Bursting with wildlife and greenery, Beckenham Place Park really is one of London's best-kept secrets.
The park was acquired by John Cator in 1773 and he quickly restored the mansion to it's former glory. His father in law, Peter Collinson, an early landscape architect and botanist, introduced to the grounds many exotic trees and a lake (now drained). The Cator family became one of the largest landholders in the area, and at one time the Cator estate spread from Shortlands to Sydenham Hill. In the late 19th Century the house was used as a boys school and it then became a sanatorium.
Beckenham Place Park is now the home of one of England's largest and busiest public golf courses. The 18 hole golf course meanders through the ancient woodland of the park. With great variations in length and elevation on a number of holes this is a challenging and enjoyable course to play.
We pride ourselves on being a great quality public course, challenging to the serious player and the complete beginner.
No membership is needed to play golf at this public facility. The course is public, which allows you to turn up, hire your clubs and shoes, pay and play. If you want to secure yourself a slot on the weekend, simply call up and make a booking (up to a week in advance).