13 reviews of Weald of Kent Golf Course
Played and stayed the night on the £69.00 golf break deal. What can I stay other than what a bargain. Hotel and clubhouse first. Staff fantastic, food amazing. As for the course, great condition. Agree with the comments about first timers needing a guide but all round a great pleasure. I look forward to returning
Played here on Saturday 4th February with a golf society. Before we started, I have to give a mention to the breakfast that we had - possibly the best one that I have ever had at any golf course and worth the money without question.
Full marks to the staff for having the course open, but reviewing it effectively is tricky as it was like trying to play off concrete! Landing the ball on the green wasn't an option as they just bounced straight off. Instead, the order of the day was to drop it 20-30 yards short and just let it bounce and roll. This included the water hazards as they were covered in an inch of ice and you could very easily use them as extended fairways in front of the greens. The greens themselves still ran very true, if a little quick!
Overall, I'd definitely come back in the warmer weather as the water that's on the course is very much in play wherever it appears. I think that this is a good course and I look forward to returning.
Excellent course, well maintained with a good mix of holes to throw up a few challenges.
Beware of the ditches if you are new to the course !!
9th and 18th are excellent home run holes with water hazards in front of the clubhouse
Talking of which, the clubhouse does a good choice of food and stands on its own as somewhere to eat.
Good value for money course, enjoy
We today played this course for the first time today.
It was in a nice condition and excellent value for money under the TwoForeOne arrangement.
For newbies I would suggest your get a course guide / strokesaver - there quite a few ditches around you need to be aware of.
The weather conditons were wonderful, all the staff we meet very welcoming
As I said in a previous report, looking forward to returning. Finally, I did. I forgot all about the course, ie. where the ditches and some of the water hazards are. My advice is if this was your first visit here, you should buy a course guide/planner. the 9th and last holes are good "trophy" holes. It is always to good to play an outstanding shot into the green in front of the clubhouse gallery.
2 for 1 vouchers make this an excellent way to spend £9.
A good course which presents a relatively forgiving course (with some wide fairways) to high handicappers but as said previously with some course management challenges for those trying to get a good score. The course is almost always in good condition and plays particularly well in winter with no winter greens and only one or two winter tees in the 3 years I have been playing it. The hedgehogs (fitted to trolley wheels)which are usually (but not always) required in winter are hardly a drag given that other courses in the area often prohibit trolleys altogether. Sand traps are plentiful but mainly a nuisance rather than challenging,although their placement on some of the par 4s challenges middle hitters. There are a number of water hazards on the longer holes. Some changes have been made to the course with the par-3 16th now having a much larger water feature and the front and back 9s were reversed not too long ago. The 2 par fives are not over long, the 9th featuring a ditch at the half way mark and a long second shot to reach the green (or car park). Most players lay up. The route from the 9th to the 10th takes you past the clubhouse which is handy for a visit to the loo or a drink, with golf shoes allowed into the pro shop and the toilet areas
With many holes on top of a hill the course can be affected by crosswinds. Overall a good course with many tee times being available later in the day at weekends. Average time for completion is 4 hours. Saturday mornings are difficult to obtain. The clubhouse is very good for a public course with reasonable quality food and beer in a large airy environment. The breakfasts are recommended.
My favourite winter course in mid-kent, reasonably priced and with excellent facilities.
I played here in late April as a junior, at i only £9 for 18 holes i disn't expect much, but boy was i proved wrong. The tees and fairways were perfect as were the greens fast and true. The food was great and the view of wathcing people hitting balls long into the 18th hazard was great fun.
I would just like to echo the comments about the amount of work that has gone in recently to the Weald of Kent. a thoroughly enjoyable experience for a mid to high handicapper, and improved because the layout has reverted to the original nines and the first shot is over a pond and, bravely, a ditch about 190 yards away from yellow tees. shouuld be fine on hot dry days, but wet clay will reduce the run in winter.
Much better definition of fairways and rough and yardage markers now inset in the fairways.
The club is to be applauded for its efforts on the course.
Improved beer would still be a bonus whowever!
Just back from my first visit here and had a very enjoyable day. Excellent and friendly atmosphere. Plenty of challenge for all levels. An enjoyable last hole coming down the hill and looking at the clubhouse. Used 2 for 1 vouchers, but even the full price would be worth it. Looking forward to returning.
The course has enough to allow both high and mid handicap players to enjoy the course.
The fairways are wide and forgiving for the novice but the ditches and water hazards mean that better golfers have to plan their way around the course.
The 9th and 10th involve driving over lakes. The 7th and 18th have lakes in front of the greens. The par 3 7th hole is currently having the lake extended which will encourage players to "go for it" rather than lay up and chip onto the green.
The course is in good condition all year round with trolleys always allowed (although in winter, rather annoyingly "hedgehogs" have to be fitted to the wheels)
There has been an improvement since a new groundsman was appointed and now the bunkers are filled and kept raked and the greens are in excellent shape.
The course marshalls are friendly as are the staff and the helpful pro.
An ideal course for a society and one of the best pay and play courses in the area.
I played Weald of Kent with a society on a Saturday in August 2004, and was treated to a first-class experience!
The course itself was in totally superb condition - the best I've played this year (and I've played at 15 others!). Lush grass on all fairways, and very receptive greens - excellent!
Played this course on a Sunday afternoon on one of the hottest days of the year, and I have to say I was slightly disappointed. I don't know what's happened to the ground, but huge channels (some 6 inches deep and 4 inches wide) are opening up all along the rough all around the course. Lack of decent yardage markers and a course planner which didn't seem to bear much relation to the course compounded things. Shame, because there are some nice holes to be played. Needs some serious work on the course before I'd play here again.
I have always found Weald of Kent to be in very good condition all year round. The course contains many ditches and lakes and can be quite hilly, especially at the start. It is a good test of golf for the mid to high hadicapper but the fairways are generous and normally forgiving. The staff and members are always friendly and a mornings golf is always a pleasure.
The best thing about this course is that if you book a tee time for mid week the course is virtually your own.
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