|London is blessed with scores of golf courses to enjoy throughout the
year. From the exclusive championship golf course at The Grove, to the indoor
simulated golf club in the heart of Londons Soho, theres something
for everyone whatever the weather.
To help you get into the swing we give you our top three London golf club
recommendations. We have also drawn up a list of 30 golf courses around
London. From Englands oldest golf course at Blackheath to the driving
range at City Golf Club theres plenty of choice.
So dust off that golf bag, polish up those irons, and get a spring in
your swing at one of these golf havens.
The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
Head to CityGuides top recommendation, The Grove, hosts of the
WGC American Express Championships in September. The club offers an exclusive
eighteen hole golf course built to USGA specifications with the latest
A4 creeping bent grass for firm, fast putting surfaces in spectacular
surroundings. For those who want to sharpen up their game theres
also a full length driving range, practise area and putting green.
With no membership policy, the golf course at The Grove is here to provide
you with a memorable day out.
Watford Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
Europes first ever six hole golf course, Northwick Park has been
recreated from the worlds six most famous holes.
in Harrow, visiting golfers can sweep around the course in one afternoon
and experience the joys and the terrors of world famous holes such as
the Postage Stamp at Troon, and 12th at Birkdale. And dont expect
pitch and putt, this course is the turf of golfers dreams complimented
by a superb restaurant, driving range, the first ever golf course exclusively
designed for children, a creche and Pro Shop. At 20 pounds a round and
with facilities like this, you cant afford to miss out.
33 Great Putney Street, London, W1F 9NW
England isnt exactly famous for its weather and London is no exception.
This is why our CityGuide team searched every corner of London for a course
for fair-weather players.
Located in the heart of London, Urban Golf is Englands largest
state-of-the-art indoor golf facility where golfers of all abilities can
play over 50 of the worlds most famous courses or learn new skills
at the Academy with tips from experienced PGA professionals.Urban Golf
features the latest golf simulators, provides digital video analysis for
absolute beginners and the experienced golfer alike, as well as the opportunity
to relax in a licensed bar.
Brocket Hall Golf Club
Address: Brocket Hall, Brocket Hall International Ltd, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Tel: +44(0)1707 335241 Fax: +44(0)1707 333309
Set amidst 543 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, the Brocket
Hall Estate oozes romance and history from every pore. It has been home
to two prime-ministers, entertained queens and kings, has two 18 hole
Championship Golf Courses, the Faldo Golf Institute, Melbourne Lodge and
acclaimed lakeside restaurant Auberge du Lac.
Brocket Hall Golf Club has been designed to offer some of the best golf
in the UK, affording the opportunity to play on not one but two very different
Championship standard courses, the Melbourne and Palmerston. After playing,
you can spend the night at Melbourne Lodge, in the grounds of one of the
most spectacular country homes in England, and dine in an utterly romantic
setting, beside the river at the acclaimed Auberge du Lac restaurant.
It is the perfect package for golfers and only 20 miles from London.
The Melbourne Course is designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clark and follows
the natural undulations and contours of the 18th Century parkland. The
par 72 provides a challenging game of golf in stunning surroundings. The
course crosses the River Lea several times, and golfers are carried across
the Broadwater by a ferry to complete the 18th hole.
In contrast, the par 73 Palmerston Course, designed by Donald Steel,
one of the most influential golf course architects in the world, is over
7000 yards from the back tees. Steel has sculptured many beautiful holes
playing through the ancient woodlands with some very undulating fairways.
The Brocket estate is also home to the Faldo Golf Institute, a state-of-the-art
golf instructional centre based around the six-time Major Champions
improvement and development programme. The first of its kind in Europe,
the Institute embodies a structured practise facility including: an indoor
teaching school, a long game zone, a short game zone, a chipping and bunker
zone, a putting zone and a par 3 six-hole approach zone complete with
instructional boards on every tee offering Faldos own strategic
advice. All the staff at the Institute have distinguished backgrounds
as both players and teachers.
Melbourne Lodge, formerly the Brocket Hall stable-block has been transformed
in to luxurious and elegant accommodation for members and their guests
to play and stay. The 16 bedrooms each look out onto the surrounding parkland.
The Auberge du Lac is Hertfordshires most celebrated restaurant.
Set in a beautiful 18th Century former hunting lodge by the side of the
river, with stunning views over the parkland, the award-winning restaurant
is run by Executive Chef Phil Thompson, formerly of LEscargot, St
Martins Hotel and The Lanesborough Hotel.
Brocket Hall dates back to 1239. The hall as it stands today was built
by renowned architect James Paine for Sir Mathew Lamb in 1760. Home to
two Prime Ministers, Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston, the home has
a long and salacious history of scandal and romance. The first Lady of
the house surprised her husband Lord Melbourne during dinner by emerging
naked from a soup tureen? She was also the mistress of Prince Regent,
later George 1V. Not to be outdone, Lord Palmerston allegedly died on
the Billiards table in the clutches of the chambermaid!
Brocket Hall offers a variety of play and stay packages to non members
The Brocket Hall Golf Package (£225 pp) The package includes a night
at Melbourne Lodge, breakfast at the Watershyppes Clubhouse, a round of
golf , access to the Faldo Golf Institute and dinner at the Steven Saunders
restaurant from the award winning chef himself.
Your list of London Golf Clubs
Aquarious Golf Club, London SE22 ORY Parkland
Brent Valley Golf Club, Hanwell W7 3BE Parkland
Bush Hill Park Golf Club, London, N21 2BU - Parkland
Central London Golf Centre, London, SW17 OAT Parkland
Chingford Golf Course, Chingford E4 7QL Parkland
City Golf Clubs, London EC2R 5EH Driving Range
Dukes Meadows Golf Club, Chiswick W4 2SH Parkland
Eltham Warren Golf Club, Eltham SE9 2PE Parkland
Finchley Golf Club, London NW7 1PU Parkland
Hampstead Golf Club, Hampstead N6 4AH Parkland
Highgate Golf Club, Highgate N6 4AH Parkland
Laing Sports Club, Finchley NW7 2ER Parkland
Leaside Golf Club, Edmonton N9 OAS Parkland
London Scottish Golf Club, London SW19 5NQ Heathland
Mill Hill Golf Club, Mill Hill NW7 3AL Parkland
Muswell Hill Golf Club, London N22 4UT Parkland
North Middlesex Golf Club, Whetstone N20 ONL Parkland
Richmond Park Assn Golf Club, Kennington W14 8SQ Parkland
Riverside Golf Club, Eltham SE28 8PP Parkland
Roehampton Golf Club, Roehampton SW15 5LR Parkland
Royal Blackheath Golf Club, Eltham SE9 5AF Parkland
Royal Epping Forest Golf Club, Chingford E4 7AZ Parkland
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, London SW19 4UW Heathland
Shooters Hill Golf Club, London SE18 3DA Parkland
South Herts Golf Club, Totteridge N20 8QU Parkland
Trent Park Public Golf Course, Southgate N14 4UW Parkland
Wanstead Golf Club, Chingford E11 2LW Parkland
West Essex Golf Club, Chingford E4 7QL Parkland
Wimbledon Park Golf Club, Wimbledon SW19 7HR - parkland