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Indoor Golf Venues in the UK

By: | Tue 05 Feb 2019

Over the years the game of golf has developed and transformed in many ways, taking the sport to new and uncharted modern territory. This change has led to the emergence of a variety of indoor golf venues that offer golfers and non-golfers the opportunity to enjoy the sport in an exciting and alternative way from the stereotypical norm of golf.

Indoor golf centres across the UK are now promoting the social side of the game by using these spectacular facilities to highlight the fun and enjoyment everyone can have when they play and learn the skills of golf through this slightly unconventional and alternative method.

Should the UK Adopt TopGolf?


While it may not be the stereotypical idea of an indoor golfing venue, TopGolf is becoming one of the most popular indoor venues for golfers and non-golfers to enjoy the game with a special and unique social twist. Each venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages and climate-controlled playing bays for year-round comfort. The luminescent targets and scoreboards add a competitive and interactive aspect to this TopGolf challenge, while the impressive food and drink menu, large HDTVs and massive music selection offer a fun and social side to the experience.

TopGolf currently is currently available in three different locations in the United Kingdom, including Essex, Watford and Surrey. While the TopGolf experience may contrast the typical idea of an indoor golf venue, the unique social element to this experience is attracting a wide variety of people to come along to enjoy the game of golf in a fun and unconventional way.

Urban Golf

With two cleverly designed clubhouses situated in London called Royal Smithfield and Soho G&CC, Urban Golf provides all guests with a truly exciting golfing experience. Urban Golf prides itself on offering their customers the most accurate, fun and visually stunning simulators available on the market. Using the state of the art technology from AboutGolf’s patented 3Track simulators, Urban Golf’s customers can trust that every drive, iron shot, chip and putt are accurately represented in all of the simulators available.

One of the great advantages of Urban Golf is that the facility is perfect for both golfers and non-golfers to enjoy a special and exciting golfing experience. Whether guests want to play golf for the first time while enjoying an ice-cold beer with friends, or whether more experienced guests want to take advantage of the one-to-one tuition available as well as custom club fittings, every customers needs can be accommodated by the fantastic facilities available at Urban Golf.

inPlay Golf

Located in the heart of the city centre of Bristol, inPlay Golf accepts all standard of golfer to come along and enjoy the spectacular social setting of their unique indoor golfing venue. inPlay Golf has five different simulators available for guests, including an extra simulator that is used specifically for custom club fittings, full repair services and specialist coaching from certified PGA coaches who are on hand to help groups and individuals of any skill level or ability.

A unique feature of inPlay Golf’s fantastic indoor golfing venue is their state of the art simulators that allow guests to play some of the worlds most famous courses like Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Celtic Manor without leaving Bristol’s city centre. The licenced bar located on-site at inPlay Golf allows all guests the chance to sit and relax with a drink while they enjoy their amazing indoor golfing experience.

Golf Bar (Leeds)

Situated alongside the River Aire in Granary Wharf in Leeds is the amazing Golf Bar facility. This venue is a brilliant destination for guests to enjoy an indoor golfing simulated experience as well as appreciate the atmosphere of a traditional sports bar filled with 100”/120” screens playing your favourite sports. Golf Bar Leeds has a full menu of cold sandwiches, homemade pizzas, burgers and other snacks for guests to order at their own convenience. Guests can even use these screens and privately hire a bay to watch a specific sporting event, with a direct line to the bar to order any food or drinks you want during your game.

Golf Bar Leeds uses the PGA Tour endorsed About Golf Europe simulators to provide their guests with the most state of the art and detailed simulated technology available. Each simulator includes over 35 premium courses, leaving guests spoilt for choice when they decide which course they should play during their time. A unique feature of Golf Bar Leeds is that they also offer guests a realistic motor racing simulated experience, iRacing. Guests can enjoy some downtime from golfing in their bays and experience the spectacular realism and fun that iRacing provides.

Other Indoor Golf Centre’s Around the UK

South East

West Malling Golf Club (Kent) – West Malling Golf Club was proud to boast the first Full Swing golf simulator in the South East. When the weather is bad you can play a large variety of courses in the comfort and warmth of West Malling Golf Club’s golf lounge.

Website: http://www.westmallinggolf.com/golf_in_kent/indoor_golf/

Kent Golf Studio (Kent) – Situated just 200-yards away from Dartford Train Station, Kent Golf Studio consists of a HD simulator with over 25 courses from around world as well as a separate putting area and putting training simulator to help improve all areas of your game.

Website: http://www.kentgolfstudio.co.uk

Let’s Golf (Surrey) – Let’s Golf uses industry leading simulators and tech to make sure you have an unforgettable time at this great indoor golf centre. With 22 courses to choose from, you’re sure to have a great time here.

Website: http://www.lets-golf.co.uk/hd-golf-simulators

Proactive Golf Academy (Surrey) – Just one minute from Junction 6 of the M25, Proactive Golf Academy offers high standards in the indoor golf world. Their simulators have 50 championship course to choose from and if the weather does brighten up, you can take advantage of the nine hole course outside.

Website: http://www.proactivegolfacademy.com


City Golf – City Golf in London is one of the leaders in terms of indoor golf. On top of the state of the art golf simulators, there is also a fully equipped gym, a sports bar and the new addition of motor racing simulators on which you can test your driving skills around the Top Gear track, or in an F1 car around the Monte Carlo circuit.

Website: http://www.citygolflondon.com

Cannon Golf – Cannon Golf in London is a great place to improve your swing. You can take advantage of a lesson on their easyswing simulator or choose to play one of the 50 downloaded courses.

Website: http://www.cannongolf.co.uk/golf-simulator.php

The North London Golf Academy – The North London Golf Academy private members room has its own Sports Coach Systems golf simulator that can be hired for both practice and play by the hour.

Website: http://thenorthlondongolfacademy.com/sim-hire/3168302

The Golf Lab – The Golf Lab allows you to learn, practice and play in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Open six days a week, you can find The Golf Lab in Canary Wharf.

Wesbite: http://www.thegolflab.co.uk

North West

Cheshire Indoor Golf (Cheshire) – Situated in Alderley Edge, Cheshire Indoor Golf Centre offers enjoyable indoor golf on their Trugolf E6 golf simulator with Flightscope 3D dopplar radar technology. You can also receive from custom fitting from their PGA Advanced Professional Charles Le Seur.

Website: http://www.cheshireindoorgolf.co.uk

The Green Manchester (Greater Manchester) – The Green Manchester is an award winning sports bar where you can enjoy golf on one of their indoor golf simulators. To add to the golf and the bar, you can also hire out a booth for karaoke purposes. Golf, beer and karaoke, what more could you want?

Website: http://www.thegreenmanchester.com/indoorgolf.html

Zone Golf (Cumbria) – Zone Golf is situated in Barrow-in-Furness and can offer you an enjoyable indoor golfing experience on their impressive GC2 simulator. On top of this, PGA Professional Paul Rawlinson is also on hand to help you with any club fitting or swing analysis needs.

Website: http://www.zonegolf.co.uk

Carlisle Driving Range (Cumbria) – On top of offering a stunning 300-yard floodlit range, Carlisle driving can also offer the chance to play over 40 different courses on their Sports Coach simulator.

Website: http://www.carlisledrivingrange.co.uk

East of England

Peterborough Virtual Golf (Cambridgeshire) – Peterborough Virtual Golf is the largest indoor golf centre in the East of England with nine simulators to choose from. You have the choice of 23 different courses and can gain instant feedback on your game all year round.

Website: http://www.peterboroughvirtualgolf.co.uk/Peterborough_Virtual_Golf/Home.html

Yorkshire and the Humber

Hull Golf Club Golf Den (East Ridding of Yorkshire) – The Golf Den at Hull Golf Club offers a unique opportunity to play indoor golf. With 80 of the worlds courses downloaded, you can enjoy a round at championship standard courses in the comfort of the den.

Website: http://www.aaronpheasant.co.uk/golfden

The Victoria Hotel Scarborough (North Yorkshire) – If you happen to be staying in Scarborough and you want to keep your swing going, make sure you book into the Victoria Hotel. They have two indoor golf simulators on which you can play 50 premier championship courses.

Website: http://thevictoriahotel.biz/golf.html

Indoor golf @TheBunker (North Yorkshire) – Bentham Golf Club recently opened Indoor Golf @TheBunker and you and three friends can enjoy 18 holes in t-shirt weather all year round, with a choice of 15 courses.

Website: http://www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk/pro-shop/indoorgolf/

Concept Indoor Golf (Yorkshire) – Described as a “bowling alley for golfers,” Concept Indoor golf in Sheffield offers you year round golf on some of the world’s best courses for just £20 an hour. Bring three friends along and that’s just £5 each!

Website: http://conceptgolf.biz/tips.html

East Midlands

The Hole in One Golf Centre (Northamptonshire) – At the Hole in One Golf Centre in Corby, you can test your game on some of the world’s best courses on their indoor simulator. It can even be rented out for footgolf, penalty shoot-outs and rugby conversions, as well as the ability to plug in your PS4 or XBOX to play on the big screen.

Website: http://www.theholeinonegolfcentre.co.uk/#about

Riverbank Golf (Nottinghamshire) – At Riverbank Golf you can enjoy some of the world’s best courses from the comfort and warmth of the indoors on their state of the art simulator. The mat you play off even has different fabrics to recreate playing from thick rough and sand.

Website: http://www.riverbankgolf.co.uk/golfsimulator.php

Lea Marston Hotel & Spa (Warwickshire) – If you are staying in Warwickshire but want to keep up your golf swing, you must definitely consider booking into Lea Marston Hotel & Spa. Their golf simulator can be booked for £10 an hour and offers some of the best courses available.

Website: http://www.leamarstonhotel.co.uk/info/index.asp?page=indoor_golf_simulator_201

North East

Dynamic Indoor Golf (Tyne and Wear) – You get just about everything you could think of from Dynamic Indoor Golf. There is a nine-hole putting green, a six bay chipping area and a GC2 simulator all indoors. A must visit if you are in the North East of England.

Website: http://dynamicindoorgolf.com


The Golf Lounge (Glasgow) – Located in the heart of Glasgow, The Golf Lounge offers the chance to play one of 50 courses from around the world on one of their six indoor, state of the art golf simulators.

Website: http://www.thegolflounge.co.uk

Indoor Golf Studio St Andrews (Fife) – The Indoor Golf Studio is the first indoor golf studio in St Andrews and is located nearby the Old Course. So, if it’s too wet and windy (as it often is in Scotland) pop along to the Indoor Golf Studio and play the Old Course in the comfort and Warmth of this excellent studio.

Website: http://www.scotlandforgolf.co.uk/indoor-golf-studio

Locker Room Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire) – Locker Room Aberdeen is located in the centre of Aberdeen city centre and offers both indoor golf one their five simulators as well as an outstanding bar and restaurant. It really is a relaxing alternative when the weather is bad or if you fancy a few beers during your round.

Website: http://www.lockerroomaberdeen.co.uk/index.html

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