Cooden is one of the few course in Sussex which is quite flat. It is therefore not too tiring. The wind always plays a big part here as although not a links course it is by the sea. It is quite challenging and will add a few shots to your game on a windy day. I did not find the clubhouse particularly welcoming but good bar snacks are available.
Cooden beach is a links type course with a bit of water well placed to catch the wayward drive, but on the whole the fairways are reasonably wide and in great condition,
the greens were excellent fast and true,
this is a very friendly club and was made to feel very welcome by the natives, Food was very good served in a nice friendly clubhouse, all in all well worth a visit
Worth a visit
Cooden Beach is one of the most peaceful golf courses you will play, you dont hear anything for what seems miles apart from a few cows mooooooooooooing and the odd train going through which seems so pleasent(i'm not a train spotter) anyone who has played here will know what i mean.
Ok not the most welcoming of clubs, had read previous reports(other websites) that a frosty welcome is the norm and i felt no different.
The course in good condition dispite the heavy amount of rain from the previous day, I suspect they use a lot of temp greens in the winter judging by the clear marking of each temp just before you play to the main green which would prove dissapointing if this is the case.
Greens I felt played slow, however were quite tricky which I seemed to adjust quite easy to for a change, fairways were quite open although still plenty of room for trouble if you do seriously shank a shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cooden Beach is a course that if and hopefully when i retire(before i'm 40) that when and hopefully i have a few quid under my belt that i would quite happy settle down and play this club weekin and weekout.
One thing I must say is when I played conditions were perfect but get the feeling can get very windy when the wind does get up.
Course in great condition
Cooden is a great seaside course not your normal links course It is some where between a parkland course and a links course. I played it again in the evening when there was very little wind off the sea, which made it a real pleasure to play. the cost at £23 for a twilight round was a bit expensive, but still a course that I will go back and play again and again. The club house and pro shop were very helpful and friendly.
a super friendly club every one made us very welcome.
the course was in super condition, the greens were quite quick for this time of the year. Being very close to the sea if you happen to catch the course on a windy day it will play havoc with your scoring, but on a nice sunny wind free day there is no better links course to go and play