THE CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB ANNUAL CORPORATE BROCHURE 2013-14

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  • Canterbury Golf Club - www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk 1

    CanterburyGOLF CLUB

    OFFICIAL BROCHURE 2013 PINNACLEExCELLENCE IN vIsuAL CommuNICAtIoN

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    Welcome .................................................................... 5

    The City of Canterbury .............................................. 7

    The Clubs History ........................................................ 9

    Harry Colt, Renowned Course Designer ................ 15

    The Golf Course ....................................................... 17

    Hole by Hole Guide ................................................. 19

    The Clubhouse ......................................................... 23

    Membership at Canterbury .................................... 25

    Green Fees ............................................................... 29

    Golf Societies ........................................................... 31

    Driving Range and Practice Facilities ................... 33

    Coaching and Tuition ............................................. 35

    The Professionals Shop ........................................... 37

    Festival of Golf .......................................................... 39

    Meet our dedicated Greenstaff ............................ 41

    A Paradise for Wildlife ............................................. 43

    Directions to Course ................................................ 45

    Summary of Facilities & Additional Information ... 49

    Important Contact Details ...................................... 50

    Contents

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    Our course, which opened in 1927, was created by the renowned course designer Harry Colt, who lists Sunningdale, Wentworth and Rye among his many other masterpieces.Visitors and golfing societies are always hospitably received at our friendly club and are invited to use the many off-course facilities including the comfortable clubhouse and modern driving range. Spend some time with us and then explore this beautiful part of the world.

    Situated on the main route connecting the United Kingdom with the continent, Canterbury is ideally positioned to provide easy access to all major locations within the county of Kent.

    Almost everyone will have heard of Whitstable, renowned for its oysters. Then theres Faversham, home to Britains oldest brewery; Ashford, with its designer outlet and international rail station; Broadstairs, celebrated for its association with Charles Dickens; the sandy beaches of popular holiday resorts Margate and Ramsgate; the ferry ports of Dover and Folkestone that offer swift passage to the continent; and Hythe, from where the famous miniature railway starts its journey across the Romney Marsh to Dungeness and back.

    All are within half-an-hours drive from Canterbury, through some of Englands most delightful countryside.

    A Warm WelcomeWelcome to Canterbury, a city that boasts a cathedral, a castle, an abbey, a river, a history as

    fascinating and as intense as a best-selling novel and one of the most outstanding inland golf courses in south-east England.

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    The journeys and experiences of some of these pilgrims are told in The Canterbury Tales, a collection of fictional stories written by the 14th century author, poet and diplomat, Geoffrey Chaucer, widely acknowledged as the father of modern English literature.

    For hundreds of years, the city was protected by a Roman wall and visitors could only enter through one of the gates that allowed access. Much of the wall still remains, as does the magnificent West Gate, with its twin towers, and the remains of a Norman castle.

    A few hundred yards from the West Gate, outside the city wall, is St Dunstans Church, where rests the head of St Thomas More, former Lord Chancellor who, in 1535, was beheaded as a traitor for refusing to recognise King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England.

    It was at the same church, four centuries earlier, in 1174, that King Henry II had changed into sackcloth before starting his walk of penitence to Beckets tomb in the cathedral.Canterbury is served by the River Stour, which runs through the heart of the city, under the Kings Bridge, alongside the Weavers House once home to Huguenot refugees and past an old ducking stool, used in medieval times to identify witches in a most inappropriate manner.

    The Westgate Gardens provides a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the year and the huge Roman burial mound in the Dane John Gardens offers a panoramic view over the city wall.

    One of the most elegant cricket grounds in the country can also be found in Canterbury. The St Lawrence Ground has been the home of Kent County Cricket Club since 1842 and stages matches from April to September.

    City of CanterburyCanterbury plays host each year to thousands of visitors from all over the world. Many are attracted

    by the cathedral, originally constructed in the sixth century but rebuilt in 1070 after being destroyed by fire. For centuries the cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage following the murder there of its most

    famous archbishop, St Thomas Becket, in 1170.

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    The Clubs HistoryCanterbury Golf Club was founded in April 1926 and opened for play in May 1927 on 160 acres of land

    leased from the War Office. The land was inherited by the Ministry of Defence, who have re-affirmed the golf clubs occupancy by agreeing a long-term extension to the lease.

    The whole area is known as Scotland Hills but bears not the slightest relevance to the country north of Hadrians Wall. It is, in fact, a corruption of the name, Scolland, who was ap-pointed abbot of St Augustines Abbey in 1072 and acquired for the abbey the land on which the course now stands.

    Founder members of Canterbury Golf Club commissioned renowned golf course architect Harry Colt to design what was described then as one of the finest inland links in the country.

    Initially, the course was laid out on land that was predomi-nantly coloured by gorse and broom. However, over the years, large expanses of trees have appeared, some intro-duced by the vagaries of nature and others as part of a planned planting programme.

    Consequently, the course has changed in character from heathland to woodland. The original thatched clubhouse burned down in October 1938, to be replaced by the present building which has been improved and extended.

    During the Second World War, a great portion of the course was commandeered by the Army for training and only 12 holes were available for play. After the War, the course was lengthened and altered. Three holes the first, the fourth and the 16th were remodelled and, in 1997, the 11th green was completely re-designed and rebuilt.

    Over the years, the odd bunker has disappeared and one or two new ones have been built but care has been taken to ensure that the course largely remains faithful to the Colt principles.

    The inevitable introduction of buggies came in 2003 and four years later, the club opened a new driving range and academy.

    More recently, broom and gorse were reintroduced to the 18th hole, adding colour and an extra element of danger.

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    Harry Colt, Renowned Course DesignerHarry Colt, creator of the course at Canterbury, is one of golfs best known and respected golf

    designers. Born in Highgate in 1869, Harry Shapland Colt was, in his student days, a talented cricketer, rugby player and rower.

    He attended Monkton Combe School before earning a place at Clare College, Cambridge, where he gained a degree and captained the universitys golf team.

    After graduating, Colt joined the Hastings law firm of Sayer & Colt and became a partner in 1894. While there, he helped design the course at Rye and the following year became the clubs secretary.

    In 1897, Colt was elected a founder member of the R&As Rules of Golf committee and four years later beat off 400 applicants to become first secretary, a post that carried a salary of 150 per annum.

    At Sunningdale, as at Rye, Colt displayed his creative artistry, adding a second course, the New, to William Park Jnrs Old Course.

    Colt entered into a partnership, first with Dr Alister MacKenzie and then with Charles Alison and John Morrison, and between them, the four men were involved in the design, construction and modification of over 300 courses through-out the world, Colt himself being responsible for 115 of them, among them Canterbury, Royal Winchester, Camberley Heath, Wentworth (East and West), Stoke Poges, Rye, Moor Park, Muirfield, Royal Belfast, Royal Dublin, Formby, Hoylake and Sunningdale.

    He also designed courses in North and South America, throughout Europe and Australia, and in Africa. As a golfer, Colt was accomplished enough to play in both the Open and British Amateur Open Championships and was the first, and possibly only amateur golfer to become established as a course designer.

    Colt died, aged 82, in November 1951.

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    The Golf CourseFew inland courses are able to match the variety and quality that Canterbury offers. Elevated tees, raised greens, steep climbs, sharp descents, twisting fairways and sloping lies are the features of this

    wonderful tree-lined layout.

    The opening drive must clear the brow of a hill and avoid the trees on the left and the undergrowth on the right to offer a chance of threatening the green with the second shot. The approach must be accurate and precisely weighted to avoid contours that can kick the ball towards the bunker on the left or return the ball to the fairway via the slope at the entrance.

    The par-three second hole demands 150 yards or more of carry across a deep ravine and the drive from the lowered third tee must negotiate a steep slope to find a blind fairway. And so the journey continues, twisting and turning, downhill and up, with breathtaking panoramic views over the course and surrounding countryside, accompanied throughout by the melodic strains of the myriad species of birds that have made Scotland Hills their home.

    The sixth and 13th tees are particularly memorable. From high above the fairway, the ball is launched into the ether before dropping on to the fairway far, far below. The down-hill 10th hole is crossed by a ditch that can capture the most powerful drives and swallow a fair number of mis-hit second shots as well.

    The uphill par-three 11th is arguably the most difficult short hole on the course and is followed by the sloping and undulating 12th. Here, a flat lie for the approach is a rarity and there is little respite on the green, which slopes from back to front and a good deal beyond.

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    Hole by Hole GuidePrepare for your visit to Canterbury by familiarising yourself with each hole over the coming pages and make the most of your round with our hole-by-hole guide. You can prepare yourself for the challenges that await, as well as pick up some invaluable playing tips from our head professionals, Paul Everard

    and Danny Maude.

    Hole 1, 472 yards, par 5A long, straight drive can bring the green into range at this short par five. Anything left of centre is likely to see the ball kick left into the undergrowth. The front of the green slopes appreciably to the left.

    Hole 2, 166 yards, par 3Hit the green at this innocuous-looking par three and youll be fine. If youre short, the ball will roll back down to the base of the gully. Too far left, right or beyond the green can spell big problems.

    Hole 3, 385 yards, par 4A blind tee shot from a lowered tee, with bunkers perfectly positioned to collect balls that stray to the right and thick vegetation beyond. No great perils thereafter.

    Hole 4, 376 yards, par 4A right-hand dogleg at which long hitters can shape their drives around the trees to the right. Too far left or long will present a testing approach and possibly a sacrificed stroke. A lone rowan tree must be negotiated by those hugging the right of the fairway. The green slopes gently from back to front.

    Hole 5, 155 yards, par 3Miss the large green to the right and it needs a minor miracle to salvage par, depending on the pin placement.

    Hole 6, 385 yards, par 4The ideal drive from this lofty tee is long and left for a short iron to the sunken green. The lie to the green will be obscured by trees for any drives that finish right of centre. Long, sloping entrance to the green carries many balls to the back fringe and often further.

    Hole 7, 540 yards, par 5Straightforward par five and flattered by stroke index six. Small copse just beyond driving length can be an obstacle but straight drives will have no problems. Large green with no hidden terrors.

    Hole 8, 140 yards, par 3Shortest hole on the course. Take enough club to clear bunkers that guard right-hand entrance or run the ball in through the gap. Left-hand bunker can produce impossible lies. Flat green.

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