With an overall area of less than 70 acres, space is at a premium so accuracy has always been more important than distance from the tee. At 5,095 yards for the Men, the course is clearly short but a SSS of 66 gives nothing away.
The excellent greens are demanding and are certainly not flat, as befitting a course designed by Colt. Tight tree-lined fairways and, at times, awkward sloping lies simply add to the challenge. Any two of the eight 'short' holes can together demolish the highest of hopes at any one time.
Chislehurst has once again returned to the list of host venues for county fixtures, showing true recognition of the test that awaits even the best golfers here at Chislehurst.