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Visit Kent Showcase New Rangeof Golf Breaks at IGTM

1.42am 26th October 2012 - Travel

8th Royal St Georges

Visit Kent is offering tour operators and IGTM buyers an exclusive invitation to view its new range of golf break deals, which combine playing World and UK Top 100 golf courses with visits to the region’s top 10 city, coast and countryside highlights, as well as the opportunity to sample Kentish produce and culinary delights.

Just 45 minutes from London and a short crossing from the Continent, patrons of the award-winning golf destination are spoiled for choice with world-class golf courses and landmarks increasingly combining to provide new golfing experiences for visitors worldwide.

Among the acclaimed courses continually attracting golfers to the ‘Garden of England’ are the ‘Regal Five’, comprising North Foreland, Littlestone Golf Club, Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports and last year’s Open Championship venue, Royal St Georges, as well as Chart Hills, one of the best new courses of the country opened in 1993, and the London Golf Club situated on the North Downs rolling countryside close to Ash Green and the historic Brands Hatch motor racing circuit.

In expanding its golf break offerings, Visit Kent is spotlighting some of England’s oldest and most iconic landmarks. These include:

With the rise in popularity of specialist golf packages, Visit Kent has added culinary trips to its golf break portfolio, enabling visitors to sample Kent’s award-winning Chapel Down wine at Tenterden Vineyard, the largest producer of English wines, or indulge in genuine handcrafted ales, full of spicy Kentish hops, courtesy of Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.

Commenting on the new golf break offerings, Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Chief Executive at Visit Kent, said: “Kent has something for everyone. On the golf-side, visitors have a choice of 97 golfing venues, from challenging links courses and magnificent parkland courses to the county’s iconic ‘Regal Five’, while away from the fairways, many historic, cultural and maritime attractions await the discerning traveller.

“Kent provides quality visitor experiences to enthral golfers of all ages, making it a very attractive and distinct destination for a golf break.”

There are a choice of three, four or five-night itineraries that combine some of Kent’s best courses, including the ‘Regal Golf Coast’, which features three of the 14 courses that have hosted the Open Championship, and the region’s top 10 city, coast and countryside highlights.

To book an appointment at IGTM, please contact Cheryl Parker, Tourism Development Manager at Visit Kent on

Golf in Kent


2011 Open Championship venue, Royal St Georges Golf Club

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