Golf in London - Explore the Options
Whether you’re new to the game, a seasoned pro or just fancy a game of crazy golf, London has lots to offer. We round up some of the best, so get practising your swing...
Birdie Crazy Golf
Newly launched in the underground playground that is the Vaults in Waterloo, Birdie’s brings 9 holes of craziness to London. Expect loops and half pipes, plus an elevated 5 foot drop to really test your ball skills. If you fancy a visit to the tenth hole, then there’s Rockadollar dogs to get your mouth around, from Hawksmoor Knightsbridge head chef no less. Plus there’s drinks from mixology masters, Spirited Mixers. Tee off for £9 a head, booking in advance advised.
The Vaults, Launcelot Street, Waterloo, SE1 7AD
Putt in the Park
The 12 hole mini golf courses in both Battersea and Wandsworth Parks are fun for all the family. Wandsworth was the first, and each hole is cutely named after a place in London. There’s bars at each course for post game refreshments, with Pizza on offer at the Battersea branch. Games start from £6.
puttinthepark.com, Wandsworth Park & Battersea Park
Quirkily located inside Efes snooker bar in Dalston, Plonk is a tiki themed, 9 hole mini golf course. There’s a fully licensed bar, a sound system providing tunes and it’s open until 1am. A round of golf is £7.50. Plonk is also opening soon in Hoxton and will be popping up at Winterville in Victoria Park.
Efes Snooker and Pool Bar, 17B Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Alexandra Palace - Pitch & Putt
Open all day from Easter till Autumn, and weekends during Winter, is this pitch and putt in Alexandra Park with stunning views across London. Enjoy 10 holes for £6, with bunkers and trees adding more excitement to your game.
www.alexandrapalace.com, Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London. N22 7AY
Wandsworth 9 Hole & Driving Range
The Central London Golf Club, which is not, as the name would suggest, in Central London and actually in Wandsworth. Don’t hold the name against them though. You can head here for pay and play 9 hole golf from £7.50. Plus there’s a 14 bay, floodlit driving range which costs £5 for 50 balls. There’s also a range of lessons on offer, whatever your level.
www.clgc.co.uk, Burntwood Lane, London, SW17 0AT
World of Golf
With locations in Croydon, Sidcup and New Malden, World of Golf have got South London golfers covered. At New Malden there’s a heated 60 bay driving range across two tiers, 50 balls cost from £5.80. World of Golf also offer forensic analysis of your game, using state-of-the-art video analysis. If you fancy something a little less serious then check out World of Golfs 18 hole Jurassic Encounter adventure golf. Go through caves, past waterfalls and say hello to your prehistoric friends! Adults from £9.
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Natalie De Luca is a life long Londoner and editor of the South London Blog. Started in 2012 out of a desire to explore new places and share these discoveries for others to enjoy. The South London Blog was awarded the 'Highly Commended' prize at 2014's UK Blog Awards.