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Littlehampton Golf Club

18 Hole Par70 Course, Practice Facilities, Pro Shop

Situated at the mouth of the River Arun, where it meets the English Channel, Littlehampton Golf Course, is the very epitome of a hidden gem. Reached by a very discreet road on the way out of the town, itís an oasis of links golf in a region of Sussex that is otherwise dominated by parkland and downland tracks, which offer very different playing conditions, especially during the winter months.

The course is all but hidden from public view, with the raised dunes along its southern shoreline separating the course from the endless miles of pebbled beach that stretches in either direction between Brighton and Portsmouth.

Although officially recognised as one of only 252 true links courses in the world our 18-hole layout has a uniqueness all of its own with the holes located hard by the sea being genuine links, with firm, sandy playing surfaces, while those further inland offer slightly softer underfoot conditions that give it a more parkland feel, with a hint of marshland thrown in for good measure.

The course is mostly flat and easy walking and with excellent drainage it is rarely closed. Itís well bunkered, with fast fairways and fine, true greens and at just over 6200 yards from the back tees it offers a fair but testing examination for golfers of all abilities. Unusually, there are five par 3ís and three par 5ís giving a true but testing par of 70. Also, running through part of the course is ĎThe Rifeí, a Sussex term for a river or stream.

Littlehampton Golf Course offers the rare opportunity to experience the thrill of playing Open-style links golf in the more forgiving climate of the south coast.

Practice Facilities

We have a spacious area in the middle of the course where members can hone their skills.

The area is around 250 yards in length and allows the keen golfer to work on any area of their game from wedges to driver. There is also a practice bunker available to perfect your technique and help you make sure you are able to escape from the numerous bunkers on the course.

For those wishing to improve their putting there is an excellent practice putting green that mirrors the fantastic surfaces you will find on the course. There is also a small green to practice those important chip and runs that are so important when playing links style golf.

In addition we have two nets just beside the first tee for last minute practice before that all important first drive of the round.