You are assured of gorgeous scenery and top class golf when you play at Lewes. Built in 1896 atop chalk hills in the heart of Sussex, the elevated course winds it way through rolling south coast countryside, with picturesque views of the South Downs and the historic town from which it gets its name. On a clear day it is possible to pick out landmarks in the Sussex Weald and as far as the North Downs.
This downland course is very much a traditional test and, as it is built on chalk soil, it is playable throughout the year without the need for temporary greens or tees. At more than 6,200 yards it is by no means a pushover with its sloping lies, especially if the wind gets up.
Golf has been played on our downland course since 1896. Excellent drainage and professional maintenance guarantee play all year round, always on the main greens and tees. The new irrigation system means the greens are as good in the summer as they have always been in the winter. As a result, members get full value from their subscription and many individual visitors and societies are attracted to the course.
The elevated location provides panoramic views of the Sussex countryside in all compass directions. The challenge presented by the 6,253-yard course is enhanced by undulating fairways and greens, and by the elements. Members and visitors have access to a five-bay driving range and practice greens for chipping and putting.
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