Courses: Canterbury – Royal Cinque Ports – Princes – St. Augustine’s & Broome Park
Canterbury Golf Club opened for play in 1927 on 160 acres of land leased from the War Office. Designed by the renowned course architect Harry Colt, the 18-hole course boasts several areas given SSSI status by Natural England. Over many years, the original heathland nature of the course has altered with the introduction of huge expanses of trees. The resulting mature woodland, with its carpet of bluebells in spring and wide variety of wildlife all year round, make this an uplifting place to play golf. The closure of the adjoining Howe Barracks in February 2015 enabled the golf club to buy the land on which the course stands from the Ministry of Defence. Since then, heavy investment has seen the course developed and improved, a long-term project that is still ongoing. The course is 6,287 yards off the whites – a par 71 – and is a mix of open par 5s, tight par 4s and challenging par 3s!
Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course of the highest standard with a classic out and back layout. Located in the south east corner of England it offers superb golf all year round. Its fast rolling fairways and superb greens have stood the test of time and provide a stiff challenge to lovers of links golf. In a prevailing wind, the last seven holes at Deal are reputed to be amongst the toughest in golf.
Prince’s, with its 27 holes (3 loops of 9 holes) of championship Links has hosted the Open Championship and is currently an Open Qualifying Course. Prince’s offers all that is best in modern links golf: a centrally located clubhouse offering magnificent views over the course and Pegwell Bay and helpful, attentive staff who understand your needs.
Set in a beautiful parkland setting with a hint of seaside links, St Augustine’s is a popular 18 hole course that will appeal to golfers of all ages and abilities. Visitors will be impressed with the attractive layout of the course that is home to a variety of wildlife. It is particularly attractive in the Spring with many trees in blossom, but the display of colour continues until late Autumn. Established in 1908, St. Augustine’s is situated in the Pegwell Bay area of Thanet in East Kent.
The Golf Course at Broome Park was designed by Donald Steel and opened in 1981. The course offers a challenging round set within some of the most beautiful Kent countryside. The Course offers a Standard Scratch of 72, Par 72 and measures 6587 yards off the White Championship Tees.
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This lovingly restored detached Grade II listed cottage with Flemish gables lies close to the owners’ home at the top of a country lane, amid their 21-acre farm consisting of orchards. Many original features remain – and with wide doorways, ground floor bedroom and bathroom, wheelchair access is possible. The village of Preston-next-Wingham is a mile away and there are walks through the orchards to join the Saxon Shore Way. Canterbury is a 20-minute drive. Whitstable and Dover for trips to France are easily accessible. Golf locally. Sandwich, a 15-minute drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.
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With the benefit of ground floor facilities, this lovely Grade II listed cottage is just 20 minutes from Canterbury.
Spacious living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire in original brick fireplace, Italian-tiled floor and door to garden. Well-equipped beamed kitchen/dining room with modern, fitted kitchen and Italian-tiled floor. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower (wheelchair access), shower seat and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. All rooms beamed.
- Elec ‘coal-effect’ fire inc
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- TV (Digibox)
- Garden area with furniture
- Shared 21-acre grounds
- Ample parking
- No smoking
- Wheelchair access
- NB: Drainage dykes on adjacent farmland
BBQ – Wifi – Parking Onsite – Detached Property