Golfers in West London have a new place to play their favourite game following the opening of London Airlinks Golf Course earlier this month.
The new 18-hole links course, which is owned and managed by Glendale Golf, replaces the abandoned Airlinks course that closed in 2014. It is built on the site of Heston Aerodrome, London’s main airport until the opening of Heathrow in 1946. Located just minutes from Junction 3 of the M4, the course offers views of London’s iconic skyline.
Inspired by Scotland’s famous coastal links, the par-68, 5,314-yard layout, which is designed to appeal to golfers of all handicap levels, features dramatic mounding, undulating fairways, and a variety of water features. The course features five par threes, one par five and the remainder par 4s.
Jon Dummett, Head of Golf at Glendale Golf, said: “The course is short in length compared to traditional 18-hole courses, yet is an enticing feature in today’s market. Time is an increasingly valuable commodity and expeditious golf is appealing. More so when it satisfies the busy city dweller with an appetite for a full round, who might otherwise feel short-changed by nine.”
“The course features USGA-specification greens with modern drainage and irrigation systems ensuring quality, all-year round playing surfaces; robust enough to stand up to the expected high footfall.”
In addition to the 18-hole course, facilities at the club also include a 25-bay floodlit driving range with Toptracer technology, and a clubhouse serving a wide range of food and drink.
“After eight years in the making, we’re incredibly excited to be opening London Airlinks Golf Course and bringing the drama of links golf to the city, making it a must-visit golfing destination,” added Dummett. “Links courses can be notoriously tough to play, but with London Airlinks we’ve ensured the course design is suitable for golfers of all abilities, and we can’t wait to welcome newcomers, novices and golf enthusiasts of all levels to the new course and premium Toptracer range.”
The club, which is the seventh in Glendale Golf’s portfolio, welcomes pay-as-you-go green fee players, but also operates a flexible membership plan with fees starting from £80 per month. Green fees, which are priced at £20-£25, depending on the tee time, can be booked at airlinks.intelligentgolf.co.uk.
For more details, and to take a virtual tour of the course, visit www.glendalegolf.co.uk.