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Golf courses in Kent

Sophie Hewitt
26th April 2022

Kent is home to many golf courses, with summer just around the corner there's no better time to start looking for a new hobby. Get ready to stretch your legs, stroll around the park score a hole in one and take a look at some of our favourite clubs across Kent which we think you will love!

Prince’s Golf Club

Resting on the beautiful Sandwich Bay, the Championship links course of Prince’s has three fantastic courses to choose from, including the Shore, the Dunes and the Himalayas. While here you can expect superb playing surfaces and courses which each have their own characteristics, while showing the incredible amount of work that has gone into redeveloping them over the last few years. It’s no surprise then that this Kent favourite is host of the Local Final Qualifying for The Open Championship from 2018 to 2022. 

Royal St George’s

As the host of the 149th Open in July this year, this course really needs no introduction! Founded more than 100 years ago, this links course has hosted 14 Open Championships in its time, so it goes without saying that it’s one of the jewels in Kent’s crown. While tee times are limited, visitors can still book to play in the months leading up to the 149th Open and play at the very club where history will be made.

London Golf Club

If you’re a member of London Golf Club, their two tournament golf courses will be reopening to members and their visitors from the end of the month, offering 36 holes of Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf. If you’re not a member, keep an eye on their social media channels for visitor tee times, as this sensational club, set in 700 acres of Kent countryside, is not to be missed.   

Wilderness Golf Club

For over 125 years golfers have enjoyed the beautiful wooded course and warm hospitality the Wildernesse Club has to offer.  Founded in 1890 the Club has a proud heritage and today is a private members' club which offers a very special place for both members and visitors to enjoy the game we love.

A fine, tight inland course recognised by The R&A as an Open Qualifying venue and a regular host for EGU and County events. At just over 6,500 yards the course is not long by modern standards and with the exception of two new holes created in 1969 (16th and 17th), has remained very much unchanged over the past 60 years.

Credit: Visit Tunbridge Wells

Nevill Golf Club

The 18-hole Nevill Golf Club is over 100 years old and welcomes visitors as well as social visitors. It is just 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The clubhouse has facilities for group bookings and three course meals, a pro-shop and the course is kept in a “lovely condition” for both leisure and experienced players. It dates from the Victorian era and still has the stunning views it was created for in 1889.

Stonelees Golf Centre

Stonelees has 3 excellent courses for any golfer, no matter your level or ability. The first a par 3, nine hole course where the holes range from 101 to 165 yards. This course is also great for those who want to practice their short game. The Second, 'Executive' course, a mix of par 3s and par 4s with some testing shots.  Finally 'The Heights', a championship calibre nine hole course for the better golfer.

Knole Park Golf Club

Knole golf course is steeped in history and a truly inspiring place to play. Regularly named as one of the top 100 courses in England by golf magazines.

Knole Park Golf Club is located within 1000 acres of outstanding parkland, home to the finest deer herd in the South East. Knole House, one of the greatest National Trust properties in the country, together with Knole Park itself, provides the perfect backdrop to this challenging course that was designed by J.Abercromby and has been enjoyed by its members and visitors since 1924.

Kings Hill Golf Club

Kings Hill Golf Club is a David Williams designed, 6,600 yard inland links, par 72 course. The course is built on rag stone and is the best draining inland course in the south of England with some of the finest practice facilities in Kent.

The club is host to various county fixtures and competitions as well county and national coaching. The Kings Hill Golf Club coaching Academy is home to five teaching professionals, catering for all standards of play from beginner to elite and professional.

Faversham Golf Club

Faversham Golf Club was established by Lord Harris on his Belmont Park Estate in 1911. Today, it is widely acclaimed by the golfing community as one of the finest parkland courses in Kent. Golf is not just about scoring, it is a walk in the beautiful surroundings of the Belmont Park Estate with hours of incomparable fun and therapy.

This exceptional golf course measures 6000 yards from the back tees with a Par of 70. The 18 Holes provide an excellent test of golf for golfers of all abilities. Manicured tree lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers call for accuracy from the tee. Many plateau and sculptured greens make for demanding approach shots and subtle borrows will test your putting competence.

Believe it or not, this is really just a taste of Kent’s courses, for even more clubs to add to your list this spring and summer, be sure to take a look at the Golf in Kent website.

 

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