This is the
first course in the UK designed by Nick Faldo. It will reward and
punish golfers of all abilities.
Some views on
Chart Hills will give the impression of an awesome amount of sand,
although on many holes this is more decorative than penal. Any golfer
who visits every bunker on the 9th, will have a yearning for the
on a fairly unspectacular piece of Kent countryside, the holes are
well framed by both their hazards and the terrain.
into play to some degree on half the holes, notably at the short
17th, a kind of replica of the same hole at TPC Sawgrass, Florida,
but is never overstated.
A bit like Faldo's
own game the course may not be the most flamboyant you'll ever play,
but it won't disappoint you.
Near Biddenden, 12 miles west of Ashford ( exists 8 or 9 off the
Green Fees: £55 per round
Secretary's office: 015480 292222; 01580 292148
Hotels: Tudor Park Country Club - 01622 734334; Chilston
Park Hotel - 01622 859803; The Forstal - 01580 291317; The Ragged
Barn -01233 756358