Sport of the Month London Best Golf Clubs and Courses in London

As golf is one of the most popular sports in London, there are many opportunities to join private clubs and courses to make the most of the golfing experience. Totally Sporty researched London's best private golf clubs and courses to ensure the most dedicated golfers can find the best place to play golf in the city. Organised by region, London's most competitive golfers can find the private clubs and courses closest to home or work.

North London—Hampstead Golf Club

Hampstead Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is recognised as the most interesting 9-hole course in the North London. Hampstead Golf Club is a thriving private members only club in North London and is one of the closest golf courses to the centre of London.
It boasts a competitive golf membership of men, ladies and juniors. The course was laid out by one of Britain's most prolific course designers, Tom Dunn, and is surrounded by classic parkland. With some elevated tees and greens it provides a variety of golf for all levels of player.
The clubhouse is one of the most attractive in Middlesex and members pride themselves on enjoying the sport of golf as well as a wide range of unique social events, many open to both members and their guests.
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North London—Highgate Golf Club

Highgate Golf Club is located just 11 minutes from Oxford Street. Set in idyllic surroundings on the north side of Hampstead Heath, many golfers have been charmed by Highgate's course and its special atmosphere.

Its 18 holes stretch to 6,000 yards and the course is one of the nearest 18-hole courses to central London. Despite being over 100 years old, the existence of the course still raises eyebrows – even amongst those who have lived in the capital for many years and in that respect, Highgate really is London's best kept golfing secret.

A hilly, tree-lined parkland course, Highgate Golf Club has just one par five hole and four extremely demanding par four holes.
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East London—Wanstead Golf Club

Wanstead Golf Club, established in 1893, is an 18-hole private member's golf club based in London.

Set in beautiful parkland, the course hosts many of the major events in the Essex County golfing calendar and is the home of the prestigious Armitage Cup.

Wanstead Golf Club is the only a nine iron course in Canary Wharf, located on the edge of the city of London.
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Southeast London—Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club

Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course with membership requirements on weekends. The 6,100-yard, par 69 course is set among mature oaks on the slopes of Sydenham Hill, overlooking a beautiful view of Dulwich College.
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Southwest London—Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club

The Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club is a historic private golf course located in London.
Royal Mid-Surrey occupies an historic area of Royal Parkland in Richmond-Upon-Thames. Founded over 100 years ago, it shares a bend in the River Thames with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Where Henry V built a monastery and George III grazed his sheep, golfers now enjoy the challenge set by two fine courses, given their character by professional golf course designer J.H. Taylor.

The club is only nine miles from the centre of London and is conveniently located for both car and public transport. It is easily accessible from the M25 and is within walking distance of Richmond rail and Underground stations.

Royal Mid-Surrey, with its friendly and helpful staff, welcomes visitors and golf societies. The Club offers an unequalled combination of golf and hospitality for society or company golf days.
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Southwest London—Coombe Hill Golf Club

The Coombe Hill Golf Club is a private 18-hole golf course located in London. The first thing noticed about Coombe Hill is its sheer beauty. Every hole is festooned with thousands of scarlet and magenta rhododendrons and every fairway is lined with firs, oaks and slender silver birches. While golfing at Coombe Hill it is easy to forget that the course is only 45 minutes from the centre of London.

6,300 yards long and a par 71 golf course, Coombe Hill offers constant challenges for golfers. Described by PGA Tour Professional Craig de Foy as a course that "...rewards a good shot, and punishes the bad one," its narrowness puts a premium on the ability to hit the ball consistently straight. However, individuals with a passion for golf will relish playing at Coombe Hill.
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West London—Ealing Golf Club

Ealing Golf Course is a challenging par 70, 6191-yard course that over the years has produced players of the highest calibre in amateur golf. 

It is not a physically demanding course and players of all levels and ages can enjoy a relaxing but challenging round. We are renowned for the condition and presentation of our course and the greens have some of the best surfaces in England.
Ealing Golf Club also features practice greens and a driving range.
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Make the most of your golfing experience by learning more about London's best venues for golf lessons, public golf courses and driving ranges.

Did you know?

Stockley Park Golf Course offers some of London’s best golf for both members and visitors:
-18-hole tournament and championship golf course
-Surrounded by 240 acres of rolling hills and countryside
-Clubhouse overlooks 18th hole
-30 miles of drainage for year-around play
-Pay and play options open to public