The Club is located on the west side of Ashford, set in the countryside close to the M20 motorway and the Channel Tunnel. It is a challenging 18 hole parkland course that demands accurate shots to tree lined fairways and difficult to hit greens.
After your round come and relax in our newly refurbished clubhouse where you can enjoy a drink and a meal overlooking the course.
For those wanting to spend longer in the area there are excellent road links and numerous hotels and guest houses in the town and surrounding area offering a range of accommodation. Ashford is easily accessible by rail from London, or can be reached in just over an hour by road. Golfers from the continent have a choice of travelling by Eurostar, Eurotunnel or any of the Cross Channel ferries which all provide fast and easy access. Ashford is well located to visit the beautiful Kent countryside or the coastal resorts and the historic city of Canterbury with its renowned cathedral is only half an hour drive away.
Whether you are a member, guest or a visitor you will find that the course from the sloping fairway of the opening hole, with its pond to catch any balls off line, through to the difficult par 3 finishing hole, presents a true test of golf that all golfers can enjoy – we look forward to seeing you.
- Pro Shop: Yes
- Driving Range: Yes
- Chipping Area: Yes
- Putting Green: Yes
- Buggy Hire: Yes
- Pull-cart Hire: Yes
- Club Hire: Yes
- Teaching Pro: Yes
- Walking Allowed: Yes
- Cards Accepted: Yes
- Policy Here: No
- Dress Code: Proper attire required
- Website: www.ashfordgolfclub.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1233 622655
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Sandyhurst Ln, Ashford TN25 4NT
Both packages include Bacon Roll & Coffee from 10am
3 Ball – £90
4 Ball – £100
The Club was founded by twenty members on 27th April 1903. It started playing that same year on a seven hole course at Bybrook – about a mile and a half west of the present course. The initial subscription was two guineas and the cost of laying the course out and the first year’s operations was £182.10.
By the end of the second year the course had been extended to nine holes.The club thrived in its early years with membership in the second year of 90, 40 of whom were ladies.
The First World War saw a huge decline in membership but the Club struggled through to the summer of 1918. Unaware that the armistice was just a few months away the Club decided that the course had to close, even temporarily.
The Club re-opened in 1919 with 90 members and a new groundsman / professional. By 1923 the membership had grown to 160. In 1925 the lease of the then existing course was terminated but the Club was offered the opportunity to buy 130 acres at Sandyhurst Farm.Surmounting huge difficulties in raising the necessary finance, the Club opened its new 18 hole course in 1927. The course was designed and construction supervised by David Herd, the professional at Littlestone.
In 1933 the Club elected its first Lady President – Miss Jeanne de Casalis in recognition of her huge efforts in raising finance for the Club and other local causes. Battling financial pressures all the while the Club grew steadily until the Second World War.
Notwithstanding a hugely diminished membership, the loss of 20 acres of land requisitioned for food production and huge concentrations of bombing in the district play continued throughout the hostilities.By the end of the war there were only 46 members left.
Nevertheless the Club picked up again after the war. The missing 20 acres were sold and the course re-designed on the remaining 100 acres with C K Cotton retained as architect.The Club grew gradually until 1962 with about 250 members.
In that year no fewer than 140 new members were elected and the Club appointed its first paid part time Secretary / Treasurer. A waiting list was created and joining fees created. Membership stood at about 550 in 1965.
The last major upheaval occurred in 1980 when land was taken for the construction of the motorway, including the previous clubhouse. Additional land was leased from Ashford Borough Council, the course remodelled and the present clubhouse constructed.