The Best Golf Courses of London’s Heathlands

Ten of the most memorable moments from a golf trip to Surrey, England.

Courtesy The Addington
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When crossing the pond, most American golfers tend to stick to the seaside links layouts of Scotland and Ireland. London, however, boasts a deep pool of fantastic golf courses. They may not have an ocean at their doorstep, but these classic designs offer firm and fast-running turf, just like the links, and an easy-on-the-eye hazard—heather—that can nevertheless leave one’s scorecard in tatters. We played two courses a day for a week and didn’t even come close to experiencing all the great golf the London area has to offer. Among the courses we saw, however, these ten holes provided our favorite blend of beauty, challenge, and strategic interest.