James Braid, Donald Steel
Changes have been made to the original design of the course over the years with the most recent arising from the rerouting of the A299 Thanet Way. The new layout. designed by the internationally renowned golf architect Donald Steel and comprising six new greens. was opened in June 2000. It is generally agreed that the improved layout. which has an SSS of 70 for men and 72 for ladies. is an excellent test of golf. It retains the historic character of Chestfield. undulating fairways and greens and magnificent views, while incorporating modern design features and materials. Chestfield hosted the Kent County Championship in 1993 and more recently the Kent County Junior Championship in 2007.