Experience Open Championship venues & hidden gems

Colloquially known as the Garden of England, Kent has formed itself a stellar reputation in the golfing community as one of the UK’s best locations to play. From links courses to parkland designs, Kent is a destination that has something for every golfer, and with some of the best traditional pubs and quaint hotels, golfers will enjoy the full experience.

With the Royal trio of Open Championship links – Royal St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports, and Prince’s which are situated within 5 miles of each other along the same road overlooking the English Channel, a golf tour in Kent is one to add to your bucket list.

Why book a golf tour to Kent?

  • Three past & present Open Championship venues
  • Historic towns of Sandwich & Deal
  • Easy access to & from London
  • Explore the historic Dover, Hever & Leeds Castles
  • Discover the beautiful gardens of Kent
  • Home to a vibrant pub & restaurant scene

What makes a golf tour in Kent so special?

A destination with plenty to brag about, Kent has built itself a formidable reputation amongst golfers in the UK as one of the country’s premier destinations. Kent has so many notable designs that it’s impossible to mention them all, however, special attention must be given to the “Holy Trinity” of Royal St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s Golf Club, all of which are either current or past Open Championship venues.

Either side of the Royal trio in Sandwich Bay, golfers can also explore two excellent hidden gems. North Foreland is a clifftop links which holds its own against any of the aforementioned courses, and Littlestone is renowned for its wonderful greens.

Unmatched golf, top-class accommodation & more

It’s little wonder Kent is known as the Garden of England. Aside from the golf courses, it boasts some truly spectacular natural landscapes for you to explore off the course. Hever Castle and Gardens is just one of the many stunning historic landmarks you can visit.

For history lovers, visit the city of Canterbury where the Canterbury Cathedral has a 1,400-year history and features a Romanesque crypt and medieval stained glass. You can also discover the underground Canterbury Roman Museum with its excavated mosaics. The coastal town of Whitstable, to the north, is worth exploring, as it’s filled with colourful cottages and a harbourside fish market. Margate along the East Coast is home to the William Turner Contemporary Art Gallery. Some other top attractions in Kent include Leeds Castle and Dover Castle, one of England’s oldest strongholds.

Kent is also known for its wide array of renowned seaside towns showcasing many pubs and restaurants offering great food, ales and live music. Test your taste buds on the seaside staple that is traditional English fish and chips. Add to this the great traditional English pub scene, serving craft beers and delicious food, and there are many reasons why you should book a Kent golf vacation. Not to mention it is easily accessible from London, so you don't have to worry too much about interconnecting flights.

Our experts say...

Royal St George's and Royal Cinque Ports are two links classics and have hosted The Open Championship multiple times between them. Throw in Princes, Littlestone and North Foreland, and you will have an unforgettable week of golf.

Chris Bowles avatar
Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist - UK & Ireland

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Find the perfect base for your golf trip

Getting the most out of your golf vacation usually starts with finding the right place to stay and Kent offers a wide array of hotels and accommodation for every style and budget. We recommend staying at the luxurious Lodges at Prince's if you’re playing the onsite golf course.

Alternatively, we offer The Bell Hotel in Sandwich and The Royal Hotel in Deal. Both excellent town centre options, filled with history and charm. No matter where you stay in Kent, the golf courses promise not to disappoint.

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