London is a sprawling urban metropolis so you could easily think there isn't enough open space for the city to have many golf courses. In fact, there are plenty of golf lovers in London and plenty of golf clubs too, especially around the outskirts of the city. If you're keen to get together with friends for a round of golf then we'll help you find the ideal venue. Check out our guide to golf courses in London.
Guide to golf courses in London
In this guide
Golf courses in London
- Sudbury Golf Club – Challenge yourself
- Brent Valley Golf Course – Award-winning golf course
- Hendon Golf Club – Non-profit club
- Haste Hill Golf Course – Golf club for members and visitors
- Trent Park Golf Club – Bordering London and Hertforshire
- Royal Wimbledon Golf Course – Full of history
- Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club – Popular South London Club
- Highgate Golf Club – North London golfing
- Coombe Hill Golf Club – Traditional English golf course
- Richmond Park Golf Course – Golfing in Richmond Park
- Finchley Golf Club – Well-equipped North London club
- Shooters Hill Golf Club – View of Kent
- The Shire London – Unique golf course
- Aquarius Golf Club – Run by volunteers
- North Middlesex Golf Club – 74 acres of parkland
- Mill Hill Golf Club – Founded in 1927
- Dukes Meadows Golf, Tennis & Ski – Choice of sporty activities
- Northwood Golf Club – Leading local course
- Royal Blackheath Golf Club – England's oldest club
- Muswell Hill Golf Club – Inclusive North London club
- West Essex Golf Club – 18 holes in East London
- Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club – Elite golf club
- Ealing Golf Club – Designed by Harry Colt
- Bush Hill Park Golf Club – Award-winning club since 1895
- South Herts Golf Club – Bustling and social
- The Addington Golf Club – Play golf in Croydon
Golf courses in London
At Sudbury Golf Club there's an 18-hole course designed by Harry Colt. Intended to be challenging but still enjoyable for all abilities, you'll play golf here against a stunning backdrop. Junior players aged up to 17 are also welcome. On-site there's a clubhouse with bars and a dining room.
Award-winning golf course
Opened in 1909, Brent Valley Golf Course is an award-winning golf course in West London. This traditional parkland course makes use of the natural landscape and is suitable for all handicaps. There's also a clubhouse with a bar, hot and cold food, hire spaces, and a variety of other facilities.
North London's Hendon Golf Club is a non-profit club that was founded in 1903. The challenging 18-hole course here was designed by J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon. A variety of membership packages are on offer, including junior memberships. There's also a clubhouse with a bar, meeting rooms, and events spaces suitable for a variety of different occasions.
Golf club for members and visitors
Haste Hill Public Golf Courses hosts regular golf competitions and is open to both visitors and members. There's an 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, a pro shop for golf clothing and equipment, and a brasserie and bar specialising in Asian fusion cuisine. A number of memberships are available and all golfers are welcome here.
Bordering London and Hertforshire
Right at the edge of North London you'll find Trent Park Golf Club, set within Trent Park. 18 holes of pay-and-play golf are available here in stunning natural surroundings. The club also has a jungle-themed adventure golf course that's fun for all ages. This leading club also has a golf shop, a driving range, tuition services, and rents out equipment to visitors.
Full of history
The history of Royal Wimbledon Golf Club goes back to 1865. There's an 18-hole course to try out and a clubhouse with guest rooms and a bar and dining room. Various types of memberships are available, including adult and junior options. Junior members get access to coaching sessions, events, and golf competitions.
Popular South London Club
Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club was established in 1894 and the course was designed by Harry Colt. It's set amongst mature oak trees and includes 18 holes. Practice facilities and a pro shop are here too. The clubhouse offers great views of the course and is the ideal spot for a drink or a meal. Event spaces are also available here.
North London golfing
Established in 1904, Highgate Golf Club offers golfers in North London an 18-hole course in leafy surroundings. This parkland course promises a challenge - the amateur course record has been unbroken since 1984. The clubhouse here boasts panoramic views of North London and is a great place for food or drinks after your game.
Traditional English golf course
At Coombe Hill Golf Club you'll find a traditional course that attracts players from around the world. The club has a wide range of facilities and 14 different membership options are available to suit different types of golfer. The course is picturesque, there's a bustling clubhouse, and a busy events programme to keep members entertained.
Golfing in Richmond Park
Play golf in the surrounds of Richmond Park at Richmond Park Golf Course. This course is the base for a number of local clubs and includes two 18-hole courses. There's also a golf academy and a driving range with 20 bays. Food and drinks are available at the clubhouse and this course also offers packages for golfing days.
Well-equipped North London club
Designed by James Braid, Finchley Golf Club has a course with 18 holes designed to test you. It's set in mature parkland alongside a clubhouse that was originally a Victorian mansion. The clubhouse has a bar, terrace, and two different restaurants. On-site there's also a pro shop for golf clothes and equipment.
View of Kent
Play golf with great views of North Kent at Shooters Hill Golf Club. Golf was first played here in 1903 and the course was expanded to 18 holes in 1907. The course is designed to challenge you. Bar and dining facilities are available in the clubhouse, which was built in 1874. The club also has a bustling social events programme for members.
Unique golf course
Unique golf course The Shire London is the only UK course designed by Seve Ballesteros. This smart and stylish club is one of the most popular in the city and has nine- and 18-hole courses to choose from. Other facilities include a driving range, putting and short game area, gym facilities, a shop, and a bar and restaurant. It's a popular choice for corporate golf days and golf tuition is also available.
Run by volunteers
South London's Aquarius Golf Club is an open and welcoming club run completely by volunteers. Play nine holes of golf here in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. The course is set on top of an underground reservoir but there's also a clubhouse with a variety of facilities. You can also get professional golf coaching here.
74 acres of parkland
At North Middlesex Golf Club there's an 18-hole parkland course set in 74 acres of land. Visitors are welcome to play here but there are also a variety of different membership options available. Visit the clubhouse here and you'll find a golf shop, two different bars, a Thai food menu, and hire spaces for different events.
Founded in 1927
Established in 1927, Mill Hill Golf Club has an 18-hole course designed by J.F. Abercrombie. Each hole on this scenic course is individually designed. There's a clubhouse with a range of spaces for private hire, including for business meetings. Golf lessons are also available here for all levels, including complete beginners.
Choice of sporty activities
The ideal place to get active is Dukes Meadow Golf, Tennis & Ski, which offers a choice of sports facilities. At this pay-and-play sports centre there's a nine-hole golf course as well as a driving range for getting some practice in. Golf lessons are available too. There are also indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an indoor ski centre, a golf and tennis shop, and a bar and café.
Leading local course
One of the most popular golf clubs in North West London is Northwood Golf Club. Established in 1891, this challenging 18-hole course is made to test you and passes through beautiful natural landscape. The clubhouse is spacious and has a dining area and terrace with views of the course. Visitors are welcome and a range of memberships are available.
England's oldest club
Founded in 1608, Royal Blackheath Golf Club is the oldest in England. The 18-hole course was designed in 1892 and is suitable for all levels. Membership packages are available but visitors are also welcome to play. On-site there's also a pro shop, golf museum, and dining facilities inside the clubhouse.
Inclusive North London club
At Muswell Hill Golf Club you'll find an inclusive club with a welcoming atmosphere. There's an 18-hole parkland course here that's one of the most popular in the local area. The clubhouse has a pro shop and dining facilities, plus there's a bar at the ninth hole. Members, their guests, and visitors are all welcome to play here.
18 holes in East London
Play golf in East London at West Essex Golf Club. This 18-hole championship parkland course was designed by James Braid and gives you views of central London whilst you play. Practice facilities and golf lessons are also available. The clubhouse has lounges, a pro shop, and there's also a busy calendar of social events taking place here.
Elite golf club
Boasting two different 18-hole courses, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club is an elite members club for golf players. It's also open to non-members at selected times. As well as the courses, the site has a practice area, a golfing shop, and a clubhouse with warm hospitality. You can also hold events here.
Designed by Harry Colt
The course at Ealing Golf Club was designed by the renowned Harry Colt and is recognised for being well-maintained all year round. There are practice facilities as well as the 18-hole course. Members and visitors are welcome and the club is also a popular venue for events. Food and drinks are served in the clubhouse.
Award-winning club since 1895
Established in 1895, Bush Hill Park Golf Course is an award-winning golf course that's also a popular events venue. Members and visitors are welcome and there's a full calendar of social occasions. Various membership packages are available including junior and social membership. Food and drinks are available all day at the club.
Bustling and social
South Herts Golf Club has lots going on beside the game. You can play on one of the two courses here, use the practice area, or use the coaching services. There's also a busy programme of social and dining events, amenities in the clubhouse including a pro shop, and comfortable spaces to relax in after your game.
Play golf in Croydon
The Addington Golf Club in Croydon is popular place for local golfers. Designed in 1913 by J.F. Abercromby, there's pleasant scenery and views towards central London. This friendly club offers a range of different membership packages and also hosts diverse events and competitions designed to appeal to every type of golfer.