There are a number of excellent golf clubs local to West Lodge Park to while away the hours.
Hadley Wood Golf Club
The 18-hole par 72 course was laid out by Dr Alister MacKenzie, the world renowned golf course Architect and designer of Augusta National, home of The Masters, and has been described as “An absolute gem.” Recently by Golf World. Visitors are welcome Monday-Friday / Saturday & Sunday. Reservations should be made in advance of the day to the pro shop – 020 8449 3285.
44 Beech Hill, Barnet EN4 0JJ - Tel: 020 8449 4328
Trent Park Golf Club
Trent Park Golf Course in North London is a stunning 18 hole public pay and play golf course, open to everyone at all times Weekdays and Weekends and situated in Oakwood Village, Enfield; set within the grounds of the stunning Trent Park Country Park, the Clubhouse is situated just 150 metres from Oakwood Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line.
Bramley Rd, London N14 4UW - Tel: 020 8367 4653
Enfield Golf Club
Traditional, but with a modern approach to all golfers and visitor’s needs, Enfield Golf Club has something for everyone – both members and visitors. The Course and Clubhouse are situated in beautiful surroundings and offer both new and experienced golfers a chance to play a picturesque, 18 hole parkland course.
The Club was one of the first 500 to be founded in the UK and was first established in 1893. By 1903 James Braid, himself a fine golfer and Open Champion, had completed the design and construction of the 18 hole course. Few changes have been made since that time and essentially the course retains its original character. However, additional works carried out over the past few years, on a new irrigation system, comprehensive drainage works and new tees and bunkers, all ensure that the course continues to evolve and keep pace with the modern game - it provides a fair test for golfers of all standards. Club membership continues to grow and go from strength to strength and visitors are always afforded a warm and friendly welcome. We are well known locally for our excellent bar and catering facilities and have an increasing number of Social Members. Finally, as we are situated in the heart of North London, we are within easy reach of the M25, Hertfordshire and Essex – getting here couldn’t be easier!
Our PGA qualified professional coaching staff will be on hand, should you wish to book a lesson, and our fully stocked Pro-shop sells an extensive choice of clothing, accessories and hardware, backed by Flightscope, the latest 3d radar technology. A full range of golfing equipment, including buggies, is also available for hire. All tee times and lessons should be booked in advance, by calling the Pro-shop direct on 020 8362 3223.
Enfield Golf Club, Old Park Road South, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7DA
Tel: 020 8363 3970
Crews Hill Golf Club
Crews Hill Golf Club offers a spectacular 18 hole parkland course of 6281yards, set in rolling countryside just 5 minutes from West Lodge Park Hotel. It is designed by the world renowned architect, Harry Colt and opened for play in 1916. The course offers a challenging yet fair test of golf to all levels of playing ability. It has great par 3’s along with superb greens that will require your full attention to keep scoring well.
Crews Hill was the home club to Mr Charles Whitcombe from 1925 -1950. He was a ‘3-time Captain’ of the GB&I Ryder Cup Team in the thirties. He boasts a course record 59 shot in 1937! This would be a remarkable feat today! Let alone 8 decades ago.
Once you have sampled this wonderful course you are invited to relax on our terrace overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green, take in a refreshing tipple and enjoy the stunning views while you reminisce on what might have been. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Call the pro shop to organise a tee time prior to play, especially on weekends as the members tend to occupy the tee until 1.00pm on Saturday and 12.00pm on Sunday. Call on the number below and select pro-shop option.
Cattlegate Road, Enfield, EN2 8AZ - Tel: 0208 363 6674
Dyrham Park Country Club
Dyrham Park Country Club is set majestically in a 200-acre Hertfordshire estate that dates back to Elizabethan times. The current listed 19th century manor house was restored in 1963 and is now the grand centrepiece of one of the most outstanding of Hertfordshire golf courses. Designed by the well-known C.K. Cotton – perhaps one of the most influential golf architects of the mid-twentieth century - the 6,428 yard parkland course presents a challenging, but ultimately enjoyable and playable course for golfers of all standards.
Recently ranked No.9 Golf Course in Hertfordshire by Top 100 Golf Courses, Dyrham Park Country Club epitomises the philosophy, "no risk, no reward". Several holes boast challenging water features with the 7th being a spectacular signature hole tempting bigger hitters to take the 200-yard direct line to the green. Recent renovations to the 11th and 13th holes have seen the introduction of two impressive new lakes that provide genuine and daunting challenges to golfers of all handicaps. Reservations should be made in advance through the Pro-Shop on 020 8440 3904. Handicap certificates are required.
Galley Lane, Barnet, Herts EN5 4RA - Tel: 020 8440 3361
Bush Hill Park Golf Club
Bush Hill Park Golf Club is a members club set in a beautiful parkland location in North London. The course offers players of all abilities the chance to complete a round with a real sense of achievement, with a variety of challenges including a large lake at the 13th and many avenues of trees to thread your drive through. We pride ourselves on the upkeep of our course and many visitors comment on the superb quality and speed of the greens. Golfers can find peace and tranquillity out on course, making it quite unbelievable that the club is easy walking distance from Enfield Town with its busy shopping centre. There are two bars and a restaurant in the clubhouse for delicious post-round refreshments.
Lessons are available from two qualified PGA professionals. Please call 020 8360 5738 to book.
Bush Hill Park Golf Club, Bush Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 2BU
Tel: 020 8360 5738
Finchley Golf Club
Designed by 5-times Open Champion James Braid, Finchley Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 picturesque parkland course and is regarded as the finest golfing challenge in North London. The course and clubhouse are located in a secluded and peaceful setting but it can be easily accessed from Central London.
The course is renowned for its pristine and fast greens and friendly and welcoming community. Finchley GC cherishes the traditions of the game based on good manners, etiquette and camaraderie and we have a stunning Victorian clubhouse that befits those values. Nevertheless, it is a relaxed, modern, progressive club keen to ensure that the club fits around the busy lifestyles of its varied membership.
Finchley Golf Club, Nether Court, Frith Lane, Mill Hill, London NW7 1PU
Verulam Golf Club
Welcome to Verulam Golf Club, home of the Ryder Cup…
Verulam Golf Club was established in 1905 and our challenging 6,429 yards (par 72) course was designed by James Braid so we are now well into our second century as a thriving members’ club situated in the heart of historic St Albans, known as Verulamium in Roman times.
We take great pride in the condition of our course and the pace and subtlety of our greens. The course is fast-draining and is rarely closed, even in winter, so you can be assured of a challenging but fair test at any time of the year. Off the course you will find a warm welcome in our traditional clubhouse.
Verulam Golf Club has a tradition steeped in the game of golf. Samuel Ryder, a wealthy St Albans seed merchant, Captain of the Club and prolific supporter of early professional golf, donated the Ryder Cup in 1926. His biennial competition between Europe and the USA is now, without doubt, the most important match play event in the world of golf.
226 London Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1JG - Tel: 01727 853327