Littlestone golf club unfortunately didn't quite live up to my expectations in all honesty. I'm quite surprised that its found its way into the top 100 in England as it really wasn't a very exciting golf course with a lot of uninspiring holes. One positive I must say is that they had good greens which were fairly quick and clearly maintained well so they were definitely top 100 worthy. However the course itself is not on the same level as any of the other links courses that I have played.
Some of the holes that I did enjoy would be the 2nd which was a good par 4 with the approach shot having to be played between 2 relatively large sand dunes. The 9th was also a good par 3 which was protected by many greenside bunkers but hard to keep it on the green full stop with how strong the wind was. The back nine was a bit more interesting than the front but also a lot harder as going towards the clubhouse sent us into the wind. The 14th is a good par 3 with a large bunker short right and an undulating green making it much more important to hit it in the right area. The 16th was in my opinion the hardest hole on the course being a 440 yard par 4 into the wind, playing like a par 5. Some hidden bunkers on the fairway makes this hole even more challenging. The 17th is about the only real great hole which is photo worthy. A beautiful 180 yard par 3 with what looked to be a church/clock tower in the background.
Overall it was a fairly average and flat course but it had some good holes in it so made it a good day out. A nice course to tick off the list and say that you have played but there are definitely better courses around.
Date: August 22, 2019