Take on the challenge of this England’s magnificent Kent coast

  • Often referred to as the Garden of England due to its more favourable climate, Kent is home to many of the finest links golf courses in the UK. The Regal Five, which includes Royal St George'sRoyal Cinque PortsPrincesNorth Foreland and Littlestone offer championship links golf at its best, with spectacular views across the Kentish countryside and English Channel. The two Royals have hosted The Open Championship 16 times between them, with St George's most recently in 2011, whilst Princes and Littlestone have been regular Open Qualifier venues. A trip to this coast is a must for all links golf enthusiasts!

    Average weather graph for Central and South East England

    Average weather graph for Central and South East England

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1035pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive Heathrow Airport and drive straight to The Bell Hotel (Heathrow Airport to The Bell Hotel = 1hr 53 mins)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Princes (11 mins drive from The Bell Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at North Foreland (24 mins drive from The Bell Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Royal Cinque Ports (11 mins drive from The Bell Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Royal St Georges and RETURN to USA (5 mins drive from The Bell Hotel)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

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    • 8hrs 25mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

    • 8hrs 20mins

      Miami International (MIA)

      Airlines: Thomas Cook/Condor

    • 7hrs 15mins

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: Finnair/American Airlines/US Airways/Iberia

    • 7hrs 20mins

      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 8hrs 05mins

      Orlando International (MCO)

      Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

    • 7hrs

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: United

  • Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.


    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!


Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

“Royal St George's and Royal Cinque Ports are two links classics and have hosted The Open Championship 16 times between them. Throw in Princes, Littlestone and North Foreland, and you will have an unforgettable week of golf!”

Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist