Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club Est. 1909

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Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club is home to an enjoyable "downland" golf course, laid out by the renowned Scottish golfer/designer James Braid. Perched atop the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, the unique location of this layout delivers stunning sea views across the English Channel to the coast of France.

This tree-lined and open parkland course contains a variety of attractive holes and pleasant features. Many of the sloping fairways lead you to distinctive square-shaped plateau greens, several protected by low grassy banks and ridges.

A course that provides an enjoyable test of your golfing skills, while serving-up many spectacular sea views. The ever-undulating layout also provides you with some reasonably vigorous exercise, not least at the short uphill par-4 1st hole ... and several holes thereafter. Worth a visit if you are in the area and have some time to spare.

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Making Contact

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club
The Leas, Kingsdown,
Deal, Kent CT14 8EP
England
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Office   +44 (0)1304 373 256
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1304 373 256
Fax

  +44 (0)1304 382 336

Email   info@kingsdowngolf.co.uk
Website   www.kingsdowngolf.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Richard Perkins (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain - hilly.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside, clifftop and residential.
 
Designer: Original design by James Braid. Restored and re-opened in 1948 after WWII (when the course was covered in barbed wire and defensive positions). Extended and improved by John Lawrie (1960s).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6471 6291 5892
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 71 70 74
 
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How2Get There?

7 miles NE of Dover

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £40; weekends £50. [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 1pm).  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

The villages of Walmer and Kingsdown lie just south of the town of Deal, on the North Sea facing Kent coast. In common with Deal, Walmer is also home to a former artillery fort constructed between 1539 and 1540, in the reign of Henry VIII. The forts, known as Device Forts or Henrician castles, formed part of the King's programme to protect against possible invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. The "Device" programme was very expensive, with much of the cost met by Henry's dissolution of the monasteries a few years before.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.178570)
Longitude: (1.403203)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Kings Head Pub & Channel View Guest House 3-star
9 Beach St, Deal, Kent CT14 7AH
+44 (0)1304 368 194
www.kingsheaddeal.co.uk

Overlooking the sea and two minutes stroll from the town centre, the Kings Head Pub and next door Channel View Guest House offer an excellent opportunity for comfortable and affordable accommodation. At this historic and traditional English seaside Inn you can enjoy a high standard of bar food (including breakfast) and sample locally brewed beers on the sea-facing terrace. All fourteen guest rooms are en suite, several of them located in the quiet Guest House.

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Golf within 5 miles Royal Cinque Ports; Walmer & Kingsdown.
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Golf within 20 miles Royal St Georges; Prince's; North Foreland.
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The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel 4-star
Hay Hill, Ham, Sandwich, Kent CT14 0ED
+44 (0)1304 617 362
www.blazingdonkey.co.uk

Based on a farm dwelling built in 1763, this inland country hotel is popular with golfers visiting the excellent courses around Sandwich and Deal.

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Golf within 5 miles Royal Cinque Ports; Royal St George's; Princes
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Golf within 20 miles North Foreland
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