North Foreland Golf Club in Kent is ready to play a full part in an exciting summer of sport after golf fans were given the green light to attend this summer’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s.
Thousands of visitors from the UK are set to head to Kent in July for the 149th Open Championship after the R&A revealed it is “confident of welcoming a significant number of fans”, and to celebrate, North Foreland is offering attendees the opportunity to combine watching with a round at the highly regarded English seaside course.
Situated just 13 miles along the coast from Royal St George’s, the 36-hole venue is considered one of the best member clubs in Kent and is giving visitors early access to reserve tee times online between July 12-19 – with a range of special fourball packages available.
Golfers can play the dramatic downland course, which runs along the clifftops and offers sea views from each tee, from just £125 throughout the week or as a fourball package from £450 which includes breakfast or lunch, complimentary range balls and a souvenir welcome pack for each player.
“The Open Championship is a golf event like no other,” said Chris Dowrick, North Foreland’s general manager. “It’s the biggest tournament in the world and to have the opportunity to be a part of it is very exciting for everyone at the club. The anticipation and excitement levels are really starting to build following the news that golf fans will be allowed to attend, and we can’t wait to showcase our wonderful venue to a new audience of golfers, many of whom will never have played golf by the seaside before.
“People haven’t had much to celebrate over the last 12 months, and we believe the chance to experience one of the bestsurrounding courses followed by watching the best players in the world in action will prove very appealing.”
A final decision on the number of golf fans allowed on-site at The Open is still to be taken, with government decisions on social distancing, testing and Covid-19 certification needed to be confirmed before an attendance limit can be announced.
Located on the picturesque Kent coast in the holiday town of Dickensian Broadstairs, North Foreland Golf Club boasts two exceptional year-round golf courses – the Main Course and the Northcliffe Course – complemented by top-class clubhouse facilities to match, with the delightful Lighthouse Brasserie and Bar offering panoramic views of the sea and coastline.
Renowned for its fast-running fairways and greens, along with coastal views that are amongst the best in England, the 6,436-yard, par-71 Main Course is a fantastic test for all golfers – with the open front nine holes being contrasted nicely with the tighter back nine and a mixture of strategically-placed bunkers and broad fairways.
The Northcliffe Course provides the opportunity for players to hone their short game on holes that vary in distance from 50 to 140 yards and the club is also home to excellent practice facilities and tennis courts.