By Evie Kennedy | Friday, 30 June 2023
Each of our properties have their own, individual character that suits their locations, we might be biassed but they’re certainly above par. From Penty on the Hoo that is moments from the beach in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, to The Boatman’s Reading Rooms, right on the seafront of Deal in Kent, we offer a variety of locations all in the best hotspot locations in the south. We like to give our guests our little black book of recommendations which include the best things to do and see in the area. This week, ahead of the 2023 Betfred British Masters, we’re practising our swing and have rounded up our favourite golfing spots, regardless of our abilities.
Founded in 1887, the Royal St. George’s golf club in Sandwich is consistently ranked as one of the leading golf courses in the world. With a unique history, it was the first golf club outside of Scotland
to host the Open Championship. With plenty of par fours, the Royal St. George’s golf club offers enthusiasts, with a handicap of 18 or below, a perfect day out. Positioned right next to the seaside, stop and enjoy the stunning views while you wait your turn.
Known as ‘The club on the cliffs’, Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club is located right on the top of the world renowned White Cliffs of Dover. With views across the sea from each hole, the course measures 6,471 yards. The natural white chalk of the cliffs offers a natural rapid drainage to make sure players can enjoy golf, no matter the weather, there’s no water logging here! And on a clear summer day, you can even spot France.
Just up the road from our property Penty on the Hoo is the Aldeburgh Golf Club. A challenging course for golfers of all abilities, Aldeburgh Golf Club offers both a nine hole course on the River Course and an 18 hole course on the Championship Course. As England’s second oldest maritime heathland course, Aldeburgh’s course offers views of the North Sea and the River Alde, with this in mind, be careful not to lose your ball in the marshes!
Highly recommended as one of the best golf courses in Suffolk, Thorpeness offers golfers a varied course with winding holes and a mixture of foliage, from heather, gorse and silver birch trees to contend with. Visitors can enjoy the 6,311 yard, par 70 course while listening to the marshland bird song with the sea salt spray in the air. While watching your ball glide through the air, be sure to look out for the ‘House in the Clouds’, an iconic piece of architecture soaring 70ft in the sky.
With world-renowned course design and being known for its difficulty and beauty, Sunningdale is one of the best golf courses in the world. With two full 18 hole courses, the New course and the Old course, both offering breathtaking views and springy ground. While the Old course gives distractions of heather and pine, it is far from tired, given its name! The New course was designed by Harry Colt who was also Sunningdale’s first club Secretary.
Voted as Today’s Golfer top heathland course in the UK, The New Forest Golf Club is set right in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The par-69 course, despite being flat, is a challenge for all players, and needless to say, please be mindful of the wild ponies roaming around! A twilight round of golf with the sunsetting on the national park is quite the view, if you can take your eyes off the ball.
A great test for golfers of all abilities, the Burford Golf Club is a beautifully landscaped course that is easy to walk and lined with trees sheltering the fairways. With a 6,363 yard length, playing a par of 71, the course is the perfect spot to enjoy the fresh morning breeze and once you finish at the 18th hole, which is played back at the clubhouse, you can overlook the course while enjoying the 19th hole on the terrace!