Chart Hills Golf Club

Weeks Lane,

Biddenden, Kent TN27 BJX

  • Office

    +44 (0)1580 292 222
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1580 292 148
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1580 292 233

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Nick Faldo & Steve Smyers

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7119
5841
5534
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
68
73

Location

Latitude:

51.131673

Longitude:

0.647957

How to get there:

12 miles SE of Maidstone

Leave the M20 at exit 8 (Lenham / Leeds Castle). Follow the A20 direction Lenham / Leeds castle. After o.2 mls at first roundabout, follow direction Leeds Castle. After o.3 mls at second roundabout, go straight over. After o.1 mile at third roundabout, follow B2163 direction Leeds / Sutton Vallence. After 2.7 mls turn left onto A274 direction Tenterden / Headcorn. After 10.4 miles (having passed through Headcorn and just after Murco Filling Station), turn left direction Chart Hills Golf Club. After o.1 mile turn left into golf.

Chart Hills Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1993

Chart Hills Golf Club: situated in the heart of the garden of England, Chart Hills became the first signature Nick Faldo design to be built in Europe. Set against a picturesque backdrop of pleasantly undulating Kent countryside, you'll find plenty of golfing challenges in Sir Nick's well-crafted layout.

The opening par-5 reveals the scale of the impressive bunkering that abounds on the course, which occupies expansive and gently undulating terrain. The par-4 2nd signals the occasional presence of threatening water hazards; these will need to be factored ino your course management on about half the holes. Generally there's enough space for your tee-shots to be hit with confidence, especially as you become familiar with the course.

With plenty of memorable bunkering along the fairways and guarding many of the spacious greens, Chart Hills lays down an excellent golfing challenge in a fine English rural setting.

Pick of the holes: amongst several memorable "feature" holes, you'll discover the huge "Anaconda" bunker at the par-5 5th, a proliferation of bunkering as you climb back to the clubhouse at the par-4 9th, and a not overly large island green at the par-3 17th.

List of courses: England - South East

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and after midday on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £100; Fri-Sun £120.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (fitted with GPS) available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The first Nick Faldo designed course in Europe, Chart Hills has hosted the Ladies European Tour on several occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Chart Hills).

Following many years as a member of the Leaderboard Group of golf courses (with the likes of The Oxfordshire and Dale Hill), Chart Hills now benefits from common ownership with Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent.

Where2Stay

  • The George Hotel & Brasserie

    Stone St, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HE

    +44 (0)1580 713 348

    Visit website

    Set in one of Cranbrook’s most historic buildings, The George has earned an excellent reputation as a popular Kent hotel with a feature restaurant and vibrant brasserie. Originally built to cater for travelling merchants, The George dates back to 1300 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth I in 1573. Flanked by two full suits of armour, a magnificent staircase leads up to 12 individually-designed rooms, including the one where Elizabeth stayed. Listed in Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Chart Hills (7 mi).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Ashford Intl HotelAA 4-star

    Simone Weil Ave, Ashford, Kent TN24 8UX

    +44 (0)1233 219 988

    Visit website

    The Ashford International Hotel is located just 5 minutes from the Eurostar, providing a 36 minute Hi-Speed link to London St. Pancras. This 4-star hotel provides an ideal base for exploring Kent's rural countryside ("the Garden of England") or nearby historic Canterbury. The hotel facilities include 179 bedrooms, fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym and a spa where you’ll find a sauna, steam room and six treatment rooms.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Chart Hills; Littlestone.

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