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The Addington Golf Club

205 Shirley Church Rd, Addington,

Croydon, Surrey CR0 5AB

  • Office

    +44 (0)208 777 1055
  • Fax

    +44 (0)208 777 6661
  • Golf pro

    Phil Womack (PGA, Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    John Frederick "Aber" Abercromby
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6338
5974
5630
Par
69
68
73
SSS or slope
71
71
73

Location

Latitude:

51.364888

Longitude:

-0.037529

How to get there:

12 miles S of central London

Leave M25 at Jtn 4. Follow A21 direction Bromley. After 5.5 miles turn L. onto A232 direction Croydon. After 2.5 miles turn L. at roundabout onto A2022 direction Addington. After 1.7 miles turn R. at roundabout direction Addington Village. After roundabout bear R. in front of church and follow road for o.7 miles, after which golf is on your L.

The Addington Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1913

The Addington Golf Club: Don't be fooled by the ageing clubhouse and one or two early impressions of a course that you might think time forgot. As you come to the blind drive at the 8th and the dangerous carry onto the 9th green, you should be well and truly under Abercromby's spell and the excellence of his layout here at The Addington.

The back-9 has a wonderful collection of holes, not least the magnificent long par-3 13th. Many wooden footbridges will ease your way around this undulating, but not overly tiring course.

Although only a par-68 from the visitors tees, the par-4s are plenty long enough, the six par-3s are very good, and only the concern for some golfers may be the absence of a full compliment of par-5s. Arguably one of the best hidden gems inside the M25 and within a shortish drive from central London.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: the long par-3 13th takes some beating ... see our "Did You Know" section below. And be careful of the greenside bunker at the par-4 6th (DYK below also refers).
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May-Oct): Mon £60; Tues-Thur £65; Fri £80; weekends £100.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The Addington's par-4 6th hole was made famous in the writings of P.G. Wodehouse (British author and humourist), who must have been "trapped" for quite some time there. He penned "anyone wishing to write to the author should address all correspondence to: P.G. Wodehouse, c/o the 6th bunker, The Addington Golf Club, Croydon, Surrey."

The acclaimed golfing writer and former Addington member Henry Longhurst described the 230-yard par-3 13th as "with the exception of the 5th at Pine Valley, near Philadelphia, the greatest one-shot hole in inland golf". The 16th is also included in his all time great golf holes.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 87th best course in Britain & Ireland; 43rd best in England.

Where2Stay

  • Selsdon Park (Le Meridien)4-star

    Addington Rd, Sanderstead, Croydon

    +44 (0)208 657 8811

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      Selsdon Park

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      The Addington

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      Walton Heath; Hever; London GC; Nizels.

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