Willie Park Jnr, Harry Colt, James Braid and Henry Cotton have all helped shape our course but today it is the quality of our greens, fast and true and considered to be the best in the County, that present a real challenge.
Walking in the steps of giants.
It’s sometimes easy to take things for granted.
The Nevill golf club has always had a good reputation as a very good course but these things don’t just happen.
The course, established in 1914, was originally a nine hole course set down by Willie Park Junior (who designed Sunningdale Old Course amongst his 170 courses in Europe, the USA and Canada).
When the course was extended some years later, James Braid was engaged to design the new holes and when he created the second, some 550 yards, it was considered to be one of the longest holes of any course in the area. Amongst Braid’s courses are Carnoustie and Ballybunion. It is said that he was really enthusiastic the land he had to work with – as enthusiastic as any Scot could be! Harry Colt worked with James Braid in the late 19th century and it is recorded that he spent time at the Nevill in 1926 working with Braid.
Throughout the second world war, part of the course was commandeered by the War Office and was released back to the Club with some compensation which was spent on redesigning and rebuilding the course. In 1965, Henry Cotton, who had won three Opens and had captained the Ryder Cup squad, was commissioned to redesign and extend the course. It is this layout that is the basis of the course that exists today.
Willie Park Jnr, James Braid, Harry Colt and Henry Cotton all giants of golfing architecture and giants of the game of golf.
Enjoy your walk in the steps of giants.
- 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.nevillgolfclub.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1892 525818
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Benhall Mill Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5JW
Summer Green Fees
Weekdays – £60.00
Weekends & Bank Holidays – £70.00
Winter Green Fees
Weekdays – £40.00
Weekends – £45.00
The Nevill Clubhouse
Once you have finished your round you can relax in the comfort of the clubhouse, where you can experience the warm and friendly atmosphere and enjoy the magnificent scenic views south from the patio or veranda areas of the clubhouse. We serve everything from a tasty bar snack to three course meals. Food is served daily and we can accommodate vegetarian and any special dietary requirements you may have. There is a comprehensive range of lagers, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks available from our well stocked bar to complement your meal. We have a top class barista machine giving the full range of high quality coffees.