No 52 - West Sussex

West Sussex features a great variety of holes and offers exceptional practice facilities. This Pulborough gem also boasts a super clubhouse

West Sussex

52 WEST SUSSEX

Architect: Campbell, Hutchison, Hotchkin 2006 position: 80 Stats: 6,264 yds; par 68; SSS 70 GF: £80 T: 01798 872563 W: westsussexgolf.co.uk

Although not long on paper, West Sussex at Pulborough is still a real test of golf and great fun.

There’s only one par 5, the relatively gentle opening hole, but there are five par 3s, all varied, all attractive and all testing. This is especially true of the long 6th over water, which can be played as a dog-leg, if so desired.

Much work has been done in recent times to clear overgrown woodland and restore the course to its original condition, and by opening up the water short left of the 14th they have made this into a beautiful hole.

The day rate for societies with lunch is very good value. RS

+ Good variety of holes; exceptional practice facilities; nice clubhouse - Mainly 2-ball play; quite short; have to cross 7th fairway to get to 17th tee

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Rob Smith
Rob Smith

Rob Smith has been playing golf for over 40 years and been a contributing editor for Golf Monthly since 2012 specialising in course reviews and travel. He has now played well over 1,100 courses in almost 50 countries. Since travel restarted in May 2021, he has played around 80 different courses, more than 40 for the first time. This includes 21 in 13 days on a trip to East Lothian in October. One of his main roles is helping to prepare the Top 100 and Next 100 Courses of the UK&I, of which he has played all but 10. Rob is a member of Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey where his handicap hovers around 16. You can contact him at r.smith896@btinternet.com