The Club was officially opened in 1932 and has regularly featured in the top 100 golf courses in the UK and was selected by the R & A to host an 'Open Championship' Regional Qualifying Competition for six years between 2003 and 2008. The Club has also regularly hosted PGA events as well as County/Regional Championships for both Men & Ladies.
Ashridge first came to prominence, however, in the late 1930's following the appointment of Henry Cotton as resident Club Professional. Sir Henry Cotton as he was to become, was arguably the best golfer of his era, winning three Open Championships including the Open at Carnoustie in 1937 whilst he was at Ashridge. In fact, in that year Sir Henry's two Assistants Bill Laidlaw and Fred Robertson, finished 7th and 18th respectively, the only occasion during the last 100 years when three representatives of the same Club finished so high in the order.
From 1964, Alex Hay, the well known broadcaster, author and respected golf commentator spent 12 years as Professional at Ashridge.
Today, the course measures 6,663 yards and with a par of 72, it has fairly been described as encouraging to the average golfer whilst thought provoking to the good player.