Golf Clubs in East London
While golf is a popular sport throughout London, it is often difficult to find a suitable course for the average golfer simply seeking to play occasionally. If there's one thing Londoners go crrrazy for, it's crazy golf. At least that's what the sheer number of courses popping up all over the capital would lead us to believe. With all the crazy golf London has to offer, punters can now get a hole-in-one or five, or eight at mini golf courses on a rooftop, in a pool hall and in a former war bunker.
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Chingford Golf Club is a members club for male golfers. They welcome players of all abilities. It also offers hospitality to women as social members. They advise any women looking for a golf club to join their “sister” club Chingford Ladies GC. They play most of their golf on the Chingford golf course. This is run by The Corporation of London and they share it with two other clubs as well as the public.
The members of Royal Epping Forest Golf Club feel sure you will find the course both interesting and challenging as well as picturesque. The course, being on forest land, is a public one. It is laid out over the old hunting grounds of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I; where the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin roamed in the 1730's and where golf was first played in Essex on an officially recognised course in 1888. They are the oldest golf club in Essex and the only one in Essex with the Royal Title. It is also one of the few Royal clubs that play over a public golf course; a few others include Royal and Ancient at St.Andrews and Royal Montrose. The club has a close and friendly relationship with the City of London Corporation which administers the course.
West Essex is a very friendly and welcoming, private members club. They have a modern, forward looking attitude and approach, yet they retain the traditions associated with golf clubs. Located in North Chingford, they are just ten minutes from the M25 and the North Circular road. Designed by James Braid and opened in 1900, ‘The West’ boasts one of the finest traditional championship parkland courses in the area. It winds its way through Epping Forest and has spectacular views of the London skyline.