Heathland Courses of London

Sunningdale Golf Club- hole 7Sunningdale Golf Club- hole 7

 The Heathland courses of London are one of the great golfing destinations in the world and rate with Melbourne's Sandbelt & New York's Long Island for the quality and number of courses in close proximity. Heathlands courses are sited in gently rolling sandy terrain that inevitably drains well.

Like links courses, heathland courses boast firm playing surfaces perfect for golf. However unlike Links course, Heathland courses are mostly inland and are routed through forests of Scotch Fir and Pine trees, often with heather and gorse lining the fairways.


Heather in the heathland at St Georges HillHeather in the heathland at St Georges Hill


The courses are inevitably more protected from the elements, and can look spectacularly beautiful when the heather and gorse are in bloom.

Heathland courses are a meeting point between the traditional links and parkland courses with playing surfaces reminscent of links play but a setting more like a parkland course. Most of the finest heathland courses in the world  are located in England, although continental Europe has a number of quality courses , and the best course in the world - Pine Valley- is a heathland course in New Jersey, USA.


West Sussex GCWest Sussex GC, UK Heathland

The Berkshire- Blue courseThe Berkshire- Blue course, UK Heathland



Early in the 1900's a crop of wonderful golf architects made their mark on London's Heathland - Willie Park Jnr, Herbert Fowler, J.F. Abercomby and Harry Colt.

The Courses they created stand as testament to their skill and foresight.

1. New Zealand GC

2. St Georges Hill

3. Sunningdale Old

4. Sunningdale New

5. Swinley Forest

4. The Berkshire Red

5. The Berkshire Blue

6. St Georges Hill GC

7. Walton Heath

8. Wentworth- West Course

9. Woking

10. West Sussex

 Walton Heath- hole 3Walton Heath- hole 3



7-night London Heathland Golf & Sightseeing Package

Stay 2 nights in central London sightseeing and then transfer to accommodation in Windsor for a further 5 nights.

Play golf at Sunningdale Old (rated  no 28 in the world by Top100 golf), Sunningdale New (rated 43), Swinley Forest (rated 62), The Berkshire Red & St Georges Hill (rated 68).


Package includes:

2 nights accommodation in central London

5 nights accommodation in Windsor

Daily breakfasts

5 rounds of world class golf

Car Hire


Additional golf can be added to tailor a trip to suit your group

Addmore golf: The Berkshire Blue, Walton Heath, Woking, New Zealand, West Sussex..

Time your trip to coincide with sporting events like Wimbledon, Test Cricket or The Open Championship


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Swinley Forest GCSwinley Forest GC

Woking GC- hole 8 greenWoking GC- hole 8 green



There are at least a couple of escorted tours heading to The London Heathlands in the next few years.

And we cater for independent groups as well.

The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golfing trip to London to suit you!