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”.
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
Cirencester Golf Club: A beautiful, fun and varied course set in the magnificent Cotswolds hills.read more
Dyke Golf Club: our local rivals have a great, gentle course with fantastic views and plenty of fun to be had.read more
Worthing Golf Club (Upper Course): A downland course that provides fantastic views and a lot of slopy fun.read more
Crowborough Beacon Golf Club: There's nothing not to love about this gorgeous downland course.read more
Copthorne Golf Club: Technical course with tree-lined fairways and ditches that force you to carefully plot your way to reach very deceptive greens.read more
Wexham golf course: geese patrols and lone red kites keep an eye on golfers on this very nice parkland golf course.read more
Bognor Regis Golf Club: a tidy course with friendly members and staff. And gangs of crows preying on innocent golfers on the 13th.read more