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Redlibbets Golf Club

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Address: Manor Lane, West Yoke, Ash, Kent, TN157HT, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.7
Rating: 3.7
Opened: 1996
Holes: 18
Type: Parkland
Length: 6651 yds
Par: 72
Rating/SSS: 72
Slope:
Green Fees: £50 per person midweek; £120 per tee slot after 1pm weekends
Offers: Accept 2fore1 vouchers and Open Fairways (50% off green fees of 2-4 golfers). Plus discounts/packages available to groups of 12 or more golfers.
Tel No: 01474 879190
Location: View Map
Website: www.redlibbets.co.uk
   

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

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Facilities
Catering, Bar (with terrace overlooking course), Changing rooms, Pro shop, Trolley & buggy hire, Driving range, Putting green.
Description
Redlibbets Golf Club is named after the ancient woodland landscape, which is home to the course. The name is a corruption of the sixteenth century "Le Lyvet" or Leveret" - the young hare which appears in our badge. Redlibbets Golf Club was officially opened in the summer of 1997. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength, providing our members, guests and visitors with a wonderful opportunity to play the sport in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated within easy reach of London via the M25/M20/A20 and A2. The undulating topography has given the course architect Jonathan Gaunt the opportunity to create many impressive holes. There is something remarkable about every hole at Redlibbets. Set in over 150 acres of parkland the course boasts hundreds of mature beech, oak and chestnut trees to embrace spectacular panoramic views across rolling Kentish countryside. Redlibbets has been described as "Like a grand old course with modern greens". Many of the tees are set well above the greens and fairways and the designer, Jonathan Gaunt's strategy makes for exciting play for golfers of all abilities.

 

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Number of Reviews: 13

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

31 Aug 2018, 04:58
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Lovely course, worth playing

excellent greens and lots of variety. Will definitely play again Recommended

  

Handicap: 22
Pro Member

09 Aug 2018, 17:58
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Played it few years ago

Not easy to get to ! Excellent clubhouse , friendly staff , nice course overall .
Like many private courses not very well signed from green to next tee ! Please note , three experienced golfers coming off greens and wandering about like fools looking which way to go !
Fast greens in good condition , some tees very poor condition !

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

28 Jul 2018, 21:49
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Good course

Worth a visit, tee boxes need some work but greens were excellent. Fairways brown due to recent hot weather

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

26 Nov 2016, 11:54
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Lives up to its name...

I've been keen to play Redlibbets for some time and whilst the Autumn is not always the best time to a review a course..... in this case, it was the perfect time!

Tucked away in the Kent countryside, the approach to the clubhouse meanders through the course to the spacious car park. Still relatively new (Est. in 90's) the clubhouse is big and airy and gives you superb views of the course.

The first hole is a relatively short Par 4 but as a blind shot it is still a test. The course then snakes through rich and varied woodland with no two holes the same. The course is a combination of some testing Par 3's and well designed Par 4's. The course loops back to the clubhouse before heading out again in the opposite direction, meaning no two views of the course are ever the same.

And despite the damp conditions all the greens were lightening quick. In fact, many of the greens are small and require some accuracy to score well, so practice your chipping before starting

However, the real delight of this course its is panoramic views around the valley and the brilliant red and oranges trees that flank each and every fairway. At this team of year, they are a truly spectacular sight, that (at times) will suggest you could be in Canada or the Rocky mountains.

Coupled with the warm and generous welcome at the bar (a smile goes a long way!), and with the members (and Mens' Captain) keen to chat and welcome us, many clubs could learn from this approach.

The Pro-shop was equally welcoming and well stocked and with some great offers to match any online store, this is a club I will certainly be returning to.

The only negative to the day was the onslaught of some heavy rain that meant we missed the last three holes but having walked them to reach the clubhouse, I have no doubt they would only add to your enjoyment.

Give this club a try, you won't be disappointed!



  

Handicap: 19

24 Oct 2011, 07:38
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Worth playing

Very nice course.....not easy to find though!!
Fairways were tight in places...some doglegs. Great views on some holes.
Greens very fast.
Well worth playing....will go back for more!


  

Handicap: 16
Pro Member

23 Oct 2011, 17:57
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Wow did someone use Glass cleaner on the Greens

Course was in good condition rough in places was to rough mind you i didn't hit it all day un like some.
did someone shine the greens before we got there as they were super fast.
very hospitable in the club house after i won't mention the pro shop.

  

Handicap: 21
Pro Member

16 Jun 2011, 19:55
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

odd 3rd hole??

Nice course. Bloody hilly but no water hazards apart from the 18th.
The greens were a little bit bumpy in places. Plenty of bunkers to contend with. There are more trees than I have ever seen on a golf course but the layout is well designed. The fairways are quite narrow and you have to be pretty straight to get round.
Would play again.


  

Handicap: 18

07 Mar 2011, 17:18
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Worth a round

I really liked this course even though I had an absolute mare going round it. There are more trees than I have ever seen on a golf course but the layout is great. The fairways are quite narrow and you have to be pretty straight to get round. The greens were a little bit bumpy in places but I put this down to the club getting them ready for the new season. They are fast and very undulating. I used the Green Free vouchers and so we only paid £22.50 each which I think is good value, I don't think I would pay £45 full price to go round it though. Get the vouchers and go and have a round. I stopped in the clubhouse afterwards and grabbed a sausage and egg baguette which was very nice and reasonable price too. They had a fairly good selection on the menu to choose from. All in all I enjoyed the round, apart from the score, and I will be going back.

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

07 Mar 2011, 16:04
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Very nice course, bit pricey

Good longish course, some tight fairways, big greens that you need to be a better putter than me to take advantage of, which should be all of you! Would only play with money off voucher as 45 quid mid week is to much.

  

Handicap: 18

21 Jun 2010, 16:16
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Well recommended club

I used to be a member at Red Libbets so I've played it many times. I can understand what some other reviewers said about the greens but that problem has been addressed by completely rebuilding two of them and adding better drainage to some others which were suffering.

The club is friendly and the course is a great woodland/parkland challenge - starting with a forced drive across a large pond to a fairway which is narrow and slopes right to left draining shots away into the woods. The course then winds it's way along the valley with tight tree lined fairways always causing a problem with the drive.

Set out in two loops of nine the course is (now) well maintained and a good challenge, the lovely views are a bonus.

The course is also pretty cheap to play (using the Open Fairways card means you can play it for £20). So get doen there and see for yourself.

  

Handicap: 21

12 Oct 2009, 21:35
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Good course

I enjoyed playing here. Tee-shots have to be very accurate in places to avoid the tree lined fairways. There is some interesting holes with a excellent par 3 17th.

  

Handicap: 13
Pro Member

12 Oct 2009, 09:44
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Looking forwards to playing again

Had heard mixed reviews of Redlibbets but I was very impressed with both the course and the facilities. Most courses have been playing very hard with the lack of rain we've had but the fairways were lovely to play from (or at least the ones I managed to find!)

The course design maximises on the natural contours of the land giving players plenty to think about. Every hole is well thought out making the most of the mature trees, bushes and the natural features and using well positioned bunkers to produce a fantastic balance of challenges and achievable good scoring for the average club golfer.

If you can get a 2-4-1 offer or some sort of deal then it makes excellent value for money - well worth a visit.

  

TSG

17 Jul 2008, 16:02
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

A lovely course let down by the greens

I've played Redlibbets on many occasions (never had a good score there because of the special 'tree magnet' balls I use, must change them for another make). The course layout is great, resonably undulating, lots of room between fairways, mature trees, lots of wildlife (even a nudist camp adjoining the 12th fairway!). The only criticism would be the quality of the greens, it seems that they struggle to keep them in good shape so that at least one or two (and sometimes more) are in poor condition. A shame because it's a friendly club and the rest of the course is great.

  




 

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