The 18-hole Castle Course is an undulating parkland course which has amazing views of the Kent countryside and Lullingstone Castle. The Course was originally built as a 9-hole course which was then extended with some beautiful par 5 holes extending the Course to 6713 yards which frequently plays to it's maximum length.
The front 9 holes make their way out to the furthest point of the surrounding countryside from the Clubhouse, with some exciting par 4s - especially the 2nd and 4th holes. The course then loops round with the par 5, 6th and 7th holes, leading to the 8th hole where the green sits upon a hill. You then play homewards with the testing par 3 of the 9th hole, followed by a great par 5 of the 11th, along a valley. Then its full steam ahead playing the tough index 1, 12th hole, and difficult par 3 13th hole which is uphill and all carry. Once past this you return to the original part of the Course and you can try to make some birdies coming in, with the great par 4 of the 14th and slight dogleg right 15th hole. The nice little par 3 17th is a tricky green to hit but accuracy is often rewarded with a birdie, then straight on to Distant Hope, the 18th hole, with the Clubhouse waiting invitingly in front of you. Now it's time to relax at the Lodge for a well-earned rest with great food and drink reminiscing about your round.
Valley Course - 9-hole
The 9-hole Valley Course is very underestimated and is a great test of golfing ability where accuracy is well rewarded. The Course starts with a par 4 over the hill to a well-protected green, it's then a short stroll to the dogleg 2nd hole which dares you to cut the corner, this is then followed by a straight forward par 4, which would grace any 18-hole course, where you need to find the tree lined narrow fairway with your tee shot. The 4th hole is a par 3 across the valley, then followed by a downhill par 4 which tempts you to try to drive the green. The 6th hole is a par 3 where you need to pitch to the green.
It's then turn and head for home with two par 4s on a slope which can make them tricky. There's a gentle stroll to the par3, 9th hole, which is a deceptively tricky short hole. It is well worth playing the 9-hole Valley Course as it can be great fun to play with a premium on accuracy.