Golf in West Sussex
Bognor Regis Golf ClubTesting golf course and friendly golf club. Maybe not the spectacular views and scenery of some of the downland courses, but a good day's golf nonetheless.
Burgess Hill Golf CentreTargeted at the new and casual golfer. Burgess Hill Golf Centre has a 9 hole golf course, a 24 bay driving range and an unstuffy atmosphere.
Chichester Golf Club
Golf driving range and pay and playAt Hunston south of Chichester. The club has quite a flat and often windy 18 hole course which is maturing all the time, plus a 9 hole course too.
Chichester Golf Club club has a well equipped driving range which is very popular.
Pay and play available.
Copthorne Golf ClubCopthorne is between Crawley and East Grinstead and has a mature heathland and woodland 18 hole course.
Look out for the golf ball grabbing rhododendrons.
Cowdray Park Golf ClubA good downland course in beautiful countryside at Easebourne, just north of Midhurst.
Cuckfield Golf CentreShortish par 71 course with very reasonable green fees.
Cuckfield Golf SocietyCuckfield Golf Society have monthly golf days in Sussex, an annual tour and a league tournament.
East Brighton Golf ClubAttractive website with very useful slide show which gives a good idea of what to expect from this downland course high above Brighton.
English Blind Golf AssociationThe EBGA provides visually handicapped people with the facility to train and compete in the game of golf.
Foxbridge Golf Club9 hole course between Billingshurst and Godalming.
Quite brilliantly the club website states that "Mark Twain may well have said 'Golf is a good walk spoiled', however he never came to Foxbridge. If he had, this famous assessment may never have been made."
Gatton ManorA combined golf, business and leisure venue with a 6,600 yard woodland course.
Golf at GoodwoodA lot of change has taken place here with the two separate Goodwood owned clubs being taken over by the Goodwood Estate and a lot of money being spent on improving off course facilities and making changes to the layout of the courses.
Goodwood golf's really good website gives you a terrific flavour of the type of golf on offer. The downland course is very hilly, so if you are worried about the steel in your legs, the Parkland course might be a better bet.
Ham Manor Golf ClubVery nice club at Angmering with some testing holes and a friendly atmosphere.
Hassocks Golf ClubA newish 18 hole par 70 course. Visitors and societies welcome.
Haywards Heath Golf ClubTraditional parkland course with lovely views.
Hill Barn Golf ClubNear Worthing.
Horsham Golf and FitnessIf you aren't using Internet Explorer, this a fairly bewildering website.
However, if you are using IE, it tells you about this 2061 yard par 33 9 hole course, which also has a gym.
Ifield Golf ClubSocieties welcome.
Liphook Golf ClubLovely and famous old heathland course that provides a stern test of golf. As the club says, "those who take liberties with the course are punished". I think they mean on the scorecard, but I can't be certain of that.
Littlehampton Golf ClubThe only links course in Sussex, sheltering under the beach on the west bank of the River Arun. needless to say, wind is an essential element of a round of golf at Littlehampton.
While the views may not match those of some of the more glorious downland courses, Littlehampton is a good test of golf, unless the wind drops, and a fun place to play.
Visitors and societies welcome.
Mannings Heath Golf ClubNear Horsham. A very swish club with two relatively new courses and high quality off-course facilities. Societies and visitors welcome by arrangement.
Mid Sussex Golf ClubParkland course built in 1995.
Petersfield Golf ClubMaybe not the best course in the area, but Petersfield is set in some lovely countryside, with views of the Downs in most directions.
Piltdown Golf ClubReassuringly old fashioned members' club which seems happy in its own skin.
The course is short, but tight and protected by heather and gorse rather than sand.
Societies and visitors welcome.
There's a lot of information on the club's website, including a nice hole by hole guide.
Rockwood Golf CourseRockwood Golf Club is public pay & play golf course set within a Nature Conservation Area in the District of Horsham.
Facilities include an 18 hole course, a 9 hole pitch and putt practice course and the Sussex Barn bar, dining and function rooms.
Rottingdean Windmill Miniature Golf CourseOverlooked by Rottingdean Windmill, this is an 18 hole 3,600 yard mini course which takes about 2 hours to play.
The green fee includes the hire of a 7 iron, putter and ball.
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf ClubTop class golf club with two fine 18 hole courses which rely on heather (in the case of the Old Course), tight fairways and careful design rather than length and overabundant bunkers for protection.
The West course is open to non members and societies and has more of a feel than the Old Course.
Rusper Golf ClubVisitors and societies are very welcome at this 6724 yard parkland course.
Rustington Golf ClubNewish golf development with a huge golf store, well-equipped driving range, 18 hole and shorter format golf course.
Selsey Golf Club9 hole course next to the sea.
Singing Hills Golf ClubSinging Hills is located near Albourne and unusually boasts 3 nine hole gold courses.
These can be combined into 3 separate 18s.
Visitors are welcome and the club also has facilities for business meetings.
Slinfold Park Golf ClubAttractive course just off the A29 near Horsham.
Sussex County Golf UnionThe body that runs inter club competitions within Sussex and selects representative amateur teams to take on other counties throughout the rest of England.
Members can benefit from the SGU's county card scheme which allows good value golf as a guest of other clubs within Sussex, although, obviously, certain restrictions apply to this.
It is well worth looking into if you play a lot of golf and want some variety in your golfing scenery.
Sussex County Ladies Golf AssociationLike the Sussex County Gold Union, but for women golfers.
Sussex Golf Guide.comExtremely good independent site with animated course guides and full details of all Sussex courses.
Tilgate Forest Golf ClubOperated by the Glendale Golf group Tilgate Forest is a tight woodland course near Crawley and a provides some challenging golf.
West Chiltington Golf ClubAttractive website for an attractive golf club.
The gallery and slideshow give a good impression of what to expect.
West Hove Golf ClubAt Hangleton above Brighton.
The website has a top class hole by hole guide to the course with yardages, graphics, photographs and a description, which includes top tips on suitable strategies for negotiating each hole.
West Sussex Golf ClubThe West Sussex at Pulborough is a lovely old fashioned heathland golf club. The club favours 2 ball play and visitors should always contact the club in advance.
Worthing Golf ClubAnother classic rolling downland course underneath Cissbury Ring. Wind, long grass, wonderful views, tired legs, lost golf balls. Brilliant.
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