At Chestfield you are afforded an excellent round of golf.
The course suits golfers of all abilities but with it being a hilly course, will challenge even the most seasoned of golfers. The course is easily walkable but for those wanting to reserve energy, buggies are available for hire. The most attractive part of the course is undoubtedly the area comprising the first and eighteenth holes, set in the centre of the village near the Oast House. The most testing part of the course lies on Shrub Hill overlooking the sea, where golfers will find much to interest and challenge them, not least the new 553 yard second hole. Other less demanding holes are more subtle in character and offer substantial rewards to the more cautious golfer.
The clubhouse has been carefully and lovingly restored to provide an attractive beamed lounge bar, a small but cosy Spike bar and a restaurant overlooking the 18th green and fairway. The clubhouse offers great comfort and a welcoming atmosphere and was voted in the top ten 19th holes in the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Construction of the course, originally known as Shrub Hill, began shortly after the First World War at the instigation of George Reeves, a local builder. He commissioned two well-known professionals, James Braid – five times Open Champion – and Abe Mitchell to design the course which was opened for play on 16th April 1924. Some of Abe Mitchell’s clubs are still on display in the clubhouse.