The Leas, Kingsdown,
Deal, Kent CT14 8EP
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - hilly.
Rural countryside, clifftop and residential.
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).
7 miles NE of Dover
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and weekends (after 1pm).
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked).
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.
9 Beach St, Deal, Kent CT14 7AH
+44 (0)1304 368 194Visit website
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.
Royal Cinque Ports; Walmer & Kingsdown.
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Hay Hill, Ham, Sandwich, Kent CT14 0ED
+44 (0)1304 617 362Visit website
Based on a farm dwelling built in 1763, this inland country hotel is popular with golfers visiting the excellent courses around Sandwich and Deal.
Royal Cinque Ports; Royal St George's; Princes
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