avoid problems whereby Members’ loyalties could be compromised, members of the same family or partners will not be permitted to serve on the Committee simultaneously.

The Committee shall meet for the dispatch of its business and regulate its meetings as it thinks fit. Three Members shall represent a quorum, two of whom must be representatives of the Company. In the event of a tie in a ballot of the Committee members, the Chairman shall have the casting vote, subject as stated elsewhere in these Rules to the power of veto by the Company.

Any member of the Committee, other than the representatives of the Company, may be removed from office at any time by a resolution of a General Meeting duly convened in accordance with the relevant rule herein, carried by the votes of a majority of not less than two thirds of the members present and entitled to vote.

Those members of the Committee who are representatives of the Committee may only be removed by the Board of Directors and the Committee Chairman may only be removed under the terms of a separate Agreement with that member.

The Committee shall not have any powers of borrowing.

The election of Members shall be vested in the Committee, sitting with at least two Company representatives, and shall have the power to elect or refuse admission without assigning a reason.

A candidate for Five-Day or Full Membership must be proposed by a Member and seconded by another Member of the Club. Both the proposer and the seconder should be personally well acquainted with the candidate and should be responsible for the candidate’s eligibility. The candidate shall complete the Club’s application form which together with the proposer’s letter and the seconder’s letter shall be forwarded to the Club Secretary. The names of all current candidates together with the names of their respective proposers and seconders shall be posted in the Clubhouse at least fourteen days before the meeting of the Committee to consider such applications by way of ballot. However if the Company so directs, the period of 14 days may be reduced to 2 days.

A Member of less than one year shall not be eligible to stand as either a proposer or a seconder and no Member may propose or second on more two occasions in any one-year of the Club, unless as otherwise agreed with the Company.

Any Member wishing to resign membership from the Club, shall give notice in writing to the Club Secretary of his intention to resign at the end of the financial year.

Any such Member having previously resigned in accordance with the above, may re-apply to join by applying directly to the Committee without the need for a proposer or seconder.

If a Member wishes to transfer from one category of Membership to another, that Member should notify the Club Secretary in writing for inclusion of that Member on the appropriate list in respect of the next financial year.

If a Member dies, a reimbursement on a pro rata basis will be made to that Member’s estate.

If any Member shall have:

a) been adjudicated bankrupt or shall either individually or as a partner in a firm have made any composition or arrangement with his or her creditors under the Insolvency Act 1986 or otherwise or have a receiving order made against him or her or execute any deed or document for winding up or carry on his or her business under inspection; or

b) been convicted of a criminal offence; or

c) made any false statement on his or her application form or at an interview for membership; or

d) if the conduct of any Member (either in or out of the Club) shall in the opinion of the Company or the Committee be injurious to the character or interests of the Club or ultimately to the Company.

The Committee shall give notice in writing to the Member of its intention to either expel or suspend that Member and the reasons for doing so.

The Member shall have the right to be heard by the Committee or to make written representations to the Company within ten days after such notice has been given. Upon the expiry of the 10th day, the Committee shall meet to discuss the case of the Member. If the complaint against the Member is upheld, the Committee may expel, or suspend that Member for a period of up to 6 months effective from the date of the decision. The Company reserves the right to review such a decision and if there are other reasons as to why expulsion or suspension may not be appropriate, the Company has the right to overturn such a decision.

If the complaint is not upheld, the Company also reserves the right to review the decision and if in its opinion, there is case to answer, the Company has the right to expel or suspend that member as if the Committee had upheld the complaint in the first instance.

Any Member expelled in accordance with this Rule, or indeed otherwise ceasing to be a Member of the Club, shall forfeit the right to or claim upon the Club or the Company.

An expelled Member shall not be admitted to the Club or Company premises either as a guest or a visitor.

During the period of suspension, a suspended Member shall not be admissible to the Club or Company Premises, the Course or Practice Ground and shall not be entitled to any reimbursement of any fees paid in respect of the period of suspension.

All Members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend at General Meetings. The Annual General Meeting shall be held within 2 months of the end of the financial year, at the Clubhouse. Thirty days notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be given on the notice board in the Clubhouse.

No rule of the Club shall be repealed or altered and no new rule shall be made except by agreement with the Company. The Company, itself, reserves the right to amend these rules from time to time as it sees fit.

Each Member shall communicate his or her address or that of his agent from time to time by the Club Secretary and all notices sent to such addresses shall be considered as duly delivered.

Any Member is entitled to introduce guests to the Clubhouse and grounds, provided the Member accompanies them and discharges any liability incurred by them.

The introduction of guests is subject to the following conditions:

a) payment of the requisite fees.

b) the name of every guest must be entered in the book kept for that purpose, and the entry signed and dated by the Member introducing such guest.

The Company shall have the right in exceptional circumstances or for reasons beyond its control to dissolve the Club.

The hours during which intoxicating liquor may be purchased shall from time to time be decided by the Company but in any event shall not exceed the hours permitted by the relevant authority under the Licensing Acts or other applicable law.

In the proper exercise of its powers the Company shall have the power to make such ByeLaws and Local Rules for the regulation and conduct of the Club as they may from time to time consider necessary. Such ByeLaws shall remain in force unless altered or rescinded by the Company.

All Members shall be bound to submit to the Rules and Bye-Laws of the Club and to such additions thereto and modifications thereof from time to time be made in accordance with the provisions of these Rules and shall accept as final the interpretation thereof and decisions thereon by the Company.

Moreover, if certain circumstances arise which may not covered by these Rules, then all Members will be bound by the Company’s decision on such matters.

In no instance shall a Member reprimand anyone employed by or for the Club. Any such complaint by a Member shall in the first instance be made to the Clubhouse Manager or Head Green keeper as appropriate. All other complaints should be addressed in the first instance to the Committee Chairman.

The Chairman of the Committee shall be responsible for the keeping of full and correct minutes of all proceedings of the Club.

The Treasurer of the Club shall be required to produce an annual statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet made up to the financial year end. If necessary, such accounts shall be audited by a suitably qualified accountant, prior to being circulated among the Members together with notice of the Annual General Meeting.

No Member shall injure, take away or permit to be taken away from the Clubhouse, under any pretence whatever, any property of the Club or the Company.

No paper, notice or placard, written or printed, shall be put up in the Clubhouse or grounds without the permission of the Company.

All Members are required to settle every expense they incur in the Club before they leave the Clubhouse.

Other than guide dogs, no dogs shall be brought into the Clubhouse or onto the Course except with the consent of the Company.

No Member shall exploit membership of the Club for business purposes without the consent of the Company.

No Member or guest may bring refreshments to the Club for consumption in the Clubhouse.

The Rules of the Game of Golf shall be those adopted from time to time by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew’s subject only to such additions and modifications as the Company may consider necessary to meet the requirements of the Hatfield London Country Club. A list of such additions and modifications which shall take effect as Bye-Laws, shall be posted in the Clubhouse together with a copy of the Rules of Golf as played by the Royal and Ancient Club.


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