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Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club

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Address: Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN57DQ, United Kingdom
Rating: 4.1
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Opened: 1974
Holes: 36
Type: Parkland
Length: Old Course 6106 yds; Woosnam 6512 yds
Par: Old Course 70; Woosnam 71
Rating/SSS: Old Course 69; Woosnam 71
Slope:
Green Fees: Weekday/Weekend - Dale Hill £25/£35; Woosnam £60/£70
Offers: Open Fairways discount card; 2fore1 vouchers; Club discounts for groups of 12 or more golfers.
Tel No: 01580 201249
Location: View Map
Website: www.dalehill.co.uk
   

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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When it comes to quality and luxury Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club, located in the ‘world’ renowned Kent countryside is a stunning golf club that has it all. Two top quality Golf Courses, a first rate Hotel with efficient and friendly staff and award-winning restaurants. On-site is the Hotel, Clubhouse, Professional shop, Golf Academy, Golf practice facilities including driving range.
Description
Dale Hill's well established Old Course, although short at 5,856 yards, is rich in wildlife and mature woodland. With stunning views across the Sussex Weald, this course features a splendid mix of individual holes.

The front nine is parkland whilst the back nine is heavily wooded, challenging even for the more experienced golfer. With its scenic views weaving across the High Weald the compulsory buggy is a welcome addition to playing the course as you head for the Clubhouse.

The Ian Woosnam Course, constructed in 1997 to USGA specifications, is a par 72, 6512-yard course demanding and rewarding accuracy off the tee. The opening hole is one for the big hitters - a 600-yard par five demanding a long and accurate tee shot before sweeping down towards the first green.

There are many spectacular challenges throughout the course including the 16th, a tightly wooded hole across a deep, vegetation filled gully requiring an unerring shot up over a rough-filled gully to a tricky green.

According to Woosnam, "The course has been designed to have the perfect balance - tough enough for the pros and easy enough for the amateurs - and can be enjoyed by all."

Dale Hill has recently been placed in the top 10 British finest hotels and golf breaks by Golf Monthly, and the Woosnam designed golf course is currently at 134 in the UK & Ireland top 200 courses for 2004 by World of Golf.

Dale Hill is owned by Leaderboard Golf Limited a group which includes the sister properties of Chart Hills in Kent, The Oxfordshire Golf Club near Thame, and Sandford Springs Golf Club in Hampshire.

 



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Number of Reviews: 13

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

14 May 2018, 08:50
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Dale Hill

Played here yesterday, the pro shop staff were really friendly. My playing partner was slightly delayed but it wasn't a problem. Was told to tee off any time we were ready.
A couple of the greens had slight water damage but they were still quick.
The course is very picturesque, the rough was tough as it was still wet from the heavy
rain the night before.
I would play here again for sure.


  

Handicap: 21
Pro Member

13 Mar 2018, 23:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Great views

Woosnam Course - This is probably a review I should have saved until having played it in better conditions, because this was as wet a course as I've played for some time. Which is a shame, because there was lots to be positive about once you looked past the condition of the course.

The 1st hole on the Woosnam course is 581 yards from the yellows, so certainly not a hole that warms you up gently. In summer I imagine it would play a lot shorter than that, but hey, this is March and we've had a lot of rain.

After the first 4 holes I was wondering whether it was worth my 80 minute drive to get here, but I think the holes get a bit more interesting after that. The dog leg 6th is where the views of the surrounding hills opens up, and it was probably my favourite hole too. Find the fairway, and you get a view of the green down and left. The 9th is a great risk and reward hole, where the hole dog legs right over a ravine. The ideal tee shot will go down the RH side of the fairway, which is also where all of the trouble is if you miss. The 10th is probably the pick of a number of lovely par 3's.

The downside to all of this was the course conditions. Everywhere was wet underfoot, and even on the tees it was hard to find somewhere to tee the ball where you didn't feel your feet sinking into the turf. The bunkers were frequently under water, and those that weren't had almost no sand underneath the ball. The greens were in need of a cut, but clearly the weather had made sure that that couldn't happen.

Mostly the fairways were generous, and I think that it's a course that players of any ability could enjoy. That said, I don't think that there were too many holes which could be described as easy.

If you have issues with climbs then you probably want to consider getting a buggy, because this course will test your calf muscles.

I think I want to say that this is a good course that I played on a bad day, and I certainly wouldn't say no to giving it another go once the warmer weather got here.

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

27 Mar 2017, 09:00
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Great holes, fine course

Woosnam course, looks like it may have struggled with the winter. The ground was very bobbly, always some clumps of mud behind your ball. Otherwise, jolly lovely! A good range of holes, so no boredom and always a new challenge. Greens are as hard as you want to make them. A good read and all is well but easy to be punished for being lackadaisical.

All round, good fun.

  

Handicap: 22
Pro Member

24 Jul 2016, 18:46
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Old course

I think the old course is a better round than the woosnam !

  

Handicap: 19

12 Oct 2015, 22:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Two Great Courses

I have played both the old course and the Woosnam.Both are in top condition and great value if you manage to get a deal, of which there are some at this time of year. Whilst the Woosnam is more challenging, most people, myself included prefer the old course. The club house is one of the best and the staff are the friendliest I have met anywhere. Play the Woosnam for the test and the Old for the pleasure but play them both. You will not not be disappointed.

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

14 Dec 2014, 21:58
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

play and enjoy this golf course

lovely golf course, some very nice views.
Unfortunately, I played it when very wet, but despite this, it played well, all be it with rather bobbly greens.
Clubhouse is nice, with friendly and helpful staff, food is a bit more expensive than you'd want.
The golf course is lined by cart paths, so they are used all year round, but they stay on the paths, so a few long walks to your golf ball. The golf cart was free with the round of golf, and it was 1 each if you wished. I chose to walk the course and it was an enjoyable walk.
didn't use any practice facilities, but I saw them and looked solid.
I am so going back there in the summer

  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

08 Apr 2014, 07:53
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Overnight stay

£119 each for 4 of us was excellent value for 18 holes on Woosnam course, followed by evening meal (excellent) overnight accommodation, breakfast (excellent) and a 2nd round on the challenging Woosnam course. Thoroughly recommend for a golfing break. There is a 2nd 18 hole course on site, we didn't play it but heard good reports.

  

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06 Sep 2013, 12:42
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Lovely course well worth the visit

Very pretty parkland setting, large open fairways, was a very hot day on my visit so not much shade. Course very well maintained greens very fast and testing! Paid £25 for round mid week.

  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

25 Feb 2012, 21:35
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Great course - try it

I have played at Dale Hill quite a few times on the Woosnam. It's a great course - wide fairways but testing. Tough par 5's for ladies but do-able. Quite pricey but well worth a visit - and if your game isn't up to par, the views are worth it!

  

Handicap: 14

30 Dec 2011, 21:30
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

A bit squishy after rain but a great variety of good holes.

I played the best round of my life so i am biased but this was an excellent course to play. A bit squishy after last night's rain but still played well - and a really good "walk the Woosie" winter deal too.

  

Handicap: 19

19 Jun 2011, 18:11
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Dale Hill - two great courses shame about the weather

Played here on an overnight package Friday 17th/Saturday 18th June.

Venue and accomodation are excellent.

Dale Hill Course - short at 5500 yards off yellows but many tree lined fairways. Tight driving holes in middle of round. Really nice course. Held up well in torential rain all day which made course play long.

Ian Woosnam course - newer course just over 6000 yards off yellows. Have to have buggies, no carrying or trolleys allowed. More open although there are some very tight holes. Some really great looking holes especially some of the par 3s. Par 4 9th dog leg right over valley is great as is the treelined 17th which is a left to right sloping fairway that runs down dogleg right to protected green reminded me of 11th at Augusta, only difference being that that runs right to left. Played mighty long in rain drenched Saturday but held up well.

Great courses. Venue great. Cost well excellent as it was through work and I did not pay for a thing all weekend.....lucky me on that but weather could have been better.

  

Handicap: 20

07 Nov 2009, 22:54
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Dale Hill (Ian Woosnam Course)

An absolutely cracking course and definately well worth a visit!!
Fairways and greens were in excellent condition.
A great array of challenging holes to keep you thinking especially the par 5 11th and the par 3 16th which is 140 yards uphill to a raised green.
The course features a great mix of individual holes and has some great views over the high weald.
Cost was £45 (weekend) which included a complusory buggy.




  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

22 Jun 2009, 08:58
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

The rather Posh One

Quite Expensive,if you dont get a deal with a member,2 Courses here the Old Course and the Woosenam Course,Have played both and prefer the Old course,The woosey course is more open and still maturing.Amazing club house and facilities,plus hotel too,course is mainatained to a high standard.too many mowers around sometimes..if you get my meaning!!all in all one to play in Kent

  




 

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