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Nevill

Tunbridge Wells, England
Tunbridge Wells, England
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  • AddressBenhall Mill Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5JW, UK

One of the more recent centurion clubs in England, Nevill Golf Club was founded in 1914, when Willie Park Junior established a 9-hole layout for the members. Five years later, within twelve months of The Great War ending, James Braid was commissioned to modify the original course and add another nine holes in order to fashion a full 18-hole track.

Braid’s scope of work included upgrading a number of the greens: re-laying the putting surface on the 1st and 8th, enlarging the surface area of the 5th and re-contouring the 6th. He also set out seven new holes on newly acquired land over the railway bridge, where the old master made skillful use of the undulating land.

After the end of World War II, Ken Cotton’s design company was engaged in to make modifications and a new 6th hole was added. Henry Cotton then redesigned the layout in the mid-1960s, bringing the current par four 14th and par three 15th into play and he altered five other holes, extending the course by around 400 yards.

Just ahead of the club’s centenary, Donald Steel was asked to review the course infrastructure then recommend improvements that would hopefully see the club through its next one hundred years. This resulted in the removal and relocation of a number of bunkers, the lengthening of several holes and the restructuring of the club’s tree management program.

Today, the course measures a respectable 6,380 yards from the back tees, playing to a par of 70, with the back-to-back par fives at the 10th and 11th considered the best two holes on the card. All of the par three holes at Nevill are demanding, especially the last one at the 15th, where a little stream cuts across the front of the green.

No fewer than three European Tour professionals – Jamie Spence, Paul Way and Jamie Harris – have come through the ranks at Nevill, which speaks volumes for the quality of the club’s academy system. Of course, it also indicates the course’s ability to offer a stern enough challenge to steel elite players for the rigours of the professional circuit.

One of the more recent centurion clubs in England, Nevill Golf Club was founded in 1914, when Willie Park Junior established a 9-hole layout for the members. Five years later, within twelve months of The Great War ending, James Braid was commissioned to modify the original course and add another nine holes in order to fashion a full 18-hole track.

Braid’s scope of work included upgrading a number of the greens: re-laying the putting surface on the 1st and 8th, enlarging the surface area of the 5th and re-contouring the 6th. He also set out seven new holes on newly acquired land over the railway bridge, where the old master made skillful use of the undulating land.

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James Braid

James Braid was born in 1870 in Earlsferry, the adjoining village to Elie in the East Neuk of Fife. He became a member of Earlsferry Thistle aged fifteen and was off scratch by his sixteenth birthday.

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