If London conjures images of red buses and giant gherkin buildings it would be no great surprise. However, what may surprise you is just how many golf courses there are, and indeed, the high standard of them.
You won’t, of course, find anything a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace or Liz and Phil would have their handicaps down to 10 by now. However, some of England’s finest are just a short journey away, with some of the best golf courses in the City of London even reachable via. Rail and Underground public transport.
In and around the capital, you have access to nearly 100 golf courses in the City of London and Greater London. They are pretty much all within easy reach of the centre of The Big Smoke, offering an escapism from the noise of one of the biggest cities in the world!
There are long-standing classic courses such as Coombe Hill and The Addington Golf Club that rank in England’s Top 100 courses. Or up and coming courses such as The Shire London.
And whilst everything can be expensive in the capital, there can be great value from a golfing perspective, with clubs such as Old Fold Manor Golf Club listing in the Top 100 golf courses under £60. A large number of clubs also participate in the 2-FORE-1 scheme.
If you’re willing to travel a little further from the capital, world-famous Wentworth, home of the PGA Championship (and indeed, the PGA hierarchy) is barely 20 miles South West of Richmond, with Sunningdale just a few miles further out. A similar distance directly south from the city finds Walton Heath, home of the British Masters in 2018.
With a surprisingly large amount of courses available in the suburbs, there’s no reason to write off London as a great choice for a golfing break, especially with the amount of other entertainment options on offer.
You can check out all the golf courses in London below.