Founded in 1888 and a little further west from the trio of Prince’s, Royal St George’s and Deal, Littlestone is another wonderful, traditional championship links course laid out on naturally undulating land and its own range of sand dunes. Set between Romney Marsh and the English Channel, this stretch of coastline enjoys a unique microclimate making it one of the driest places in England. The course today reflects design input by a host of great course architects.
Originally laid out by Laidlaw Purves, the course was tweaked by James Braid at the turn of the 20th century and then modernised in the 1920s by Alister MacKenzie. Following the WWII, Frank Pennink made a number of bunker modifications whilst Donald Steel and Peter Alliss advised on minor changes in 2000.Throughout its long and distinguished history, the course has hosted many major championships and was chosen as a Final Qualifying Course for The 2011 Open Championship.