Lamberhurst - Kent - England

Lamberhurst Golf Club,
Church Road,
Lamberhurst,
Kent,
TN3 8DT,
England


  • +44 (0) 1892 890591

  • Golf Club Website

  • 4 miles W of Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Welcome but not before 12 noon at weekends - contact in advance

  • Sharon Deadman

  • Frank Pennink

  • Brian Impett

Lamberhurst Golf Club dates back to 1890, when a 9-hole course was laid out within the Court Lodge estate, home to the Morland family since 1733. The Army requisitioned the fairways during World War I and World War II but they recovered to function as an operational golf course soon after both conflicts ended. When adjacent farmland became available for lease in the early 1970s, Frank Pennink extended the course to a full 18-hole layout. 

Today, the course extends to just less than 6,500 yards from the medal tees, with more than half the holes doglegging one way or the other. There are only three par threes on the scorecard and these are played at the 140-yard 7th, the 217-yard 12th and 156-yard 17th. The most difficult hole comes early in the round, at the long par four 4th, where the River Teise cuts across the fairway half way to the green. 

On the back nine, the river again plays a part in proceedings at the par five 13th as it slashes across the hole immediately in front of the green. Lamberhurst’s signature hole is played one hole earlier, at the aforementioned par three 12th (“Pond”), with the tee shot required to carry across an intimidating combination of water and rough to a small green protected by bunkers to the left, right and front of the putting surface.   
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Description: Lamberhurst Golf Club dates back to 1890 and the members played on a 9-hole course until the 1970s when additional land was acquired and Frank Pennink was commissioned to extend the course to 18 holes. Rating: 4.3 out of 6 Reviews: 4

A pretty easy course with a lot of birdie oppurtunities especially the short 18th par 4 which is driveable. The course is short but the greens are extremely hard to hit and mostly elevated. If you miss them even the best of players will struggle to get up and down. On the plus side if you are looking to shoot a low score you will have a short club in. To sum the course up in a few words i would say: An average course kept in fantastic condition.
4 / 6
Lamberhurst
June 14, 2011


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Like many long established golf clubs, Lamberhurst is a course of two halves - the original 9 holes dating back over 100 years, and the additional 9 added more recently when extra farmland was bought to extend the layout: and it's pretty obvious which are which. The middle section is great, with loads of interesting and undulating holes (blind tee shots, valleys, dog legs, hanging lies etc), which although not overly long, require a lot of thinking about. However, the opening few holes and the closing few holes are flat and straight - and as a result, I'm not sure the course warrants 'Gem' status. Another gripe is that the club clearly has a problem with slow play - as there are warning signs and 'suggested round times' at several stages around the course - and so it proved: we got stuck behind two 4-balls of senior members, and the round took nearly 5 hours. But all that aside, the course was in great nick, with superb greens - with lots of apparently invisible borrows, making them very tricky to read. And the welcome was a very warm one: so if you happen to be in the area it's definitely worth a visit.
4 / 6
Lamberhurst
October 04, 2009


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It's not the best layout around, although not the worse either. The finish is a little bit weak but it is always in brilliant condition and the greens are superb. My advice to those playing would be to leave yourself low of the pin - downhill putts must be avoided! Great greens.
4 / 6
Lamberhurst
March 10, 2008


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A true members club Lamberhurst offers an all round good day out. Not overly long at 6400 yards, tight driving and several doglegs make the course play longer than the card. The signature 12th plays 210 yards over a lake full of carp to a narrow well bunkered green. Some of the best greens I've putted on this year, not only are they quick and true but also full of very subtle breaks requiring maximum concentration. Good bitter and honest food complete the experience, get your county card out and bag a bargin.
5 / 6
Lamberhurst
October 04, 2006


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Richard Parr
January 01, 2008
Personally, I think that this is a very average layout. No argument with the comments about condition and catering and the staff were very good, but the course just doesn't excite. Normally I can remember every hole on a course I've played a few times & enjoyed, I had to go to the club website to remind myself of the "signature" hole. Not unpleasant by any means, but not a gem in my book.
Ian
January 07, 2008
I think the course is a Gem. Much more difficult than it first appears when looking at the card. Brilliant condition, probably the best conditioned course in the area!