Broke Hill golf club is owned and operated by the same company (Green Grass Limited) as nearby Chelsfield lakes. Both courses were built around the end of the 1990’s, as I had recently played Chelsfield Lakes and considering the proximity of the two courses, I expecting was them to share similar characteristics. While these two sister courses resemble each other, they have two very distinctly different personalities.
Constructed in 1997, Broke Hill golf club still has a rather fresh feel about it. The club house is modern villa style building and the area around the first tee is neatly landscaped.
In terms of practice facilities Broke Hill doesn’t have a driving range but it does have a short game warm up area around 160 yards for which balls are provided. The chipping and putting greens are excellent.
The course is laid out on a large plateau and unlike many courses in this area of Kent it’s a rather easy course to walk around. Broke Hill golf club is very much a parkland style course, and despite its elevated location it’s not as hilly as you might expect.
On the day my playing partner and I were asked to tee off on from the 10th which was something of a blessing as the back nine at Broke Hill golf club is excellent. Each hole presented a new challenge, an excellent mix of intelligently thought out par threes, fours and fives that demanded a tactical approach to the game, club selection and good shot execution were essential.
On to the front nine which is competitively more straight forward in comparison but still has an excellent combination of long driving holes and cleverly thought out doglegs. While the front nine doesn’t have the complexity of the back, you will still need plan your way around this course, know your distances and skillfully execute your shot.
Overall Broke Hill golf club is a superb golf course. The green fees are a little bit more expensive than other courses nearby but I felt this course justified a few extra pounds. On the day the course conditions were not ideal ( damp mid-December) so a return trip in warmer conditions is a must.
The high handicap player might struggle to score well on this course, Broke Hill would appeal to the regular, competent or club player.
There was a lovely atmosphere around the course, members and visitors alike were amiable and friendly. The customer service in the pro shop and club house was excellent and so all in all I couldn’t recommend a round at Broke Hill more highly.
Sevenoaks Rd, Sevenoaks TN14 7HR