Littlestone Golf Club

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Littlestone Golf Club

Kent, England

Overview

The 16th hole was included in CB Mcdonald's list of Ideal Holes in preparation for his own golf course construction project.


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Littlestone Golf Club is an undulating links golf course on England's south coast in Kent. The Championship Links is laid out near Romney Marshes with the English Channel and Strait of Dover serving as a backdrop.

Littlestone Golf Club History

Golf has been played here since 1888. William Laidlaw Purves of Sandwich fame and the local professional, David Herd, laid out the links. James Braid was called upon to bunker the course. His work is still seen on the 12th and 16th.

Following WW1, the club invited Alister MacKenzie to advise. The 6th, 8th and 17th are of his design along with the 5th and 18th greens. Relatively unchanged since, new tees have been added on the 4th, 7th 9th, 11th and 12th holes.

CB MacDonald & Littlestone

Charles Blair MacDonald visited Britain twice in 1902 and 1904. What he saw on the 16th at Littlestone inspired him to build the 4th hole at the Lido Golf Club. He wrote: "The fourth hole at the Lido I consider the finest two-shot hole in the world of golf, but fully 90 percent of golfers will have to play it as a three-shot hole. I absorbed the idea from the 16th hole at Littlestone..."

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Kent, TN28 8RB, England

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"I am a firm believer you should leave good enough alone if possible." - Donald Steel Green complexes should be able to accept the ground game. Subtlety. When bunkers are used they come into play.

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