One of the smallest English counties by area, Middlesex lies close to London, bounded by Hertfordshire and Surrey to the north and south, Berkshire and Essex to the west and east. Its coat of arms depicts three notched short swords beneath a Saxon Crown on a red background.
A number of golf clubs operated in the county around the start of the 20th century but it took until 1924 before a district union was formed. Although eight of the 26 clubs attending the inaugural committee meeting of the Middlesex County Golf Union no longer exist, there are now 36 clubs in membership, ten of which play on public courses.
Sixteen different clubs have claimed the Middlesex Club Championship in the 80 years that it has been contested. Muswell Hill won 8 of their 11 titles between 1929 and 1948 and Ealing triumphed in 9 of their 10 victories between 1981 and 1995. Clubs with singular success in this competition are Hampstead (1925), Brent Valley (1953), North Middlesex (1971) and Highgate (1999).
Our Middlesex golf course rankings were updated in 2014. Click here to read the story.