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2nd Apr 2012 9:00am | By Rebecca Kent
ond of the gentlemen’s game of golf, but not got any courses in your neighbourhood?
For maybe you’ve never picked up a club before and the thought of standing on the fairway and teeing off for the first time is too daunting.
Or perhaps you’re just a little rusty and need some practice out of the spotlight. Whatever your situation, Urban Golf has the answer.
With locations in Smithfield, Soho and Kensington, Urban Golf is just lke real golf, only the clubhouse is less snooty.
It involves hitting a ball indoors towards a giant screen in one of their simulators, and you don’t get a caddy.
You can get direction though – in one of the many lessons and classes on offer, ranging from beginners off the street to full-blown Rory MclIroy-styled pros (prices range from £129 for three 30min sessions or £159 if there’s two of you), with expert instruction from one of the UK’s top golf coaches on offer, too.
The booths can also be hired by the hour for £40, and, for a limited time, £20 on Sundays and Mondays and £25 after 5pm on Friday.
Address: Kensington High Street, W8 5SF; 33 Great Pulteney Street, W1F 9NW; 12 Smithfield Street, EC1A 9LA
Tube: High Street Ken, Tottenham Court Rd & Barbican