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London Golf – Get into the Swing!

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 London’s Soho, there’s 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 England’s oldest golf course at Blackheath to the driving range at City Golf Club there’s 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
The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG

Head to CityGuide’s 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 there’s 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.

Northwick Park
Watford Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ

Europe’s first ever six hole golf course, Northwick Park has been recreated from the worlds six most famous holes.

Based 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 don’t 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 can’t afford to miss out.

Urban Golf
33 Great Putney Street, London, W1F 9NW

England isn’t 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 England’s largest state-of-the-art indoor golf facility where golfers of all abilities can play over 50 of the world’s 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 AL8 7XG
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 Champion’s 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 Faldo’s 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 Hertfordshire’s 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 L’Escargot, St Martin’s 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 including:
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


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