London Golf Club (International course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   London Golf Club (International course) Est. 1994

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London Golf Club (International course): Located just a couple of miles outside the M25 orbital motorway, London Golf Club was inspired by Japanese businessman Masao Nagahara. It is home to two excellent layouts: the private, Jack Nicklaus designed Heritage course, and the equally attractive, public-access International course, created by Ron Kirby (at the time a member of Nicklaus Design).

Both London Golf Club's courses are set in wonderfully open rolling Kent countryside. The International course sees more top-level tournament play than its sibling, the members-only Heritage, making the International the better known of the two layouts. The International roams across undulating but not excessively hilly terrain, exuding a distinctly open and linksy character. The long grassy rough can be punishing, although the fairways and semi-rough provide acceptably generous landing areas from the tee. The quality of the large and sloping greens, as well as general course maintenance are up there with the excellent standards of the Heritage.

On five holes (two par-3s and three par-5s) water lies menacingly in wait for anything hit short of the green, making club selection vital. The superb par-3 12th is a real knee-trembler, demanding a downhill shot with only water between you and the green. Each of the water-protected par-5s gives the option to lay-up or go for it. The extent to which you are tempted on these risk-reward holes will flow from the quality of your drive and how well you are striking your hybrid or long-irons.

As with the Heritage, the International edges close to the M20 in a few places, while the distant revving of racing cars from far-away Brands Hatch can sometimes be heard - in both cases this occasional noise is not at all bothersome.

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Making Contact

London Golf Club
Stansted Lane, Ash,
nr Brands Hatch, Kent TN15 7EH
England
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Office   +44 (0)1474 879 899
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1474 879 899
Fax

  +44 (0)1474 879 912

Email   golf@londongolf.co.uk
Website   www.londongolf.co.uk
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Paul Stuart (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Ron Kirby
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7005 6128 5494
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 70 74
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Heritage Course (7,208 yards from the back tees). See separate Where2Golf.com entry.
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How2Get There?

26 miles SE of central London
Travelling from London, leave the M20 motorway at exit 2. Follow the A20 towards West Kingsdown / Brands Hatch race circuit. After 1.5 miles turn right into Stansted Lane. Golf entrance is 100 metres on the left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Sun-Thur £105; Fri/Sat £120. [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.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

London Golf Club is part of the Bendinat Group, based in Mallorca and specialising in real estate and golf development. The Bendinat Estate is one of the most exclusive properties in Mallorca, with a prime development covering some 800 acres (300 hectares) and located on the bay of Palma between the Mediterranean and the Sierra de Na Burguesa. On the estate is the 18-hole championship golf course, Real Golf De Bendinat. | Just 2 miles away from London GC is one of the UK's top motor racing circuits, Brands Hatch. This famous race track hosted 12 British Grand Prix (Formula One) events between 1964 and 1986. It continues to be used for motor racing, and is also open to the public for various track and special event days.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.345619)
Longitude: (0.288595)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa 4-star
Brandshatch Road, Fawkham, Brands Hatch, Kent DA3 8NQ
+44 (0)1474 872 239
www.handpicked.co.uk/brandshatchplace

A sophisticated Georgian mansion house built in 1806, Brandshatch Place stands proudly in twelve and a half acres of lush countryside in the Garden of England. Recent extensive refurbishment has transformed and upgraded the hotel into a very high standard. Awarded two AA rosettes it is also now noted for excellent cuisine.

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Golf within 20 miles Royal Blackheath; The Addington; Selsdon Park; Tandridge; Nizels; Hever Castle.
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Thistle Brands Hatch 
Brands Hatch, Dartford, Kent DA3 8PE
+44 (0)870 333 9128
www.thistlehotels.com

Thistle Brands Hatch is uniquely located in the 500 acre parkland of the world famous Grand Prix Circuit and has easy access to the M25, M20 and the Kent countryside. This modern hotel has 121 bedrooms including executive rooms.

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Golf within 20 miles Royal Blackheath; The Addington; Selsdon Park; Tandridge; Nizels; Hever Castle.
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