London golf courses: Ten inside the M25

Finding somewhere to play near London can be tricky, so we have compiled a list of the top ten golf courses inside the M25 and the nearest tube and train stations

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Alex Dawkins
Tue, 14 May 2013

1. Highgate Golf Club

Highgate claims to be the closest 18-hole course to central London, situated just north of Hampstead Heath. With just one par-5, the 6015-yard course is relatively short but easily accessible.

Postcode: N6 4AH
Closest tube: 
East Finchley
Cost of round: £45
Playing requirements:
Midweek after 9.30am (12pm Wednesday), must be member's guest at weekends
Highgate Golf Club

2. Sudbury Golf Club

Just a couple of miles from Wembley Stadium and a few minutes walk from the nearest tube station, Sudbury is both reasonably central and affordable. The course measures 6277 yards and it's cheap and cheerful.

Postcode: HA0 1AL
Closest tube: Sudbury Town
Cost of round: £20-30
Playing requirements: Must be member's guest at weekends
Website: Sudbury Golf Club

3. St George's Hill Golf Club

Situated just inside the M25, this course is a bit further out than others, but you will be rewarded for going the extra distance. Regularly voted one of the best 25 courses in the country, St George's Hill is an undulating heathland course set on an Iron Age hill-fort site.

Postcode: KT13 0NL
Closest station:
Cost of round: £70-135
Playing requirements:
Weekdays only
St George's Hill Golf Club

4. Coombe Hill Golf Club

Winston Churchill was an early member of this club, which is conveniently located just south of Richmond Park. Set amongst stunning scenery, it plays 6401 yards off the back tees and describes itself as "a punishing course for the loose player and the man off his game".

Postcode: KT2 7DF
Closest station:
New Malden/Raynes Park
Cost of round: £95
requirements: 12-2pm members only, must be member of a club and bring handicap certificate
Website: Coombe Hill Golf Club

5. Hadley Wood Golf Club

Designed by Alister MacKenzie ten years before the famed course architect designed Augusta, home of the US Masters, Hadley Wood shares many similar characteristics with the Georgian course, and is sure to provide a stern test.

Postcode: EN4 0JJ
Closest station: Hadley Wood
Cost of round: £40-60
Playing requirements: None
Website: Hadley Wood Golf Club

6. Roehampton

The Roehampton sporting complex includes a 6043-yard parkland golf course which was remodelled by Ken Moodie and Ken Brown in 2010. The club claims Gary Player once said it was the most difficult course he knew on which to score well...

Postcode: SW15 5LR
Closest station: Barnes Bridge
Cost of round: £27-36
Playing requirements: Handicap certificate required
Website: Roehampton Club

7. Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club

Designed by Harry Colt, who has worked on Muirfield, Hoylake and Wentworth to name a few, this course offers great views of the city - just five miles away.

Postcode: SE21 7LH
Closest station: Sydenham Hill
Cost of round: £40
Playing requirements: Must be member's guest at weekends.
Website: Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club

8. Silvermere

Silvermere is located next to St George's Hill, just inside the M25 off the A3. Built around the Silvermere Lake, there is water on every hole from 13 onwards. Once finished, you can have a drink at the Inn on the Lake and watch others attempt to hit the island green on the 18th.

Postcode: KT11 1EF
Closest station: Byfleet & New Haw
Cost of round: £15-40
Playing requirements: None
Website: Silvermere

9. Romford Golf Club

This course has previously been used as a qualifying venue for the Open Championship and was designed by five-time Claret Jug winner James Braid. 6405 yards, par-71.

Postcode: RM2 5QB
Closest station: Gidea Park
Cost of round: £37.50
Playing requirements: No visitors Wednesday am, all day Saturday and Sunday before 1pm
Website: Romford Golf Club

10. Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Widely regarded as the oldest golf club in the world, dating back over 400 years, Royal Blackheath can claim to be one of the most prestigious courses on the planet. Just nine miles from central London, the course is also fairly accessible.

Postcode: SE9 5AF
Closest station: Mottingham
Cost of round: £60
Playing requirements: Must contact in advance and be member's guest on weekends and bank holidays.
Website: Royal Blackheath Golf Club



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