Originally, in 1909, Willie Park Jnr designed Mid Kent Golf Club’s first course. It was played on, in July the same year. The club was officially opened by the Rt Hon A J Balfour and Mr Littleton MP playing with Harry Vardon and James Braid.
The club’s first president was Earl Darnley, who was better known for his cricketing skills. He captained both Kent County Cricket Club and England Cricket.
Since opening over a century ago, the course’s layout and direction has changed three times. 1969 was the last time it was changed.
Over the years several sporting heroes and celebrities have played the course, to name some:- Tony Jacklin, Peter Oosterhuis, plus many more.
The club currently has 820 playing and social members, which is managed by the Board of Directors who are:
Kevin Hayman: Chairman.
Steve Barrow: Captain.
Paul James: Vice Chairman.
Nicola Sehmi: President.
Caroline Greenfield: Director of Social Events and Communication.
Paul James: Director of Competitions.
Christine Waghorne: Director of Finance
Anne Oxtoby: Director of Membership.
Bruce Galbraith: Director of Greens.
Graeme Prudence: Director of Health & Safety.
Nick Ralph: Junior Liaison Officer
Steve Davies: Director of House.
Mark Davis: Vice Captain.