Cowdray Park Golf Club

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Cowdray Park Golf Club, West Sussex is an 18 hole, par 70 (6331 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1904

Contact Information

Petworth Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0BB United Kingdom

Tel: 01730 813599

Golf Pro: Tim Allen | Tel: 01730 813599

Website: http://www.cowdray.co.uk/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £60.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6331 yards | Private | Parkland

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Cowdray Park Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.03

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 75
Average Ratings
4.28 ... Overall Rating
4.42 ... The Course
3.88 ... Course Cond.
4.37 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.06 ... Pace of play
4.44 ... Hospitality.
3.87 ... Prac. Facil.
4.13 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

75 ratings & 64 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1302 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Sep 8 2015 by Andy M - rated 5 out of 5
If you haven't played Cowdray, I'd suggest you give it a go. It's a beautiful course in the rolling Sussex hills, of good length, and with enough challenges for most golfers, especially off the back tees. The club sandwiches are huge, and the staff are great. The only downside I've found is that you can sometimes get caught behind groups, who could perhaps be better schooled on the importance of letting people through...
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Reviewed Jul 17 2018 by Allan D - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 7 2017 by Keith C - rated 5 out of 5
Annual Greyfriars Golfing Society meeting at this excellent course near Midhurst. All course details provided by the starter on the 1st tee. Course fully open with no temporary tees or greens. All staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Golf followed by the usual high quality dinner and Christmas extras. Already booked for next year.
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Reviewed Nov 29 2017 by shaun - rated 5 out of 5

Quality Course

Fantastic golf course, very well kept and greens often exceptional, this course has it all! From warm welcomes from the great staff to the fantastic views that feature all over the course, it really is a highly recommended golf club.

Will be visiting again and again.
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Reviewed Feb 4 2017 by Neville S - rated 5 out of 5
Despite high expectations, this is both a course & club that doesn't disappoint. Actully, that's not true. If you're looking for a course where you're guaranteed a flat lie from the fairway then you've come to the wrong place. However, if you're okay with a course where it helps to be part mountain goat, then you'll love Cowdray Park.

When we played the course it had been after a couple of days of heavy, February rain, so the greens and fairways were a little softer than one might hope for, but it was clear to see that this is a track that receives a fair bit of TLC.

The fairways are pretty forgiving from the tee, but the greens are fairly well protected by a lot of deep bunkers. The heavy sand doesn't make them any easier to navigate out of them.

As suggested earlier, there are a number of climbs and drops to be negotiated, but that's just part of the local terrain that provides a very scenic backdrop to Cowdray Park, and is a big part of why it's such a delight to play there.

You can pick any number of favourite holes here, but I'm going to go with the 4th, a dogleg par 4 that climbs left and up around trees, with views of the South Downs to the right.

As for the club, I got a very warm welcome in the pro shop, and the breakfast was as good a breakfast as I've ever had anywhere.
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Reviewed Oct 17 2016 by Ben M - rated 4 out of 5
Apart from a pathologically slow quarter that resulted in a 10 minute wait at each hole, the course was fantastic.
It was a shame that the club didn't sort out the slow players as I felt the need to call the clubhouse to ask for assistance when there were 3 groups waiting on one tee, but no help was forthcoming.
The course itself was great and I would definitely play again, but another slow day like the last would probably be the final round there.
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Reviewed Mar 12 2008 by Susan B - rated 5 out of 5
This is a brilliant course and very friendly people. You can play this course no matter the weather.
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Reviewed Aug 23 2019 by Kevin S - rated 5 out of 5

Exceptional condition and beautiful course

Fairways and greens in exceptionally good condition. Beautiful views across Cowdray Park. Made us very welcome and great food after the game. Some long tough holes.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 24.4)
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Reviewed Apr 16 2019 by Jonathan M - rated 5 out of 5
My home course is looking great at this time of the year. They have repaired the sprinkler system which was damaged a few years ago which will help maintain the course during the year. The greens are very challenging but in great nick and we have a few new t boxes open.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2019 by Lawrence midhurst - rated 2 out of 5

Midhurst L

Very strange. Played here numerous times in the past and loved it. What’s happened. They still have the winter markers out around the greens and looks like a mud bath, the greens really poor and bobbling around all over the place. I’m sure it will recover to it’s normal amazing condition but some way away yet.
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Reviewed Mar 16 2019 by Neil S - rated 2 out of 5

Poor condition

Greens were in inconsistent.....some firm & fast, others soft & slow.
No one repairs divots
Not a single yardage marker on the course
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Reviewed Feb 26 2019 by Greg M - rated 5 out of 5
Organised another society event after having a great day last year and we weren’t disappointed. The facilities are excellent and we were made to feel extremely welcome by every member of staff we came into contact with. The delicious buffet breakfast was a big reason we came back and was just as good as before and was the perfect start to the day.
The course was in beautiful condition. There was some work being done to the sprinkler system on all fairways but we were warned about this ahead of the day and it was simply a case of having a free drop for GUR if your ball ended up in these areas. The greens were fantastic and very fast. I didn’t struggle getting players for this one and it was obvious why. I’m sure we’ll take even more next year. Can’t recommend Cowdray enough. Great staff, great views, great course and superb value for money in my opinion.
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Reviewed Jan 4 2019 by Petworth - rated 5 out of 5

Jamie R

Great golf course, amazing views, good condition considering the weather and a lovely member of staff at the halfway hut serving refreshments. A fantastic way to spend 3 hours or so.
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Reviewed Aug 25 2018 by Kevin S - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous condition and views

Great course in excellent condition. Tough yet has that 'easy' look about it!

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 25.3)
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Reviewed Aug 7 2018 by Richard M - rated 4 out of 5

South Downs wonder views

3 hour drive from the midlands. Wasn’t disappointed when I finally got off the tiny single track roads from the A3. Wonderful club house and made to feel very welcome by the staff! Golf was good, views were amazing and a hilly course! So hard going at times! Some nice elevated tees like on 4 and 5 were standouts! Only negative was the course layout at times meant waiting for a double green to clear which caused a delay for 2 matches. Overall very pleasant but nothing amazing If I lived in the area I’d probably play by golf elsewhere but enjoy an occasional round here!
If I lived in the area

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 14.1)
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Reviewed Apr 27 2018 by John Briggs - rated 5 out of 5

Annual Hare & Hounds Society Visit

This has now become a staple venue for our society based in Worthing. Firstly, a great buffet style brekkie. The course is always in great condition fairways especially were in great shape this visit April 2018. Interesting undulating greens and bunkers with plenty of sand! Great views of the South Downs and friendly unassuming staff. See you in 2019. Many thanks for giving us another great golf day.
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Reviewed Apr 22 2018 by Tony W - rated 4 out of 5

LONG WALK - GET A BUGGY

GREAT DAY - SOCIETY WAS WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS

THE COURSE IS VERY UNDULATING SO GET A BUGGY IF YOU HAVE DODGY KNEES!

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 16)
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Reviewed Apr 9 2018 by Dave C - rated 4 out of 5

Well worth a visit

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Reviewed Feb 5 2018 by Terry Hulme - rated 4 out of 5

Good value course with lovely views

We held a Society Day for 60 people here in April 2017 and enjoyed the day very much. We have already booked a return visit in May 2019.

Definitely one to play either in a small group or a large Society. You will be made very welcome
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Reviewed Jan 11 2018 by Chris G - rated 5 out of 5

Society Day

We had an another excellent day at Cowdray Park. Every part of our day was excellent. A substantial and delicious Breakfast before Golf, 18 holes on a course that was in great condition when you take into account the time of year and the recent stormy weather. The greens were excellent and tested our putting more than usual for this time of year. The Stroke index's had changed from our visit last year which caught a few of us out as we had worked out in our heads where we were going to score those extra stapledord points. Our two course Carvery Evening meal was equally as delicious and plentiful, the Sussex Licensee's GS do love a buffet style breakfast and dinner!!! Everyone at the club is so helpful and accommodating, we return every year and are delighted each time. Never known the course to be closed and is therefore in our opinion the best course you could play in January for a perfect day. Value for money exceptional golf day experience. Many thanks
Sussex Licensee's GS
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