Page 1 of 7 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 62
  1. #1
    Members
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,526

    Beginner Golf Courses in Sussex


    0 Not allowed!
    I've recently started playing again and now with Hassocks gone I was wondering if any of the golfers amoungst us could recommend a nice course for Beginners?

    I have Cuckfield and Rustington both on the list however both only 9 holes, Id rather avoid a goat track as I find it frustrating hitting over a hill and not knowing where the hell my ball has gone (Probably the rough).

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Cheers.

    • North Stand Chat

      advertising
      Join Date: Jul 2003
      Posts: Lots

        


    • #2
      Members Barham's tash's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2013
      Location
      Rayners Lane
      Posts
      2,218


      2 Not allowed!
      If you can get out on a week day then I’d heartily recommend the Burgess Hill 9 hole par 3. Proved An excellent proving ground for me. A couple of longer holes so you’ll always be learning something other than short game management for which this is excellent.
    • #3
      Members dazzer6666's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Location
      Burgess Hill
      Posts
      27,089


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Munkfish View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      I've recently started playing again and now with Hassocks gone I was wondering if any of the golfers amoungst us could recommend a nice course for Beginners?

      I have Cuckfield and Rustington both on the list however both only 9 holes, Id rather avoid a goat track as I find it frustrating hitting over a hill and not knowing where the hell my ball has gone (Probably the rough).

      Any suggestions would be welcome.

      Cheers.
      Mid Sussex is very 'playable' for a beginner (with virtually no 'blind' shots) and in very good condition
      Hill Barn is wide open, can get away with spraying it all over the place there
      Can't really recall what Hollingbury is like as not played there for ages but think it was fairly open
      Singing Hills has 3 x 9 hole courses, but does have a load of doglegs and also really isn't in a great state at the moment
      Waterhall is cheap and cheerful, but obviously v hilly. Rarely closes in the winter as it drains well. Pyecombe is an expensive, better-kept similar type of course
      Heard some really good reports about Cottesmore (including some very flexible membership options) but not played there yet
      Played at Tilgate a couple of weeks ago - was better than I remember it. Lots of doglegs and trees though (seemed to be every bloody hole !).
      "Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts"
    • #4
      Members
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Location
      Haywards Heath
      Posts
      6,318


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Munkfish View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      I've recently started playing again and now with Hassocks gone I was wondering if any of the golfers amoungst us could recommend a nice course for Beginners?

      I have Cuckfield and Rustington both on the list however both only 9 holes, Id rather avoid a goat track as I find it frustrating hitting over a hill and not knowing where the hell my ball has gone (Probably the rough).

      Any suggestions would be welcome.

      Cheers.
      Cuckfield has two sets of tees so you can play 18 different tees new owners now also beautiful views.
      THOSE IN GLASS PALACES SHOULD NOT THROW BRICKS
    • #5
      Members
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Location
      Haywards Heath
      Posts
      6,318


      1 Not allowed!
      Play a Haywards Heath while it's still open.
      THOSE IN GLASS PALACES SHOULD NOT THROW BRICKS
    • #6
      Members dazzer6666's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Location
      Burgess Hill
      Posts
      27,089


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Barham's tash View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      If you can get out on a week day then I’d heartily recommend the Burgess Hill 9 hole par 3. Proved An excellent proving ground for me. A couple of longer holes so you’ll always be learning something other than short game management for which this is excellent.
      Same for me........quite pricey though and can be slow. You can get a twilight round on several 18 hole courses for a similar price.
      "Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts"
    • #7
      Members
      Join Date
      May 2006
      Posts
      10,526


      0 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Barham's tash View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      If you can get out on a week day then I’d heartily recommend the Burgess Hill 9 hole par 3. Proved An excellent proving ground for me. A couple of longer holes so you’ll always be learning something other than short game management for which this is excellent.
      Played it two weekends ago, looking for more of a challange. but its enjoyable certaininly on a summers eve.
    • #8
      Members Tim Over Whelmed's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Location
      Arundel
      Posts
      7,670


      0 Not allowed!
      I really like Gatton Manor, I think you'll get a couple of rounds there before you'd need to look at membership, have a chat with the golf pro, David Fluke.
    • #9

      1 Not allowed!
      It's been a while since I played (I didn't even realise that Hassocks was gone – had some fond memories of early morning rounds there), but I remember starting out at Seaford Head. Great course, if a little challenging in a few places (especially if there was a bit of a breeze).
    • #10
      Members dazzer6666's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Location
      Burgess Hill
      Posts
      27,089


      2 Not allowed!
      Quote Originally Posted by Greg Bobkin View Post
      This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
      It's been a while since I played (I didn't even realise that Hassocks was gone – had some fond memories of early morning rounds there), but I remember starting out at Seaford Head. Great course, if a little challenging in a few places (especially if there was a bit of a breeze).
      New housing estate going up (I've heard they are going to reopen with a 9 hole course)...............I was a member there for a few years before our group moved to Mid Sussex. Love the 18th at Seaford Head. 400 yard drive with the wind
      "Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts"

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •