Selsey Golf Club
Selsey Golf Club, Chichester, South East, England, PO20 9DR
6 reviews of Selsey Golf Club
I previously wrote a review of this course suggested it was links like. I stand corrected. In a dry summer it can certainly play quite linksy but having just played it again today and, following all the bad weather we've been having, it is currently VERY sodden underfoot and could not be mistaken for a true links. That is not to take anything away from the course. It's a lovely little unsung 9 holer and well worth a visit if in the area, but don't expect to be running anything up to the pin any time soon. The greens, despite the weather, are currently somewhere near first class.
Having arrived at Selsey on my own for just nine holes and initially found no one about I began to wonder if I had come to an imaginary course. Fortunately I managed to find a member of staff in the bar who was willing, although seemingly a little confused at first, to take me up on the suggestion that I pay him. He seemed to have been instructed to do so but not had it explained to him how it worked. Fortunately, I had checked the green fee before leaving home so was able to tell him how much I owed! Strange start to the day........but what a pleasure. Having grown up on Hayling links I'm never too easy to please when it comes to other seaside courses but Selsey ticked the necessary boxes for me. OK, it's not in the same league as Hayling but then it only costs approximately one third of the price. Without having any standout holes the whole course was very enjoyable. The wind did its thing, the greens were good and the fairways were proper skinny links affairs. The members that spoke to me were very friendly and, metaphoric moth balls aside, the club had a homely atmosphere. No question, I will be returning here with others.
interesting course, played in nice calm conditions 1st nine and high winds 2nd nine. Greens in good order, Tough course to make par on. Clubhouse found to be friendley and interesting with all winners of competitions on the walls.
Selsey golf course looks very benign but appearances can be deceptive. If you can beat your par on this course and are not a Pro then i suggest you seek out the challenge tour. The only dissapointment for a golfer on this course is that it is a 9 hole layout, however with the changes in wind direction and streght if you rely on what you hit last time you will end up cursing. The 3rd a simple par 3 can be a pithing wedge or a 5 iron on the same day! Only torential rain will make this course unplayable due to drainage issues, but my experiance is that the course is playable and in outstanding condition virtually ervery day of the year. If you like a pretty course that you do not need to worry about the wind this may not be for you, but if you are a true golfer and want to battle both the terain and the elements then you will probably have to travel 600 miles north to emulate this. Go on chalenge yourself and your game give it a go. If after shooting above par you want some tips speak to Pete The Pro, not only a top geazer but after 23 years of slicing one freindly lesson cured it for me, I have not hit the right rough for 9 months. In summary a true test of golf, on a well kept couse, and a top pro.
I visited Selsey in the midst of a cold snap in November, but found the course fully open with all main grees and tees in play, and pins well on the greens as well, not just at the front as per many course in winter. If you are a slicer, beware, the first five holes have out of bounds on the right and can gobble up balls. The 2nd is a very testing dog leg Par 5 where the OOB and a pond really do intrude into the dog leg, whilst the 4th and 5th are very strong long par 4's. All in all, very good value, very friendly pro, but £2.50 for a Bacon Sandwich is a bit steep - also found that the bar person was more interested in reading his paper than clearing the tables of which at least one had about 10 empty glasses on!
A cracking 9 hole course (Par 34 for Men) with loads of variety. A tough start with a relatively easy finish. The tees and greens were in good condition but the greens were a bit patchy but not bad for early April. There is also info on the club at www.selseycountryclub.co.uk
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