Kent Hosts The 149th Open

Stunning panoramic landscapes

Prestigious Championship Links

Revered architectural course design

Truly inspirational settings

Welcome to Golf in Kent

Golf in Kent brings together 10 leading golf courses - all set amongst the breath-taking Kent countryside.  

Kent offers stunning championship links, parkland and downland courses including those designed by world-class architects, tastebud tantalising food & drink, boutique & luxurious accommodation, cultural connections and a warm welcome.

You may never want to play golf anywhere else!

 

 

Golf in Kent Courses

Though probably best known for its east coast trail of some of the UK’s premier championship links, Kent also offers an array of parkland and downland masterpieces designed by some of the most revered golf course architects, such as James Braid and Harry Colt, whilst also harbouring some delightful hidden gems. 

Testament to the quality of the golf courses in Kent, the county has over the years hosted 17 British Open Championships, the first in 1894 at Royal St George’s, marking the first time that the Major had been played outside Scotland.

Recognised as one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, The Open Championship has since returned to Royal St George’s 13 times (most recently in 2011 when Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke won) whilst Royal Cinque Ports staged the global event in 1909 and 1920 and nearby Prince’s hosted it in 1932. Indeed numerous other major amateur and professional tournaments have been hosted by courses around the county, testament to the high quality of the golf courses.

By contrast inland Kent with its rich, rolling countryside and abundant orchards is the perfect backdrop to its heathland and parkland courses. The verdant land throughout the Weald of Kent ensures stunning views from the golf courses whilst the undulating terrain makes the layouts a strong test of golf.