Relax in the Garden of England at Hever Castle Golf Club

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The par 3 12th at Hever Castle Golf Club
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While the actual castle - the former home of Anne Boleyn and the golf club’s Kent neighbour - may be better known, Hever Castle Golf Club has plenty to shout about, especially after some new offers were introduced for the 2015 summer season

Less than an hour from central London and nestled in a quiet corner of the Garden of England you’ll find Hever Castle Golf Club.

While the actual castle - the former home of Anne Boleyn and the golf club’s neighbour in North West Kent - may be better known, the golf club has plenty to shout about, especially after some new offers were introduced for the 2015 summer season.

These include 18 holes on the Championship Course from £25.00, and breakfast, golf and lunch for groups of 12 or more from £46 per player! (See below for full details)

Originally a nine hole layout, Hever Castle Golf Club was extended in 1992 and now boasts 27 holes, offering larger groups the perfect blend of options to make up their round or day.

The newest course (the Princes 9) was opened in 1998 and favours an accurate approach, with water and trees waiting to catch any wayward shots.

The Princes 9 can also be paired with the Kings 9 of the Championship Course to provide another shorter length 18 hole option for those wishing to play 36 those after something more gentle.

The Kings and Queens 9’s together create the Championship Course, and the combination is a contrasting affair.

Its front nine (Kings) offers wider fairways and less trouble to contend with, with two short par 4s providing a good chance of making birdies. Its highlights are two picturesque par 3s, with water featuring heavily on both.

The back nine (Queens) is a different prospect all together. Once you depart the 479-yard par 5 10th, you’ll find trouble lurking at every corner.

This starts with a tough trio at 11 (pictured below), 12 and 13, which all feature ponds and streams waiting to catch stray shots, and only eases up after the monstrous 627-yard par 5 17th, which plays uphill and requires three great hits to make par.

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The 11th at Hever Castle Golf Club

Star hole: The 362-yard par 4 13th is a dogleg left that requires you to cross the water twice. Firstly you must steer clear of a large pond off the tee, with a fade likely to block out your shot to the green. If you navigate that, you must then avoid the stream that runs across the front of the green to have any chance of making par.

Hever Castle Golf Club group and society offers

Play 18 holes on the Championship Course, with a coffee and bacon roll on arrival, a golfers lunch after your round, and get a £20 gift for your prize table, all from only £46 per player, including one going free in every 16.

This offer is redeemable Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) for August and September, open to new bookings with a minimum of 12 golfers only.

To book, call Claire on 01732 701003 or email

Weekday green fees

Monday - Friday from 10-2.30: £37 Monday - Friday from 2.30-3.30: £32 Twilight: £25 Juniors: £16

Weekend & Bank Holiday green fees

Saturday - Sunday from 12.00: £40 Saturday - Sunday from 2.30-3.30: £35 Twilight: £25 Juniors: £16

Jake O'Reilly specilaises in equipment coverage, and joined the Golf Monthly team in 2013. Before this he graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a Sports Journalism and Media degree, and worked at a number of British golf magazines. Follow Jake on Twitter @jake0reilly