Chestfield Golf Club Brochure 2013

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  • Official club brOchure 2013-2014

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  • 3Contents5 Welcome

    6 History

    9 The Course

    11 Take The Course Tour

    17 Membership

    21 Society & Corporate Days

    24 Dress Code

    29 The Clubhouse

    31 Catering

    32 Weddings At Chestfield

    35 Meetings & Conference

    39 Pro Shop

    43 Tuition

    45 Junior Academy

    47 Summary Of Facilities

    49 How To Find Us

    50 Contact Us

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    Chestfield Golf Club and Pinnacle wish to thank the businesses who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every success in deriving business from its circulation. The contents of this book are believed to be correct at the time of printing, nevertheless, we cannot

    endorse and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of any statements or claims contained herein without prior consultation with the service provider.

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    With treatment at times to suit you, whether you have private medical insurance or choose to pay for treatment yourself, BMI The Chaucer Hospital is your first choice for private healthcare in the area. There is really no need to wait for treatment.

    For more information on services available please call 0800 092 8728 or visit www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/chaucer

    CONSULTANT CARE PRIVATE ROOMS LOW INFECTION RATES FLEXIBLE FINANCE

    PRIVATE HEALTHCARE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

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  • 5There are many reasons which will attract members and visitors to Chestfield. Not least, it boasts a course that is an excellent test of golf with its undulating fairways and greens, extensive tree-planting programme, coupled with magnificent views, all set in countryside worthy of a place in the Garden of England.

    Well known for its excellent cuisine and exceptional hospitality, Chestfield also boasts the oldest building in the world being used as a clubhouse. It dates back to the 15th century and is the heart of the golf club.

    There are few clubs as warm and welcoming as that of Chestfield. Join us for the day, or longer, and enjoy a round of golf in an attractive part of the Kent countryside with a warm welcome in the clubhouse from our members and staff.

    Welcome to Chestfield Golf Club

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  • The county of Kent is perhaps the most fortunate in southern England in the variety and quality of its golf courses. Chestfield, with its historic connections and attractive layout and its reputation for a warm friendly welcome, is well worth a visit. Chestfield Manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a gift of William the Conqueror to his half brother Bishop Odo. It lies on the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas Becket and was known even then as a place of rest and hospitality. In that respect, little has changed to this day. The present building dates from the 15th century and has been carefully and lovingly restored to provide an attractive beamed lounge bar, a small but cosy Spike Bar and a restaurant overlooking the 18th green and fairway.

    The thatched timber cowsheds to the south now house the thriving junior section and the administrative offices. A purpose-built modern changing room and a well-stocked professionals shop have been tastefully added. The course itself is, not surprisingly, of more recent vintage. Its location in the triangle of land formed by the coastal resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay and the cathedral city of Canterbury affords wonderful views over the Thames Estuary and the Swale. Construction of the course, originally known as Shrub Hill, began shortly after the First World War at the instigation of George Reeves, a local builder. He commissioned two well-known professionals,

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    History

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  • 7James Braid five times Open Champion and Abe Mitchell to design the course which was opened for play on 16th April 1924.

    Some of Abe Mitchells clubs are still on display in the clubhouse.

    In 1938, the club was purchased by millionaire ship owner Jack Billmeir, a local boy. When he died in 1963, the course and buildings were acquired by the members. Since then, the course has improved beyond recognition, culminating in the club hosting the Kent County Championship in 1993, when it was won by a local member, Graham Brown, and more recently the Kent County Junior Championship in 2007. Changes have been made to the original design over the years with the most recent arising from the rerouting of the A299 Thanet Way. The road was channelled through a purpose-built cut-and-cover tunnel, 400 metres in length. The new layout, designed by the internationally renowned golf architect Donald Steel and comprising six new greens, was opened in June 2000. It is generally agreed that the improved layout, which has an SSS of 70 for men and 72 for ladies, is an excellent test of golf. It retains the historic character of Chestfield, undulating fairways and greens and magnificent views, while incorporating modern design features and materials.

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  • is part of a worldwide fellowship of over 900 Rudolf Steiner Schools. The syllabus offers a full international education including GCSE with no early specialization.

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  • 9At Chestfield you are afforded an excellent round of golf, matched only by the clubhouse hospitality. The course suits golfers of all abilities but with it being a hilly course, will challenge even the most seasoned of golfers. The course is easily walkable but for those wanting to reserve energy, buggies are available for hire. The most attractive part of the course is undoubtedly the area comprising the first and eighteenth holes, set in the centre of the village near the Oast House.

    The most testing part of the course lies on Shrub Hill overlooking the sea, where golfers will find much to interest and challenge them, not least the new 553-yard second hole. Other less demanding holes are more subtle in character and offer substantial rewards to the more cautious golfer.

    For more detailed course information take the course tour on the following pages.

    The Course

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    is part of a worldwide fellowship of over 900 Rudolf Steiner Schools. The syllabus offers a full international education including GCSE with no early specialization.

    Parent & Toddler Group & Outdoor GroupKindergarten 3 - 6 yearsLower school 6 - 14 yearsUpper school 15 - 17 years

    Broad-based international curriculum Excellent academic record GCSE

    Canterbury Steiner School, Garlinge Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5RU Tel 01227 738285email: info@canterburysteiner.co.uk www.canterburysteinerschool.co.uk Reg CharityNo. 273147

    A truly affordable alternative to state and selective education

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    Plan ahead for your visit to Chestfield and make the most of your round with our course map and hole descriptions. You can also read the helpful tips from our Head Professional David Ledingham.

    Hole 1, 381 yards, par 4A reasonably gentle opener but with a few teeth. Be aware of the small pond to the right and, in the summer, of driving through the fairway. If you can find the centre of the fairway then you have a relatively simple mid iron into a flat green.

    Hole 2, 552 yards, par 5A monster off the back tee, particularly into the wind. Loads of trouble off the tee so your best is needed. Think about a shorter club off the tee, especially if you wont reach. Be aware of the very long green. You will need more than you think to get back to the flag and dont miss right!

    Hole 3, 390 yards, par 4Another difficult hole. A draw off the tee is ideal but otherwise aim left as the fairway will throw your ball down to the right rough. The green can be hard to find and again plays a bit longer than you think. Make sure youre up or the front bunker will get you!

    Take the Course Tour

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    SignatureWhere lifestyle and care go hand in hand

    At Signature Miramar we are passionate about helping you live the life you have always lived.

    To find out more about the unique care we offer, call us today on 01227 374488 / 376292

    Get in touch or call into the Miramar.

    Miramar, Kent165 Reculver Road, Beltinge, Kent CT6 6PX

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  • Hole 4, 148 yards, par 3Only short but never easy playing uphill. Play for the centre of the green and this time dont go left! Dont miss the amazing views from the green!

    Hole 5, 414 yards, par 4Great hole. A little cut off the tee is ideal as the fairway runs everything to the left. Then the fun starts. A two-tier green with slopes front left and back and a deep bunker left means your approach needs to be good.

    Hole 6, 378 yards, par 4Drive as close to the left as you dare as the fairway throws everything hard right. Be aware of the bunker to the left of the green as it is invisible from the fairway.

    Hole 7, 389 yards, par 4This hole is why you bought a course guide! A sharp dog leg right means either a hard cut off the tee or a straight mid-iron to hold a fairway sloping away from you. Beware the internal out of bounds to the right! Then beware a severely sloping green from right to left that will catch out most with long putts. A par here is excellent.

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    Hole 8, 249 yards, par 3No, its not a par 4! Difficult at the best of times as its always a long club. If you go right into the trees then you are probably reloading so your best is needed!

    Hole 9, 282 yards par 4A little relief now! Driveable for the big hitters but still not easy as the green is tiny and has bunkers short and right. A definite birdie opportunity.

    Hole 10, 327 yards par 4As the 9th, but with a few more problems. Big hitters can get there but the ditch left and right can catch you. Lay-ups need to be short enough to go over the trees left and right in case you are slightly wayward.

    Hole 11, 476 yards par 5Play it straight and the length is not a problem. A definitely reachable par 5. Still some trouble if you are wayward but this is one to go for.

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  • Hole 12, 164 yards par 3A strong par 3. An elevated green means you can easily run off. It is also longer than you think and getting back is difficult. A solid shot for the centre is a sound play. The half-way (two-thirds?) house may help if this one gets you!

    Hole 13, 410 yards, par 4Out of bounds right and trouble left be straight! An easy second awaits but make sure you find the fairway.

    Hole 14, 401 yards, par 4A tough hole. Uphill all the way and then a treacherous green that slopes hard from back to front. Try not to go past the flag youll find out why.

    Hole 15, 387 yards, par 4A huge drop to the fairway makes this tee shot very inviting but dont lose it right. Approach shots are tricky as the distance is deceptive and the green slopes hard from right to left. Again, enjoy the views from the tee out to the wind farm. Believe it or not they are eight miles away!

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    Hole 16, 168 yards par 3Not long but the green is surrounded by sand. Beware the green which slopes from right to left.

    Hole 17, 384 yards, par 4Plenty of trouble if you go wide from the tee but try to keep to the left side. An accurate tee shot leaves a difficult uphill second to a multi-tiered green with deep sand to the right. Not long but a strong hole.

    Hole 18, 355 yards, par 4A reasonably friendly short par 4 welcomes you back to the clubhouse. A good drive up the right-hand side, or over the bunker for the longer hitters, will leave a short approach to the relatively flat green. Try not to bomb the veranda behind though!

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