Major Dye-designed 18-hole golf course for north London granted planning permission

A new 18-hole Tour-style golf course in north London has been granted planning permission by the Planning Inspectorate.

Father and son design team: Perry Dye (left) with Pete Dye. Image: Hiseman Photo
Father and son design team: Perry Dye (left) with Pete Dye. Image: Hiseman Photo

The 69-hectare course, in Edgware, north London, will be the first designed by US golf landscape architect firm Dye Designs to be built in the UK and will be called The Dye London.

Plans include an island green on the short 7th hole, The Dye London’s tribute to the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, a large lake, shared by both the 9th and 18th holes, a clubhouse, practice facilities, car parking and landscaping.

The golf course will be over 7,000 yards in Tour configuration, but will offer multiple tees for handicap golfers and has been designed by Perry Dye, the eldest son in the Dye Design dynasty.

"My design team and I have been working on The Dye London golf course project over a period of five years" he said. "This special project, a family-owned Dye Designs Championship golf facility that will be open to the public, located close to one of the world’s great capital cities, will attract golfers from all over the globe.

The developer is the Menai-Davis family who, in 2007, opened The Shire London near Barnet in north London, which features the UK’s only Seve Ballesteros golf course and the West London Golf Centre near Northolt, west London, opened in 2012. A spokesman said that landscape construction arrangements will be handled in-house, with final touches by specialists brought over from the US by Dye Designs.

Tony Menai-Davis said that now the Planning Inspectorate had given the go-ahead work will proceed quickly.

"We learned that we had been granted planning permission just a few hours after Sergio Garcia brought home his first victory in a major at Augusta, on what would have been Seve Ballesteros's 60th birthday no less. What an amazing day in the world of golf. We cannot wait to bring this project to fruition".

Meanwhile, construction is underway on two further Menai-Davis golf facilities in London, the 18-hole West London Links, adjacent to the West London Golf Centre, and an adventure golf, FootGolf and junior golf joint venture with adventure golf designer Oliver Mahoney.

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