Littlestone Golf Club
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Littlestone Golf Club, Kent is an 18 hole, par 71 (6486 yard), private, links golf course.18 holes | Par 71 | 6438 yards | Private | Links
Tee Time Information
Midweek Guide: £50-£80.00 per round *
Weekend Guide: £50 - £80.00 per round *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Primarily a two ball club please check website for 4 ball times. Visitors should also check dress code before coming to play
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
- 7 Day Membership Available
Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24
Address: St Andrews Road, Littlestone, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8RB United Kingdom
Tel: 01797 363355
Golf Pro: James Cunliffe | Tel: 01797 363355
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Littlestone Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.20 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
4.36 ... Course Cond.
4.07 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.74 ... VFM
4.57 ... Pace of play
4.53 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.27 ... Food + Drink
49 ratings & 38 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 394 out of 2170.
HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend
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Golf Course Reviews for Littlestone Golf Club
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Superb venue and facilityHeld Open Qualifying and has some of the best greens I have seen all year. Some brilliant holes with some of the best golf architects combining to create a superb venue. Customer service was brilliant and I will definitely return. Don't forget the smaller but equally testing course next door. Both are gems!
For my first round here I just turned up at 7.30am one morning and despite being told that visitors couldn't usually tee off until later I was allowed to play with little hesitation. On my next visit I warmed up 'next door' and then headed over hoping to play at Littlestone on a Twilight Round after 2pm. Apart from verbally checking on my H/C I was given access and tee'd off within 20 mins. The staff were perfectly friendly and approachable.
I agree with other reviews I've seen elsewhere that this could be described as a beginners links course. Whilst this may be partly true its not without teeth and though some fairways are wider and bunkers not as deep that only really takes away from the visuals. This is still a proper test of golf and has some great holes (most of the par 3's) and then in particular the closing 3 holes back into the wind make for a great finish especially if you are chasing a good score. Also it wouldn't have been chosen as a Open Qualifying Course if it wasn't up to scratch.
My only gripe is that I think its relatively expensive for its status at £65 a round during the week and £80 at weekends. But then again the next best courses of this type in this location are at Deal and Sandwich and yes there are clearly a step up the green fees almost double. The adjoining course is a lot shorter and less refined but a lot more accessible and with small greens is a reasonable test of golf also. And at around £16 a round is a bargain.
A true links gem!Unassuming historic links course with effortlessly memorable holes. A wonderful flowing layout eminates the true essence of links golf. A must for links lovers!
(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 13.4)
(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.5)
Real challengeWeak 1st hole but the next 17 are a real challenge. Beautiful course with stunning par 3s.
Awesome CourseNever played here before and a lot of blind greens and fareways so first play would recommend buying course map. Course condition great and greens bit hard but otherwise excellent condition, pure and smooth and very curvy, but rewarding. Would highly recommend this course.
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.9)
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15.4)
Best links club in KentYes - it's not hosted the Open (like Royal St Georges, Princes or Cinque Ports), but this is a proper links club. Totally unsnobby, this is a club and course for golfers. The course is great fun - it was with the wind for most of the front 9 and against for most of the back 9. The opening hole is a short par 4 with deep bunkers down the right and rough up the left. The drivers came out and it was course 1 visitors nil. Stroke index 18 too. Beautiful green though - smooth as silk and slippery fast. Truer greens I've never seen. The second was over a brook and through a gap in massive dunes. Tough. Third was a blind shot over dunes and the fourth back into the wind to a raised green. Hole 5 is a par five over a diagonal of bunkers - long but fair. Then a great little raised green par 3 (interestingly the 4 par 3s all face in different directions so we got and failed a good wind test here. They're all beautiful but difficult). There was another par 5 to follow - an easier one thankfully. Then a cross wind par 4 and a par 3 towards the sea. We scored okay up to this point but the battle back to the clubhouse was about to begin. I think hole 10 is stroke index 1. A long par four dogleg right. Plays about 14 clubs longer than you think. And it doesn't get any easier. The highlights of the round came with a surprise from the 16th onwards: A really long par 4 (a par 5 surely!) was a real tester into the wind. Then on a raised tee box - the 17th - is one of the most perfect par 3s you will ever see. Right into the pipe of the wind, a green is laid out ahead of you with a ring of bunkers, and sloping from back to front. Hit that and you are worthy of joining this golfers club I reckon. Gorgeous. The round ends with a lovely par 5 - birdied into the wind. Celebrations all around.
In the clubhouse, you'll find golfers. None of that tie and jacket nonsense of St Georges or Rye. It's down to earth stuff here in a lovely old clubhouse with normal golfing fare at good prices.
Looking back, these were the best greens we encountered on our tour. The course is testing but varied and fun. We'll be back.
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6)
(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20)
(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 99 Handicap: 17.5)
Tip top links course. Only an hour from St PancrasGreat links with fantastic greens. The members are very friendly and welcoming
(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 85 Handicap: 17.2)
The high green fee seems to be there to put everyday golfers of playing there and when there are courses like Sene Valley, Etchinghill, Dale Hill and Kings Hill all within the same distance drive for me And offering a round for almost half the price I’m glad I am priced out of playing here.
I will say a massive positive was the welcome from the pro at Littlestone. Pretty sure his name was James. Really welcoming and an asset to the club. If only more pros were like him.
Delightful linksThink links golf - think Kent! This absolute gem is up there with the best of them - it's beauifully maintained and well laid out. It's challenging, yet playable - though, like a true links, each hole plays differently with a change in the wind. Littlestone comes with a charming clubhouse and shorter 18 (The Warren) if you fancy a warm-up round. Put it on your 'must play' list!
Great Links golf courseOn the day I played it was a warm day with a moderate breeze the front nine played well. But the back nine were a greater challenge due to being mainly against the wind.
The fairways were tight and bare in places. But overall course in good condition. Greens were excellent and consistent speed.