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Littlestone Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

Course Information

Littlestone Golf Club, Kent is an 18 hole, par 71 (6486 yard), private, links golf course.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6438 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required


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.


Visitor Information

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


Contact Information

Address: St Andrews Road, Littlestone, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8RB United Kingdom

Tel: 01797 363355

Golf Pro: James Cunliffe | Tel: 01797 363355

Website: http://www.littlestonegolfclub.org.uk

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Littlestone Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.46

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 49
Average Ratings
4.20 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
4.36 ... Course Cond.
4.07 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.74 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.57 ... Pace of play
4.53 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.27 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

49 ratings & 38 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 394 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Jul 31 2018 by Andrew P - rated 5 out of 5

Superb venue and facility

Held 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!
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Reviewed Apr 10 2012 by Chris Robinson - London - rated 4 out of 5
I'm a big fan of this location (with the adjoining Littlestone Warren) and having played again since my first visit was keen to see what others thought here on Golfshake. Personally I've had no problems with members or the club so felt it needed another review to reset the balance a little. This is a traditional members club and therefore it won't be as flexible as some and at the end of the day you are a visitor so do have fit in a little.

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.
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Reviewed Apr 11 2019 by Duncan L - rated 5 out of 5

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)
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Reviewed Feb 16 2011 by Chris R - rated 4 out of 5
Great everyday links course, warm welcome and a bargain membership. If only I lived closer.
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Reviewed Dec 15 2019 by Malcolm H - rated 4 out of 5
Great championship course, that I have the privilidge of playing once a year, being used for large events apparently next year
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Reviewed May 17 2019 by Graham E - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent links course with exceptional greens. Highlight is the par 3 17th played from an elevated tee by the sea.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Mar 16 2019 by Malcolm H - rated 3 out of 5
great professional course to play, difficult for the average golfer
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Reviewed May 8 2018 by Gary G - rated 5 out of 5

Real challenge

Weak 1st hole but the next 17 are a real challenge. Beautiful course with stunning par 3s.
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Reviewed Apr 28 2018 by Giles H - rated 5 out of 5

Awesome Course

Never 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)
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Reviewed Jun 19 2017 by Tom T - rated 5 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyable round. Interesting layout and great greens. Very friendly atmosphere

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Jun 9 2017 by Jo/London - rated 5 out of 5

Best links club in Kent

Yes - 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.
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Reviewed Oct 28 2015 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
without doubt the friendliest club I've visited (though Royal Dornoch is a very close 2nd). Beautiful links course and like all courses presumably very different depending on the wind. Good mix of long and short par 4's and 3's, great practice facility. Much more reasonably priced than the other links courses around the kent coast. A real gem

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6)
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Reviewed Dec 15 2013 by Ray E - rated 5 out of 5
great course steeped in tradition greens superb will certainly be going back

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20)
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Reviewed Dec 7 2013 by Malcolm H - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent greens that are very fast, and superb fairways, but rough pretty poor

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 99 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Jul 23 2020 by Tonbridge - rated 5 out of 5

Tip top links course. Only an hour from St Pancras

Great links with fantastic greens. The members are very friendly and welcoming
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Reviewed Jul 17 2020 by Ian F - rated 5 out of 5
fantastic course, championship standard. Greens awesome, fairways a little dry in places but to be expected at this time of year...

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 85 Handicap: 17.2)
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Reviewed Jun 2 2020 by Michael S - rated 2 out of 5
Played here last week and I must admit I’ve a bit confused as to all the rave reviews. It’s a links course, that much I get but I found the holes to be pretty run of the mill. I will admit I’m not a fan of links courses but found that there is much better value for money in playing at say somewhere like Cooden. Greens were very very good but the fairways and rough was all just a bit tatty for my liking. Obviously we couldn’t use the clubhouse so can’t really comment on that, but it does seem like an old fashioned course with silly old fashioned rules (white socks must be worn, and not trainer ones) an out dated pointless club rule especially when you see plenty of players flouting the rule.
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.
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Reviewed Jul 27 2019 by Gavin C - rated 5 out of 5

Delightful links

Think 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!
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Reviewed Jul 22 2019 by Ian D - rated 4 out of 5

Great Links golf course

On 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.
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Reviewed Feb 14 2019 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5
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