Only 1 mile from the Castle’s main entrance you will find the friendly and welcoming Golf Club. Set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, Hever Castle Golf Club is a 27 hole golf course in Kent that will encourage and inspire all golf enthusiasts.
It was in the 1920s that golf first featured on the estate when a private 9 hole course was built for Astor’s personal enjoyment in the grounds where today’s Championship Course lies north of the Hever lakes. Hever golf course proved a valuable tool for the Astor’s to entertain friends, family and for business.
The original course survived until the Second World War when it was sadly abandoned during the War effort. However, the present-day Championship Course was created in 1992 and the Princes 9 Hole Course opened in 1998.
The course is one of the best golf courses in Kent and has been built to the highest specification and are a great test of golf in Kent for experienced golfers and beginners alike.
Hever Castle’s golf courses in Kent have been constructed to be in complete harmony with the picturesque setting, and each hole has developed its own distinct character. With so many inspiring and memorable golf holes, agreeing with your playing partners which you enjoyed the most may prove one of the biggest challenges.
The Championship 18 hole Course, comprising the Kings and Queens nines, has been showcased on Sky Sports and has played host to prestigious events including The Kent Amateur Championships, Euro Pro Tour and the Kent PGA Championships.
At a glance of the scorecard, one of the longest holes in Britain, the 644 yard Par 5 17th hole, certainly stands out, however, the course boasts an array of stunning holes. The delightful short 6th and 8th holes on the front nine are both played over water, and a beautiful stretch of holes from the 11th to the 13th (Hever Castle’s very own ‘Amen Corner’) carries over water and small slick greens. However, Hever Castle is not as intimidating as might be imagined, and with a backdrop of beautiful surroundings playing this course is a real pleasure. The course can be played from a number of measured teeing positions with the enjoyment of all levels of golfer in mind. We know that you will thoroughly enjoy the challenge.
The Princes 9 has been named the best 9 hole golf course in the south east by Today’s Golfer and is considered a must play for golf courses in Kent. The course has a wonderful layout and has been built to the highest specification. Although shorter in length from the Championship Course it provides a good test of golf, where accuracy is important, especially on the par 3 3rd and 6th, both played over picturesque lakes.
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|Green - Championship Course||6023 Yards|
|Red - Championship Course||5716 Yards|
|Red - Princes Course||4892 Yards|
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- 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.hevercastle.co.uk/golf
- Telephone: +44 (0)1732 700771
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Hever Rd, How Green, Edenbridge TN8 7NP
Weekdays from – £39.00
Weekends from – £25.00
Spanning more than 700 years, the history of Hever Castle is rich and varied. The original medieval defensive castle, with its gatehouse and walled bailey, was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries it was the home of one of the most powerful families in the country, the Boleyns, who added the Tudor dwelling within the walls.
The Castle was to become the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, who became Queen of England for just 1,000 days. It was Henry’s love for Anne and her insistence that she became his wife rather than his mistress that led to the King renouncing Catholicism and creating the Church of England.
Hever later passed into the ownership of another of Henry VIII’s wives, Anne of Cleves, and from 1557 onwards it was owned by a number of families including the Waldegraves, the Humphreys and the Meade Waldos.
Gradually it fell into decline before William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle. He commissioned the ’Tudor Village’, now called the ‘Astor Wing’ and the construction of the magnificent gardens and lake. At Hever, his wealth and vision enabled him to create a lavish family home that also indulged his passion for history.