Best Golf Courses In and Around London
January 23, 2018
If you’re visiting London anytime soon and you’re an avid golfer, then you have no excuses not to visit the local courses. London has so many examples of top-notch clubs with fabulous landscapes and the very best in professional gameplay.
Now, of course, this is the UK we are talking about, so you’ll want to keep your golf umbrella handy just in case of a sudden downpour. But don’t let that stop you.
Here are some suggestions of some of the best London golf courses to try.
Highgate Golf Club
The very closest to the centre of London is probably Highgate Golf Club. This one is for the more experienced golfers out there due to it being a private member’s club that only permits experienced players who have a golfing handicap. If you arrive for a weekend of golfing and not yet a member, you’ll have to come with someone who is already part of the club.
Wimbledon Park Golf Club
Just a few minutes walk from the tube station is Wimbledon Park Golf Club. It does include some rather tricky holes which have been redesigned to up your game. If you’re also a tennis fan then while you're in Wimbledon, you’ll want a view of the All England club. The great thing is, you can see it from the golf course, on the 4th fairway.
Epping Golf Club
The Epping Golf Club is walkable from Epping Station, and whatever your standard of play you’ll feel a warm welcome here. If you fancy an evening game twilight entry is at a bargain price, but earlier in the day it’s still worth a visit for the views and the beautiful landscaping.
West Herts Golf Club
West Herts Golf Club offers you a decent round of golf whatever the season and provides discounted entry fees for those living in the local area. This is a club that is working hard on its accessibility and making it easier for people to get involved in the game. The design of the course is really rather beautiful so well worth a visit if you are in the surrounding area.
Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club
How about Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club, which has not just one but two courses for you to try out your strokes. The shorter course is the Pam Barton course, which will still take you through your paces, so don't underestimate the challenge. This club started life in 1892, so it’s been around for a while, but a 7-year initiative to rejuvenate 18 of the holes came to a conclusion in 2014. Although it enjoys the kudos of having a certainly proven heritage, it certainly doesn’t feel old.
We hope that gives you some ideas for a mini-tour of golf courses in the London area. And if you’ve played all those, perhaps aim for Scotland next, in which case you’ll definitely want your umbrella…!