There are more golf courses near tube stations than you may think - we round up the tracks near the tracks

Golf courses near tube stations

Living in London and fancying a game of golf but don’t have a car? Well you don’t need one as there are plenty of golf courses near tube stations.

We have poured over the maps and all the following courses we reckon all have their clubhouses within an easy mile’s walk of the nearest tube station.

Some of the courses we had thought would appear on this list did not. When we did the stats the just didn’t quite measure up – in a literal sense.

Some course felt nearer, as play near tube tracks but are not that near an actual station some have holes which play near a station but the clubhouse – where you will need to go to pay green fee – is across the far side of the course.

But if you don’t mind a wee bit longer walk there are even more courses out there reasonably accessible to the tube network, such as the lovely, but tight, nine holer at Hampstead or the courses at Wyke Green and Theydon Bois.

So sling your clubs on your back, maybe pop a pair of golf street shoes on your feet and a decent stand bag so you can just pack light, and off you go.. We have even put together some simple tips for golfers planning to use public transport.

Happy golfing to those who wish to join the underground golfing movement!

ZONE 3

Highgate
Station: Highgate
Distance: 0.7 miles
Line: Northern
What’s there: The closest 18-hole course to central London. The course is not long,. especially as the white tees are only used for official club competitions. Off the yellows the layout runs to only 5,735 yards. But there is an enjoyment and a variety to the holes here. There are some blind holes See a full review of Highgate Golf Club here
Highgate GC website

Highgate Golf Club 14th hole

Highgate Golf Club 14th hole

Wimbledon Park
Station: Wimbledon Park
Distance: 0.4 miles
Line: District
What’s there: Only 5,483 yards from the tips, this design has six par 3s and 12 par 4s. The bunker near the 14th green was created by a bomb dropped in the Second World War.
Wimbledon Park GC website

ZONE 4

Chigwell
Station: Chigwell
Distance: 0.4 miles
Line: Central
What’s there: Some sloping lies and tight fairways culminate in greens with a reputation as being tricky to read.
Chigwell GC website

Ealing
Station: Perivale
Distance: 0.3 miles
Line: Central
What’s there: Narrow tree-lined fairways, well-bunkered greens, three par 3s over 200 yards, and the river in play on several holes.
Ealing GC website

Fairlop Waters
Station: Fairlop
Distance: 0.3 miles
Line: Central
What’s there: A 6,281-yard 18-hole course, a nine-hole par-3 one and a floodlit driving range.
Fairlop Waters GC website

Finchley
Station: Mill Hill East
Distance: 0.6 miles
Line: Northern
What’s there: A fairly tight layout with sloping fairways and greens and relatively small landing areas. The clubhouse was the home of a Victorian industrialist with business links to Canada and many of the trees and shrubs are indigenous to North America.
Finchley GC website

Hendon
Access: Mill Hill East
Distance: 0.4 miles
Line: Northern
What’s there: An 18-hole track laid out by Highgate-born Harry Colt
Hendon GC website

Horsenden Hill
Access: Sudbury Town
Distance: 0.5 miles
Line: Piccadilly
What’s there: A nine holer with eight par 3s and a 281-yard par 4.
Horsenden Hill GC website

Northwick Park
Station: Northwick Park
Distance: 0.8 miles
Line: Bakerloo
What’s there: A nine holer, with two par 4s and the rest par3s, each hole modelled on one from a famous course.
Northwick Park website

Sudbury
Station: Sudbury Town
Distance: 0.3 miles
Line: Piccadilly
What’s there: Laid out on flat ground alongside the Grand Union Canal.
Sudbury GC website

Trent Park
Station: Oakwood
Distance: 0.1 miles
Line: Piccadilly
What’s there: Public course with water on most holes, sometimes on the fringes, and other times centrally, such as the par-4 6th where you cross four bodies of water en route to the green.
Trent Park Golf website

Wanstead
Station: Wanstead
Distance: 0.4 miles
Line: Central
What’s there: A par 69 layout with one par 5 and four par 3s, three of which come between holes 13 and 16.
Wanstead GC website

ZONE 5

Harrow Hill
Access: Harrow on the Hill
Distance: 0.4 miles
Line: Metropolitan
What’s there: A nine-hole par-3 course not much longer than a pitch-and-putt and targeted at beginners
Harrow Hill GC website

ZONE 6

Epping
Station: Epping
Distance: 0.5 miles
Line: Central
What’s there: A 5,434-yard undulating course with good views and many water hazards
Epping GC website

Haste Hill
Access: Northwood Hills
Distance: 0.8 miles
Line: Metropolitan
What’s there: A members-run council-owned course designed by Harry Colt which opened in 1926.
Haste Hill GC website

Northwood
Station: Northwood
Distance: 0.5 miles
Line: Metropolitan
What’s there: A par 71, with three par 3s and two par 5s. Many doglegs and some fairly generous fairways.
Northwood GC website

Upminster
Station: Upminster
Distance: 0.7 miles
Line: District
What’s there: Picturesque par 69 layout with five par 3s on sloping ground by the meandering River Ingrebourne which winds around the 8th hole.
Upminster GC website

ZONE 7

Chorleywood
Station: Chorleywood
Distance: 0.1 miles
Line: Metropolitan
What’s there: Par 68 played across the common with six par 3s and two par 5s.
Chorleywood GC website

West Herts
Station: Watford
Distance: 0.5 miles
Line: Metropolitan
What’s there: Old Tom Morris, JH Taylor, Harry Colt and Dr Alister Mackenzie have all had a part in the design of this course.
West Herts GC website

  • Dwight Tichenor

    Strawberry Hill is a 5 minute walk for the Twickenham Station and it’s a lovely 9 holer.