Kent

Kent lies to the southeast of England and it acts as something of a “buffer zone” between London, the capital, and the continent of Europe. Millions of passengers pass through the county each year as they travel to and from France via the Channel Tunnel which links Calais to Folkestone in the UK.

Founded in 1925 when 20 clubs decided to affiliate, Kent Golf Union organises annual competitions at Junior, Youth, Gents, Senior and Veteran levels for eligible golfers who are members of a county club. The Union also participates in the round robin league for unions in the southern section of the South Eastern Group, along with Surrey, Sussex, Dorset and Hampshire.

Kent County Ladies Golf Association was founded in 1900 as Kent County Club, with eight clubs affiliated to the organisation. In its inaugural year of operation, a representative team of female golfers from the county played matches against Devon, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. The first County Championship took place twelve months later and from that point on there was no stopping the female golfers of Kent. Today, there are 80 clubs affiliated to the county association, representing more than three and a half thousand lady golfers.

There are almost 100 clubs in Kent so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to playing in “the garden of England”. Of course, the very best of these courses are the three that have hosted the Open Championship down the years: Royal Cinque Ports (1909 and 1920), Prince’s (1932) and Royal St George’s (1894 then 13 times since).

Our Kent Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Kent

Royal St George's

1st Kent - Best in Area

There's nothing artificial about Royal St George’s Golf Club; there's a natural look and feel to the course that blends beautifully into its historical Sandwich surroundings.

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Description: There's nothing artificial about Royal St George’s Golf Club; there's a natural look and feel to the course that blends beautifully into its historical Sandwich surroundings. Rating: 5.3928571428571 out of 6

Royal Cinque Ports

2nd Kent - Best in Area

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, or Deal as it is somtimes called, is an absolute brute of a links course. Its back nine, or rather the last seven holes, are relentless...

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Description: Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, or Deal as it is somtimes called, is an absolute brute of a links course. Its back nine, or rather the last seven holes, are relentless... Rating: 5.3220338983051 out of 6

Prince's (Shore & Dunes)

3rd Kent - Best in Area

In 1932, Prince’s Golf Club proudly hosted its first and only Open Championship. "The Squire", Gene Sarazen, was the eventual winner.

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Description: In 1932, Prince’s Golf Club proudly hosted its first and only Open Championship. "The Squire", Gene Sarazen, was the eventual winner. Rating: 4.925 out of 6

Littlestone (Championship)

4th Kent - Best in Area

Littlestone Golf Club is an unsung gem, overshadowed by the Open Championship links courses in Kent: Royal St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's.

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Description: Littlestone Golf Club is an unsung gem, overshadowed by the Open Championship links courses in Kent: Royal St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's. Rating: 4.5483870967742 out of 6

London Club (Heritage)

5th Kent - Best in Area

With wide generous fairways, the Heritage course at the London Golf Club tempts you to reach for the driver on many tees...

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Description: With wide generous fairways, the Heritage course at the London Golf Club tempts you to reach for the driver on many tees... Rating: 4.4444444444444 out of 6

Wildernesse

6th Kent - Best in Area

Tree-lined fairways characterise the golf course at The Wildernesse Club so accuracy is the watchword when playing here, especially on a front nine containing seven tight par fours.

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Description: Tree-lined fairways characterise the golf course at The Wildernesse Club so accuracy is the watchword when playing here, especially on a front nine containing seven tight par fours. Rating: 4 out of 6

Chart Hills

7th Kent - Best in Area

Chart Hills Golf Club is set in the peaceful rural heart of the Garden of England where old oak trees stand guard and where there is sand, lots and lots of sand.

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Description: Chart Hills Golf Club is set in the peaceful rural heart of the Garden of England where old oak trees stand guard and where there is sand, lots and lots of sand. Rating: 4.5833333333333 out of 6

Knole Park

8th Kent - Best in Area

Designed by the great architect J.F. Abercromby in 1924, the unique Knole Park Golf Club has been described as an inland links.

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Description: Designed by the great architect J.F. Abercromby in 1924, the unique Knole Park Golf Club has been described as an inland links. Rating: 4.5384615384615 out of 6

London Club (International)

9th Kent - Best in Area

The International course at the London Golf Club is a high-class accompaniment to the Jack Nicklaus designed Heritage course.

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Description: The International course at the London Golf Club is a high-class accompaniment to the Jack Nicklaus designed Heritage course. Rating: 3.9166666666667 out of 6

Sundridge Park (East)

10th Kent - Best in Area

Located a mere 12 miles south east of Central London, the testing East course at the 36-hole Sundridge Park Golf Club has been chosen by the R&A as an Open Qualifying venue in the past.

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Description: Located a mere 12 miles south east of Central London, the testing East course at the 36-hole Sundridge Park Golf Club has been chosen by the R&A as an Open Qualifying venue in the past. Rating: 4 out of 6