Golf at Hever Castle

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The courses are now open to members and visitors. 

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Only 1 mile from the Castle’s main entrance you will find the friendly and welcoming Golf Club. Set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, Hever Castle Golf Club is a 27 hole golf course in Kent that will encourage and inspire all golf enthusiasts.


It was in the 1920s that golf first featured on the estate when a private 9 hole course was built for Astor’s personal enjoyment in the grounds where today’s Championship Course lies north of the Hever lakes. Hever golf course proved a valuable tool for the Astor’s to entertain friends, family, and for business.

From the 1920s until the outbreak of the Second World War John Jacob Astor V and his wife Violet hosted days out at Hever Castle for The Times newspaper staff. The day out was a big event, often attracting over 3000 guests.

Members of The Times staff and the official debates staff of the Houses of Parliament, who played a match at Hever on June 16’, The Times House Journal, August 1928, p.303

The original course survived until the Second World War when it was sadly abandoned during the War effort. However, the present-day Championship Course was created in 1992 and the Princes 9 Hole Course opened in 1998.

The course is one of the best golf courses in Kent and has been built to the highest specification and are a great test of golf in Kent for experienced golfers and beginners alike.

World Handicap System

The new Golf Handicapping system, WHS, is due to commence in England on 2nd November 2020. The aim is to make the handicap system much more inclusive and accessible to all golfers. Read more about it here.

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At the Golf Club


Find out more about the 4 playing combinations available: Championship Course, Princes Course, Anne Boleyn Course and an Express Course.


Discover the different membership options available and compare to find the package that suits your needs. A new member satisfaction guarantee is also available to give you extra confidence when you join!

Green Fees

Learn about the green fees on the three different courses and rates for weekdays, weekends, twilight and juniors.


Qualified PGA Professionals are on hand to give expert advice and golf lessons. Whatever your golfing ability the professional team will be delighted to help you learn or fine tune your skills.


A range of classes and treatments are available to members and visitors at the Golf Club, including osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, yoga and pilates.


Offering an extensive range of golfing products and equipment from leading suppliers at competitive prices with professionals on hand with specialist advice is readily available.


Open to golf club members, social club members and anyone using the facilities, The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace offers a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Throughout the year golf and social club members and their friends and family are invited to a selection of events including live performances, special lunches and elegant dining opportunities.

Golf Experiences

For the ultimate overnight or short-break experience you can stay just 1 mile away from the Golf Club in the luxury bed and breakfast at Hever Castle or at Medley Court, a luxurious four bedroom property, with its own private entrance, and fabulous views of the Castle. Golf Break guests can enjoy a personal golf buggy parked outside your residence at the Castle (subject to availability). This allows you the flexibility and unique experience of driving to the Clubhouse over the river via the Buggy Bridge and then through the historic Lime Tree Avenue.
Hold your next corporate, social or charity golf day at the stunning 27 hole Championship Course, which forms part of the Hever Castle estate. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners to experienced players. The 18 hole course is comprised of the Kings and Queens Nines, created in 1922, complemented by the Princes 9 hole course developed in 1989. Our dedicated team of event coordinators will make all the arrangements necessary to make your golf day truly memorable