Man chipping on to a green on a golf course in early morning sunlight
Man chipping on to a green on a golf course in early morning sunlight

Herefordshire - Kington Golf Course

Try your luck on the highest 18-hole course in England

Very close to the Welsh border, Kington is the highest 18-hole course in England at 1,284 feet above sea level.

This short, quirky course provides a great test of golf on a layout offering pretty amazing views across The Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains, The Malvern Hills, The Shropshire and Clee Hills. The fast-draining soil ensures great playability on excellent greens all year round.

Kington Golf Course is rated as the 28th best course in the UK to play for under £100, and is Herefordshire's number one ranked course.

It was one of the first courses designed by renowned architect, Major Cecil Key Hutchison. His classic design gives you five very different par threes; three par fives; and ten par fours and is an understated masterpiece. Apart from a few minor changes, the course remains true to its original 1926 layout.

Kington has no water or sand bunkers and is generally wide with very little shaping of the fairways. It's an excellent opportunity to open the shoulders but heaven help you if you place the ball in the wrong spot and end up with a tricky recovery close to the hole.

Kington is a unique challenge and tests creativity and shot-making to the full. Precision from the tee and deftness around the greens are the keys to success.

And let's not forget about the views. They assault the eyes on all sides and include a magical panorama towards Wales and the Brecon Beacons from the ninth tee at the furthest expanse of the course.


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