With over 350 acres of grounds , the two courses at Dale Hill are laid out to take in the best of the surrounding scenery . The High Weald is at its best here , and playing golf in such a lovely place must be good for the soul .
Both the courses at Dale Hill are 18 holes . The first , designed by Ian Woosnam , is , as Woosnam himself puts it , “ challenging enough to test the pros , yet accessible enough to be enjoyed by amateurs ”. You can ’ t ask for much more than that when it comes to golf – a place where everyone can enjoy the game on the same course for different reasons . The Dale Hill course is the original one on the site , but it has lost none of its charm and it makes for a satisfying round of golf .
At Lullingstone Park Golf Club there are two fantastic courses to choose from . If you want a quick game on a 9-hole course try the Valley Course . It may be shorter than Lullingstone ’ s second course , but it shouldn ’ t be underestimated – it ’ s a definite test of ability and the 9th hole is especially challenging ; it ’ s a par 3 and is much harder than it looks . The longer , 18-hole course is the Castle Course , and it is from here that you will find the best views of Lullingstone Castle and the area around it . At 6,713 yards this one will really keep you thinking all the way round .
Established during the reign of Charles I , the Broome Park Estate is a magnificent place to play golf . As its centre piece it has the Grade I listed Mansion House which was completed in about 1638 , and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Carolean architecture in all of England . Refurbished and restored , one of the Mansion House ’ s most famous owners was Horatio Herbert Kitchener , First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum .
The golf course itself is a superb 18-hole parkland course set within the private 268 acre estate . The course opened in 1981 , and was designed by the famous golf course architect Donald Steel . The entire course measures 6587 yards off the championship white tees , has a standard scratch of 72 and par 72 . The course is an excellent test for all ages and levels of golfers and the finishing hole is particularly spectacular .
Broome Park Golf Club is easily accessible from the M2 / A2 or M20 travel routes and is actually located off the A260 . Come along and enjoy the great game in the Garden of England .
Westgate and Birchington is a cliff top 18-hole course of 4,877 yards with stunning views over the sea between the towns of Westgate on Sea and Birchington . It is suitable for players of all ages . The clubhouse at Westgate and Birchington is open daily , offering refreshments to members and visiting golfers alike . The dining area , seating up to sixty diners , affords beautiful views over the course while the lounge and the bar are the perfect places to relax after a round of golf . Secure changing facilities for both men and women are available . Both members and visitors are welcome .
Cherry Lodge Golf Club was founded in 1969 and since then it has played host to thousands of avid golfers who enjoy the thrill of the 6,593 yard , par 72 course which is an impressive 600 feet above sea level . And although this is a private club with membership required , it is a modern , unpretentious kind of place . Visitors are always welcome , and with such beautifully kept grounds and lovely surroundings , it ’ s not hard to see why Cherry Lodge is so beloved .