Littlehampton Golf Club
Littlehampton Golf Club, Littlehampton, South East, England, BN17 5DL
7 reviews of Littlehampton Golf Club
Officially recognised as one of only 252 true links courses in the world (yes, the world), Littlehampton hangs on to that definition by the very skin of its teeth. Whilst the holes out by the sea are 100% links, that land gives way very quickly to less rare subsoil. In fact, on a few holes you can literally be on linksland on one side of the fairway and heavier soil on the other side. Nonetheless, it is a pleasant if not spectacular course, flipping as it does from linksland to what could perhaps best be described as marshland. £20 for twilight golf isn't exactly over priced and, whilst I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to play it, it's worth a game if in the area, particularly as, with the exception of West Sussex (Pulborough), the immediate areas isn't exactly blessed with great courses.
I played this course last night, and have to say this is one of the most fun courses I have played in a while. The wind is a factor but it allows you to be a more creative with your shot making. The elevated white tees on 7th and 9th offer great views of the sea and offer a completely different approach to the yellows. The greens were in good condition and played true. I felt the rough was quite forgiving when shots strayed off the fairway. A great course - I can't wait to go back again.
I played here at the twilight rate of £17.50. While a little pricier than some it was well worth the money. Most of us have very few chances to play links courses and this was a real pleasure and a stern challenge even on a fairly still evening. A couple of members invited me to join them and I was thus able to play of the white tees which in addition to making the holes more difficult offer spectacular views of the sea which cannot be had from the yellow tees. My partners showed me the way to play by keeping straight and unfolding some long range bump and run shots. I felt sorry for their opponents in the foursome match they were playing the next day. All the holes are good but the 1st,8th,10th and the stretch from the 12th to 14th are among the best. I note the last review was in 2003 and I suspect the members are happy enough that the course is off the beaten track and keep this gem for themselves.
I played this course recently on a society day and my first impressions of a flat,open, fairly easy course were truely destroyed on my second shot. The rough I found myself in was very unforgiving and if you do find your ball then it is not certain that you can do anything more than just hack it out. The course is excellent and puts a premium on finding the fairway and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a challenge. The wind was not that strong when we played and I would imagine that shooting anywhere near your handicap when it does is almost impossible. The food was good the pro and all the staff very friendly and we all had an excellent day.
As someone brought up on the links of Pyle and Kenfig, found the course very enjoyable although it was a very calm day. Tees and greens in excellent condition and though not the longest course, accurate drives needed on a few of the back nine. Numerous well positioned bunkers, make up for the lack of yardage. Lovely clubhouse with friendly staff and good food. Definitely worth another visit.
I think this could be described as an "animal of a course". I am not overly experienced with links type courses, but found this pretty difficult - especially the par 3s. Wind was the main feature, choosing to drive off asif out to sea in order to land my ball on the fairway) This is certainly not for the faint hearted - a challenge to say the least. Great if you like to be weather-beaten (in more ways than one). Greens extremely difficult too. Not too sure I would be in a hurry to return (probably female point of view!)
always fun,always dry underfoot,always windy.not enough sand to be really linksy,but you always get a friendly welcome.club selection very often impossible.watch out for the stream and the reed beds.Par3's the most memorable feature.
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