Top 10 Golf Courses – Kent
This top 10 was chosen by 2017 County champion: Dan Brown (Chart Hills). Handicap: +3
Royal St George’s
World famous links and Open Championship venue. A very tough course that demands all aspects of your game to be spot on.
Green fees: £190. Tel: 01304 613090.
Royal Cinque Ports
A true test which has one of the toughest nishes in golf back into the prevailing wind. The club has hosted two Opens and is one of four Final Open Qualifying venues from 2014 – 2017.
Green fees: £130 midweek, £155 weekends. Tel: 01304 374007.
A Sir Nick Faldo design renowned for its many bunkers. Playing the par 5s well is the key to shooting a low score.
Green fees: £80 Sun- Thur, £95 Fri-Sat. Tel: 01580 292222.
London Club (Heritage)
A Jack Nicklaus course which forces you to consider every shot. Dramatic tee shots and daunting approaches make this course a potential brute.
Green fees: Members & members’ guests only. Tel: 01474 879899.
London Club (International)
An exciting course with many risk and reward holes.
Green fees: £105 Sun-Thur, £120 Fri-Sat. Tel: 01474 879899.
Another great links which is always in great condition and a real pleasure to play. Master the tough 16th & 17th holes and you may just walk away with a good score.
Green fees: £80. Tel: 01797 363355.
A beautiful course set in the grounds of Knole Park, home to one of the nest deer herds in the South East. The rst hole is one of the toughest opening par 3s around.
Green fees: £75. Tel: 01732 452150.
A strategic course and though not long, it’s very tricky and keeping the ball in play off the tee is crucial. Currently a Regional Open Qualifying venue.
Green fees: £75. Tel: 01732 761199.
A true test of links golf with three sets of nine holes and barely a weak one among them. Co- hosting the Amateur Championship alongside Royal St George’s later this year.
Green fees: £60 Mon-Thu, £95 Fri-Sun. Tel: 01304 611118.
A great layout with some short but tight and testing par 4s. The greens are usually swift with no easy places to save par once you start missing greens.
Green fees: £38. Tel: 01795 890561.