Chingford Golf Course


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Chingford Golf Course Est. 1888

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Chingford Golf Course is one of many enjoyable layouts in the south of England designed by legendary golfer James Braid. Not just a public public golf facility, Chingford is also home to the Royal Epping Forest Golf Club.

Bordering the largest of London's ancient forests, it's easy to feel transported back to an earlier golfing era here at Chingford. The course is laid out on an area of common land that's not just busy with golfers. Here you'll also find walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders all enjoying the pleasant parkland setting.

Chingford's front-nine is relatively flat, open and quite compact. You'll need to be alert to the possibility of balls appearing from other holes. The back-nine is played over more interesting and undulating terrain, where Braid made excellent use of a small hill that skirts alongside the forest itself. In the mid-section of the closing-nine you'll encounter several tree-lined holes and the tightest section of the Chingford layout. To preserve the natural appearance of the landscape, bunkers are only found away from the public gaze, on the "upper" holes in the forest.

For such a busy municipal parkland course, the overall conditioning is generally good, although signs of the constant wear and tear it receives can show through. If possible it's better to play during the week, rather than at the very busy weekends.

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Making Contact

Chingford Golf Course
4 Bury Road,
Chingford, London E4 7AZ
England
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Office   +44 (0)208 529 2085
Pro Shop   +44 (0)208 529 2085
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Email   chingfordgolfcourse@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website   www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original 1888 design by Willie Dunn Jr; later modified by James Braid.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6342 5902 5555
Par 72 71 72
SSS or Slope 70 69
 
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How2Get There?

o.2 mi NE of Chingford Railway Stn / 12 mi N of central London.
Leave the M25 motorway at exit 26, and follow the A121 direction Loughton. After 1 mile turn right at roundabout onto the A104 direction Woodford / London. After 2.8 mls turn right into Rangers Road (A1069) direction Chingford. After 1 mile turn right into Bury Road. After 100 yards golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £16; weekends £25. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. No handicap required.
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Other Information
Up until March 2014 all golfers on the Chingford Golf Course had to wear a prominent item of red clothing. This ensured golfers were cleary visible to other members of the public using the paths around the course. The "red rule" was abolished in March 2014, and golfers can now wear appropriate golf clothing of any colour.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

The Chingford Golf Course is laid out on the edge of Epping Forest, an area of ancient woodland that straddles the border between north-east London and Essex. The forest was formed some 10,000 years ago after the last ice age, and now stretches 12 miles from north to south, and 3 miles at its widest point. It was used at one time by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as hunting grounds. It was also here that the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin roamed in the 1730s.

The golf course was the first to be opened in Essex, and is shared by green-fee payers and the members of three golf clubs: Royal Epping Forest, Chingford and Chingford Ladies. The course is managed by the City of London Corporation.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.635901)
Longitude: (0.012599)
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Holiday Inn Express, London-Chingford, N Circular 3-star
5 Walthamstow Ave, London E4 8ST
+44 (0)870 444 2789
www.hiexpress.co.uk

The Express by Holiday Inn London Chingford is situated just off the North Circular Road near the Crooked Billet roundabout in Chingford, within easy reach of Walthamstow, Woodford & Ilford.

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Golf within 5 miles Chingford (Royal Epping Forest)
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Golf within 20 miles Thorndon Park; Abridge; Hanbury Manor; The Hertfordshire; Finchley; Hadley Wood; Old Fold Manor; Porters Park; Mill Hill; Royal Blackheath.
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Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel 4-star
Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3LX
+44 (0)1992 717 170
www.marriott.co.uk

Bordering the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel offers an ideal setting for business and leisure travellers alike. Located near the M25, M11 and M1 motorways, and the London Tube, this contemporary hotel is 30 minutes from central London.

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Golf within 5 miles Chingford (Royal Epping Forest)
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Golf within 20 miles Thorndon Park; Abridge; Hanbury Manor; The Hertfordshire; Brocket Hall; Finchley; Hadley Wood; Old Fold Manor; Porters Park; Mill Hill.
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