Rye Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Rye Golf Club Est. 1894

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Rye Golf Club: Often regarded as a private bastion of English golfing tradition, Rye is in fact pleased to welcome a limited number of visitors by arrangement with the Secretary. If you do play here, you will find a classic links golf course, laid out on wonderfully open and rugged duneland terrain.

The absence of ball-swallowing heather and gorse bushes, and generally good-width fairways should inspire confidence from the tee. However, you'll need to avoid an abundance of deep pot bunkers strategically placed along the rolling fairways and around the smallish greens. Like all seaside links layouts, Rye transforms into a much tougher test when anything more than a gentle breeze is blowing across the course.

There are some great holes to savour at Rye, not least the par-3 7th and the magnificent par-4 18th. The only par-5 comes right at the beginning - your opening hole on this English coastal gem.

The historic town of Rye is scenically perched on an adjacent hill, and don't be surprised to glimpse the occasional boat or ship gliding down the adjacent River Rother into nearby Rye Harbour. Although just a short distance from the English Channel, sea views from the course are not too frequent.

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Making Contact

Rye Golf Club
New Lydd Rd, Camber,
Rye, East Sussex TN31 7QS
England
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Office   +44 (0)1797 225 241
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1797 228 414
Fax

  +44 (0)1797 225 460

Email   links@ryegolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.ryegolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Matthew Holland (PGA Club Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Original design by English course architect Harry Colt and Scottish professional Douglas Rolland. Later revisions by Tom Simpson (1932), Sir Guy Campbell (1938), Major H.C. "Charles" Tippet (1947).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6454 6311 5459
Par 68 68 72
SSS or Slope 71 70 73
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-35 Jubilee course (3,109 yards from back tees).
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How2Get There?

25 miles SW of Folkestone
Leave the M20 motorway at exit 10. Follow A2070 direction Brenzett. After 11.5 mi turn right onto the A259 direction Hastings. After 8.8 mi turn left, direction Camber/Lydd. After 1.8 mi golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: £160. Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, day tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitor tee-times are limited and only available on application to the Secretary. Rye is a two-ball and foursomes (alternate shot) club; three and fourballs not permitted.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 18; women 24. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts not permitted. Caddies available if pre-booked.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

A high standard of dress is expected at Rye, both on and off the course. In the bars and dining room, jackets must be worn with either a tie, cravat or polo neck shirt after 10am. Prior to play, golfing attire may be worn in the clubhouse to register or take coffee. On the course, if shorts are worn, they must be correctly tailored and worn with full length socks with a turn-over top. >> Rye is the permanent home of the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society.

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 53rd best course in Britain & Ireland; 24th best in England.
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Location

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Latitude: (50.940471)
Longitude: (0.770634)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Mermaid Inn 3-star
Mermaid Street, Rye, TN31 7EY
+44 (0)1797 223 065
www.mermaidinn.com

From a picturesque cobbled street in the centre of Rye, step back in time and experience the unique atmosphere of one England’s oldest and loveliest inns rebuilt in 1420, with Norman cellars dating back to 1156. The Mermaid Inn caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the requirements of a discerning modern guest.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Rye
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Golf within 20 miles Littlestone; Chart Hills
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Rye Lodge Hotel 3-star
Hilder's Cliff, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LD
+44 (0)1797 223 838
www.ryelodge.co.uk

Rye Lodge is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the medieval town of Rye. Within the town walls of ancient Rye, you can discover an oasis of calm. Recognised for outstanding personal service Rye Lodge Hotel is the only hotel for miles around with the coveted VisitBritain Gold Award for excellence.

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Golf within 20 miles Littlestone; Chart Hills.
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