Lydd Golf Course

Lydd Golf Course: Hours, Address, Lydd Golf Course Reviews: 4.5/5

Lydd Golf Course
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Mac 9091
2 contributions
Great wee course in Kent
Jul 2020 • Solo
Golf course for me are based on: Pace of play, condition, quality, layout and most importantly price.

Clearly Lydd ticks all the boxes here. Won't go into detail for each but despite the car park looking busy and the club house empty when I arrived I still managed to get round in less than 4 hours (temp was 36°c so it was a leisurely pace rather than being held up)

Can't really comment on club house due to Covid but the staff were friendly enough.

The course was expectedly dry but the greens were still in good condition (noted an earlier review criticising this) and I walked away with 27 putts so not bad at all for me.

Bunkers: Why no one has mentioned these us beyond me, they are bigger than some beaches I've been on, I think the longest one must stretch 50 yards of not longer. Theres also plenty of the to find.

Overall a great course for less than £20 a round (clearly dependant on when/how you book), I'm not sure if I had a great game or if the course is an easy layout as I finished 10 over par with 3, yes three 6s on the card.

Either way I'll be going back.
Written August 17, 2020
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Mark Hall
Orlando, FL2 contributions
Excellent experience
Oct 2019
I used Lydd Golf Course as a setting for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and the overall experience was amazing. We used Jaime to help plan and organise the party. She took everything we threw at her in her stride. I am based in London so getting to the venue on a regular basis wasn’t possible but Jaime would assist in every way possible. From chasing guests, arranging disco and sorting out the food. Overall I can’t thank the guys at Lydd Golf Course enough for helping to arrange such a memorable night for my parents. Thanks Mark & Amanda.
Written October 10, 2019
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Karl G
Folkestone, UK5 contributions
Disappointing condition
Aug 2018 • Friends
Decided to try Lydd for the first time. Everyone had told me how nice it was and my game was ready for it. What it wasn’t ready for was the terrible condition the course was in. I know we had a hot summer but many other courses still have lovely greens but at Lydd they were in an awful state, even robbing me of a birdie due to the lumpiness!! Certainly not worth the fee. Won’t go back until it’s sorted.
Written August 15, 2018
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Whitstable, UK94 contributions
Great value, lovely course
May 2018 • Friends
Played at Lydd for the first time today and really enjoyed it. Quite long, interesting holes with some good challenges. Course was in fantastic condition, especially considering the volume of rain over the last few days. Great value at £15 too.
Written May 3, 2018
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London, UK15 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
My partner played golf here on 1st July and was very disappointed with everything!
The tee boxes were non existent the fairways more like the rough and the greens were non playable!!! Not worth the money he had to pay.
Written July 2, 2017
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Croydon, UK49 contributions
Driving range
Sep 2016 • Solo
Stayed at campsite along the road & poped in to use the driving range £2:50 for 50 balls, shame London prices are not as good. Staff very friendly & helpful
Very much worth a visit.
Written September 11, 2016
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Kent, UK13 contributions
Excellent venue for an occassion also!
Jul 2016 • Family
I have had the pleasure of attending two events at the club and both were well organised and had great food. A really friendly atmosphere.
I am at a wedding there in September and know that all the catering has been organised through the onsite caterers and will be set in the beautiful grounds and have a marquee. Looking forward to it and the usual sunshine that comes with that area!
Written July 18, 2016
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Chris Pen
England, UK3 contributions
Remember fortune favours the brave
May 2016 • Friends
They say, ‘if something seems too good to be true it generally is’ So when you on the radio “Lydd golf course play for £10 you may rightly think, ok it’s either wrong or the course is, well, poor. However this is one of those rare occasions where it was true and I have to say, deal of the century.

Now there are some issues so let’s get some of them out of the way, but bare with.

When I pulled up, I like to feel I’m at a golf course, it’s a special day out. It does feel like that but I found myself saying “oooookkkkkk” To the left of the club house were some worn out looking golf carts, that Del boy would be selling, and to the right a lorry container which really needs to be moved out of sight. The spoil the look of the club house and the club,  

Ok £10 for this round like I say, it is easy and justified to think the course won’t be all that.

Please bare in mind Take plenty of balls is all about the average weekend player. I have played on many courses, in many places, and this is a little cracker, and if you’re a novice it well send you crackers.

So Into the Pro shop was really friendly and helpful, still not sure handing over £10

This is long course over 6200yds of the yellow tees and a half marathon of the white.  Unlike far too many courses, has I found out via lots of balls, you really have to pick your way round.

Hole 1, short par four, 2 keep it straight then 3 to 17 can start to give your score card a bit of a kicking, especially if your just are blast it type of player.  

The fairways are wide enough to give a little grace, the designer wasn’t totally heartless. I sometimes break down holes on a review, but not this time, why spoil your fun. Statically placed lakes, and there are plenty, hidden bunkers, where you may think I’ll just drive over that or cut the corner on the dog leg, but beware.

Dog legs with a lake or bunker if you come up short and lakes or bunker it you over cook it, all makes for a thinkers day out. Then there is the tough rough, its everywhere. ‘So the hits just keep coming’

There are risk vs rewards on so many holes but get it wrong and you will be punished, play it safe, then play the right club and straight or you will be punished. 

Tricky bunkers, (right of the green on 17 springs to mind) If you close to the front then you’re going sideways and add a shot to the card.

Played on a claimish day, but flat and open this course is, so open to wind, then it’s a whole new game, another day the wind might be different strength and direction, a whole new game. Bring everything including the kitchen sink, you may find a use for it.

The greens are large, testing and in excellent condition, with only a little bobble here and there but it was the end of the day.

The course itself was in really good condition. The only real criticisms on this would be, there are alot of pot, type holes as you walk around, white T box on six, around the right bunker on 7 were really bad. Grass is needed in certain areas and some other T boxs areas were a little scruffy.

I couldn’t figure why this slip in the attention to detail had been allowed to happen, given the rest of the course and greens are in such good shape.

With some TLC and a little investment, this course would be punching well above its weight.

Absolutely enjoyed playing this course. I am an average player and took a little pounding pounding, but so much fun. It’s you vs the course and elements and I can’t think of a better course in the area to improve your game.

When back, well be back on there. I took a slight kicking in the middle part and turned into a little suffer fest, so we have a score to settle.

Anyone thinking of playing this course I strongly recommend you visit the clubs website and look at the course details and take notes on distances etc. Perhaps the club could print out course guides for poor unsuspecting 1st timers.

The club house is small but really friendly with a nice driving area out the back.

Overall this course as to be on any play list for this part of Kent. 

Overall, even handing over full price of 18 nuggets with a bacon roll thrown is worth every penny, £10 a round is an absolute no brainer, go play.

Take plenty of balls????  Ohhh yyeess, you may just need them.
Written June 11, 2016
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Folkestone, UK655 contributions
Excellent value
Aug 2015 • Friends
This year the course has had alot attention from a very good green keeping team. Greens are superb, fairways could do with slightly more grass on them,but this is a links based course. Plenty of sand in the many bunkers, unlike alot of other courses around. Very competitive prices and good deals out there. If you do play here just be prepared for the wind, and you will need to plot your way round the water holes. Club house basic,but food is ok. Driving range has all you need. Herons Swans,grass snakes, and probably Kestrels all out there to view. Excellent...
Written August 11, 2015
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Mal D
London, UK189 contributions
Loved every part of this course
Jul 2015 • Friends
Visited here as heard good things so came for a 4 ball round on a Friday and certainly helped that the weather was glorious! Normally it is a little windy but there was very little when we played which made the course very playable. The fairways were in great condition, the rough testing if you strayed off line and the greens were in perfect condition.

There is some water but not in major hitting zones so should be fine if the right club is taken and the holes are not the longest for a mid handicapper so make it a very enjoyable test.

Overall, lovely little place hidden away representing great value for money and well worth a visit. Look forward to returning again, maybe not in the winter as with the stiff wind it would be brutal!
Written July 11, 2015
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