Canterbury Golf Club opened for play in 1927 on 160 acres of land leased from the War Office. Designed by the renowned course architect Harry Colt, the 18-hole course boasts several areas given SSSI status by Natural England.
Over many years, the original heathland nature of the course has altered with the introduction of huge expanses of trees. The resulting mature woodland, with its carpet of bluebells in spring and wide variety of wildlife all year round, make this an uplifting place to play golf.
The closure of the adjoining Howe Barracks in February 2015 enabled the golf club to buy the land on which the course stands from the Ministry of Defence. Since then, heavy investment has seen the course developed and improved, a long-term project that is still ongoing.
The course is 6,287 yards off the whites – a par 71 – and is a mix of open par 5s, tight par 4s and challenging par 3s!
- 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.canterburygolfclub.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1227 453532
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Littlebourne Rd, Scotland Hills, Canterbury CT1 1TW
Our driving range provides an opportunity for non-members and novice players to improve their game or for members and regular golfers to keep their game ticking over while winter conditions restrict activity on the course. High quality Srixon practice golf balls, spacious bays, a free club loan service and ample parking make Canterbury Driving Range the best in the area. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Driving Range is manned from 4pm until 8pm daily by Gareth Bailey and the team of professionals. The pro team can also be available throughout the day if needed.
Canterbury Golf Club opened in 1927 on 160 acres of land leased from the War Office. It was designed by one of golf’s greatest course architects, Harry Colt, in the same year that he completed his prize creation, Wentworth’s West Course, and many of the holes at Canterbury bare a distinct resemblance to those at the Surrey course. In 2014, the course was purchased by Canterbury Golf Club following many years as tenants of the Ministry of Defence.
Over the years, the original heathland nature of the course gave way to huge expanses of trees, the majority of them self-sown. The resulting mature woodland, much of it decorated by carpets of bluebells in spring, and the wide variety of wildlife all year round is, indeed, an uplifting place to play golf. The diversity of wildlife and natural vegetation led to Natural England designating large areas of the course as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
The course is 6,272 yards off the white blocks. It is a par 71, and is a mix of open par-5s, tight par-4s and challenging par-3s. Few inland courses are able to match the variety and quality that Canterbury offers. Elevated tees, raised greens, steep climbs, sharp descents, twisting fairways and sloping lies are the features of this wonderful tree-lined layout.
The catering and management of the bar and restaurant facilities at Canterbury Golf Club are managed by Ellie our Clubhouse Manager with the assistance of our Head Chef Charles Cooper. We want the members of Canterbury Golf Club to enjoy a friendly and convivial atmosphere whenever they enter the clubhouse; regardless of how they played! We want to ensure that all sections of the membership receive the food and service they have specified for all of the many and varied golfing events that take place in a busy and vibrant club. We offer a wide selection of locally sourced homemade food prepared in house by our experienced chef, Charles Cooper. Within the bar and restaurant, we offer breakfasts, bar snacks, lunches, buffets and formal dining. There is a friendly atmosphere in the Clubhouse, both from the members and the staff. We run a fully stocked bar with a wonderful and diverse selection of wines and spirits. We stock 8 different varieties of Whiskies (inclusive of bourbon). We also have 2 Ales on tap and 4 lagers, which are popular with the members, we also offer Afternoon Teas for members of the public as well as hungry and thirsty golfers! The Clubhouse can be hired by members of the public with prior consent from the club. (A fee is payable) We host Weddings, Wakes, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Society Annual dinners, Christmas parties, Dinner & Dances, Training events, Exhibitions and Quiz Nights. Sunday lunches are served to members and non-members every second Sunday of the month. The separate restaurant area can seat 80 people comfortably however we do have capacity for 150 people in the restaurant and bar area for buffets and informal dining. There are floor to ceiling windows which give fantastic views of the golf course for all to enjoy. The Clubhouse is an intimate and quaint building. You can sit and look out onto the 18th Green, whilst having an Afternoon Tea or a refreshing cold drink. In the winter we have a log fire roaring to warm numb fingers and in the summer the doors are opened out to the golf course, to enjoy the summer days and evenings.