Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club in east Kent has joined Visit Kent’s Golf in Kent Partnership.
As a member of Golf in Kent, the club becomes part of a group that promotes Kent as one of England’s premier golfing destinations.
The partnership is comprised of some of the finest golf courses in the country, including the links at Royal St George’s, Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports, North Foreland and Littlestone, and the inland layouts at London Golf Club, Hever Castle and Leeds Castle.
With the hosting of the Open Championship at Royal St George’s, the Seniors Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports, and the Junior Open at Littlestone next year, the eyes of the golfing world will be firmly on Kent and its golf offering, which will benefit Walmer & Kingsdown in terms of pmedia exposure in the build-up to a summer of high-profile tournaments in 2020.
Walmer & Kingsdown will also be hosting a unique world championship that year, when the 2020 World One-Armed Golf Championships, attracting 50 of the world’s best one-armed golfers, is staged at the course.
Designed by James Braid, Walmer & Kingsdown boasts panoramic views of the English Channel from every hole, as well as glimpses of the coast of France on a clear day. Its unique location makes it not only the closest English course to Europe separated by the world’s busiest stretch of water, but one of only a few in the world where players are able to see another country on a separate land mass while enjoying a round of golf.
The memorable experience is enhanced by a vista along the Kent coast towards nearby Deal and Ramsgate, and inland views across the countryside and picturesque rolling hills of the ‘Garden of England’. Measuring 6,471 yards off the white tees, this open downland course benefits from its position on the chalk cliffs, which delivers rapid drainage and makes it playable all year round.