London Golf Club, a member of the Golf in Kent Partnership, this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The club, located in west Kent just 20 miles from the capital, officially opened in July 1994 with a Charity Challenge Skins Match played on the Heritage Course. The legendary Jack Nicklaus – the course designer – battled it out with Seve Ballesteros and Tony Jacklin, but in the end Seve was the victor, thanks to his magical short game. Since then both golf courses have hosted many Professional events.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Heritage course, host to the 2008 & 2009 European Open, forces you to consider every single shot. Dramatic tee shots and daunting approaches make this course both memorable and challenging.
Meanwhile the Nicklaus Design International course is undoubtedly one of the finest downland courses in Europe. The course is punctuated with exciting risk and reward tee shots over water that really get the heart pumping. The International has been the venue for several notable events including the 2014 Volvo World Matchplay Championship and the 2018 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, which it will host again this August.
“I want to congratulate the club for the 25 years. We’re very proud to be part of it and wish the team a continued success,” said Jack Nicklaus, 18-time Major Champion & Golf Course Architect.
As the only Joint Venture Partner Golf Club of the European Tour and a part of the prestigious European Tour Destinations, IMG Prestige and Pacific Links networks, London Golf Club provides an oasis of golfing tranquillity in 700 acres of idyllic Kent countryside.
“The whole London Golf Club team is extremely happy to celebrate these 25 Years of history. It’s an important mark for the venue and we’re looking forward to seeing members & guests celebrating with us on the 25th Anniversary Cup,” commented Stephen Follet, Chief Executive.
“The club has had the pleasure of hosting major European Tour events over the past few years and it’s fantastic to be able to host the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship once again, in such a special year for us,” finalised Follett.
The club will be marking the occasion with the Members & Guests 25th Anniversary Cup on Wednesday, 10th July 2019.
Tickets are now available for the 2019 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship which will feature a host of senior professionals such as Colin Montgomerie, Paul McGinley and defending champion, Phil Golding, from 1-4 August. For more information please visit www.europeantour.com.
London Golf Club has been a member of Golf in Kent (www.golfinkent.co.uk), which is comprised of 10 of some of the finest links, clifftop, parkland and downland courses in the county, since 2011. The Partnership promotes Kent, which next year hosts The Open Championship at Royal St George’s, as one of England’s premier golf destinations.
In addition to golf, Kent offers visitors a range of sightseeing opportunities from cathedrals such as the celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, castles that include Hever, Leeds, Walmer, Deal and Dover, gardens like Sissinghurst, lively seaside towns such as Margate and Whitstable, historic museums like Chatham Historic Dockyard as well as a burgeoning reputation for gastronomic cuisine and vineyards.
No wonder Kent is known as a Golfer’s Paradise in the Garden of England.