Crews Hill Golf Club Review [Good Value?]

Just on the outskirts of Greater London sits a course surrounded by glorious countryside and offers up a great challenge of golf – introducing the wonderful Crews Hill Golf Club.

Here’s a quick review of Crews Hill Golf Club to help you decide if it’s worth a round.

Let’s get into it a find out a little more about the club.

Crews Hill Golf Club Review

Crews Hill Golf Club Review

Our Rating

Overall [3.8/5]
Course Design/Layout
Course Difficulty
Course Conditions
Green Conditions
Pace Of Play
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink
Value For Money

Course Information

Enfield, Middlesex. Opened in 1913.

18 Holes Course | Par 70 | 6281 Yards | Parkland


Situated in the northern part of Greater London, just past Enfield, you will find the wonderful countryside and rolling hills that surround Crews Hill Golf club.

A club steeped in history, it has seen many rounds since its founders set to work in 1913 to build one of north London’s best tests of golf.

The drive takes you through the amazing countryside and through an array of garden centres and plant nurseries. It’s a really lovely setting for a golf course and only entices you to see what is on offer behind the front gate.

Crews Hill Golf Club Green Fees

Tuesday – Thursday£29

Crews Hill Golf Club Scorecard

Crews Hill Golf Club Scorecard

Pre-round Thoughts

Having never really had the chance to play much golf in north London, I was very much looking forward to seeing what that part of the UK could offer in terms of golf.

The drive to the club is pleasant and feels a world away from the busy hustle and bustle of London life. Rolling countryside and a nice change of scenery from city life.

The entrance isn’t overly grand, but the car park is accommodating and stands next to a nice-looking clubhouse.

It’s a (rather wet) Sunday in October, so we’re paying £37.50 for the privilege. For a weekend visitor rate, just outside of London, it feels like a very reasonable price from the offset.

A friendly welcome in the shop, with plenty of good facilities in the clubhouse and changing rooms.

Unfortunately, no driving range (or not one that I could find) for the warm-up, which means we’re left hitting a few looseners 4 yards in the driving net – albeit a very nice set of nets!

A quick chip and a putt on the excellent short game green, which are rolling very well for the time of year and hopefully a sign of things to come.

Luckily for us the rain has now stopped and we’re good to go. With the 1st tee opposite the clubhouse, featuring an impressive balcony for spectators, luckily for us the weather has deterred them and helped with those 1st tee nerves.

1st tee shot
The intimidating 1st hole tee shot.

The Course

A proper parkland golf course, Crews Hill takes you out and back in for both sets of nine. An average length par 70 at 6281 yards off the whites, the course is lined with plenty of large oak trees.

A Harry Colt designed course, it features incredibly undulating fairways which were something that I’d never really seen or played on before. This meant that finding a flat lie, even from a good tee shot was unlikely.

Sloping greens are protected by plenty of bunkers as you would expect with a Colt design and small streams appear on many holes to offer up a watery grave.

Not a great deal of rough and fairways fairly generous. However, with it being so tree-lined, any wayward balls are swallowed up and usually spat out underneath the branches, requiring a chip out.

Playing in October, we knew that the course would be damp and perhaps a little muddy. To our pleasant surprise, the greens were in excellent condition, albeit a little squelchy from all the morning’s rain.

Front Nine

The first nine takes you out to the left side of the course and then loop back to the clubhouse. It has a good mix of 3s, 4s, and 5s to test your game.

Par 3s – 3rd, 7th

The front includes a couple of mid range par 3s to test your long iron game.

Number 3 sits at 183 yards and is a good early challenge. Playing a fraction uphill, it features four bunkers that must be avoided.

The 7th is an interesting hole at just under 180 yards. It plays slightly longer than its yardage due to the more severe incline and features a two-tiered green with an almighty big slope.

Par 4s – 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th

The first hole of the day is a tricky par 4. Long and narrow with OOB on the left side and the whole clubhouse looking onwards. If you can get a good drive away down the right it will open up the green for your next shot. The green is small and slopes away on the right edge.

The best of the five par 4s on the front comes at the 8th. Just over 400 yards, the tee sits a little above the hole with a fairway that goes down and back up. The green is where this hole is so memorable, with its huge slope from right to left. We played a back right pin which was almost impossible to get the ball near.

Par 5s – 4th, 6th

The two par 5s on the front provide a good chance to pick up a birdie. Neither is overly long at around 530 yards, with number 6 playing shorter all the way down the hill. Find the fairway off the tee and the bunkers shouldn’t really come into play for the next shot.

Back Nine

Like the front, the back nine again takes you out from the clubhouse and back in. Some great holes, the back nine for me is where Crews Hill comes to life.

10th hole
The view back up the 10th hole (with two rather good tee shots…)

Par 3s – 10th, 13th, 15th

Three great par 3s on the back nine starting with the downhill 10th. OOB runs all the way up the right (with a road on the other side) and a narrow little stream that will catch anything that is too delicate. The change in elevation down to the green makes choosing the right club rather confusing.

Number 13 is another intriguing hole that again has some elevation changes. A narrow entrance through the trees to a green guarded by three bunkers requires an accurate approach shot. Missing it right will result in your ball trickling down the side slope and leaving a rather difficult scramble for par.

The final short hole on the back nine is the 15th. Only 154 yards long, but making sure you either hit the green or miss in the right spot is crucial. A miss left to a left pin is almost a guaranteed drop shot.

13th hole
A narrow approach into the 13th hole.

Par 4s – 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 18th

A variety of length par 4s on the back nine is a good split between birdie holes and well-earned par holes.

The best par 4 on the course is the 12th hole and requires a steady line and a couple of good shots. At just 384 yards, it’s not long but making a 4 is a great score. A hole that features plenty of water, mostly up the right-hand side. The tee shot is rather deceiving and it appears to have more room right than it actually does. Play it safely up the left side of the fairway and leave yourself a more open angle into the pin.

The 14th is the toughest of the par 4s at Crews Hill Golf Club which requires a good drive down the left side of the fairway. A slight dogleg left off the tee, and the second shot is then a slight dogleg to the right. Anything right off the tee will require a chip back onto the fairway.

17th tee shot
The view down the 17th tee shot.

Par 5s – 16th

The only par 5 on the back is the 16th and although it comes with just the one bunker, it has plenty of trees for protection. It has a narrow entrance to the fairway and if you’re feeling confident your best play is the take it tight to the left trees. This will shorten the route to the green and give you the best chance of getting on in two. An slightly uphill approach to a green which is small and circular.

A great chance to pick up a birdie in the closing holes.

Our Verdict

As yet another birdie putt slips by the hole, our 18 holes at Crews Hill Golf Club have come to an end and it’s been a really enjoyable one.

The course is well kept, has an interesting design with many good holes to test any level of golfer, and didn’t take too long to play.

For the time of year, the greens were in amazing condition. It’s a real treat to get to play smooth greens that roll at a good pace during a month such as October.

The one thing I will mention which began to get a little annoying was the fairways. The undulation is rather excessive (I’m unsure whether it was designed like this or if that’s just the lay of the land) and it begins to wear you down after a while, constantly on an upslope or a downslope. However, it does provide a unique test of golf and really gets you thinking on every shot.

Having both played fairly well, it meant an even more enjoyable day. As we sat on the balcony taking in the views of the surrounding countryside, it was clear to see that at £37.50 this was amazing value.

Whether you’re an expert golfer or someone just getting into the game, Crews Hill Golf Club has something for all and they make it so inviting for visitors to come and play their great club.

Final Thoughts

So that’s it for our review of Crews Hill Golf Club. A golf club that is steeped in history and still offers one of the best locations for golf in the north of London.

Excellent value is the real selling point for me, with some excellent golf holes to marvel in and conditions that seem to be good year-round.

Overall it’s a 3.8 out of 5 rating across the board, with the main positives being the course conditions and value for money. Go and try Crews Hill Golf Club and see for yourself.

If you’re looking for more golf course reviews, check out our UK courses. One of our top picks to play is Blackmoor Golf Club.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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