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Official Club Brochure 2011

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Contents 5 7/9 11 13-19 21-23 25-27 29 31

Welcome History The Course Take The Course Tour Membership Society & Corporate Days Dress Code The Clubhouse

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Weddings At Chestfield Meetings & Conference Pro Shop Tuition Junior Academy Summary Of Facilities How To Find Us Contact Us

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Welcome to Chestfield Golf Club There are many reasons which will attract members and visitors to Chestfield. Not least, it boasts a course that is an excellent test of golf with its undulating fairways and greens, extensive tree-planting programme, coupled with magnificent views, all set in countryside worthy of a place in the Garden of England. Well known for its excellent cuisine and exceptional hospitality, Chestfield also boasts the ‘oldest building in the world being used as a clubhouse’. It dates back to the 15th century and is the heart of the golf club. There are few as warm and welcoming as that of Chestfield. Join us for the day, or longer, and enjoy a round of golf in an attractive part of the Kent countryside with a warm welcome in the clubhouse from our members and staff.

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History The county of Kent is perhaps the most fortunate in southern England in the variety and quality of its golf courses. Chestfield, with its historic connections and attractive layout and its reputation for a warm friendly welcome, is well worth a visit. Chestfield Manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a gift of William the Conqueror to his half brother Bishop Odo. It lies on the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas D Beckett and was known even then as a place of rest and hospitality. In that respect, little has changed to this day. The present building dates from the 15th century and has been carefully and lovingly restored to provide an attractive beamed lounge bar, a small but cosy Spike bar and a restaurant overlooking the 18th green and fairway. The thatched timber cowsheds to the south, now house the thriving junior section and the administrative offices. A purpose-built modern changing room and a well-stocked professional’s shop have been tastefully added. The course itself is, not surprisingly, of more recent vintage. Its location in the triangle of land formed by the coastal resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay and the Cathedral City of Canterbury affords wonderful views over the Thames Estuary and the Swale. Construction of the course, originally known as Shrub Hill, began shortly after the First World War at the instigation of George Reeves, a local builder. He commissioned two well-known professionals, James Braid - five times Open Champion - and Abe Mitchell to design the course which was opened for play on 16th April 1924. Some of Abe Mitchell’s clubs are still on display in the clubhouse.

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In 1938, the club was purchased by millionaire ship owner Jack Billmeir, a local boy. When he died in 1963, the course and buildings were acquired by the members. Since then, the course has improved beyond recognition, culminating in the club hosting the Kent County Championship in 1993, when it was won by a local member, Graham Brown, and more recently the Kent County Junior Championship in 2007. Changes have been made to the original design over the years with the most recent arising from the rerouting of the A299 Thanet Way. The road was channeled through a purpose-built cut-and-cover tunnel, 400 metres in length. The new layout, designed by the internationally renowned golf architect Donald Steel and comprising six new greens, was opened in June 2000. It is generally agreed that the improved layout, which has an SSS of 70 for men and 72 for ladies, is an excellent test of golf. It retains the historic character of Chestfield, undulating fairways and greens and magnificent views, while incorporating modern design features and materials.

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The Course At Chestfield you are afforded an excellent round of golf, matched only by the clubhouse hospitality. The course suits golfers of all abilities but with it being a hilly course, will challenge even the most seasoned of golfers. The course is easily walkable but for those wanting to reserve energy, buggies are available for hire. The most attractive part of the course is undoubtedly the area comprising the first and eighteenth holes, set in the centre of the village near the Oast House. The most testing part of the course lies on Shrub Hill overlooking the sea, where golfers will find much to interest and challenge them, not least the new 553 yard second hole. Other less demanding holes are more subtle in character and offer substantial rewards to the more cautious golfer. For more detailed course information take the course tour on pages 13 to 19.

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Take The Course Tour Plan ahead for your visit to Chestfield and make the most of your round with our course map and hole descriptions. You can also read the helpful tips from our Head Professional David Ledingham.

Hole 1

381 yards par 4 A reasonably gentle opener but with a few teeth. Be aware of the small pond to the right and in the summer, of driving through the fairway. If you can find the centre of the fairway then you have a relatively simple mid iron into a flat green.

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Hole 2

552 yards par 5 A monster off the back tee, particularly into the wind. Loads of trouble off the tee so your best is needed. Think about a shorter club off the tee, especially if you won’t reach. Be aware of the very long green. You will need more than you think to get back to the flag – and don’t miss right!!

Hole 3

390 yards par 4 Another difficult hole. A draw off the tee is ideal but otherwise aim left as the fairway will throw your ball down to the right rough. The green can be hard to find and again plays a bit longer than you think. Make sure you’re up or the front bunker will get you!

Hole 4

148 yards par 3 Only short but never easy playing uphill. Play for the centre of the green and this time don’t go left! Don’t miss the amazing views from the green!! 14

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Hole 5

414 yards par 4 Great hole. A little cut off the tee is ideal as the fairway runs everything to the left. Then the fun starts. A two tier green with slopes front left and back and a deep bunker left means your approach needs to be good.

Hole 6

378 yards par 4 Drive as close to the left as you dare as the fairway throws everything hard right. Be aware of the bunker to the left of the green as it is invisible from the fairway.

Hole 7

389 yards par 4 This hole is why you bought a course guide!! A sharp dog leg right means either a hard cut off the tee or a straight mid iron to hold a fairway sloping away from you. Beware the internal Out of Bounds to the right!! Then beware a severely sloping green from right to left that will catch out most with long putts. A 4 here is excellent.

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Hole 8

249 yards par 3 No, it’s not a par 4!! Difficult at the best of times as it’s always a long club. If you go right into the trees then you are probably reloading so your best is needed!

Hole 9

282 yards par 4 A little relief now! Driveable for the big hitters but still not easy as the green is tiny and has bunkers short and right. A definite birdie opportunity.

Hole 10

327 yards par 4 As the 9th again but a few more problems. Big hitters can get there but the ditch left and right can catch you. Lay ups need to be short enough to go over the trees left and right in case you are slightly wayward.


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Hole 11

476 yards par 5 Play it straight and the length is not a problem. A definitely reachable par 5. Still some trouble if you are wayward but this is one to go for.

Hole 12

164 yards par 3 A strong par 3. An elevated green means you can easily run off. It is also longer than you think and getting back is difficult. A solid shot for the centre is a sound play. The half-way (two-thirds??) house may help if this one gets you!!

Hole 13

410 yards par 4 Out of bounds right and trouble left – be straight! An easy second awaits but make sure you find the fairway.

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Hole 14

401 yards par 4 A tough hole. Uphill all the way and then a treacherous green that slopes hard from back to front. Try not to go past the flag – you’ll find out why.

Hole 15

387 yards par4 A huge drop to the fairway makes this tee shot very inviting but don’t lose it right. Approach shots are tricky as the distance is deceptive and the green slopes hard from right to left. Again, enjoy the views from the tee out to the wind farm. Believe it or not they are eight miles away!!

Hole 16

168 yards par 3 Not long but the green is surrounded by sand. Beware the green which slopes from right to left.


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Hole 17

384 yards par 4 Plenty of trouble if you go wide from the tee but try to keep to the left side. An accurate tee shot leaves a difficult uphill second to a multi-tiered green with deep sand to the right. Not long but a strong hole.

Hole 18

355 yards par 4 A reasonably friendly, short par 4 welcomes you back to the clubhouse. A good drive up the right hand side, or over the bunker for the longer hitters, will leave a short approach to the relatively flat green. Try not to bomb the veranda behind though!!

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Membership Here at Chestfield, we welcome membership for players of all abilities and currently have vacancies in all categories. Our membership consists of active men’s, ladies’ and veterans’ sections as well as having a thriving junior section, with some outstanding players, due in no small part to our Junior Academy. Our club prides itself on being a friendly, sociable club and has a full events calendar both on and off the course. We run many competitions throughout the year and have a full social calendar for members to enjoy. Our fees are very competitive and as a member you will enjoy all the benefits including the exceptional clubhouse facilities, plus the opportunity to play on a variety of other golf courses that we have reciprocal arrangements with. Fees can be paid by monthly direct debit if you wish. We have two flexible, low cost introductory membership offers available to new members only. If you’re not sure whether golf is for you, why not try these out? We have a 5 day membership option available for a 6 month period of membership only. If midweek golf doesn’t suit you, why not try our 20 round voucher scheme instead? Both of these options are intended to offer a lower cost introduction to our club, we’re confident that you’ll stay a lot longer. Full details are available from the Secretary. Once you’ve joined, our Chairman of Membership will be available to help you get the most out of your membership. If you’re new to the game, no need to be nervous - you’re definitely among friends at Chestfield.

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We welcome membership applications; whether by recommendation by existing members, or if you don’t know anyone in the club just contact the Secretary direct.


All membership packages are open to men and women

PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER & TWILIGHT MEMBERSHIP Gold membership • 6 month membership term • Access to midweek competitions • Unlimited weekday and weekend play (restrictions apply to Saturday and Sunday competitions) Silver membership • Limited number of rounds at a significant discounted green fee rate • Options are for 10, 20 & 25 rounds 22

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Twilight membership • Allows unlimited play after 2.30pm YOUNG ADULT (18 TO 25 YEARS) • Chestfield is keen to encourage its younger membership and offers a competitive rate for those aged between 18 and 25. This rate applies whether or not you have been a junior member of the Club.



FULL 7 DAY MEMBERSHIP (18- 25) FULL TIME STUDENT (18 TO 25) • If you have been a junior member you are able to take advantage of this category of membership while you are in further full time education.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP (UNDER 18) For more information on joining our friendly club please contact the Club Secretary on T 01227 794411.

FULL 7 DAY MEMBERSHIP (STUDENT 18 - 25) JUNIOR (UP TO 17 YEARS) • Chestfield has an extremely active junior section and we are always keen to encourage new young members. The annual fee enables the juniors to play virtually every day and they even have their own reserved tee time every Sunday. There are competitions throughout the year and junior clinics are available through the Junior Academy.

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Society & Corporate Days Chestfield Golf Club welcomes societies and corporate groups from Monday to Friday, plus some Saturdays, throughout the year. No matter what size your group is, we can guarantee you a great day out. A wide choice of menu, excellent facilities and 18 holes of golf on a well maintained course ensure everyone has a memorable day. Our clubhouse, catering and Pro Shop staff is on hand to look after your every need. Start the day with a hearty breakfast, followed by a challenging round on our 18 hole golf course. We have a fully facilitated clubhouse to relax and unwind in, before dining in our superb restaurant, for a light lunch or evening meal.

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Our accommodating and friendly staff will take care of you. Below is a taste of the delicious catering available.


BREAKFAST’S • Early morning coffee • Bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, baked beans and fried bread (minimum 12) • Bacon rolls

LUNCHTIME • Soup, roll & butter • Rolls & sandwiches • Ploughman’s - ham or cheese inc., french bread & salad • Scampi & chips • Sausage, eggs & chips or ham, egg & chips • Shepherd’s Pie (All served with roll and butter)

EVENING MEAL - STARTERS • Soup of the day with roll and butter • Melon (in season) • Smoked mackerel • Prawn cocktail (nominal extra charge applies) • Deep fried mushrooms

MAIN COURSE • Braised steak garnish • Steak pie or pudding • Half roast chicken with garnish • Roast beef • Chicken breast in red wine • Grilled trout

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(All main courses are served with three vegetables and garnishes) SWEET TROLLEY AND COFFEE CHEESEBOARD AND BISCUITS

In addition to the super catering the golf shop provides a comprehensive range of equipment as well as being able to arrange golf lessons and prizes. We can also organise longest drive markers and nearest the pin should you wish. We are meticulous about detail and deliver the complete package that consistently exceeds the expectations of your visitors or guests. What better way is there to impress than a golfing day that is a memorable experience? Located on the south east coast, our club is easily reached by all modes of transport. Just a few minutes from Whitstable, famed for its oysters and seafood, the town dates back before the writing of the Domesday Book and has a distinctive character and ambience. So why not make a weekend of your visit? We would be happy to make recommendations to suit your genre. Just contact a member of our hospitable team. For more information on booking a society day please contact us on T 01227 794411.

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Dress Code If you have not played our course before, you may not be familiar with the dress code. To ensure that you get the most from your time with us at Chestfield, set out below are details for your information. General Dress Code Smart casual is generally the rule. Jacket and tie is preferred in our upstairs restaurant, however, this will be left to your own personal preference. DRESS RULES • Shirts must have collars and sleeves • No football/rugby shirts or T-shirts are allowed • Mock/Turtle collar golf shirts are allowed • Shirts must be tucked in at all times • Tailored shorts only, cargo shorts are permitted • Short socks must be white or predominantly white • Trainer socks are permitted • Trainers are not allowed on the course or in the clubhouse. • Hats and caps are to be worn in the correct manner at all times. Reversing the peak to the back of the head/neck is not acceptable • Trousers must not be tucked into the socks • Golf shoes are only permitted in the Locker Rooms and Stud Bar • No denim jeans or other kind of denim garments are acceptable

FOR THE LADIES ONLY • T-shirt/Top round neck with no collar is acceptable but must have short or long sleeves • T-shirt/Top with collar can be worn with sleeves or sleeveless • Tailored shorts and skirts are acceptable but must not be more than 6 inches above the knee

There is no requirement to change clothes after your round, however, we would request that muddy garments are changed before using the clubhouse. Chestfield Golf Club




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The Clubhouse The Chestfield clubhouse, which dates back to the 15th century, is reputed to be the oldest building in the world being used as a golf club. Although steeped in tradition and still with many of its original features, the clubhouse boasts modern additions such as well appointed locker and changing rooms and Pro Shop. The club is well known for the excellent cuisine available, whether it is a light snack in the bar or a delicious meal in the restaurant overlooking the 18th green, which is undoubtedly one of the most attractive parts of the course. The Spike Bar is well stocked with a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits and for those of you who are driving, a choice of non alcoholic beverages. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind pre or post round. The clubhouse offers great comfort and a welcoming atmosphere and was voted in the top ten 19th holes in the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is easy to see why it is so popular as a venue for societies and green fees throughout the year.

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Weddings at Chestfield Chesfield Downs is the perfect venue for your special day; the clubhouse has picturesque views over beautiful rolling countryside. When you book your wedding with us you can rest assured that yours will be the only one for the entire day, and our professional staff dedicated to you and your guests alone. Our function suite offers flexibility, a delicious menu and brilliant staff to ensure your days runs smoothly. We also tick all the boxes when it comes to location, car parking, meal choices and pricing. We are pleased to say we endeavor to meet all requests to make your day as personal and individual as you are.


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Weddings at Chestfield Our head chef has created an outstanding range of menu suggestions for you to choose from whether you are looking for a formal sit down meal or informal buffet, we will make every option available to you. Whatever your aspirations for the day, our dedicated team will work closely with you to make sure everything is perfect down to the finest detail. We look forward to hearing from you and planning your wedding day with you. Call us to discuss your requirements and arrange to meet the team and view our excellent function facilities T 01227 794411.

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Meetings & Conferences Chestfield is the perfect setting for a business meeting, conference or seminar. Our clubhouse, set within the grounds of our golf course, has wonderful views out over the fairways and greens. The meeting room enjoys an abundance of natural light, making it perfect for ensuring all delegates get the best from their day. Our suite can be hired by the hour or daily and can be facilitated with all standard meeting room equipment, but should you have a specific requirement then we would be happy to discuss this with you.


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Meetings & Conferences We can cater for small or large groups and provide a range of refreshments from tea and coffee, a light buffet offering hot and cold food or a full luncheon menu. Our welcoming and helpful staff are here to ensure that our exceptional hospitality is extended to your guests and that your event runs smoothly. If you want to make an impression, then why not combine a meeting with a round of golf. You can entertain clients of all handicap levels, enjoy the spectacular scenery and sample our outstanding catering. For more information on meeting or conference hire please call the club secretary on T 01227 794411.

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Pro Shop The Professional’s shop at Chestfield offers a service that is certainly unique to the local area and ensures that both members and visitors get the best possible deals around. The Head Professional David Ledingham runs both the shop and a specialist website. The website offers the entire range from Nike Golf and will shortly be expanding to incorporate Taylor-Made and Adidas, both of which are brands that he now stocks in the shop. The success of the website means that the stock in the shop is kept at the same low internet prices. Moreover it means that any other equipment that customers need is also available at the same low prices.

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Pro Shop SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON OFFER: EQUIPMENT We carry Yes putters as well as Titleist wedges to complement our other ranges. In addition we carry the full ranges of equipment including bags and accessories, to go with your preferred choice of clubs. We also offer a large junior selection. CLOTHING We stock Green Lamb clothing for ladies and the new range from Adidas. In particular our trouser range is second to none with more than 15 styles to choose from. We also carry the entire Nike Golf waterproof range and of course a large selection of Chestfield Golf Club crested clothing.


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Pro Shop TROLLEYS We offer 3 wheeler trolleys for hire that are far easier to use than normal 2 wheeled pull trolleys. You will probably like them so much that you’ll want one – and we have them for sale in the shop as well! We offer two ranges for sale in our shop: Powakaddy and Motokaddy. Both offer top quality trolleys as well as a wide range of accessories. We also carry a good stock of batteries for most makes. Plus we have three wheeler push trolleys as well!

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Pro Shop The shop offers all the normal golfing services such as club hire, club re-gripping, installation of custom fitted graphite shafts, demonstration drivers, fairways and irons in both of our major brands. In addition we have custom fitting facilities on site to ensure that your new set is right for you and your game is being optimised. There is a great range of merchandise to choose from and you can always rely on a friendly and professional service. The professional staff in the shop provide a very friendly welcome to all visitors as well as providing expert help in all departments. You can contact them on T 01227 793563.

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At AHVS, in Herne Bay and Deal, Kent we care for all pets, horses and farm animals at all stages of their lives. We offer a friendly, personal, professional service, seven days per week. Our own staff provide out of hours (24 hour) emergency cover for our registered clients. At our Equine Unit at Quex Park, Birchington we offer a range of services including: Radiology, minor operations, artificial insemination and client education evenings as well as the normal routine procedures. • Every month we have a new promotion with savings of at least 10% on a variety of pet care products. • Free parking • Home, yard and farm visits

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Tuition We are very fortunate to be able to offer three PGA Professionals on site, including a highly experienced lady. Our Head Professional David Ledingham, who has more than 13 years teaching and playing experience, leads the team that includes Sara Forster, who played for 8 years on the Ladies’ European Tour, and third year trainee Jamie Barrow. We cater for complete beginners right up to top amateurs and professionals. Video lessons are available, as well as on course coaching. In particular, we have a number of initiatives for juniors via our Academy. Please contact us for more information T 01227 793563.

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Junior Academy In particular, the Chestfield professionals run a very busy and comprehensive Junior Academy. This is run by Senior Teaching professional Sara Clinton with the help of Assistant professional Jamie Barrow. Sara has nine years playing experience on the European Ladies’ PGA Tour and 16 years teaching experience to call on. The Academy runs a ‘roll-up’ group lesson for young beginners on a Saturday morning from 10am to 11am. Ages range between 5 and 13 and all are very welcome. Sara then runs more advanced programmes for these juniors as they progress. This gives them a good grounding in technique and course management, and perhaps more importantly an understanding of the etiquette of golf. Each child receives a folder and certificates as they pass each section which really drives them on. There are also courses during holidays that give youngsters even more time to improve. If you have any questions or would like to book please call the Pro Shop on T 01227 793563

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Summary of Facilities Here at Chestfield we are proud of the excellent facilities and welcome members, guests and visitors to enjoy all we have on offer. •

18-hole 6208 yard, picturesque rolling inland course with sea views

Competitive membership for all ages and abilities

Society & corporate packages

Excellent catering in the restaurant

Lounge bar

Spike Bar


Conference & meetings

Well equipped Pro Shop

Ladies’ & gents’ changing facilities

Tuition 7 days a week Chestfield Golf Club


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How to Find Us The Golf Club is situated on the north Kent coast in the village of Chestfield, just on the outskirts of Whitstable and on the woodland road to Canterbury. By Road Coming from the London direction leave the M2 and continue straight on to the A299 towards Whitstable. As you approach the outskirts of Whitstable take the slip road signposted A2990. Go through 4 roundabouts until you reach Chestfield Railway Station on your left. Take the 3rd exit from this roundabout and drive along Chestfield Road towards Canterbury. The Club is situated approximately 1 mile along this road on the left hand side. By Train The nearest railway station is Chestfield which is on the main London to Ramsgate line There are 2 car parks available to both members and guests alike

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Contact Us It is always a pleasure to answer any questions or queries that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Chestfield Golf Club 103 Chestfield Road Chestfield Whitstable CT5 3LU Tel: 01227 794411 Pro Shop: 01227 793563


Chestfield Golf Club

Chestfield Golf Club 103 Chestfield Road Chestfield Whitstable CT5 3LU

Chestfield Golf Club Official Brochure 2011  

A guide to the golf club, course and facilities, and supporting local businesses.