London Borough of Ealing

Map showing golf courses in borough.

Ealing has six active golf courses, (excluding those with fewer than nine holes) which together cover a total of 207.71 hectares. That's approximately 3.74% of the borough's total area. Of these, three are publicly owned.

Course NameFreehold Ownership
Perivale Park Golf CourseOwned by borough
Ealing Golf CoursePrivately-owned
Lime Trees Park Golf ClubPrivately-owned
West Middlesex Golf CourseOwned by borough
Brent Valley Municipal Golf CourseOwned by borough
Sudbury Golf ClubPrivately-owned

In total, Ealing has 90 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 Ealing's courses over a twelve-hour day is 1,125, or 360 people at a time. Therefore the total maximum density across the borough's golf courses is 1.73 people per hectare.

Ealing has an approximate housing density of around 25 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 2,266 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 3,183 homes could be delivered at prevailing densities. That figure is 14.76% 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 Ealing's golf courses to provide new housing is 7,585, assuming only those areas of courses within the new London Plan policy H2 zone are reclaimed for housing. That is 35.16% 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 30,338.

Using the same methodology for publicly-owned golf courses within Ealing, a total of 4,288 homes might be created (8.34% 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 17,153.

Ealing has 6,511 people in temporary accommodation, and 8,670 households on its housing waiting list.

Area of Golf Courses by Freehold Ownership Type

Brent Valley Municipal Golf Course

Brent Valley Municipal Golf Course is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 39.52 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Ealing, under freehold title number AGL48409.

28.95 hectares (73.25%) 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 25 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 729 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 911 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 1,737.

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

None of this course lies within the green belt.

Ealing Golf Course

Ealing Golf Course is a privately-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 35.86 hectares.

The freehold is owned by Ealing Golf Club (1923) Limited, under freehold title number AGL218713.

18.03 hectares (50.28%) 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 25 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 454 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 567 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 1,082.

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

None of this course lies within the green belt.

Lime Trees Park Golf Club

Lime Trees Park Golf Club is a privately-owned golf course with 9 holes, and an area of 29.36 hectares.

The freehold is owned by SME Group plc, under freehold title number AGL140805.

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

Perivale Park Golf Course

Perivale Park Golf Course is a publicly-owned golf course with 9 holes, and an area of 19.35 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Ealing, under freehold title number AGL499604.

19.35 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 25 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 487 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 609 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 1,161.

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

None of this course lies within the green belt.

Sudbury Golf Club

Sudbury Golf Club is a privately-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 39.57 hectares.

The freehold is owned by private individuals.

36.91 hectares (93.28%) 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 25 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 929 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 1,162 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 2,215.

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

None of this course lies within the green belt.

West Middlesex Golf Course

West Middlesex Golf Course is a publicly-owned golf course with 18 holes, and an area of 44.05 hectares.

The freehold is owned by London Borough of Ealing, under freehold title number MX100695.

23.17 hectares (52.60%) 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 25 homes per hectare), it might be possible accommodate around 583 homes.

However, with a more ambitious density target of 125% compared to prevailing densities, this could be increased to around 729 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 1,390.

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

None of this course lies within the green belt.