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Kington Golf Club

Bradnor Hill,

Kington, Herefordshire HR5 3RE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1544 230 340
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1544 230 340

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes.

  • Designer:

    Major Cecil K. Hutchison.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5873
5607
5039
Par
70
70
71
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

52.213586

Longitude:

-3.038210

How to get there:

1.5 mi N of Kington / 58 mi W of Birmingham.

Kington Golf Club

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

Est. 1926

Kington Golf Club is home to a course offering magnificent panoramas overlooking the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, Malvern Hills, as well as the Shropshire and Clee hills. Renowned golf architect, Major Cecil Hutchinson showed great vision and skill when he converted the unpromising terrain of Bradnor Hill into what is now acknowledged as a fine inland-links course.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru Sept): weekdays £30; Sundays £37.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Did you know?

Kington's designer Major Cecil K. Hutchison (1877-1941) was educated at Eton College, becoming an excellent cricketer and amateur golfer in the process. He represented Scotland at golf. In the 1909 Amateur Championship he lost by one hole to Robert Maxwell, who had beaten the great golf writer Bernard Darwin in one of the semi-finals. After Eton, Hutchinson served with distinction in the Coldstream Guards, seeing active service in the Boer War. In World War One he became a PoW when his trench was overrun, and saw out the war from January 1915 until December 1918 in PoW camps in Germany and Switzerland.

Following the war Hutchinson became one of a group of emerging designers led by the famous Willie Park Jr. The group included legendary course architects Alister MacKenzie, Harry Colt, James Braid, Herbert Fowler and Donald Ross. Hutchinson had already worked with Braid at Gleneagles and Carnoustie and later with Col. Stafford Vere Hotchkin to redesign Woodhall Spa.

Hotchkin and Hutchison were then joined by Sir Guy Campbell (also a major in the British Army) to form the renowned Ferigna company (possibly Feringa? ... after the "morning glory" plant) that covered all aspects of golf courses, including design, construction, maintenance, equipment, turf dressing and seeding.

Published ranking

England: 62nd best course in England (Golf World, 2021).

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