The top courses in Kent

The golf courses in Kent are some of the finest in England, and championship golf courses are abundant, including the Nick Faldo designed Chart Hills, a wonderful parkland course in the heart of the county, as well as London Golf Club, one of the modern championship golf courses near London. Kent is the only county in the South of England to boast golf clubs hosting The Open Championship. Whilst always more famous for its Cathedral, the golf courses near Canterbury, Tonbridge Wells, and Sevenoaks are also highly impressive, but it is the links courses in Kent that provide a paradise for the golfing purist. Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports, and Littlestone are some of the most enjoyed and inspiring golf clubs in Kent. Situated in the southeastern corner of England, its neighbouring counties include East Sussex, and Essex. Kent is widely known as ‘The Garden of England’ due to its abundance of orchards and hop gardens however the beauty of some golf courses in Kent could easily justify this tag. As well as the golf, tourists are lured to Kent by The White Cliffs of Dover and easy access to France.

Kent Golf Courses

 Faldo Course at Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent

Chart Hills Golf Club

With outstanding facilities on all fronts, Chart Hills Golf Club is the perfect venue for all occasions. Hailed as one of the finest recently-built golf courses in England, Chart Hills is the British architectural debut of six times Major winner, Nick Faldo. Set on 200 acres of gently undulating Kentish hills, Chart Hills was officially opened for play in August 1993 and despite its relative youth in golfing terms has earned something of a reputation when it comes to hosting championship golf.

 Southern Valley Golf Club at Southern Valley Golf Club in Kent

Southern Valley Golf Club

Southern Valley is a proprietary owned club, situated in Shorne just south of Gravesend in Kent which opened in June 1999. The course has been built to the highest standards and designed in the style of a traditional links course. The club has a commitment to having no temporary tees or greens and enjoys a chalk subsoil giving excellent year round drainage. We have developed a thriving and active membership, but also welcomes golf societies and pay and play golfers.

 Championship Course at Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent

Hever Castle Golf Club

The setting alone is inspiration enough at Hever Castle's 250 acre 27 hole course and traditional Tudor style clubhouse, nestling among the hills straddling the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. A subtle blend of Historic charm, excellent service and facilities to accommodate all occasions gives Hever Castle Golf Club the reputation as one of the finest Golf and Hospitality Venues in the South East of England.

 Canterbury Golf Club at Canterbury Golf Club in Kent

Canterbury Golf Club

A challenging 18-hole course, designed by the renowned Harry Colt, Canterbury Golf Club has been in existence since 1927. Over the years, the original heathland nature of the course has altered with the introduction of huge expanses of trees, but many of the original Colt design features are still prominent today. The resulting mature woodland course enjoys a carpet of bluebells in spring and wide variety of wildlife all year round. With a new driving range, friendly and comfortable bar and restaurant, and a well-stocked pro shop, Canterbury Golf Club offers an exceptional range of services to all. The Club is situated 1/2 mile from the city centre in a delightful woodland setting in the heart of East Kent.

 Littlestone Golf Club at Littlestone Golf Club  in Kent

Littlestone Golf Club

Littlestone is a Championship Links Course laid out on the natural undulating land between the famous Romney Marsh and the English Channel in the South East corner of Kent. Littlestone is recognised as being one of the top 100 courses in England, and has hosted many major championships in its long and distinguished history. A recent report noted that the greens are 'magnificent and are some of the best examples of firm, true and well paced putting greens in the UK'. In addition to its Championship heritage, Littlestone is well known for its welcoming, relaxed and friendly ambience. All our visitors are members for the day and as such, can play from Medal or Championship tees.

 Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Kent

Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club

In 1988, renowned golf course architect Donald Steel skillfully crafted Tudor Park Country Club to take advantage of the natural features of an ancestral deer park. The 18-hole championship course features long, narrow fairways bordered by beautiful, mature pine trees and undulating greens, offering fantastic views of the countryside. The layout of Tudor Park Country Club is deceptive, and it winds around ancient pines, a charming fly fishery and the historic Milgate House. Yet within these breathtaking surroundings lies a challenging par 70 championship course. Every hole at Tudor Park Country Club displays its own individual personality - some friendly and relaxing, and some that will test your skill and accuracy to the utmost.

 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Kent

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports has been the scene of many Championships since The Open in 1909, and since 1925, has been home every year to the Halford Hewitt Public Schools Championship. It is a place where all who visit leave with a feeling of having experienced something special and a desire to return.The Deal course is traditionally laid out on a narrow stretch of land extending to Sandwich Bay, and the natural links terrain has been subtly used to provide a wide variety of challenges. Almost every hole has an abundance of large sand dunes which establishes the undulating character of the course and makes it unique. Unlike most other courses the fairways are just as undulating and it is seldom that a completely flat stance can be obtained.

 Royal St Georges Golf Club at Royal St Georges Golf Club in Kent

Royal St Georges Golf Club

Royal St Georges is one of the great courses in the world. Having hosted Opens, PGA and Amateur Championships and Walker and Curtis Cups, it has been witness to more golfing history than any other in England. It was also the setting, in the guise of Royal St Marks, of the most famous fictional match in golf, the contest between James Bond and Goldfinger. Designed by William Laidlaw Purves in 1887, it has constantly evolved to pose a tough test for championship and more modest players alike. In common with many links, it is characterised by humps and swales, dunes and wild rough, fast-running fairways and deep bunkers. Demanding carries put a premium on strong driving, but even with such uncompromising terrain properly flighted and dire

 Sweetwoods Park Golf Club at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in Kent

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club is set in ‘The Wealden Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and offers the ultimate golfing experience. Opened in 1994, the club can count tremendous views across the course of lakes, streams, mature woodland and the old village of Cowden with its imposing Church spire watching over the 4th green, as some of its features. The wealth of small lakes and tumbling streams all help to make the course unique in its beauty. Sweetwoods is one of the finest golf courses in Kent and Sussex.

 Westerham Golf Club at Westerham Golf Club in Kent

Westerham Golf Club

Westerham is set in mature woodland with stunning views across the North Downs. Tree lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers and three beautiful water features makes this course a solid test for any standard of golfer. Born out of the great storm of 1987, Westerham was opened in May 1997. The course encompasses established forestry producing the impression of a course mature beyond it years. With its exceptional design and maturity it has gained its reputation as a 'thinking man's course'. In addition to the magnificent course, Westerham also offers a 10-acre driving range, putting green, indoor teaching area and an 8 acre short game area which has been described as 'one of the best in the South East'.

 Littlestone Warren Golf Club at Littlestone Warren Golf Club  in Kent

Littlestone Warren Golf Club

Offering both Pay & Play and Membership opportunities, Littlestone Warren (formerly Romney Warren) Golf Club on the Kent coast is a popular destination for golfers of all abilitites. Extended from it's original 9 hole layout in 1993 to a full 18 holes, it is a naturally rugged links which is attached to the Championship course of Littlestone. Set on the edge of the famous Romney Marsh, this stretch of coastline enjoys a unique micro-climate which makes it one of the driest spots in Britain. The resulting terrain offers hard and fast fairways that are beautifully defined from natural dunes, thick rough and classic links bunkers. Sweet, accurate ball striking and a clever game plan are pre-requisites to a good score.

 Ashford (Kent) Golf Club at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club in Kent

Ashford (Kent) Golf Club

The Club is located on the west side of Ashford, set in the countryside close to the M20 motorway and the Channel Tunnel. It is a challenging 18 hole parkland course that demands accurate shots to tree lined fairways and difficult to hit greens. We have a shop on site where the Club Professional will be pleased to assist you with your golfing requirements. Ashford (Kent) Golf Club has a well established and mature course offering a challenge to all golfers of varying abilities. It comprises a mixture of tight tree lined fairways, water hazards not to mention a sprinkling of well placed bunkers to catch the unwary!

 Main Course at North Foreland Golf Club in Kent

North Foreland Golf Club

On a glorious summer day, theres simply no better place to be. With commanding views to the North Sea and lush emerald fairways and greens, our two courses offer a combination of beauty and challenge. The main course is a challenging 6436 yards Par 71, free draining chalk downland course with views of the sea from every hole. The 54 Par Northcliffe Short Course, offer a perfect environment for beginners to the game of Golf whilst still being able to frustrate the most able of golfers with its idiosyncratic charm.

 Bearsted Golf Club at Bearsted Golf Club in Kent

Bearsted Golf Club

Bearsted is a high quality, long established members golf club, dating back to 1895. It is set in over 200 acres of delightful rolling countryside in the shadow of the North Downs in Kent. Our superb and spacious, but challenging, parkland golf course provides a really good test of golfing ability to members and visitors alike. We offer superb facilities and excellent food and drink in our clubhouse which was rebuilt for the millennium Our friendly club is situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, less than 2 miles from either Juntion 7 or 8 of the M20, making it easily accessible from a wide area. Members guests, corporate guests, societies, and green fee or match visitors, will all find a warm welcome and excellent golfing at Bearsted.

 The Spitfire at West Malling Golf Club in Kent

West Malling Golf Club

Established in 1974 and designed by the legendary former Open Champion and 5 times Ryder Cup player Max Faulkner, West Malling Golf Club sits in the heart of the Kent countryside at the foot of the North Downs. The two courses, Spitfire and Hurricane, are a challenge for all standards of golfer. The couse is complemented by two putting greens, a covered eleven bay driving range, practice chipping and bunker area and two Full Swing indoor golf simulators. After your round of golf be sure to sample the fine dining facilities available with an extensive menu in both the Restaurant and Conservatory or simply relax with a drink in the bar, or on the terrace overlooking the 18th.

 Gillingham Golf Club at Gillingham Golf Club in Kent

Gillingham Golf Club

The first record of Golf being played at Gillingham was in 1905. Formally laid out by James Braid in 1919 and constructed by the army, the course remains a challenge after being updated by Donald Steel in the 1990s with its tree lined fairways and small fast greens. Situated in the Medway Towns within 10 minutes of the M2, Gillingham is ideally situated to welcome visitors from all over the country. Gillingham's golf course has pleasant, narrow, tree lined fairways that belie how tough it is to hit both them and the small greens. It is some 5514 yards long and is a challenging test for players at all levels.

 Cherry Lodge Golf Club at Cherry Lodge Golf Club in Kent

Cherry Lodge Golf Club

Welcome to Cherry Lodge Golf Club. We are a private members’ club – run by the members, for the members – and we pride ourselves on being a well-run, progressive club. Founded in 1969, our superb course is set in 130 acres on the North Downs, 600ft above sea level. We are located on the outskirts of Biggin Hill, within five miles of Westerham. The course measures 6,593 yards and is a par 72, undulating course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Cherry Lodge has a truly unique, unpretentious atmosphere – many tell us the camaraderie at our golf club is second-to-none.

 Faversham Golf Club at Faversham Golf Club  in Kent

Faversham Golf Club

Nestling in rolling unspoilt Kent countryside Faversham is quite simply one of the loveliest golf courses in the south east of England. Complementing its beautiful surroundings, Faversham has all you would expect from a long established parkland course with manicured tree lined fairways, well conditioned and maintained tees, and greens and imaginatively sculpted holes. The impressive new Clubhouse built in 1997 has added to its attraction. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy a fun game of golf in these attractive and peaceful surroundings.

 Shore and Dunes at Princes Golf Club in Kent

Princes Golf Club

Prince's, with its 27 holes of championship Links has hosted the Open Championship and is host to two R&A events in 2016. Prince's offers all that is best in modern links golf: a centrally located clubhouse offering magnificent views over the course and Pegwell Bay and helpful, attentive staff who understand your needs. Prince's provides traditional Links Golf of the highest quality which delivers the greatest value for money.

 The Heritage at London Golf Club in Kent

London Golf Club

The International is pure downland. Long grasses swish in an ever-changing breeze. Naturally firmer and quick undulating fairways force a links-style golf, while short holes over water provide dramatic punctuation. The Heritage Course offers a stunning mixture of parkland, heathland and downland. Natural spaces are sculpted to encourage bold play to large, challenging and receptive greens guarded by encroaching cavernous bunkers and exquisitely manicured run-offs. Both courses carry the essence of Jack Nicklaus encouraging you to visualise each and every shot.

 Lamberhurst Golf Club at Lamberhurst Golf Club in Kent

Lamberhurst Golf Club

Lamberhurst Golf Club was founded in 1890, and is owned and run by it's members. Often referred to as the Augusta National of Kent, it's 6,400 yard 18-hole course boasts glorious views of Kent's rolling countryside, running through parkland of outstanding beauty on both sides of the River Teise. The course provides golfers with some real challenges, with it's subtle slopes and undulations testing even the lowest of handicappers. The fairways and greens are always maintained to a high standard. Post golf, a welcoming atmosphere is to be found in the newly refurbished clubhouse.

 Nizels Golf & Country Club at Nizels Golf and Country Club in Kent

Nizels Golf and Country Club

Sevenoaks, Nizels was established in 1992 on an historic estate that dates back to 1397. It is situated on high ground overlooking Kentish Weald countryside. The golf course design is the epitome of a classic English parkland course and is complemented by a state of the art health club which offers something for all the family to enjoy. The Club’s 18-hole Championship course was developed using the natural contours of the countryside and every feature has been enhanced to add character to each hole. Complementing the course are several lakes that make the Par 72 a tough challenge, and also provide a natural habitat for geese, swans and other wildlife.

 Redlibbets Golf Club at Redlibbets Golf Club in Kent

Redlibbets Golf Club

Redlibbets Golf Club was officially opened in the summer of 1997. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength, providing our members, guests and visitors with a wonderful opportunity to play the sport in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is something remarkable about every hole at Redlibbets. Set in over 150 acres of parkland the course boasts hundreds of mature beech, oak and chestnut trees to embrace spectacular panoramic views across rolling Kentish countryside. Redlibbets is best described as a grand old course with modern greens. Many of the tees are set well above the greens and fairways and the designer, Jonathan Gaunts strategy makes for exciting play for golfers of all abilities.

 The Cray Course at Orpington Golf Centre in Kent

Orpington Golf Centre

The Orpington Golf Centre is one of the largest golf facilities in England and located close to the M25 and M20 motorways. The centre encompasses two courses - Ruxley Park, and a short par 3 circuit alongside Cray Valley, also complimented by a par 32, 9-hole challenge. All of the courses wind their way through the scenic Kent countryside and incorporate many a hazards along the way to provide a series of distinctly different golfing experiences. With 53 holes, two golf shops, a fleet of buggies, a 28-bay floodlit driving range and expert tuition from our PGA professional Orpington Golf Centre has everything you need for your golf game. All you have to do is choose which course you play and when!

 Lakes Course at Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre in Kent

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre

Chelsfield Lakes is situated in the stunning Kent countryside near Orpington and is very easily reached from the M25 junction 4 and the A20 from central London. Built on a base of chalk, Chelsfield Lakes benefits from excellent drainage, that facilitate top condition all year round. The Lakes Course is a fantastic par 71 golf course which measures 6,112 yards. The tranquil surroundings make it a delight to play and the cleverly designed layout means that it is suitable for all levels of golfer to play. The Vista Course was remodelled in 2010 and now offers 9-holes of golf, with distances ranging from 84 to 130 yards. This course provides the perfect stepping stone for new golfers, and a great short-game test for the more skilled players.

 Kings Hill Golf Club at Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent

Kings Hill Golf Club

Kings Hill Golf Club was founded in 1995 on an area of open heathland and woodland on the rolling slopes of the lower greensand ridge in central Kent and has since matured into a testing inland links. The course is characterised by traditional links turf, carries over heather and rough to narrow, fast running fairways and beautifully sculptured greens full of character and deceptive slopes. The course enjoys an excellent free draining geology and coupled with full USGA specification greens and tees makes it the driest inland course in all of Kent whatever the time of year. The Club prides itself on a warm welcome extended to all golfers and our aim is to ensure that all visitors have a very memorable day.

 Castle Course at Lullingstone Park Golf Club in Kent

Lullingstone Park Golf Club

Lullingstone Park is home to two parkland golf courses that both afford fantastic views across the Kent countryside and towards Lullingstone Castle. The Castle course, an 18 hole golf course, is particularly undulating and measures 6713 yards from the back tees. Navigating through varying countryside, there is a fine range of holes across the layout. To compliment it, the Valley Course is a 9 hole parkland layout with an emphasis on fun, but is no less testing than its bigger brother. A variety of society packages and membership options are available to suit all.

 Royal Blackheath Golf Club at Royal Blackheath Golf Club in Kent

Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is arguably the oldest golf club in the world, having been instituted in 1608. It houses one of the finest collections of golf club memorabilia in the world, and is located just nine miles from Central London and only 25 minutes’ drive from City Airport. Originally designed by Tom Dunn, Royal Blackheath was latterly influenced by James Braid, and Frank Pennick. Over the years the course has been beautifully landscaped and planted with a variety of stunning trees. A warm welcome awaits you on your visit to this lovely parkland course with its excellent fairways and true greens.

 Sene Valley Golf Club at Sene Valley Golf Club in Kent

Sene Valley Golf Club

Sene Valley Golf Club offers a downland golf course with stunning views of the North Downs and across the English Channel. The nearest golf course to the Channel Tunnel, Sene Valley enjoys one of the most picturesque locations in Kent. The traditional cedar clubhouse and impressive patio with stunning views across the English channel provide an ideal location for a variety of functions and events.

 Boughton Golf Club at Boughton Golf Club in Kent

Boughton Golf Club

Designed to challenge golfers of every standard, the course comprises four par 3’s, ten par 4’s and four par 5’s arranged in two loops of nine holes starting and finishing close to the clubhouse. The greens and trees throughout are generously sized and irrigated with water from the two ponds incorporated into the course.

 Broke Hill Golf Club at Broke Hill Golf Club in Kent

Broke Hill Golf Club

Broke Hill Golf Club near Orpington, is ideally situated just 2 miles off the M25 (junction 4) in Kent, and with great links to Surrey, Essex, and London. The course was originally built in 1993 by the Rolstone family in rolling Kent countryside, and features 90 strategically placed hazards over the 6509 yard course that tests all levels of golfer. With water coming in to play on four holes and the sometimes strong prevailing wind protecting the parkland course, it can make some of the simplest looking holes very treacherous. The clubhouse provides a spectacular balcony overlooking the 18th green, with great food and a relaxing ambiance allowing the opportunity to entertain clients, fraternise with friends, or relax with the family.