North Foreland Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   North Foreland Golf Club Est. 1903

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North Foreland Golf Club is quite different from the illustrious trio of courses located a little further south on the Kent coast. Whereas Royal St George's (Sandwich), Royal Cinque Ports (Deal) and Prince's are classic duneland links, North Foreland is much more an open clifftop course. Although sand dunes are not much in evidence, the chalky soil provides excellent fast draining terrain, over which the two nine-hole loops meander. On this gently undulating and scenic layout, there are many sea views to enjoy.

The open and expansive front-nine, played under the watchful gaze of a solid-looking lighthouse, is contrasted by a slightly tighter and arguably more interesting back-nine. Nicely undulating greens and well-placed bunkering all contribute to this very pleasant coastal golfing venue. At several points on the back-nine the clifftop scenery includes the impressive looking Kingsgate Castle (no longer a baronial family seat, but 31 residential flats).

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Making Contact

North Foreland Golf Club
Convent Rd,
Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3PU
England
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Office   +44 (0)1843 862 140
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1843 604 471
Fax

  +44 (0)1843 862 663

Email   office@northforeland.co.uk
Website   www.northforeland.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Darren Parris (PGA Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Clifftop course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Herbert Fowler & Tom Simpson
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6430 6182 5762
Par 71 70 75
SSS or Slope 71 70 73
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Main course. Also at North Foreland is the 18-hole par-54 Northcliffe course (1,752 yds); a delightful par-3 pitch & putt course built in 1920.
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How2Get There?

19 mi NE of Canterbury / 20 mi N of Dover.
Leave the M2 motorway at exit 7. Follow the A299, direction Margate/Ramsgate. After 6.6 mi at roundabout follow the A28, direction Margate. After 4.7 mi turn right off main road direction Kingsgate/Broadstairs (A255/A265). After 1 mi follow B2052, direction Cliftonville. After o.6 miles turn right at second mini-roundabout and follow B2052, direction Kingsgate. After 1.2 mi turn right at roundabout and follow B2052, direction Broadstairs, then Kingsgate. After 1 mi turn left towards Kingsgate College; golf is 50 yds on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: £45 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 12:30pm on weekends.  Bookings not taken, but check ahead to ensure tee-time availability. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Golf has been played at North Foreland since 1903, starting as a 9-hole course and known as Kingsgate Golf Club. In 1909 Lord Northcliffe became the owner and by 1920 the 18-hole championship course and the adjoining short course had been opened; at this time the name was changed to North Foreland Golf Club. The course has been used as a final qualifying course for the Open Championship when it is held at Royal St George's.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.377533)
Longitude: (1.434384)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs 3-star
6-12 Albion Street, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1AN
+44 (0)1843 868 071
www.albionbroadstairs.co.uk

Standing proudly on the Broadstairs seafront since 1776 and a former residence of Charles Dickens, The Royal Albion is steeped in history, but features a 21st century approach to comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. The Royal Albion has 21 elegant and spacious bedrooms to choose from, some looking out over the stunning Kentish coastline, others the historic town of Broadstairs.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles North Foreland
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Golf within 20 miles Prince's; Royal Cinque Ports; Royal St George's; Walmer & Kingsdown.
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The Botany Bay Hotel 
Marine Drive, Kingsgate, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3LG
+44 (0)1843 868 641
www.botanybayhotel.co.uk

Situated on the magnificent clifftop at Kingsgate, the Botany Bay Hotel in Broadstairs is a perfect destination for a seaside escape. You can stay in one of the 30 en-suite bedrooms, many offering sea views of the eponymous bay. The hotel offers the latest in 21st century comfort, in one of the most picturesque spots on the Kent coast.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles North Foreland (1 mi)
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Golf within 20 miles Prince's; Royal Cinque Ports; Royal St George's; Walmer & Kingsdown.
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