Best Golf Driving Ranges In & Near London

By Olivia Emily

10 months ago

Get ready to grip it and rip it


London doesn’t immediately strike as a golf-playing city – especially if you’re not partial to mini golf – but fore-tunately there are plenty of great places to practice your swing. Here are the best golf driving ranges in and near London to polish your form.

Driving Ranges In & Near London

Greenwich Peninsula Golf Driving Range

265 Tunnel Avenue, London SE10 0QE

Swing with a glittering city backdrop and gorgeous riverside views at this driving range in North Greenwich. There are 60 bays to hit from – each with a sofa and a table for spectators – plus a mini golf course if you’re feeling adventurous. If you’d like to polish your form or introduce a little one to the craft, there’s an academy led by a group of pros to make the most of. greenwichpeninsulagolfrange.com

BigShots Golf Northwick Park

280 Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TZ

 

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It’s all about swing analysis at BigShots, with free use of TrackMan in each and every one of the 56 heated bay so you can nail your stroke and brag about your speed. Each booking includes unlimited balls for 60 minutes, with interactive games and a nine-hole mini golf course also available for a bit of fun. Fuel up afterwards at one of three onsite restaurants, serving up everything from sharing nachos to delicious pizza. bigshotsgolfuk.com

Chingford Golf Range

293 Waltham Wy, London E4 8AQ

Dating back to 1971, Chingford Golf Range was one of the UK’s first driving ranges, with four all-weather bays open year-round, with a floodlit outfield with distance boards and target greens. If you’re looking to work on your swing with the help of a professional, there are a range of coaches on hand to help, whether you’re struggling with your swing, short game or putting. chingfordgolfrange.com

Urban Golf

12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LA

 

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If you can’t pull yourself to the city’s outskirts, head to the premiere indoor golf destination instead. Urban Golf first opened in 2004, and while it doesn’t offer the open space and fresh air experience of some other entries on this list, it has some of the best technology and the best vibes to boot. Players can challenge themselves on one of the 11 state-of-the-art simulators, practising driving or picking one of more than 100 courses to play. Afterwards, unwind with a cocktail, craft beer or a burger, watch sports on the big screens, or dance along to tunes from the in house DJ. urbangolf.co.uk

Topgolf Watford

Clubhouse, Bushey Mill Lane, Watford WD24 7AB

 

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For something more on the playful side, unleash your competitive side at Topgolf where a series of fun driving range-based games are available for groups to choose from. Each player gets 20 balls per game, which can range from the classic target based Topgolf game to the harder TopPressure, TopBreak and TopShot games. Fuel up before or after with the mouth-watering menu, ranging from breakfast to burgers, sandwiches to sweet treats – and don’t miss the sharing cookie skillet for hot chocolatey goodness. topgolf.com

Metro Golf Centre

Metro Golf Centre, Champions Way NW4 1PX

Up in Barnet, beginners and experienced golfers alike will enjoy Metro Golf Centre, home to a heated and covered driving range, a coaching academy, a three par course, an adventure golf course for newbies looking for a bit of fun, an American Golf store, a delicious Italian restaurant, and a short game area to practice chipping and putting skills. metrogolfcentre.co.uk

World Of Golf London

Beverley Way, New Malden KT3 4PH

Despite its name, World of Golf is situated in Surrey – though it is, granted, a stone’s throw from the city. Being so close to the city has made it one of Europe’s most popular driving ranges, housing 60 bays set over two tiers, each with Power Tee mats delivering each ball to the tee automatically. Overlooking the huge, floodlit course, visitors can practice their swing with the help of Toptracer technology screens in every bay. Plus, video coaching studios are available, as well as PGA Qualified Instructors on site. worldofgolf.co.uk

Dukes Meadows

Dan Mason Drive, Chiswick, London W4 2SH

Specialising in golf, tennis and skiing, this west London driving range has the most prim and proper setting on the list, situated in the grounds of a former stately home. There’s a huge nine-hole par three golf course that backs onto a driving range with 50 bays alongside a five-hole academy course. Plus, pick up another skill on the four clay and five hard tennis courts, or gliding down the indoor ski slope. dukesmeadows.com