5 reviews of Pyecombe Golf Club
Pyecombe, despite some obvious errors here and there, is a cracking course. Let's deal with the bad: the 9th, a sweeping par 5 which should be one of the finest in Sussex, has been damaged severely by the right handside being covered in trees and the late dogleg cut off similarly by trees. Note to committees everywhere: this is NOT good practice. It is accepted as bad practice universally by golf course architects. It is NOT a debate. Moving on though, Pyecombe is otherwise a largely unspoilt (give or take the odd further tree intrusion on strategy) layout which will appeal to the golfer who likes something a bit more classical in nature. It's a rollercoaster to be experienced and, from a strategic perspective, much of the original design integrity remains intact. Certainly a course for the thinking golfer.
Played here for the first time in the Seniors Open earlier this year. It was blowing a gale when I arrived, and this, combined with the rain that started on the 2nd hole, didn't bode well. Nice course, first hole is a bit "boring" but after that it gets interesting. Course (considering the weather) was in super condition, greens were good and the fairways well defined. We had a nearest the pin competition at the par 3 5th hole, but because of the rain and mist we couldn't even see the green, let alone the pin! Luckily I was playing with two members who at least pointed me in the right direction. It was a shame about the weather because I don't really remember a lot about the course, but I saw enough that I would like to go back and play it again on a sunny day, preferably without the wind! All the members I spoke to were very friendly, the clubhouse was very welcoming, and the food was great.
played this course 03/03/2010.It was a very windy day,cold and no sun,we had a very warm welcome from the staff and from the pro. They are doing some modifications to the clubhouse which is a bit of a pain when trying to park your car as the car park is busy with builders.The course was in good condition very challanging with fairways sloping off in all directions making you think about how high you need to play your tee shot up the fairway to make it stop before it rolls off the other side,it's a golfers course.The greens are pretty good for this time of year,but i should imagine that in the summer they are red hot.Overall we were all very pleased with a great game of golf.
Probably my favorite mid-sussex course for three reasons: -Make no mistake this course is a physical challenge with steep inclines, declines and side slopes you are however rewarded with some very pictureque holes and stunning views of the Sussex countryside, the challenge keeps slow moving hackers away so generally a relaxing round. -It's downland location generaly means that regardless of recent weather the course will be dry unlike many local clubs. -Greens are kept in excellent condition, course in general has a mature and well cared for feel. Perhaps having driven the green on the 18th for a bidie finish has left me with a rose tinted view but regardless get your crampons and mountain boots out and give it a go!
You need the lungs and legs of a mountain goat to get round but it's worth the effort. Some really picturesque holes that use the contours well mixed with a few dull flat ones. Not the most modern clubhouse in the world but nice enough.
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