The Course

 

St Augustine’s Golf Course the Jewel in the crown,as far as the Golf Courses in the very corner of the South East of England are concerned, it was first laid in 1907 and opened by the famous Tom Vardon.

St. Augustines is named after the missionary who landed in England to convert the Saxons to Christianity in AD 597.

A cross stands adjoining the Golf Club to mark the spot of St. Augustine's landing. Adjoining the seventeenth fairway is the famous St Augustine's Well from which it is said fresh water was drawn.

Although St. Augustine's is not a Championship Course the pleasure achieved by playing makes it a very popular venue for the club golfer.

   
The 1st Hole Par 4 377yds - Tough opening hole out of bounds on the right and well positioned bunkers and trees on left which punish the safe shot. A well positioned drive on the fairway is required to leave a fairly straightforward approach shot. The 1st Green - The 1st Green protected by one bunker short right of green and a green side bunker left. The 2nd hole Par 4 259yds - A short par 4 hole easily driven by longer hitters but any shot to the right of the fairway or green makes your second shot very difficult as bunkers and trees block your approach. A tee shot must be played to left side of fairway. 2nd Green - View of the 2nd green from 1st fairway. 3rd Hole par 4 276yds - A dogleg left played to a down sloping green. Again possible to drive by longer hitters but any drive that errs left is heavily penalised by trees and deep rough. A tee shot to the right of fairway leaves a clear pitch to green but be aware the green slopes away from you and you can easily lose control of the ball. 3rd green - View from left side of 3rd green showing the bunker that protects the green on right hand side, there is also a bunker protecting the left hand side. 4th Hole/ Green par 3 176yds - The 4th hole testing par 3 out of bounds on the right protected on front by cross bunker. Anywhere on the green will do. 5th Hole par 4 285yds - Straightforward par 4 hole. Best approached from a left of centre tee shot. Always a potential birdie hole. 5th Approach 6th Hole par 3 154 yds - Well bunkered bowl green. Any shot missing green leaves a tricky chip or pitch. View of the 6th green from left side 7th hole par 5 504 yds - First and longest of the par fives Although green is not visible from tee the fairway gently doglegs to the right.Downwind it is fairly easy to reach in two by longer hitters. Approach 7th 8th Hole /green par 3 126 yds - Shortest of the par threes. Well protected by bunkers- also trees to play over to reach green. Likely the easiest of the par 3s although with wind behind can be difficult to hold ball on green. 9th Hole par 5 489yds - A good 5 hole possible to reach in two by longer hitter. A dyke hidden by a bank crosses the fairway about 80 yds short of green and often a lay up second shot is the best option. Approach to 9th Green - Common shot faced after laying up short of dyke which is hiden behind the bank in the picture. 11th Hole par 4 11th approach 12th Tee 12th Approach 13th tee 14th Tee 14th Fairway Approach 14th 14th Green / left side 15th Tee 15th Green/view from right 15th Green/ view left 16th Tee 16th Hole 17th Hole 18th Green Home