The Course, 6404 yards, par 71, SSS 72, was designed by J.H.Taylor and Fred Hawtree in 1930, and is well known for its variety of demanding holes through wooded glades and picturesque parkland. Set in the grounds of Addington Palace, the previous home of Archbishops of Canterbury, we boast consistently well-manicured greens throughout the year. The course provides an interesting challenge for high and low handicap golfers alike.
The front nine is lined with rhodedendron, birch, oak and fir. The back nine has a more parkland feel. The 2nd and 10th holes will challenge the most accomplished of golfers and whilst playing the par 3 12th hole, guarded by 7 bunkers, you pass the 300 year old manor house and fountain.
The 14th is the course`s feature hole. At 388 yards from the medal tee, it is not a long par 4 but requires a good drive to place the ball on to the flat area of the fairway. With an uphill second into the prevailing wind the player must hit over a bunker that foreshorten the look of the shot. The second shot can play up to 4 clubs different from one day to another dependant on the wind direction and the pin’s position. The green has a large tier and assessing the borrow will be a critical factor on most putts. The Professional recommends you leave yourself an uphill putt. A par 4 is a real achievement.
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