Our guide to the best golf courses in Sussex – a county that is positively brimming with fine layouts, both new and old
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Pulborough, as it is known to the locals, is a simply delightful place to play at any time of the year, but do not make the mistake of expecting a pushover.
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The epitome of old-fashioned links golf In England. This eccentric, unique, traditional and uncompromising course is very much reflected in the clubhouse and membership.
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Simply delightful from the moment you arrive – this is a bunkerless, heathland course with small and elusive greens that will charm and confound in equal measure.
Despite the fact there is not a single artificial feature to be found, including bunkers, you will need more than a driver to tame this classic old course.
The West is a fun course to putt on. It really does reward those with good touch and who can appreciate the severity of some of the contours, which are not always apparent.
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Crowborough Beacon is one of the highest points in Sussex – and it is home to a distinctive moorland course that offers views across the Downs and towards the sea in the distance.
Like its sister course the West, the East at East Sussex has plenty of length, water, design subtleties, bunkers and, above all, slick and contoured greens to challenge us all.
The middle holes are what sets Goodwood Downs apart from the crowd. They have a lovely open quality and the grand vistas are matched by the style of the golf.
Step up to the first tee and allow yourself a moment, there is no rush. Absorb the breathtaking surroundings, supreme pleasure lies ahead.