Hever Castle Golf Club HERITAGE
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 Astors 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.
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 is a great test of golf in Kent for experienced golfers and beginners alike.