Many of the best golf courses in the UK are links – the coastline is, after all, where the game was born and that rolling, windblown topography has shaped the way we view courses ever since.
But we cannot be blinded to the many superb inland layouts and chief among their number is this gem, also known as Pulborough, after the town by which it is set.
West Sussex opened in 1931 and was laid out by Guy Campbell and Cecil Hutchison, architects less well-known than some but deserving of wider recognition – between them they are also responsible for Princes in Kent, Killarney, Gleneagles and Turnberry.
What they have done superbly well at West Sussex is allow the course to follow the natural contours in such a way that it is impossible to imagine the holes having any other routing.
With only one par five and five par threes it is not long but still features many par fours in excess of 400 yards, so it doesn’t feel short. A classic heathland course with mature trees, plenty of bunkers and gorse to be avoided.
Pulborough is home to West Sussex Golf Club. It is an exceptional home. Most holes are visually stunning, with clear definition from skilful use of heather and sand, natural placement of fairway and green and views to Sussex countryside. It is a lasting testament to its designers and to the meticulous care with which it is still tended. Regularly judged one of the outstanding inland courses in Britain, it tests the best players but is short enough to give the less proficient equal enjoyment. West Sussex is a private club but visitors and societies by arrangement are made most welcome
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