Littlestone Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Littlestone Golf Club Est. 1888

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Littlestone Golf Club: When it comes to links golf on the Kent coast, a certain trio of courses to the north (Royal St George's, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's) tend to steal the headlines. But here at Littlestone you'll find one of England's lesser known seaside gems, and one that remains a strong favourite amongst links golf devotees.

Littlestone's out-and-back layout provides a thoroughly absorbing test of links golf. The easy-going short flat opening par-4 belies many better holes to follow. Things immediately pick-up at the par-4 2nd, where a blind approach shot needs to wriggle onto the green between two sand dunes. A blind tee shot comes next at the par-4 3rd; anything hit directly over the marker post will serve you well.

With many excellent links holes to savour, the layout builds to its grand finale, with the best stretch saved 'til last. Here at the closing trio you are finally treated to sea views, as well as the opportunity to add some big numbers to your scorecard (if that hasn't happened already). The tough par-4 16th gently climbs towards Littlestone's water tower; the good length par-3 17th is one of the best in the south of England, and the short par-5 18th calls for an accurate drive rather than an errant tee-shot into the fairway lining rough.

For a straightforward and no-nonsense treat on one of England’s lesser known links courses, Littlestone is well worth a visit. Excellent greens, great bunkering, a high standard of upkeep and many memorable holes, particularly the closing trio, keep golfers coming back to this Kentish gem.

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Making Contact

Littlestone Golf Club
St Andrews Rd, Littlestone,
New Romney, Kent TN28 8RB
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Office   +44 (0)1797 363 355
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1797 362 231

  +44 (0)1797 362 740

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Golf Pro
James Cunliffe (Director of Golf); Bruce MacDonald (Head Pro).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Dr Laidlaw Purves
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6632 6122 5717
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 73 70 74
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Championship Links. Alongside Littlestone GC is the pay&play 18-hole Littlestone Warren course, formerly called Romney Warren (par-67; 5266 yds from back tees; SSS 66).
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How2Get There?

22 miles SW of Dover

Essential information

Green Fees:
2018 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £80 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 11:30 on Sundays). Tues & Thur: two-ball and foursomes only.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire for medical reasons only.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

From the golf course you will just catch glimpses of, and certainly hear, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR). Since 1927 this small scale working railway, with its fleet of one-third scale steam locomotives, has been an integral part of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Nowadays it is one of the major tourist attractions in the area.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (50.985341)
Longitude: (0.967019)
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Romney Bay House Hotel 
Coast Rd, Littlestone, New Romney, Kent TN28 8QY.
+44 (0)1797 364 747

This unique boutique hotel, sits alongside Littlestone's 16th fairway. The hotel is family run and has 10 en-suite bedrooms (8 double and two twin) With unparalleled views across the English Channel, the hotel is a popular destination with golfers.

Golf at this hotel Littlestone
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Rye
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The Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa 4-star
Princes Parade, Hythe, Kent CT21 6AE
+44 (0)1303 267 441

Enjoy stunning Victorian grandeur on the seafront in Hythe. The Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa is one of the finest hotels on the South East coast. Sleep well in one of 90 individually designed ensuite bedrooms, many with views over the English Channel or Kent coastline.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Littlestone; Rye (20 mi).
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