Kent is spoilt for choice when it comes to Footgolf.
Kent Footgolfers have a wealth of different styles of clubs and courses at which to have a go, or to develop your skills, or even join a weekly club. The Garden of England is not only abundant in orchards and oast houses, it’s a rich harvest for Footgolf too.
Kent Footgolf differs from many counties in the type of footgolf courses on offer. Whilst there are some beautiful traditional settings on golf courses, Kent is also home to Footgolf at a Football Stadium, a School, a Leisure Centre and Driving Ranges. This means, whatever your comfort zone, this diverse county has an option to suit.
For those looking to make the most of the lush, green, quintessentially English countryside available in Kent, you can’t go wrong by heading to courses such as Birchwood Park, Wilmington, with it’s beautiful open course and traditional Oast House Style Clubhouse. For those looking for something West Kent, then Chelsfield Lakes in Orpington has a wonderfully peaceful countryside feel despite being located in the Bromley suburbs and close to the M25. Cobtree Manor is another idyllic Golf Course setting with a pleasingly mature tree-lined course.
If Golf Courses fill you with dread for their reputation for formality, then bucking the Footgolf trend is Princes Park Footgolf, situated on the site of the Dartford Football Club. Easily accessible from the M25 and Thames Crossing, this club focuses on the Football in Footgolf. Even better, you pay once and get unlimited rounds. Welcoming both beginners and those looking to develop their skills, this is a friendly yet professionally run Footgolf Course that brings Footgolf as a sport option to many, including children’s clubs.
Two further Kent Footgolf Clubs are in locations not normally seen. Firstly, the Lordswood School Course in Chatham, which as its name suggests is on a school site. Open on Saturday afternoons, this is a great course for beginners, families, or those simply wanting to get out of the house and do something active in the heart of the community. Secondly, is The Strand, located at a leisure centre in the heart of Gillingham, just a short distance from the train station. Both these courses are fun, informal affairs, good for a family game or a first taster of this popular sport.
Whilst East Kent is very well-served in terms of options in Chatham, Dartford, and Gillingham, West Kent is not forgotten with the Driving Range in Tonbridge offering a varied and challenging 18 holes. Close to the heart of town, Tonbridge Footgolf is rapidly gaining pace.
Lastly, but not least, to really make the most of this beautiful county that has earned it’s label as the Garden of England, you really should head to the Upchurch River Valley Golf Club for a game of Footgolf. This beautiful footgolf course is in Sittingbourne and nestled in 120 acres of mature and rolling parkland. If Kentish landscape appeals, then this is a course that mustn’t be missed.
Wherever you decide to head, Kent is a county spoilt for choice when it comes to Footgolf.