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London Golf Club near Sevenoaks celebrates its 25th anniversary – and gets a special message from Jack Nicklaus

TWENTY FIVE years ago three golf legends came to the Sevenoaks area to play each other in a special game.

The 12th green of The International at the London Golf Club.

Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Tony Jacklin fought it out in a special Charity Challenge Skins Match as part of the opening celebrations at the London Golf Club in Ash.

The two courses at the club, which were designed by Nicklaus, officially opened in July 1994 and the match, played on the Heritage Course, was won by Ballesteros thanks to his magical short game.

“I want to congratulate the club for the 25 years. I’m very proud to be part of it and wish the team a continued success,” said Nicklaus, 18-time Major Champion & Golf Course Architect.

Since those opening celebrations, both golf courses have hosted many Professional events. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Heritage course, host to the 2008 & 2009 European Open, forces players to consider every single shot. Dramatic tee shots and daunting approaches make this course both memorable and challenging.

The Nicklaus Design International course is punctuated with exciting risk and reward tee shots over water. The International has been the venue for several notable events including the 2014 Volvo World Matchplay Championship and the 2018 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, which it will host again this August.

As the only Joint Venture Partner Golf Club of the European Tour and a part of the prestigious European Tour Destinations, IMG Prestige and Pacific Links networks, London Golf Club provides an oasis of golfing tranquillity in 700 acres of idyllic Kent countryside.

The Clubhouse at The London Golf Club.

“The whole London Golf Club team is extremely happy to celebrate these 25 Years of history. It’s an important mark for the venue and we’re looking forward to seeing members & guests celebrating with us on the 25th Anniversary Cup,” said Stephen Follet, Chief Executive.

“The club has had the pleasure of hosting major European Tour events over the past few years and it’s fantastic to be able to host the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship once again, in such a special year for us,” added Follett.

Tickets are now available for the 2019 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship which will feature a host of senior professionals such as Colin Montgomerie, Paul McGinley and defending champion, Phil Golding, from 1-4 August. For more information visit:

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  • As part of its 25th celebrations, The London Golf Club will be hosting a Members & Guests 25th Anniversary Cup on Wednesday, 10 July 2019.

Jack Nicklaus, who designed the courses at the London Golf Club, pictured at The Masters in 2007. Photo: Torrey Wiley/ 

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