The Kingsfleet, 9 holes 2956 yards, par 35 is available for ‘Pay and Play’ to all comers. It offers pleasant views across the river Deben and marshes and is as much a challenge as the Martello having two par fives. This is not a pitch and putt course but a true test of golf.
Overview of the Kingsfleet Course
1st – Par 4 -279 yards
A driveable par four if you can avoid the bunkers. or play safe and aim for the old house. However this leaves a tricky approach over the greenside bunker to a small green
2nd – Par 4 -359 yards
Dog leg left. The driving line is just to the right of the well placed bunker in the corner of the dog leg. Be careful to avoid the greenside bunkers on the left with your approach shot.
3rd – Par 3 – 186 yards
Usually into the prevailing wind this plays deceptively long. Be careful not to underclub.
4th – Par 5 – 513 yards
Slight dog leg left. The best driving line is to the right of the large fairway bunker on the left. Water on the right all the way to the green. The cross bunker makes you think about the second.
5th – Par 3 – 151 yards
Beware of the pond on the front right of the green which will attract any slightly wayward tee shots.
6th – Par 4 – 396 yards
Dog leg right and one of the strongest on the course. Out of Bounds all the way down the right but play too safe and the two fairway bunkers on the left are lurking. A long and accurate second is required to avoid the cross bunker and those greenside.
7th – Par 4 – 379 yards
Anything but a straight drive will find the bunkers both on the right and left. Be careful with club selection to this plateau green and avoid the greenside bunker on the right.
8th – Par 5 – 485 yards
Beware of the pond 250 yards from the tee – its 275 yards to carry! Take care to avoid the fairway bunkers on the approach and take note of where the pin is on the two tier green.
9th – Par 3 – 211 yards
Requires a well hit shot to carry the bunker and get the ball to stay on the green. The left hand greenside bunker will catch anyone playing too safe.
All distances above are measured from the white tees which for 18 holes on the Kingsleet is 5918 yards, par 70 and standard scratch 69.