Kent is located in the South East of England, south of London. It’s a coastal county with a shoreline on the English Channel that separates the capital city from continental Europe.
Kent is a popular tourist destination in England thanks to two areas of natural beauty; The White Cliffs of Dover and The High Weald.
The stunning landscape also comes into play for golf. There are 74 golf courses in Kent and three of them have had the highest honour in hosting The Open Championship. There aren’t many counties in the country with such a high quality offering.
The most famous golf course in Kent is without doubt Royal St George’s. An Open Championship venue, the club has held the privilege of hosting The Open Championship on 15 occasions. It’s regarded as one of the hardest courses on the Open rota, with severely undulating fairways making it difficult to find them from the tee, whilst making your approach shots tough.
Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s Golf Club make up the three venues that have held the Open Championship.
Royal Cinque Ports was the first to host the Open in 1909 and again in 1920. Whilst it’s fallen from the current Open rota, the course is still highly regarded, featuring in the top 100 courses in the UK & Ireland and also in the top 100 golf courses in the world. Another tough test of golf, the back nine is brutal and said to be one of the hardest in the county.
Less than 5 miles down the road, Prince’s Golf Club had the honour of hosting the 1932 Open Championship. There are 27 glorious holes on offer at the venue and whilst all three loops of 9 are great, the Dunes and Shore are widely regarded as making up the best 18 hole course on offer.
In all honesty, you’re spoilt for choice. If you can’t decide which Open course to play, the best thing is you can play them all as they are all neighbouring courses.
You can also check out all the other golf courses in Kent below.