Chart Hills was opened in 1993, the first ball being hit by its’ designer Nick Faldo. 200 acres of undulating hills in the Weald of Kent was the lansdcape on which Faldo has designed a challenging championship 18 hole track. He manages to fuse American style appearnce with English character.

Your opening tee shot is off an elevated tee to a par-5 dog-leg right with bunkers guarding the nearside of the fairway. And for most people the 1st will require three powerful blows to make it to the short stuff in regulation. But at Chart Hills the fun really starts on the greens. Large heavily undulating putting surfaces that run quickly througout the year represent the most dangerous threat to a good score. keep three putts to a minimum and you’d done a good job.

As you’d expect from a championship venue completed in 1993 the facilities at Chart Hills are extensive. The modern clubhouse sits on a high point looking down over the course and the surrounding countryside, an ideal spot for breakfast or lunch.

Best HoleThe signature hole at Chart Hills is the 9th. On the card it looks like a short par-4 but in reality you’re faced with plotting your way passed what looks like hundreds of bunkers.

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