38 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play East Sussex National

Stay and Play East Sussex National. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

East Sussex National
East Sussex National

38 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play East Sussex National

When the hotel was added to East Sussex National's impressive facilities a few years ago, its styling mirrored that of the existing clubhouse with its distinctive round towers, one of which houses the à la carte restaurant with views out over the East course and South Downs beyond. All the spacious, well-equipped rooms offer that same view. The courses themselves are great fun and require different skills for each. The East course offers room to open the shoulders, while the West has greater character, especially when it plays up towards the charming Horsted Place hotel. There are a number of water hazards on both, but the extensive practice facilities provide ample scope to warm up before taking them on.

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Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x