West Sussex Golf Club

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Address: Hurston Lane, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2EN, United Kingdom
Rating: 4.2
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Opened: 1930
Holes: 18
Type: Heathland
Length: 6223 yards
Par: 70
Green Fees: Visitors Green Fees: Winter = £105, Summer = £125
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Tel No: 01798 872563
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Website: www.westsussexgolf.co.uk
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Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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West Sussex Golf Club has few detractors, merely happy throngs of ardent admirers. It is man people's idea of what a good golf course should be. In the modern world where length is cardinal, its secrets lie within the noble terrain of heather and pine and the inspiring backdrop of the Sussex Downs. It is the variety, charm and challenge of individual holes that sets it apart, something rarely achieved. West Sussex Golf Club's strength is there are no weaknesses.

N.B. West Sussex Golf Club has a two ball rule. Visitors welcome subject to availablity and members always take priority.

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Number of Reviews: 2

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20 Jul 2022, 20:47
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Scenic but a tough course

Set in the midst of parkland in deepest West Sussex you find a beautiful course with heather at pretty much every hole. Not a very long course at Par 68 but don’t get fooled into thinking you will be able to drive and pitch for easy pars. This is a tough course which will penalise you if you stray of the straight and narrow. The combination of heather and the well positioned bunkers are always lying in wait. I played the day after the hottest day of the year in July and the fairway’s were parched and heather not in full splendour (as would be expected after a long dry spell) which meant the ball ran longer than usual making the course even tougher.

All in all, an excellent course with all the amenities of food, drink, locker/shower in very good condition and good practice facilities close to the clubhouse (even 2 putting greens), chipping area, driving bays (not covered) and a reasonable pro shop.

Is it worth the 1hr travel it too me? I’d say yes but maybe a bit far to play this regularly. Would love to play this in spring when fairways are a bit more plush to see if it is less challenging - my guess is not as the the hazards are well positioned to equalise the game against long hitters.


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01 Jan 2016, 17:02
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Immaculate charming course

This one had been on our wishlist for a while - a heathland course located on the South Downs where the land is great and there are many fine courses. It's rated number 1 in Sussex and very posh - they only allow visitors to play in 2 balls - and don't usually allow riff raff like us!

However, my playing partner showed excellent initiative, blagging a tee time by explaining that we are not members of a club at the moment: we are based in Frankfurt on business and are former members of the London Club - what a great liar that Phil Boyd is!

We arrived at 8:30am and paid £70 for a winter day ticket, which was excellent value. It is a very pretty place indeed with a gorgeous clubhouse, friendly staff and superb practice facilities. Also it was perfect weather - around 10 degrees and sunny.

The course was as manicured as any I have ever played - in perfect condition despite the time of year and recent rain. The turf was a pleasure to play irons or chip from. We played off winter tees - par 68 and 5600 yards - but the course runs fast and plays shorter than its distance.

Not as difficult as I expected but then we both played tidy golf - there is plenty of trouble if you are wayward, with some deep bunkers and lots of heather. Anyway, the good thing about playing as a 2 ball was that we comfortably played 36 holes on December 29th.

I thought the par 3s were very pretty holes, but if I had any criticism it would be the lack of great 'shot making' holes for better players - such as the 2nd or 6th at Crowborough. However, it is a joy to play and I'd recommend it to any golfer who enjoys fast running golf - if you can get a tee time!


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