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.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Middlesex

Northwood Golf Club

1st Middlesex - Best in Area

The fairways at Northwood Golf Club are laid out in a wooded estate, complete with wandering brook. The club was founded in 1891 and the course has remained on the same heath-like site ever since.


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2nd Middlesex - Best in Area

J.H.Taylor laid out the original 18 holes at Fulwell Golf Club in 1904. After World War II, John Morrison reconfigured the fairways, forming the new course by incorporating ten holes from the former ladies layout.


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Ashford Manor

3rd Middlesex - Best in Area

Situated just to the south of Heathrow Airport, the course at Ashford Manor Golf Club measures 6,351 yards and it features back-to-back par threes at holes 11 and 12.

Muswell Hill

4th Middlesex - Best in Area

Established in 1893, the par 71 parkland course at Muswell Hill Golf Club has held both men’s and women’s Middlesex county championships in recent years.


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5th Middlesex - Best in Area

Golf has been played at Ealing for more than 100 years but some say Ealing Golf Club is still the best kept secret in West London.


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6th Middlesex - Best in Area

The parkland course at Sudbury Golf Club is laid out on a flattish landscape close to Horsenden Hill where several holes run adjacent to the Grand Union Canal.

Mill Hill

7th Middlesex - Best in Area

John Abercromby designed the course at Mill Hill Golf Club in 1923 and it’s set in 145 acres of the Mote Mount Estate which borders Hertfordshire.


8th Middlesex - Best in Area

Cuthbert Butchart laid out the course at Highgate; six years later he went on to design West Hill. Highgate Golf Club lies secretly hidden in parkland on the northern side of Hampstead Heath. Play it and tell nobody.


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9th Middlesex - Best in Area

Measuring 6,025 yards, the course at Stanmore Golf Club may lack a little length, but it’s a thoroughly engaging layout that was refashioned by Alister MacKenzie in the early 1920s.


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10th Middlesex - Best in Area

Founded in 1903, the current course at Hendon Golf Club was designed by Harry Colt in 1925 and this picturesque par 70 parkland layout measures 6,289 yards from the medal tees.