North Foreland Golf Club Review

Par 71, 6,436 yards, links

North Foreland is located on the coast and on a pleasant spring or summer's day there are few better places to play golf.

The second measures just 274 yards. All logic dictates that you should hit a mid iron and then a wedge, but the green can be reached with a good drive - if you go for it, keep the ball on target.

The fifth is a par three measuring just 148 yards, and it seems that it should be a straightforward little hole - and it is if you use plenty of club and find the target. But the green is small and there's lot of trouble at the front.

The eighth, at 465 yards, is a great par four. The fairway slopes from right to left, and bunkers await any approach that is even slightly wayward.

At 412 yards, the 10th is another testing par four. This time the fairway slopes from left to right, so a draw is the perfect shot. And when you reach the green you’ll find plenty of humps and hollows.

The 12th is 433 yards and is regarded as the toughest hole on the course on account of the four fairway bunkers that have to be avoided with your drive and a second shot played to a narrow, two-tier putting surface.

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Derek Clements

Author, Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.