Written by: John Sommerville-Hendrie
The deer inhabiting the estate are a uniquely attractive feature of Knole Park Golf Club. The herd now numbers approximately 350, consisting solely of Fallow deer (previously, a small number of Sika deer were also present).
In addition to adding aesthetic value to the course, these deer also contribute to the sustainable maintenance of our turfgrass. Acting as natural mowers 24/7, they graze on much of the unmanaged areas of the course while fertilising it through their manure.
The Members Handbook is currently being updated to incorporate a section on these fellow residents, providing general information and advice from the National Trust and the Park's resident Gamekeeper.