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Welcome History About the Course Course Tour Membership Visitors and Green Fees
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Golf Societies Membersâ€™ Golf Open Competitions Practice Facilities Tuition Pro Shop
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Custom Fitting Clubhouse Functions How to Find Us Contact
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Welcome Open for over 100 years with a vast history, Ashford (Kent) Golf Club has created a respected reputation in the heart of Kent. After years of honing our craft and the quality of our course, we provide members and visitors alike with a unique golfing experience.
Visitors are always welcomed. Society golf is generally played on Tuesday and Thursday. Green fees may be booked online. Our annual Open Week is a well established feature of golf in Kent and is staged at the beginning of June each year.
We enjoy our golf on a mature parkland course which was first laid out in 1926. With many feature pine and oak trees, narrow fairways and small greens it provides a good test for golfers of all abilities. Visitors frequently compliment us on the quality of the course and invariably enjoy their visit.
The club is owned by its 500 or so members and celebrated its centenary in 2003. We encourage all golfers, with active junior, ladies and veterans sections and a full schedule of competitions and fun events. The result is a successful and vibrant club, so come along and see what makes us special!
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History The Club was founded by twenty members on 27th April 1903. It started playing that same year on a seven hole course at Bybrook – about a mile and a half west of the present course. The initial subscription was two guineas and the cost of laying the course out and the first year’s operations was £182.10. By the end of the second year the course had been extended to nine holes. The club thrived in its early years with membership in the second year of 90, 40 of whom were ladies. The First World War saw a huge decline in membership but the Club struggled through to the summer of 1918. Unaware that the armistice was just a few months away the Club decided that the course had to close, even temporarily.
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The Club re-opened in 1919 with 90 members and a new groundsman / professional. By 1923 the membership had grown to 160. In 1925 the lease of the then existing course was terminated but the Club was offered the opportunity to buy 130 acres at Sandyhurst Farm. Surmounting huge difficulties in raising the necessary finance, the Club opened its new 18 hole course in 1927. The course was designed and construction supervised by David Herd, the professional at Littlestone. In 1933 the Club elected its first Lady President – Miss Jeanne de Casalis in recognition of her huge efforts in raising finance for the Club and other local causes.
Battling financial pressures all the while the Club grew steadily until the Second World War. Notwithstanding a hugely diminished membership, the loss of 20 acres of land requisitioned for food production and huge concentrations of bombing in the district play continued throughout the hostilities.
The Club grew gradually until 1962 with about 250 members. In that year no fewer than 140 new members were elected and the Club appointed its first paid part time Secretary / Treasurer. A waiting list was created and joining fees created. Membership stood at about 550 in 1965.
By the end of the war there were only 46 members left. Nevertheless the Club picked up again after the war. The missing 20 acres were sold and the course re-designed on the remaining 100 acres with C K Cotton retained as architect.
The last major upheaval occurred in 1980 when land was taken for the construction of the motorway, including the previous clubhouse. Additional land was leased from Ashford Borough Council, the course remodelled and the present clubhouse constructed.
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About the Course Ashford is a golferâ€™s golf course for the connoisseur and a delight to the eye in all seasons. Members take a special pride in the quality of its layout and presentation.
For the handicap golfer with more modest ambitions you will find a good test of your course management and short game skills, but without being concerned at losing too many golf balls.
First laid out in 1926 and with modifications some 30 years ago to accommodate land taken for the M20 motorway it is now a mature inland parkland course.
The course guide provided by our PGA Professional Mark Lawrie gives some handy tips and hints
The course features a woodland edge, fairways ranging from 25 to 35 yards in width, smallish greens and standing or running water on 13 holes.
Kevin Hayward our Course Manager has over 20 years in depth experience of the course agronomy. With his dedicated team he works tirelessly to present the course in its best condition in all seasons.
A glance at the card of the course may tempt the stronger golfer to believe that with modern technique and equipment the course can be overpowered. This rarely happens. Par is always a good score. The amateur course record is 66 and the professional course record is 62; these have stood for many years.
The course committee has adopted a policy of continuous investment and improvement in the course. For 2012 the main investment was a new borehole to ensure, insofar as possible, that we can maintain our greens in tip top condition against the possibility of a continuing drought.
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Course Tour Our course in the heart of Kent is a pleasure to play on, and if you’ve never played at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club before you are in for a real treat. Make the most our hole by hole guide prior to your trip; an opportunity to learn about what you can expect on each hole, and how best to play the course from the white tees.
Hole 1, Par 4, 376 Yards – A tough opening blind tee shot, beware the hidden pond on the right. Your drive should ideally be left-of-centre giving a more straightforward approach to a two-tier green. Greenside hazards include bunkers left and right and a ditch which runs across the front of the green.
Hole 2, Par 4, 388 Yards – The drive needs to favour the left side of the fairway; longer hitters may need to lay up short of the second ditch. Drives to the right side of the fairway could be bunkered or blocked by mature trees for the second shot. The uphill approach to the green plays longer than it looks, take one more club!
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Hole 3, Par 4, 420 Yards –
Hole 5, Par 3, 123 Yards –
Stroke index one which requires a long straight drive, mature trees left and right. The bunker short left of the green catches many off-centre shots. Too far right and you could bounce off the sloping apron into a greenside bunker. Keep any approach shot below the hole to avoid a fast tricky downhill putt.
The shortest hole on the course, named as Fagg’s Folly, but can still be an early card wrecker. Aim to find the large sloping green otherwise you could be fortunate to make a Bogey. Deep pond short, a stream right and bunkers left, so the middle of the green is your target.
Hole 4, Par 4, 396 Yards – One of the hardest holes on the course which plays much longer than the yardage suggests as it’s deceptively uphill when approaching the green. A difficult drive as there is a ditch on the left and mature trees on the right. A bunker on the right side of the fairway protects the green and a deep bunker, short left, will punish those who under club.
Hole 6, Par 4, 370 Yards – A very demanding tee shot, ideally, long and left of centre. Ditches and trees both left and right are there to catch an errant drive. The second shot is over a cross ditch to a shallow green protected by bunkers, and plays shorter than appears.
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Course Tour Continued Hole 7, Par 4, 384 Yards –
Hole 9, Par 5, 488 Yards –
A long, straight tee shot required here. Hazards include out-of-bounds and trees on the left. A fairway bunker and deep ditch on the right will punish wayward shots. Hit your approach shot too long and a steep slope through the green leaves an awkward return chip.
A long up-hill Par 5 but can still be a Birdie chance. A good drive, left of centre is essential to go for the green in two for long hitters. Your second shot needs to be hit straight to avoid trees on the right and outof-bounds protecting the practice area on the left. The green is sheltered amongst trees, protected by bunkers short left and right. Avoid missing the green long or right as it’s near impossible to get up and down.
Hole 8, Par 3, 175 Yards – This is a strong Par 3 hole. Bunkers protect the left and right of a large green so club selection is vital, the sheltered tee can often hide the swirling wind. A three is a good score.
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Hole 10, Par 5, 483 Yards – A down-hill hole, which gives players a chance of a birdie. Long hitters can reach in two but will need a good straight drive. A blind second shot needs to be threaded between the fairway bunker on the left and greenside bunkers left and right. Avoid the hazards and a four is possible.
Hole 11, Par 4, 362 Yards –
Hole 13, Par 4, 323 Yards –
This hole requires a right-of-centre tee shot, avoiding the trees. Any drive too far left could be in danger of going out-of-bounds. Players will need a good second shot over the stream to a two-tiered green. An accurate pitch is required to get close to a pin on the front section of the green.
A short Par 4, this hole is a good birdie chance but only after a straight drive through a narrow tree-lined gap. Bail out to the right and the second shot becomes difficult as bunkers protect that side of the green. The green slopes front to back so approach shots may need to land short to finish near to front-of-green pins.
Hole 12, Par 4, 417 Yards – One of the toughest holes on our course. Out-of-bounds runs down the left, so drive right-of-centre on the first shot. An accurate approach shot, to an elevated green, needs to be straight to avoid deep greenside bunkers, left and right. A sloping green, back to front, so try to avoid a putt from above the hole which will be quick and difficult to read.
Hole 14, Par 3, 159 Yards – A short Par 3 requiring a straight shot to fairly large green. Bunkers left and long bunker on right. Good tee shot can give a reasonable birdie opportunity.
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Course Tour Continued Hole 15, Par 4, 357 Yards –
Hole 17, Par 5, 528 Yards –
Position of tee shot crucial here, too much fade and you are blocked out by the oak. Be sensible and aim for the marker post to leave the ideal angle into an undulating green. Keep your approach short of the pin.
Good drive requiring a draw from the tree (for right handed golfers). Longer hitters can reach the green using the slope from the left side of the green; anything right brings the ditch and greenside pond into play.
Hole 16, Par 4, 370 Yards –
Hole 18, Par 3, 194 Yards –
Mid iron / Rescue to the corner of this dog leg hole leaves an approach shot to a green guarded by bunkers short left and right either side of green. Big hitters can cut the corner and go for the green, dangerous shot, only for the brave.
A demanding finishing Par 3 which plays longer than its yardage. Well struck shot needs to clear front bunker. Bunkers left, right and back make this a small target.
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Membership Ashford Golf Club continues to give a warm welcome to all new members. We cater for all ages and abilities so that everyone is able to find their own niche. There is no joining fee. Subscriptions are equal for ladies and gentlemen in each category.
There are many Club competitions throughout the year; weekly in fact from March through to October. These range from informal monthly medals and stablefords to the many competitions that are played for trophies and the distinction of your name being added to the much valued ‘Honours Board’.
Whilst enjoying your drink, there is also the opportunity if you are feeling peckish to enjoy a light snack or a hearty meal provided by our excellent F&B team.
Throughout the year there are a number of social events, including dinner dances where you can bring your partner or a friend along and show them the place where you get so much regular enjoyment!
There are active sections for Ladies, Veterans and Juniors.
We offer a variety of memberships to suit everyone’s needs, no matter what age or ability, but our subscriptions are primarily broken down into the following options:
For the low handicapped there is the East Kent League that you can represent the Club in. For the rest of us there are several friendly matches that are played on a home and away basis throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity to meet players from neighbouring clubs.
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2nd Club Category
Unlimited playing members; being members who are permitted to play on the course on all days of the week.
2nd Club members - being playing members whose normal place of residence (as determined by the Committee) is greater than 30 miles from the club and who are members of another affiliated club with an active handicap maintained at that other club. 2nd Club members are permitted to play on the course on all days of the week.
Weekday Weekday playing members are entitled to: (i) play on the course on weekdays and use the practice facilities and the clubhouse on weekdays (ii) use the clubhouse and practice facilities at weekends (iii) play on the course after 11:30 am on weekends on payment of the members’ guest green fee
Non-Playing Non playing members – being non-playing members who are entitled to use the clubhouse at all times and are permitted to play on the course on payment of the appropriate members’ guest green fee (to a maximum of 8 occasions during the year) but are entitled to use the practice facilities at all times.
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Junior members – being playing members who are less than 18 years old at the beginning of the subscription year and who are permitted to play on the course at times designated by the Committee. A junior member not in possession of a handicap shall have no standing on the course.
Alongside competitions a varied social calendar for Men, Ladies, Veterans and Juniors, Ashford (Kent) Golf Club members can enjoy several benefits:
If you feel like membership at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club is for you please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone on 01233 622655, or for more information on our annual membership fees (including our escalator scale for 19-35 year olds) and for full terms and conditions please visit our website www.ashfordgolfclub.co.uk
• Ownership: the club is owned by its members and the rules and subscription levels are fixed by members. The club owns the freehold of the clubhouse and the majority of the golf course. • Have your say: the club is managed through the General Committee, which is open to all with the Officers and members being elected at the AGM • The club does not operate a tee time booking system for members. Thus (unless the tee is booked for a competition or match) members are freely entitled to roll up at any time to play (5 day members only from Monday to Friday inclusive, but may also play at weekends subject to payment of a small fee). www.ashfordgolfclub.co.uk | 19
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Membership Continued • Members entitled to a significant discount against the green fee for own guests. Members may play with a guest at any time when the member is entitled to play with no need to book. • Reciprocal Golf: the club has a reciprocal discounted green fee arrangement with a number of other local golf clubs. • Matches: we have a full schedule of matches with other local clubs; all members are entitled to selection. • Full use of our 18-hole course • Full use of the practice facilities • Well-stocked Pro Shop
• Custom fitting for golf clubs • Bar prices: members benefit from a swipe card which gives a discount against all purchases made through the bar. • Store your gear: subject to availability, members may rent a locker in the locker room in which clubs and clothing can be stored. There is also a trolley store behind the clubhouse. • Meet new people: the club provides a great environment to meet like minded people with a full social programme, including themed evenings. • Private functions: members may hire the restaurant for private functions without paying a room charge (charges will apply for facilities provided).
• Arrange a lesson with Chris Wood the Club’s PGA professional.
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Visitors and Green Fees Ashford (Kent) Golf Club welcomes visitors any day of the week, subject to availability, so please phone the Pro shop prior to your visit. At weekends visitors are invited after 11.30 a.m. Here at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club we do ask for visitors to read our Guidance for Visitors on our website in order to ensure that you meet the right dress code and follow our rules and regulations.
The green fee structure is simple here at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club. The green fee is at a set price per round, though information for any special offers will be online on our website. Please book online, or phone the Pro Shop for any more information at 01233 622 655.
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Golf Societies Ashford (Kent) Golf Club always welcomes societies to play on our quality course. We truly believe that our high-class course, amenities and clubhouse create an excellent location for societies to come and test their skills, while also having a great day out.
Societies generally play on Tuesday and Thursdays. To book your society please contact our Secretary/Manager Paul Loman on 01233 622655 to discuss the various package deals available.
We have created long-standing relationships with many societies, who regularly choose our course for weekly games and have done so for many years. New societies are always encouraged to join us, and we have additional slots for those who follow the same ethos and follow our rules and regulations.
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Membersâ€™ Golf Ashford (Kent) Golf Club continues to give a warm welcome to all new members. We cater for all ages and abilities so that everyone is able to find their own niche. There is no joining fee. Subscriptions are equal for ladies and gentlemen in each category.
For the low handicapped golfer there is the East Kent League and KGU Knockouts that you can represent the Club in. We also have three main sections within our club: ladies, juniors and veterans, and each section have a welcoming atmosphere for anyone who wants to join.
Monthly medal and stableford competitions are held throughout the year, played on Thursdays and Saturdays. Our very popular Spring and Autumn Meetings held midweek, with our Summer Meeting held on a Saturday.
And with friendly competitions, social events, tuition and roll ups, itâ€™s not just golf that brings these sections together!
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The ladies section at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club currently holds 65 female golfers. The ladies here have a lovely, welcoming section. Any lady golfers are free to become a part of this section.
The Ladies Championship held on a Saturday over 36 holes, with prizes for the best scratch, handicap and most improved player. Not forgetting our senior ladies who have their own 18-hole Championship competition midweek, playing for best gross and best handicap.
We also play a number of fourball better-ball, foursomes, par and knockout competitions, adding plenty of variety to our year.
then the yellows, and finally to compete with the full Club members off the white championship tees.
From the Ladies Captainâ€™s Drive In, at the beginning of the year, to the Christmas lunch and dinner at the end of the year, there is a busy schedule of quizzes, dances, and discos.
The Juniors section is run by Chris, and throughout the year there are competitions on the 2nd Saturday of each month for the juniors, and some additional competitions and friendly matches during the summer holidays. A full programme of events is available from the office.
Juniors Ashford (Kent) Golf Clubâ€™s Junior Section is an evolving section. It caters for all ages and currently numbers over 30 golfers. We have recently introduced forward junior (blue) tees giving the younger ones a chance to score well and get their confidence on our tricky course. As the juniors handicaps improve under the watchful eyes of our Head PGA Professional Chris Wood; they will move back to the red tees and www.ashfordgolfclub.co.uk | 29
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Membersâ€™ Golf Continued Veterans The Veteransâ€™ Section has maintained a very active membership and currently has in excess of 100 members. Although it organises its own matches and competitions, the section remains part of the main Club and follows the same rules as for any other member. It is open to all golfers over 60 with a sense of humour.
Weather and diary-dates permitting, swindle roll-ups are played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Numbers vary but there can be as many as 30 players. Meet at 7.45 a.m. and put a marked ball in the hat for partners.
The section runs a comprehensive calendar of matches and other events, including inter-club matches as part of Group 5 of the Kent Golf Veterans League. Friendly matches are played against a number of local clubs.
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Open Competitions Weâ€™re proud of our course here at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club, and therefore we take great pleasure in hosting other golfers from across the country at our wonderful club, sharing our love of golf with those who may not have experienced our course before. Aimed at bringing golfers from all walks of life together, these open competitions are a great way of meeting like-minded people and showing guests our magnificent course.
The various open competitions welcome all golfers with a CONGU competition handicap. The primary Opens each year include The Mixed Open, The Ladies Open, The Juniors Open and the Menâ€™s Open. Our Open Golf Week, staged at the start of June each year, is the highlight of our calendar and attracts golfers from far and wide. There is a variety of competitions throughout the week, so something for everyone!
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Practice Facilities Our practice facilities comprise a short game practice area behind the clubhouse and a longer practice area alongside the seventh fairway (bring your own balls). The short game area has targets up to 150 yards and this is used for the clubs Skills challenge nights. This is also floodlit with a covered, double bay to enable all year round practice.
Just to the side of the 7th fairway is the longer practice ground, this has a large grass teeing area and has a range of 250 yards We have a large practice putting green and chipping green, both kept to the same standard as the greens on the course, along with a sand bunker, located next to the clubhouse, perfect for sharpening up your short game. Our PGA Head Professional, Chris Wood, offers a variety of lessons on both practice facilities which all members and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of.
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Pro Shop Continued For members who need their clubs repaired, our Pro Shop staff are fully trained and qualified to help.
As well as the fully stocked shop, Chris and his team look after the buggy and trolley hire at the club. Both electric and push trolleys are available.
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Custom Fitting There has been a growing realisation in recent times that, along with professional coaching, golf equipment should allow each player to make the most of whatever level of natural talent they possess.
a better swing plane. Without doubt, this results in better scores. Our Head Professional, Chris Wood, is a Titleist advanced fitting partner, one of only two in the South region of this country.
Clubs bought off the shelf will be of a standard specification, but unfortunately golfers are not-we come in all shapes and sizes! The reality is that a golfer could have a perfectly acceptable technique but still be held back because their clubs are not entirely suited to their swing. This is where custom fitting comes in...
Advanced Fitting Partners feature Titleist facilities who make club fitting the centrepiece of their daily selling activities. These partners are equipped with the highest level of Fitting combinations provided to authorised Titleist Fitters and alongside a state of the art launch monitor enable partners to offer a high level of service for golfers who want an in-depth and thorough fitting experience.
Custom fitting is a relatively new phenomenon which allows a set of clubs to be married with each golfersâ€™ physique and swing characteristics, no matter what their playing ability. We understand the importance of being fitted correctly, whether for a glove, pair of shoes or ultimately for a set of golf clubs.
Every player is different so it is crucial to game improvement that your clubs are custom fitted; selecting the correct shaft, length and lie angle. We have a vast range of custom fit options so please contact Chris for more information at the Pro Shop on 01233-622655 Option 3.
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KENGATE DRY CLEANING AND LAUNDRY
PROVIDING A PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE CLEANING SERVICE. Long established, family run business. A friendly, reliable, professional service. Onsite parking directly outside All cleaning done on the premises Stain removal experts Express service available Upholstery cleaning Wedding dress cleaning Specialist cleaning service for delicate garments South Stour Avenue, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7RS (2 mins from Ashford International train station) Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 7.30am - 5pm
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Clubhouse Our clubhouse dates from the mid 1970s. We provide locker rooms, a professional shop and offices on the ground floor and bar & restaurant on the first floor with a balcony and full length windows providing a grandstand view over the 18th hole and green. Many a handshake has been witnessed on this tricky par three. Our F&B team provides both traditional golfing fare for the hungry golfer and a full range of menus for formal and informal dining.
We are fully licensed with a selection of draught and bottled beers, wines, and spirits, alongside an extensive range of soft drinks â€“ and our F&B Manager Sue Coleman looks forward to welcoming you to the Club. Here at Ashford (Kent) Golf Club customer service is paramount to everything we do, and we pride ourselves on knowing that our staff will ensure that your visit to the Club is a memorable one.
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Functions The Club has a full social calendar of dinners, music nights, dances and quizzes. The Restaurant and Bar are also available for hire for functions and special occasions. Conveniently located close to the M20 and A20 and with ample car parking we can host sit down meals for up to 80 or buffets for 120, with a full bar and catering service.
The facilities have been used for wedding receptions, funeral receptions, business meetings, birthday and anniversary parties, Xmas parties, product launches and other similar functions. Use can be combined with society golf.
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Our main focus is the sports industry, producing high quality promotional brochures, magazines, yearbooks & special event programmes for many of the country’s top Golf, Polo, Yacht and Cricket Clubs.
We also oﬀer a NEW BUSINESS PACKAGE Consisting of logo design, 1000 business cards, 1000 letterheads and 5000 A6 ﬂyers.
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For more info, call us on 01273 616477 or visit www.ludisdesign.co.uk
How to Find Us Directions By Car â€“ Our club is located on Sandyhurst Lane, a mile or so west of Ashford off the A20 Maidstone Road, which runs from Ashford to Leeds Castle. For there, follow the brown tourist sign (Golf Club), at the Hare and Hounds at Potters Corner.
By Train from London â€“ We are just an hour from London St Pancras International (journey time 38 minutes) and a short taxi ride from Ashford International Station.
We are located close to junction 9 of the M20.
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Contact Ashford (Kent) Golf Club welcomes new members, visitors, and guests into our club, and we hope that they enjoy our golfing community and find everything they need. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Secretary/Manager Paul Loman if you have any queries and questions about our Club and golf course.
Ashford (Kent) Golf Club Sandyhurst Lane Ashford Kent TN25 4NT
Telephone 01233 622 655
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An introduction to the golf club, the course and facilities, and local businesses that support the publication.
Published on Jan 30, 2018
An introduction to the golf club, the course and facilities, and local businesses that support the publication.