Hever Castle Golf Club

A course everyone should play ! - Read Review

Read 19 reviews of Hever Castle Golf Club

Address: Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN87NP, United Kingdom
Rating: 4.2
Rating: 4.2
Opened: 1992
Holes: 27
Type: Parkland
Length: 7002 yds (18 hole);
Par: 72 (Championship Course)
Rating/SSS: 71 (Championship Course- yellow tees)
Slope:
Green Fees: 18 hole - £27 weekday (after 10am). Princes 9 hole Course £13
Offers: See website for details
Tel No: 01732 700771
Location: View Map
Website: www.hever.co.uk
   
Image of the grounds at Hever Castle Golf Club

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

A Word From Our Sponsors


Regulars at this course  (44)
Handicap: 13
Handicap: 28
Handicap: 10
Handicap: 12
Handicap: 10
Handicap: 26
Handicap: 17
Handicap: 12
Handicap: 28
Handicap: 20
Handicap: 11
Handicap: 12
Groups  (0)
Currently no groups at this course
Course Leaderboard  (77)
Scoring: 
Scheduled Games  (1)
Pinetree golf society a & open invite
Hever Castle Golf Club, Edenbridge, Kent, Thu 19 March 2020 10am tbc

Hever Castle Golf Club Map and Location


More information about Hever Castle Golf Club

Facilities
Hever Castle Golf Club is located in the Kent/Sussex Town of Edenbridge and as is set in the grounds of Hever Castle itself and is surrounded by more than 700 years of history. The original medieval defensive castle, with its gatehouse and walled bailey, was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was the home of one of the most powerful families in the country, the Boleyns, who added the Tudor dwelling within the walls. The Castle was to become the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, who became Queen of England for just 1,000 days. The grounds fell into decline before William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle. Meanwhile, the golf club has become much talked about as one of the best course in the region. Only 1 mile from the Castle’s main entrance Hever Castle Golf Club has 27 holes of golf in Kent that will encourage and inspire all golf enthusiasts. There is a big clubhouse and excellent practice facilities for beginners and Pro’s alike.
Description

The course and golf as a sport was first seen here in the 1920s when a 9-hole course was built for Astor’s personal enjoyment. Now visitors can enjoy a Championship Course that lies just north of the Hever lakes.


The original course survived until the Second World War when it was sadly abandoned during the War effort. The present-day Championship Course was created in 1992 and the Princes 9 Hole Course opened in 1998.

The CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE - Red 5716, Green 6023, Yellow 6502, White 6761 and Blue 7002 has played host to prestigious events including The Kent Amateur Championships, Euro Pro Tour and the Kent PGA Championships. At a glance of the scorecard, one of the longest holes in Britain, the 644 yards Par 5 17th hole, certainly stands out, however, the course boasts an array of stunning holes. The delightful short 6th and 8th holes on the front nine are both played over water, and a beautiful stretch of holes from the 11th to the 13th (Hever Castle’s very own ‘Amen Corner’) carries over water and small slick greens.

The PRINCES COURSE -  Red 4892, Yellow 5086 and Black 5604 has a wonderful layout and has been built shorter in length from the Championship Course it provides a good test of golf, where accuracy is important, especially on the par 3, 3rd and 6th, both played over picturesque lakes. 

The BOLEYN COURSE -  The Boleyn Course blends the Princes and Kings nines to create a very enjoyable 18 holes. This course has a wonderful variety of hazards from tight tree-lined fairways to beautifully presented water hazards, strategically placed bunkers and small greens.   

The EXPRESS COURSE - Located alongside the Princes Course, the Express 9 hole features oversized holes and a shorter course, perfect for those who are just starting out or looking for a quick round of golf with friends.

 

Hever Castle Golf Club Scorecards

Add scorecard


Add scorecard

Review's of Hever Castle Golf Club

Have you played at Hever Castle Golf Club? Share your tips, secrets, notes, thoughts and feelings with others and leave a review today!.


These reviews represent the personal view of the individual and are not those of the TheSocialGolfer.
Number of Reviews: 19

Handicap: 22
Pro Member

21 Mar 2019, 20:43
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

A course everyone should play !

Play this one at least once a year , two or three times if I can .
All the staff here give the impression that they really want you here and for you to enjoy your game . Pro shop , bar/resto , green staff and starter all smile and welcome you . Not always the welcome you get at clubs especially if you are part of a society.
For time of year greens were excellent and even with all the rainfall recently although a bit mucky in places fairways also good . Food good , drinks a bit pricey.
Get there early and play the 9 hole first , a brilliant course !

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

12 Apr 2016, 11:10
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Course was - not sure I would go back

The course was a little underwhelming and although the front nine were enjoyable, the back nine felt slightly neglected and under maintained. Lots of standing water in places on the fairway which were not ground under repair. The greens were fairly fast but didn't feel overly controllable. Unfortunately i'm not sure that I would return to Hever Castle though the staff were very accommodating.

  

Handicap: 10
Pro Member

01 Oct 2015, 08:12
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Worth a visit

Nice course in lovely surroundings.
Bit over-priced in my opinion but worth a visit at least once. Relatively tough and be prepared for a long walk. Fairways fantastic!

  

Handicap: 26
Pro Member

26 Jun 2014, 09:45
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Beautiful, long & demanding.......

The golf course is situated on the large estate of historic Hever Castle, Kent. Very impressive setting be it the grounds, the clubhouse and the design of the course which is just over 20 years old.

We played the Championship course comprising the Kings & Queens, two very different halves but equally challenging, may be more so the 2nd half which comprises a very long Par 5, 618 yards from the yellows ! On this very peaceful environment you will enjoy all that golf has to offer: lovely scenery, warm welcome, delightful Clubhouse and a well presented & maintained course with a strong challenge. Some dog legs , a few blind holes if I recall but the sleek & beautiful contoured greens are to be remembered. The bunkers are not many but very well designed for that strong challenge that the Championship course offers.

The practice facilities are 1st class too: the large putting area which makes a focus point from the terrace, the open & covered driving range, a large chipping and sand bunker a little further away down a well laid out path.

You will encounter a variety on each hole: some with very wide fairways impeccably cut, some narrower, large bunkers, and the natural water hazards, bridges, ponds, streams, ditches, etc. present on numerous holes. The trees are very mature, the ponds & streams are a haven for wildlife. The 2nd nine seems a little "wilder" in appearance, so probably more beautiful to my own eyes.

Today (Tuesday 30 April 2014) was a gorgeous sunny day on an empty course, a very pleasant mixed 4 balls taking advantage of a special £80 voucher kindly offered by our coolest, friendliest & most handsome TSG Ian F. Thank you from the 4 of us.

My favourite hole is the 12th, a Par 3, not that long, very beautiful, a large pond in front of the green, 2 huge bunkers, 1 on the left side and 1 at the back, the green is encircled by trees, also present on the right hand side. I think the tees were slightly raised.

Another hole worth mentioning is the 13th, a tough "cookie" which can upset your scorecard, the shot from the yellow is one of the most awkward as it facing sideways towards the narrow fairway bordered by a pond nearly as long as the hole on the left, mature trees on the right. The green slopes towards a stream waiting to catch the rolling ball and a large bunker on its left.

The Clubhouse is very attractive with a feature on its roof: different coloured tiles spells the name HEVER. A huge paved terrace with classy metal furniture & sunshades, lots of flowers arrangements, to the side of the terrace is a water feature: a pond, an old bridge, a weeping willow, looks very romantic. a lovely & scented rose path leading to the Ladies changing rooms which are well equipped. The lounge is spacious with lots of natural light,, nice furniture providing a pleasant seating arrangement.

Food is excellent: club burger with blue cheese and side salad + chips is recommended. Reasonable price for drinks too. Smiling & happy to serve Bar staff.

The Pro shop is well stocked and you get a nice welcome.

Large car park. The course is situated quite far away from all the main roads and if George (my GPS) does not behave, it will take you down single track lanes which I hate !!!!

A lovely experience on a very beautiful course but would not like to play on a wet and windy day.

There are special offers throughout the year.

By the way, I never saw or had a glimpse of the castle, so may be I shall return.




THE END.....

(My very own personal views usual).

  

Handicap: 21
Pro Member

10 Jun 2014, 20:57
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Gorgeous course

It's hard not to love this course, although if you're looking for a good score then at 6500 yards from the yellows you maybe need to play elsewhere.

The front 9 is fairly generous with the fairways, but on the back 9 it tightens up and adds 200 yards. The 12th is a lovely looking par 4, but with a lake, trees, and a stream running in front of the green, there's lots of potential to ruin your round.

The par 5 17th has to be conquered if you want to get a good score here. At 600+ yards, and with a narrow landing area from the tee, it is far from easy.

The first three par 3's are all really pretty looking holes, and add in the scenery, clubhouse, and practise facilities, you should really enjoy the experience. Just don't expect a low score.

  

Handicap: 12
Pro Member

28 Nov 2013, 19:13
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Course Review

Despite the oft heavy rain for the first nine holes and the disappearing light at the end; (who knows what holes 17 & 18 look like); I had a very enjoyable time on a beautiful course; I played very well for most holes but lost it badly on a few; all problem scores that incurred were down to my bad stroke play/club selection and not the conditions. Greens were very firm considering the wet conditions and I found them difficult to read. The hospitality received was excellent. This is a course I hope to play again sometime soon in 2014 preferably under bright/warm/dry conditions.

  

Handicap: 15
Pro Member

20 Nov 2013, 20:20
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

WELL WORTH A VISIT

Despite the utterly miserable weather, the course was holding up very well, greens were excellent. Great Clubhouse, very friendly staff, excellent food. Well worth a visit, so don't leave it too long!!

  

TSG

06 Sep 2013, 06:27
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

The brilliance of Hever Castle Golf Course

It's tough and rewarding - good for both high and low handicap players who love a challenge.(and a long walk). Set in beautiful parkland over-seen by the Castle and grounds. Tread where Kings and Queens have trod before.

A 27 hole gem.

In my view a true and honest golf challenge.

If I lived nearer, Hever Castle Golf Club would be the club I would join. I love it and will play it when ever I can.



  

TSG

25 Aug 2013, 20:59
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Another great course

Im beginning to think I am to easily pleased as every course I play I love but this one is now firmly in my top 2.....until the next one!!!

Due to the lovely Claire who works there we all got a fabulous discount so it was definitely great value but even if you paid full price I still think you would be getting your monies worth so top marks for this.

Club house has great character and all staff are very friendly and service was great, food was good and suitably priced as well.

Practise area looked great but I never bother with this other than a putt or two but it has a range, nice size putting green, chipping area so all there to use.

Course is FANTASTIC. Every hole was differant and the course is clearly well maintained. The greens had recently been worked on this week so due to a little sand made putting a little harder but still, they have to do what they have to. I bet there immaculate when in their prime.

I was slightly bemused by the stroke indexes on some of the holes but typically I always seem to play harder holes better than easier.

They have the longest par 4 (16th) I think I have ever seen and said on the tee this must be a par 5. 'Your having a laugh aren't you...they must be joking...I then went and parred it so can't be as long as it looked!!!

The 18th is a long par 5 at over 600 yards but a nice hole to finish off.

Really great golf course, really nice club. Hope to get many invites back. Get down there and see if you to can par the 16th

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

25 Aug 2013, 19:41
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

a very nice, if sometimes v tough course

I only scored 31 points on my first visit, but this was down to my mistakes.
The course had been burnt by the heatwave, and then rained on heavily the day before we played, the course had drained very well indeed, far better than expected, just some of the burnt areas and gone a little mushy, but not overly so. I will not criticize the greens for being a little slow, as they had been working on them a few days before we played.
I will not lie, there are some rather tough holes on this course, and if you don't take care this course will not only chew you up and spit you out, it will stamp on you afterwards, with a few rather tough tee shots... High handicappers, I tell you now, on some tees accept your handicap and play safe or ELSE.
Now for the important bits, it is a really nice walk this course, with some nice scenery, and the course is cut through trees and more trees. The greens, (ignoring the works being carried out), have some tricky breaks and slopes on them, so accept the odd 3 putt from a misread line. practice facilities are ok, and even nice views from the practice areas.
I havent looked what the regular prices are, but we paid £20 and I assure you it is a course that was well worth the money. I would most definately play this course again, despite the drive of over 40 miles. I gave it only 4/5 for value, but only due to the weather damage. This is a good ol tough course that you need to play well and hit long off of the tee where possible to score well. I nearly forgot, I reached the 600 yard par 5 in 3 blows of the golf sticks YESSSS, driver, 3 wood 21 degree rescue to a yard onto the front yehaw!

  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

06 Jun 2012, 17:49
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Fantastic well worth the visit

Hever Golf is a very pretty parkland course, superbly maintained, the 11th 12th 13th are the best 3 holes and the 17th a great 618 yards hole, the club house was great as well

  

Handicap: 19

22 Aug 2011, 21:07
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Worth a visit.

27 holes split into nines [Kings/Queens/Princes].
Played Championship course [Kings/Queens] is very good.
Front nine slightly more open than back nine.
Some tight holes and doglegs.
Nice 600 plus yard hole near the end of the round.
Greens were fast. Fairways ok but in need of water!!!
Clubhouse is good.
Would I play again....absolutely.

  

Handicap: 16

27 Jul 2011, 20:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

lovely course

Deceiving course, you don't realise how long it is.Played off the forward tee's at 6500 yds. Starts with a few standard holes and then really comes into it's own.Some really pretty holes especially the ones with water. Condition was generally good all round with very true greens.Very dry course which must be good in the winter. Certainly one to play again!!!!

  

Handicap: 17

24 Nov 2010, 17:01
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Fantastic Course

First time playing here and was very impressed all round
Clubhouse with open fire,good food,and good practice Ground all in all had a great day and will be watching
out for any more golf at this course

  

TSG

17 Apr 2010, 08:11
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Hever Castle Golf club

I played here for the first time at the TSG championships on 16th April 2010. We played off the whites, which made the course extremely long & tough for a 20 handicapper! This course is very nice visually, but has some very tough holes especially on the back 9, which has their version of Amen corner, with 3 holes that have to be played with pinpoint accuracy. The 13th has a lake to the left of centre, Large trees scattered all over the right of the narrow fairway & a wide ditch surrounding the small, right to left sloping green! This is index 1. The course has Index 1, 2 & 3 all on the back 9, which is unusual, but still has some very tough holes on the front. Incidentally the 17th is a par 5 629yd hole. Not being a massive hitter, I needed a driver, two 3 woods & an 8 iron just to get on the green! I was very lucky to come away with 29 points (24 off 3/4 !) It is definitely worth playing & I can't wait to take on this, 6700 yd challenge again sometime.

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

13 Apr 2010, 17:06
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

A great setting.........

First thing thats grabs you about this course is the clubhouse. Nicely positioned over looking both the 9th and 18th greens with plenty of space to enjoy a drink after the round. The course itself plays long(!). It will always take you a club more than you think to reach the greens and even then you will be tested as the course is susceptible to head winds. However, there are some great holes here and well worth a visit. Its a little pricey at £40 but great value at £20 with a 2for1 voucher/openfairways card. Will be back soon....


  

Handicap: 23

16 Mar 2010, 19:37
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

hever castle

Fantastic course, 6500yrds off yellow tees, weather was perfect, course was very well kept although greens have been spiked(like most courses this time of the year - getting ready for the summer.)
The course is challenging although you are still able to get the driver out and have a real go, i think the course is one where u have to ATTACK the pins to shoot a good score.
Must be noted i like playing exciting par 3's and the 12th won't disappoint followed by an excellent par 4 13th.
Can't wait to go back.


  

Handicap: 22

08 Oct 2009, 21:45
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

michael palmer

hever castle is a wonderfull course, i did,nt play that well today, the fairways are in very good condition, the greens were good, but fast, this course is well worth playing................but don,t loose your head..

  

TSG

17 May 2008, 22:56
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

A superb golf complex, not to be missed

Well, what can I say. The course (18 hole) is so good that i played like a complete plonker but still thoroughly enjoyed the round. The greens are too firm (hard to stop on them) but the layout and the scenery make up for everything (and for those who like a challenge the 630 yd par 5 dog-leg 17th should give you what you are looking for). And for those wanting a lessor challenge but with the same quality and, history and layout the 'Princes' 9 hole looked superb (not played).

  




Putting Game Screen Shot
Official Site Sponsors:
Official Travel Partner:
Official Media Partner:
Golf Offers Partner: