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? Down the road downland. Pleasant staff? Didn’t interact as we were there playing a match and our opponents welcomed us and bought us a drink afterwards. Best hole? I like the...read more
Set high up in the beautiful Troodos mountains behind Paphos, Minthis Hills was just a little bit meh apart from a couple of truly great holes.read more
A stunning course in a valley worthy of mythical golfing exploits.read more
A beautiful, fun course with amazing views and the site of my second eagle ever!read more
Seaford Golf Club: a nice course that I didn't enjoy as much as I was expecting.read more
East Brighton Golf Club: incredible views, craters, crazy winds and really interesting holes. A proper treat.read more
Ifield Golf Club: A solid parkland course with a couple of surprisingly holes.read more
New Forest Golf Club: so many ponies, so much fun!read more
Dudsbury Golf Club: take extra balls when you play this beautiful, long course with water on 14 holes.read more
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