A downland course, with stunning views of the North Downs and across the English Channel. Enjoy our excellent undulating greens and then the friendly service in Bar and Restaurant.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to play golf, celebrate or do business, Sene Valley Golf Club is the perfect location. With its traditional cedar clubhouse with stunning views across the English channel, along with the hospitality and catering facilities, we provide which are ideal for a variety of functions and events.
Sene Valley G.C. is the nearest Golf Course to the Channel Tunnel either side of the water. So why not break your journey with a days golf and channel views that will amaze you.
We are most fortunate in having one of the most picturesque golf course locations in Kent. Our course is always kept in excellent condition and the fast undulating greens are a pleasure to putt on, and when you have finished your round why not join the sociable and welcoming members in the bar for a drink and a bite to eat.
- 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.senevalleygolfclub.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1303 268513
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 40 Blackhouse Hill, Hythe CT18 8BL
In 1965 The Radnor Estate purchased the site of the former Hythe Golf Course and engaged Henry Cotton to design a new course using the bones of the old course as a starter. They also constructed a new clubhouse. The new course was then leased back to the members in 1966. Some of the original course in the area of what was the 1st and 18th holes was sold off for residential development to help pay for the construction of the new course and that area is now occupied by Sene Park. To compensate for the loss of those 10 acres, a further 18 acres were acquired at Whitenbrook on the eastern boundary. Henry Cotton retained one or two of the old holes and turned a number through 180 degrees but it was also necessary to create new holes.
So the present Sene Valley Course occupies most of the original area of the old Hythe Course but the configuration of the holes are different.
Designer of the Course
Henry Cotton (1907-87) was much more than the winner of a three British Opens. He also championed the cause of British golf professionals seeking a higher ground in their country’s society and became a patriarch of the European Golf Tour. Described as witty, handsome, intelligent, urbane and a non-conformist, Cotton authored 10 books, designed golf courses and was the most respected and prolific British instructor of his era. His philosophy was simple: “To be a champion, you must act like one.”
Cotton’s devotion to practice was almost maniacal, for he believed the only secrets to becoming a champion golfer were hard work and strong hands. For hours upon hours, Cotton was known to hit balls from thick rough until his hands blistered and bled. It was an obsession that paid off, as he won the British Open in 1934, 1937, and 1948.
In addition to those popular victories, Cotton also won 30 tournaments in Europe. He played for his country in three Ryder Cup matches and twice captained the British team, but most of his time after his last British Open victory was dedicated to instruction, designing golf courses and giving back to the game that had given so much to him.
He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1980.