West Malling Golf Club Brochure 2015

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An introduction to the golf club, the course and facilities, and local businesses that support the publication.

Text of West Malling Golf Club Brochure 2015

  • West Malling golf Club

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  • 3 5 WELCOME

    7 HistOry

    9 AbOut tHE COursEs

    10 HurriCAnE COursE tOur

    16 spitfirE COursE tOur

    22 MEMbErsHip

    25 sOCiEtiEs

    28 prO sHOp

    30 tuitiOn WitH tHE prO tEAM

    33 indOOr GOLf

    35 prACtiCE fACiLitiEs

    37 funCtiOns & WEddinGs

    41 COrpOrAtE CLiEnts

    43 tHE CLubHOusE

    45 VisitOrs

    47 OpErAtiOn pOLLinAtiOn

    49 HOW tO find us

    50 COntACt us

    Contents

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    Tel: 01273 616477

    Email: info@ludis-publications.co.uk

    West Malliing Golf Club & Ludis Publications would like to thank all of the businesses that appear in this publication for their support and wish them continued commercial success. The content of this brochure is believed to be correct at the time of printing but we cannot endorse individual statements and readers should not rely solely upon the continued accuracy of any individual claims contained herein without consultation with the service provider.

    Designed and Printed by Maverick Design and Communication on behalf of Ludis Publications 2015.

    Photography by West Malling Golf Club

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  • set in the heart of the Kent countryside, at West Malling Golf Club you are always made to feel welcome whether you are looking for a relaxing days golf, searching for the ideal course for a society or just looking for the right club to join.We are a haven for golfers of all ages and abilities, providing two challenging golf courses and regular competitive golf for ladies, gentlemen and juniors, either as members or visitors.

    the golf courses, practice facilities, pro shop and dedicated coaching team ensure that West Malling offers the full golfing package to all our members.

    but we are much more than just a golf club. We are open to the public offering bar and catering facilities of the highest calibre, which can be enjoyed in the peaceful, tranquil terrace area or our clubhouse.

    With its welcoming lounge and bar area, the clubhouse creates an ideal ambience in which to relax or to host that special occasion. With a delightful function room that can hold up to 150 guests we can provide for the perfect wedding, conference, birthday party or even a Christmas party night.

    West Malling offers some of the best facilities in Kent to its members and guests. We believe this, allied to the quality service to be found throughout all areas of the club, will ensure that any visit will be the first of many.

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    Welcome

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  • founded in 1974 originally as an 18-hole course, West Malling Golf Club was designed by the legendary former Open Champion and five time ryder Cup player Max faulkner.the club was acquired in the early 1980s by three golf enthusiasts who grew West Malling into a popular golf destination that is known throughout the south East.

    the first major job for these three was to extend and split the course into two and this was achieved in the late eighties. the two courses, spitfire and Hurricane, named in honour of the iconic fighter planes that flew out of the nearby airfield at West Malling during the second World War, are a challenge for all standards of golfer.

    in 1995, two of the owners had reached retirement age, however, one still felt he had the drive and ambition to further the club. With this in mind, he introduced the business to his family and together continued to run the club through the millennium.

    Having now reached retirement himself he left the business to his family who continue to run the club today. A family run business since 1995, the club still remains very family orientated and invites everyone to come and enjoy what West Malling has to offer.

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    History

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  • set within 180 acres, the parkland courses at West Malling Golf Club offer a fair but differing challenge, with water features proving an added hazard for safe passage on both courses.set in the heart of the Kent countryside with fantastic views of the north-downs, West Malling is home to both the spitfire and Hurricane courses, both of which are named after the famed wartime machines that dominated the skies over Kent during the second World War.

    Spitfire Coursethe 18-hole, par 70 spitfire course measures 6,135 yards and is a fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. A low scorecard on this course requires straight drives and true shots to avoid the strategically placed bunkers and water features.

    the signature hole on the course is the par three 18th which, at only 183 yards, requires a medium to long iron to find the undulating green, but beware of the lake which sits to the left.

    Hurricane Coursethe 18-hole, par 67, Hurricane course measures 6,142 yards and, like the spitfire, is a parkland course with undulated fairways.

    While the par five, 515-yard tenth is the toughest hole on the course, the 445-yard 18th is the signature hole and resembles the 18th at Augusta. A long par four with a slight dogleg left to right that climbs uphill, beware not to hit the bunker 40 yards from the green if youre looking to end your round with a low score.

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    about the Courses

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  • if you have never played at West Malling Golf Club before you are in for a treat. Make the most of your trip by learning about some of the pitfalls that lie in wait and how to avoid them as you follow our hole-by-hole tours.

    HURRICANE COURSEHole 1 - Par 4 - 316 YardsA nice gentle opening hole, with a three or four iron or fairway wood for your tee shot, leaving a pitch into a small green, protected by bunkers left and right, and a stream running along the back.

    Hole 2 - Par 3 - 164 Yardsthe first of the par threes a tricky hole depending on the wind direction and can sometimes play quite long. An upturned saucer-shaped green makes it hard to hit as the ball can run off all sides; again the stream comes into play, which runs along the right side.

    Hole 3 - Par 4 - 345 YardsA lovely short par four. use a fairway wood from the tee to avoid the two bunkers on the left of the fairway, leaving a medium to short iron into the green which slopes from left to right.

    Hole 4 - Par 3 - 168 YardsA picturesque par three, guarded by water at the front and left side, a large oak tree on the right and a bunker back left. Will play longer than it looks so take enough club; you are better off long than short.

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    Course tours HURRICANE COURSE

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  • Hole 5 - Par 4 - 306 YardsOne of the new holes. A short par 4, played sensibly can yield a good birdie chance.

    put the driver away, Mid iron or rescue club from the tee will leave no more than a 9 iron shot into the green. now go a sink that birdie.

    Hole 6 - Par 4 - 363 YardsAnother new hole. the longer off the tee, the easier the second shot into a small green. the stream runs round the back and a bunker front right makes this green difficult to hit. Once you are there the green in reasonably flat.

    Hole 7 - Par 4 - 386 Yardsthe first of the holes across the road and a chance to open up your shoulders. you can take the driver here and favour the left half of the fairway. A medium to short iron into the green guarded by a large lake is the only danger.

    Hole 8 - Par 3 - 156 YardsAfter getting your breath back after the climb up to the seventh tee you are at the highest point of the course. A par three downhill but the wind is normally against you, so take enough club and, although you cannot see them from the tee, the green is guarded by bunkers around the front.

    Hole 9 - Par 4 - 383 Yardsdriver from the bag and let it rip down the left side again, avoiding the trees that line the right side of the fairway. use a long or medium iron into the green that has a large tier through the middle and depending where the flag is, a three putt is not uncommon.

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