Rye Bay Harbour Links

Designer: Jeremy Holme

Course Description:

Built on the Romney Marsh in South East England this par 71 course has been designed to take advantage of the windswept dunes and coastal inlets. Plays fair but tricky in the strong wind and a very low score is available when the wind drops. Need to have good course management and patience round here and hope everyone enjoys themselves.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2015 HB Studios Open European Dean Lowdon

Other Courses by Jeremy Holme

Course Name Theme Par
High Weald Championship Course Countryside 72
Longdale Pikes Golf Club Boreal 72
Saxon Weald Golf Club Countryside 72
Salmasis Coast Links (weekend) Links 71
New Ripples Wood Boreal 72
Charthurst Manor Harvest 72
Angel Downs Golf Club Countryside 72
Kingston Point Tropical 72
Caldera Basin Golf Club Tropical 72
Trebarwith 2015 Course Highlands 72
Atlantic Reach Golf Club Highlands 72
The Estuary Highlands 72
Lauterhorn Golf & Ski Resort Alpine 72
Jack's Bay Golf Club Highlands 72
Promanade Park Golf Club Highlands 72
Harry's Ruin Golf Club Highlands 72
Viking Weald Golf Resort Rustic 72
Holmere Park Golf Club Highlands 72
Angel Sands Golf Links Highlands 72
The New Kings Golf Club Harvest 72
Monument Sands Golf Resort Desert 72
Rye Bay Harbour 2017 Highlands 71
Scotton Park Golf Club Boreal 72
Viking Haven Golf Links Highlands 72
Old Romney Golf Links Highlands 72
The New Course at Old Romney Highlands 72
Saxon Lakes Golf Club Rustic 72
Koufinisi Island Resort Delta 72
The Dunes Course At Angel Sands Highlands 72
Gull Rock Alpine 72
Saxon Bay Golf Links Highlands 72
Weald Water Golf Boreal 72
Gull Rock Golf Club Highlands 72
Old Romney New Course Highlands 72
Kingston Park Rustic 72
Cardington Links PGA Tour Highlands 72
The Parish Golf Club Countryside 72
Mullion Cliffs Highlands 73
Brookland Marshes Golf Club Highlands 72
City Park Golf Club Rustic 72
Wealden Forest Golf Club Boreal 72
Romney Harbour Golf Club Highlands 72
Samphire Golf Links Highlands 72
The Estate Boreal 72

Member Reviews:

THE how-to manual for building a firm course

Not only did the designer build this course perfectly for its escalated firmness, he also captured the essence of a European links course. It featured a lovely seaside theme, with beautifully rendered seawalls, and barriers to prevent golfers that may have had one too many from tumbling into the drink. It had large, undulating and tiered greens, and good fairways that required good wind calculations to manage. It also had several deep bunkers that you would expect to find on a links course. Putting was difficult, as it was difficult to hug the ball up to the pin, but not brutal.

Opposite from what I've been complaining about in several previous reviews regarding firmness, the greens were oriented longish lengthwise, with a rear pin placement to allow for bounce and roll-up. And on smaller greens, the fronts were free of impediments so you could land it short of the green and do the old bounce and trickle. That was made more difficult by the slopes and contours of the fairways and greens themselves, so you sometimes had to look for a counter intuitive landing area if you wanted to get it close.

I would have cared for a little more use of elevation, and would love to have seen more time planting the long dune grass in the rough to really knock this one out of the park, but there were lots of mounds and moguls, and was a great representation of a real life links course.
Reviewed by: James Moon on 5/13/2015