This blog post explains how this page came about, but in substance, this is it: during my Captain’s year, I’ve decided to go on a little tour of the courses of Sussex (and beyond, work permitting) and play with a member wherever I go. I’m hoping they’ll tell me stories about their course and what they love about it. This way, I’ll see them in a completely different light from a regular visitor. So don’t expect critical reviews that will assess course condition, length and other technical aspects. My course reviews will be closer to love letters from the people who know them best. When I can’t play with a member, or when I play a match, I’ll answer a few basic questions. That’s what I did for the courses I played in Portugal a few weeks ago.
To see the review of each golf course, click on the flag, then on the link following “HLAP review” under “description”.
Type of course? Perfect heathland Pleasant staff? Everyone, from bar staff to to members to Secretary, was as welcoming as it gets Best hole? The 18th – a strategic hole Après golf? Very nice...read more
Type of course? Heathland Pleasant staff? All very warm and welcoming, from the Secretary to arrange our visit to the pro shop and the bar once we were there. Best hole? The short par 5 14th. SO...read more
Type of course? Links Pleasant staff? Pleasant enough Best hole? The 8th on Himalayas because of the great drive: a massive carry, water right and left and lots of different options depending on how...read more
Type of course? Undulating parkland Pleasant staff? Yes Best hole? The par 5 4th. Long, narrow and very tricky. Après golf? I don’t think we had a drink that time, but we once had a fantastic...read more
Type of course? Parkland Pleasant staff? Yes Best hole? None stood out. Après golf? Nice pint in the down-to-earth clubhouse. Nice round? Wonderful despite being an average course. We played with...read more
Type of course? Parkland Pleasant staff? Very lovely, in the pro shop as well as in the clubhouse. Best hole? I’d like to play the 16th again. I ran out of fairway on the drive and lost my...read more
Type of course? Heathland and pine trees Pleasant staff? We played in the ladies’ Open and everyone was very welcoming Best hole? Writing this in December, I can’t remember. The photo...read more
Type of course? Undulating amongst meadows Pleasant staff? Yes Best hole? The downhill par 3 Après golf? A decent sandwich on the Covid-safe terrace. Nice round? Very. A well-looked after course and...read more
Type of course? Parkland Pleasant staff? Exceptional starters! On the first day, the nice starter let us go in front of a fourball even though we arrived sweaty, flustered and late, and on the...read more
Type of course? Undulating parkland Pleasant staff? Yes Best hole? 15th par 4, just because I love whacking the ball from an elevated tee. Après golf? Covid restrictions meant that having a drink...read more