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”.
Littlehampton Golf Club is the fourth course I’ve reviewed with a member and writing this, I realise that all four of them have been completely different types of courses: Pyecombe is a downland...read more
The highlight of my recent holiday in Scotland wasn’t seeing Suzann Pettersen and Mel Reid in action or even having the best brownies ever at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It...read more
Piltdown Golf Club: a beautiful heathland course that just keeps getting better and better. Definitely one of the best in Sussex.read more
Seaford Head Golf Club: unparalleled views over Seaford and the Seven Sisters from a thoroughly fun and varied course.read more
Gorgeous links course with St Andrews in the distance. Great views everywhere. Not too hard if one manages to stay clear of bunkers.read more
Lovely round on the 13th oldest golf course in the world. A great mix of links and heathland, but best to avoid those pot bunkers.read more
Next week I’m off to Scotland to watch the Women’s Open at Kingsbarns Golf Links and of course, I will be taking my clubs to the Home of Golf. Brighton and Hove Golf Club is a member of...read more
Hindhead Golf Club: A stunning heathland golf course in a magnificent setting that deserves its reputation and its place in the top 100 courses in the UK. I'll be back!read more
Castle Royle Golf Club: flat and fast with lots of hazards all over the shop and bewilderingly fast greens. Very unusual parkland course. I loved it.read more
Littlehampton Golf Club: It may not be a "true" links course, but it's good enough for me. I love it.read more