High Elms Golf Club
High Elms Road,
Downe, Greater London BR6 7SZ
Tel : +44 (0)1689 858175

Off A21 via Shire Lane

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Public course

Course Details

Course Name: High Elms Holes: 18 Yardage: 6210 SSS: 70

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  • high elms gc

    14 handicapper wrote on: Oct 4, 2005

    this is the best course ive ever played. my favourite hole is the seventh and the 13th is the hardest par three in kent, come and play it and be amazed with the condition of it and the lay out of the holes!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Gavin Drummond 04/02

    Gavin Drummond wrote on: Mar 31, 2002

    I should start out by saying that I am the kind of player who loves the game but does not get out very often to play - i.e., although I occasionally hit a nice shot, I generally hit around 95-105. For me, High Elms is a challenging but rewarding course to play: there are some seriously tough holes, such as the par 3 13th (if my round is anywhere near decent at this point I always lay up); but there are lots of easier holes, too, such as the short dogleg 2nd (perfect for right-handed slicers like me). There is a good variety of landscaping, which is mostly successful: the big, curving downhill of the 14th, the tough uphill green of the 15th, the elevated tee of the par 3 16th, the links-like ripples of the 17th fairway. The one mistake is the 11th hole, which has a dam-like change in elevation halfway up the fairway - it looks very artificial, and not of a piece with the generally rolling down land course. Still, it's definitely nice to play an easy hole after the 10th, where the approach shot to a crested, guarded green really tests the nerves (I usually top it straight into one of the front bunkers).
    It is a public course, so the greens are well used, although certainly not terrible. The price is more than reasonable - I think it's under 15 GBP during the week. And the clubhouse does a good sausage and chips. All in all, a personal favorite.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ken Miller 10/00

    Ken Miller wrote on: Sep 30, 2000

    I've played this course only once but I was v. impressed!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Graham Parker 11/98

    Graham Parker wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    My home course, so forgive me if I'm biased. This is a typical downland course - hilly but well-drained so it's playable virtually all year round. It's a public course but almost all tee slots are reserved for holders of booking cards. The back 9 is a tougher challenge than the front 9 and the par 3 13th (index 2) was described by Tony Jacklin as the toughest one-shotter in England. (The only hole I know that runs it close is the 17th at Royal Eastbourne.) The 18th is a tough finishing hole - uphill par 5. Like most public courses it could be in better condition, but all in all, a friendly club.