East Sussex National

East Sussex National

East Sussex National

East Sussex National | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

East Sussex National is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list that sits south of London. The resort, known as ESN, plays host to two championship standard golf courses, a hotel with more than 100 rooms, great dining options and a sublime health club and spa.  
The two golf courses at ESN – named the East Course and the West Course thanks to their geographical locations – are both 18-hole layouts measuring more than 7,000 yards. The East Course has played host to the DP World Tour on two occasions, with the European Open being played at East Sussex in 1993 and 1994. There are also great practice facilities at the resort, though these are about to undergo substantial renovations and upgrades. 
Away from the golf course, guests can get to work in the health club. There is a fully equipped gym with treadmills, bikes, free weights and more, while the 20-metre swimming pool is another option for those that want to work out. There is also a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi in the health club, while the spa section has seven treatment rooms, and qualified professionals on hand to give a wide array of massages and treatments.  
104 rooms, all under one roof. That sums up the accommodation offerings at East Sussex National, but there is so much more to it than that. Each of these rooms has been designed with comfort in mind, with a range of Classic Rooms, Club Rooms, and Luxury Suites available. There are also Family Rooms for those that want to bring their little ones along on an adventure.  
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East Sussex National Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Two 18-Hole Courses

East Sussex National is home to two championship standard 18-hole courses – the East Course and the West Course. The latter is the longer of the two layouts at East Sussex, but the East Course is the stadium course at the resort, playing host to the DP World Tour in its history.  
East Course 
The East Course is the championship offering at the East Sussex National. The course was brought to international attention in 1993, when it hosted the European Open on the DP World Tour. Gordon Brand Jr was the winner, with David Gilford then winning a year later, on its second and last edition at East Sussex National.  
The East measures more than 7,000 yards, and it is a tough test from start to finish, with water coming into play from the opening tee shot. The 2nd provides a good birdie opportunity, while the 7th is the longest hole on the course. The par 5 comes in at 573 yards from the tips and has a double dog-leg for players to work their way through, first left to right and then right to left as you get down to the green.  
The longest hole is followed by the shortest. 8 is only 148 yards but club selection is crucial as the green is extremely hard to hold. There is water on either side of the 12th, while the final par 3 on the course – the 16th hole – is played over water. Two bunkers behind the green are a natural spot for golf balls to find as players take an extra club to ensure they don’t go in the water. The East Course ends with two 450-yard par 4s, with the penultimate hole on the course featuring a water hazard between the fairway and green. 18 has nine bunkers including three to the left of the green to make it a tough finisher.  
West Course 
Although the East Course is the stadium offering at East Sussex National, the West Course is actually the longer of the two layouts. The West runs out to 7,154 yards and has plenty of trouble lurking, including water hazards, tree-lined fairways, and strategically placed bunkers.  
The length on the West Course comes courtesy of two par 3s that measure more than 200 yards, while all par 5s on the layout are more than 500 yards. The penultimate hole on the course is the longest on the entire property. The 17th is 591 yards from the gold tees, but apart from the distance, there is not too much in terms of danger for you to be worried about. 
The dome-shaped green on the par 3 3rd is difficult to find, especially with the water looming to the right of it. The other par 3 on the front side is the 7th, which measures 240 yards from the golds and plays to a long and narrow green. 10 also has water in front of the green, making the second shot on this par 4 more difficult. The final hole on the West Course is a narrow one, with trees lining both sides of the fairway. It is only 380 yards, so it is not the longest, but finding the fairway is crucial to have any chance of par, let alone birdie.  

Glorious Accommodation

All the accommodation at East Sussex National comes under one roof. The hotel has plenty to offer with more than 100 rooms and suites available. Each one is comfortable and elegant, with a range of Classic, Club and Family Rooms along with Luxury Suites.  
The Classic Rooms are, as they say, classic. They come with either a double bed or two twin beds, while the Classic Rooms are equipped with a 40-inch TV, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom and ESPA toiletries, along with tea and coffee making facilities. There are also rooms to accommodate the family. The Family Rooms at East Sussex National come with a double bed for the parents along with two single beds for the kids.  
The Club Rooms have everything that the Classic Rooms offer, with the bonus of a private terrace or balcony, depending on which floor of the hotel you are situated on. At the top of the tree at East Sussex National are the range of Luxury Suites, which offer guests living and dining space as well as the bedroom area, along with a sweeping balcony and a separate bath and walk-in shower. 
The Pavilion Restaurant is the resort’s AA two rosette restaurant, with local and classic dishes on offer. The Huntington’s Restaurant is in the clubhouse and offers traditional food with views of the golf courses. The Sussex Lounge is the hotel’s bar and is also the place to go for afternoon tea as well.  

Horsted Health Club & Spa

The Horsted Health Club & Spa is located at East Sussex National and provides guests with a wonderful environment to relax and unwind. The facility is home to a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi.  
The spa section of the facility has seven treatment rooms, with a glorious array of massages and treatments available from a team of qualified therapists.  

FAQs about East Sussex National

Where is East Sussex National?  
East Sussex National is where it says it is. It’s in East Sussex! It is just outside the village of Little Horsted, and only 20 miles from Eastbourne and the south coast of England. By road, the city centre of London is around 50 miles to the north.  

What is the nearest airport and station to East Sussex National?
Uckfield is the closest train station to the East Sussex National resort, and it is the final stop on the Southern line from London Bridge. The trains run every hour in both directions, with a travel time of around 75 minutes to get to London Bridge. The station is just a couple of miles from the resort.  
London Gatwick is easily the closest major international airport to East Sussex National, sitting just 25 miles to the northwest of the resort. Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the country behind London Heathrow, and facilitiates flights to a number of countries, including most European nations and North America as well.  

What golf facilities does East Sussex National offer?
Not only does East Sussex National have two wonderful golf courses that exceed 7,000 yards, but the Golf Academy at the resort is the perfect place for guests and members alike to practice their skills. 
The Academy is home to its own 3-hole practice course, with one par 3, one par 4 and one par 5. There is also a driving range and short game area to complete the practice facilities at East Sussex National. Plans to develop and upgrade the practice facilities at the resort are in place.  
East Sussex National is also home to a fully stocked pro shop, with the likes of Under Armour, Galvin Green and FootJoy all on offer. The clubhouse provides the food and drink offering after a round, with views out over the golf courses.  

Does East Sussex National offer golf lessons?
The Golf Academy at East Sussex National is the place to go if you are looking for golf coaching and tuition. There are two PGA-qualified professionals on hand at the academy to teach golfers of all ages and abilities, and with the perfect facilities and environment to do so. 

What are the green fees at East Sussex National?
The price of a green fee at East Sussex National changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at East Sussex National, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at East Sussex National?
There is an impressive range of accommodation, with it all coming under one roof at East Sussex National. The hotel plays host to more than 100 rooms and suites, ranging from Classic Rooms to Club Rooms and Luxury Suites. There are also Family Rooms for those bringing the children to the resort.  

What other resorts are nearby?
20 miles to the east sits Dale Hill, which is the closest venue to East Sussex National that also lays claim to a place on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. Lingfield Park and Tudor Park are also within 40 miles from East Sussex National.  
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