When it comes to sports, London is renowned throughout the world for being home to some of the greatest teams and athletes on the planet. In football, the mighty premier league clubs of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham rule the roost, and our capital is also home to notable boxing greats including David Haye, Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua.
Another sport that’s enjoyed by millions around the world is golf, and our capital certainly provides some brilliant spots for golf-lovers to visit whilst they’re staying in London.
One place you’ll love to visit if you’re looking to perfect your putting skills is the fantastic Metrogolf, which is on the outer edge of London and can be reached via a 30-minute drive from your room at The Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel.
If you’ve been itching for a game of golf since your arrival at one of our Lancaster Gate hotels, then the first place you’ll want to check out when you arrive at Metrogolf is its 9-hole golf course. This stunning site includes shimmering lakes, rolling green plains and challenging bunkers to overcome. It has recently been made even better thanks to re-seeding and irrigation measures. There’s also new machinery available, meaning you’ll be able to get around the course with ease.
Another thing that makes Metrogolf brilliant is its accessibility. As well as being superbly equipped for regular golf-goers and veterans of the sport looking to improve aspects of their game, Metrogolf is a brilliant place for children to visit too. The fantastic Captain’s Bay adventure golf course offers nine entertaining holes filled with pirate ships, fountains, sharks and pirates that kids will love, making this an ideal venue for a birthday day out for younger groups of friends.
If your first swing is letting your golf game down then the first place to visit when you arrive at Metrogolf is the driving range. This really is a brilliant environment to improve your starting swing, with a 250-yard Astro Turf landing for you to practice until you’re perfect. The range has 48 bays so you’re almost always guaranteed a spot, and the range is ideal for practice whatever the weather thanks to its floodlights and heating facilities.
Perhaps you have no trouble getting the power you want on your swing, but find yourself let down by the spin of the ball mid-flight? The Curve is Metrogolf’s answer to this irritating bugbear. This high-tech, futuristic indoor golf simulator allows you to whack shots against the sensor and predicts the flight and curve of the ball with precise accuracy. It’s a great way to perfect your game before you head out onto the course. The Curve also includes some of the most famous courses in the history of the game, meaning you can practice on some of the most legendary fairways ever such as St Andrews and Pebble Beach.