London Borough of Enfield

Map showing golf courses in borough.

Enfield has seven active golf courses, (excluding those with fewer than nine holes) which together cover a total of 328.56 hectares. That's approximately 4.00% of the borough's total area. Of these, five are publicly owned.

Course NameFreehold Ownership
Lee Valley Golf CourseOther public body
Whitewebbs ParkOwned by borough
Enfield Golf ClubOwned by borough
Bush Hill Park Golf ClubPrivately-owned
Crews Hill Golf ClubOwned by borough
Trent Park Golf ClubOwned by borough
Hadley Wood Golf ClubPrivately-owned

In total, Enfield has 126 holes across these courses.

Assuming one hole takes an average of 12.5 minutes to play, and that a maximum of four players can play each hole at the same time, the maximum number of people occupying Enfield's courses over a twelve-hour day is 1,575, or 504 people at a time. Therefore the total maximum density across the borough's golf courses is 1.53 people per hectare.

Enfield has an approximate housing density of around 16 homes per hectare. If new homes were to be built on all of the publicly-owned courses in the borough, at this density it would deliver circa 1,964 homes.

Alternatively, if housing was built on those areas of golf course limited to within 800m of a station or high street, or with a PTAL of 3 or more, then around 2,325 homes could be delivered at prevailing densities. That figure is 18.66% of total housing target for the next 10 years according to the Intend to the New London Plan.

However, the current London Plan advocates for higher density development in areas with good access to public transport. Assuming a (conservative) target of 60 dwellings per hectare, the total capacity of Enfield's golf courses to provide new housing is 8,953, assuming only those areas of courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone are reclaimed for housing. That is 71.85% of the borough's total housing target for the next decade.

Based on an average occupancy of 4 people per home (based on 3.1–3.7 hr/unit), the total number of people living within the H2 zone of these courses would be 35,810.

Using the same methodology for publicly-owned golf courses within Enfield, a total of 6,173 homes might be created (12.87% of the London Plan target). Based on an average occupancy of 4 people per home (based on 3.1–3.7 hr/unit), the total number of people living within the H2 zone of these courses would be 24,691.

Enfield has 10,429 people in temporary accommodation, and 4,424 households on its housing waiting list.

Area of Golf Courses by Freehold Ownership Type

Bush Hill Park Golf Club

Bush Hill Park Golf Club is a privately-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 42.99 hectares.

The freehold is owned by Bush Hill Park Golf Club Limited, under freehold title number AGL122622.

42.99 hectares (100.00%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 670 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 837 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 2,579.

All of this course's area is designated as Metropolitan Open Land.

None of this course lies within the green belt.

Crews Hill Golf Club

Crews Hill Golf Club is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 43.78 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Enfield, under freehold title number MX80775.

The course is leased to The Crews Hill Club (1920) Limited under title number EGL298997.

40.56 hectares (92.65%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 632 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 790 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 2,434.

The entirety of this course's area lies within the green belt.

Crews Hill Golf Course lies within an area to be de-designated as green belt in Enfield's Local Plan consultation.
Crews Hill Golf Club pays Enfield Council £17,000 rent per annum.

Google Maps Club website

Enfield Golf Club

Enfield Golf Club is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 38.72 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Enfield, under freehold title number MX146937.

The course is leased to The Enfield Golf Club Limited under title number EGL257112.

18.88 hectares (48.76%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 294 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 368 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 1,133.

All of this course's area is designated as Metropolitan Open Land.

None of this course lies within the green belt.

Details from Land Registry Title no. EGL257112:
Short particulars of the lease(s) (or under-lease(s)) under which the land is held:
Date: 8 December 1989
Term: 60 years from 25 March 1989
Rent: £13,500 variable as therein mentioned
Parties:
(1) The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Enfield
(2) The Enfield Golf Club Limited

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Hadley Wood Golf Club is a privately-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 63.82 hectares.

The freehold is owned by Hadley Wood Golf Club Limited, under freehold title number NGL280257.

3.34 hectares (5.23%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 52 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 65 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 200.

The entirety of this course's area lies within the green belt.

Lee Valley Golf Course

Lee Valley Golf Course is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 40.95 hectares.

The freehold is owned by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, under freehold title number NGL32442.

11.56 hectares (28.23%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 180 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 225 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 694.

The entirety of this course's area lies within the green belt.

Trent Park Golf Club

Trent Park Golf Club is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 55.25 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Enfield, under freehold title number MX275415.

The course is leased to Community Golf and Leisure Trust under title number AGL499675.

31.88 hectares (57.70%) of the course's area lie within the London Plan Policy H2 zone (ie. within 800m of a station or town centre, or with a PTAL of 3 or more).

If the area of this course within the policy H2 zone were released for housing at existing borough densities (around 16 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 497 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 621 homes.

The current London Plan advocates densities of between 35 and 130 dwellings per hectare, depending on PTAL. Assuming an average density of 60 dph, the capacity of golf courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone is around 1,913.

The entirety of this course's area lies within the green belt.

Google Maps Club website

Whitewebbs Park

Whitewebbs Park is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 43.05 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Enfield, under freehold title number AGL378679.

The entirety of this course's area lies within the green belt.