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Chart Hills unveils new par-3 course – Golf News

By admin Jun13,2024

Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent has unveiled the latest phase of its on-going investment plans with the opening of a new six-hole par-3 course and a new practice putting green, both of which were designed by Sir Nick Faldo.

With holes ranging from 50 to 100 yards, ‘The Loop’ is a six-hole course situated opposite the driving range, providing golfers with a unique and challenging experience, perfect for honing their short game skills and enjoyable before or after a round of golf.

In addition, the new 668 square metre practice putting green is also now open for use for members and guests. Adjacent to the first tee, this putting surface draws inspiration from the sites of Sir Nick Faldo’s favourite greens, including its very own ‘Valley of Sin’, as well as taking inspiration from Muirfield Village and Augusta.

A 4-ball can play The Loop in less than half an hour, with the course offering six par-3s of between 50 and 100 yards. The large greens offer a wide variety of pin positions.

 

The Loop is ideal for players of all standards looking to sharpen up their wedge play, while the large greens will also provide excellent putting practice

NEW TEE BOXES

Elsewhere, as part of the next phase of the enhancements to the Faldo-designed championship course, all 18 holes have recently benefitted from an extensive refurbishment of the tee boxes.

The renovation involved stripping the tee boxes down to the soil, levelling them out, installing additional drainage where required and then returfing the tees. The result is 72 immaculate tee boxes that can withstand foot traffic and weather year-round.

The refurbishment has also included replacing all of the tee markers, which are now named based on their yardage, with the 72 tees representing the 7,100-yard course, followed by the 66 tees, 61 and 55 tees, which should be selected based on playing ability and the distance each golfer is capable of hitting the ball.

All the tees on the Championship course have been levelled off and relaid with new turf and new drainage, while the tees are now numbered according to the overall yardage of the course, with ’66’, being the 6,600-yard course from the purple tees, while 71 denotes the back tees, which take the course up to 7,100 yards

The club has also announced further investments, which will include its first on-site accommodation, set to provide premium suites for stay-and-play packages and wedding parties.

ONSITE ACCOMODATION

The Barn at Chart Hills, just a short walk from the main clubhouse, will provide five bedrooms of luxury, boutique-style accommodation for up to 10 guests and is set to open later this year.

“We’re proud to have unveiled the new amenities, including The Loop. It’s the result of a period of intense work from the team. The fact that it’s already been so well received is gratifying,” said General Manager, Anthony Tarchetti.

“We’re equally excited to be unveiling the latest development plans here at Chart Hills, with further investments still to come as we strive to create the very best facilities for members, guests and visitors.

Since 2019, Chart Hills has undergone a complete transformation, and under our ownership that will only continue in the future.”

“The project enhances the fine details of the course that golfers love and appreciate, as well as encouraging golfers to play from the tees that best fits their ability, improving the playing experience for everyone” Tarchetti added.

For membership enquiries and visitor tee time bookings, visit www.charthills.co.uk.

Chart Hills Golf Club’s championship course has been the subject of major investment over the last four years under its new ownership

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