Tunbridge Wells’ golf courses are the epitome of sporting relaxation in a green and rural idyll.
Golf, being an enduringly popular past time, means there are a number of golf courses all around historic Tunbridge Wells.
4 Golf Courses in Tunbridge Wells!
The 18-hole Nevill Golf Club is over 100 years old and welcomes visitors as well as social visitors. It is just 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The clubhouse has facilities for group bookings and three course meals, a pro-shop and the course is kept in a “lovely condition” for both leisure and experienced players. It dates from the Victorian era and still has the stunning views it was created for in 1889.
Today, the challenge is the “neat and slick” greens, some of the best in the County.
After the 9th green and before the 10th tee, partake of a refreshment at the Halfway House on the covered terrace out of the the rain and the sun if necessary.
Take breakfast before your game in the comfort of a neighbouring B&B such as Broadwater B&B or the Mount Edgcumbe pub overlooking the Tunbridge Wells Common.
For self-catering, Ford Cottage is only 1.13 miles away and Flying Horse Cottage is a gold award rated idyll only 2.5 miles away. Check the full list of self-catering accommodation.
The Bull pub which serves food in a cosy atmosphere is less than half a mile away. Near to the course, there is The Pantiles Georgian shopping quarter where restaurants, bars and cafes are aplenty for lunch and dinner to continue the relaxing vibe.
“This region is a golfer’s paradise” (TripAdvisor traveller)
With such lovely villages in the area why not take the 19th in a country pub for a delicious lunch, relishing a typical English scene in the countryside incorporating locally sourced beer, wine and food.
In the picturesque clapboard cottage village of Lamberhurst, visitors are welcomed at an 18-hole parkland golf course that straddles both sides of the pretty River Teise. The ‘signature 12th’ may be a challenge, or not; find out for yourself!
Groups are welcome and the clubhouse caters for informal refreshments and fine dining. Nearby hostelries include The Chequers Inn which has a garden on the river and does breakfast too. The Vineyard is a fine dining option. The Elephants Head and Brown Trout are 2 laid back country pubs just nearby.
Golf in the Countryside
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club has 2 golf courses based in Wadhurst which is only a 10 minute drive from Hawkhurst. As you would expect from an hotel all facilities are there for the golfer as well as the hotel visitor such as the spa area and full English breakfasts.
Well maintained and a choice of one long and one short course, this place is also good for groups.
There is a café for breakfasts in the centre of neighbouring Hawkhurst and there are a few country pubs nearby too. Accommodation near Hawkhurst includes 2 lovely B&Bs and a country inn.
Further away on the opposite side of the borough is Hever Castle Golf Club which has 27 holes of golf in the grounds of Hever Castle where “fairways in top nick”! With this Championship course and long par 5’s you are bound to enjoy your game here.
Only half an hour from Royal Tunbridge Wells by car, there is a medieval clubhouse, shop and you can even stay in the Castle.
Planning your golfing break
There are plenty of options for other leisure activities to extend your stay. The countryside is so beautiful, we recommend you take a relaxing walk and admire the ancient Weald land.
Stay in a Bed and Breakfast and it will feel like going home at the end of a day of golf.
Massage treatments are on offer in most of the hotels and salons in this spa area to help ease the golfing aches, why not combine with a spa break?
Take a look at the maps, other attractions in the area and the food and drink pages to ensure no opportunity is lost to enhance your golf break!
Accommodation in Tunbridge Wells is sited in the prettiest spots to help you escape from the rat race. Browse the local options and book your stay now!
Contact the Tourist Information Centre for more details.