Kent coast

The county of Kent in Englands south east is famous for its Castles, the White Cliffs of Dover and the golf is pretty good as well!

The area boasts a trio of Open Championships courses, although Royal St Georges is the only one still active in the Open route. In 2020 they will host the championship for the 15th time. Known for its difficulty with its concave fairways which repel the ball towards the rough and its tightly bunkered greens.

Princes held the Open once in 1932 won by Gene Sarazen, this was the championship where Gene famously invented the 'sand wedge'. However the course changed dramatically after WW2 and it now has 27 holes with comfortable lodge style accommodation.

Royal Cinque Ports has held two Opens 1909 & 1920. For many years Royal Cinque Ports lived in the shadow of Royal St Georges but in recent years it has been getting much more attention which is well deserved for such a fine links.

There are several other really good courses in the area such as Littlestone, North Foreland and the very private Rye Golf Club. For a bit of a change is the modern parkland course Chart Hills Golf Club designed by Nick Faldo.

The Kent coast is easily reached from the continent with the Eurotunnel  or ferry and is the perfect destination for a short break.

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