Littlestone Golf Club
Littlestone Golf Club overview
Littlestone Golf Course overview
A classic links course laid out over fairly flat land in one of the driest parts of Britain, which results in tight lies and fast greens, Littlestone is a challenging 6600 yards off the tips.
It is a regular Open Championship Qualifying course and although starts off gently, gets better and better as the round progresses, culminating in a final stretch of holes rivaling any in England. Look out for the views of the famous White Cliffs of Dover from the 9th green and also the distant French coast from the 17th tee, and the old brick water tower to the left of the 18th tee that is now actually someone’s house.
The par-3 17th hole measures 182-yards and is one of the finest par-3 holes anywhere. Depending on the wind it can be anything from a driver to 9-iron, and finding the green is a must.
Did You Know?
Alister MacKenzie was contacted in 1924 to help make improvements to Littlestone, which had been damaged extensively during World War One. He later relocated to the US and designed Augusta National amongst other masterpieces.