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East Sussex National Golf Club

Course Information

East Sussex National Golf Club, East Sussex is a 36 hole course with the 18 hole (7138 yard) East course and (7154 yard) West Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Robert E Cupp

36 holes | Par East course 72; West Course 72 | East course 7138; West Course 7154 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Summer £50.00 per round Winter £35.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: Summer: £60.00 per round Winter:£45.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

With 104 rooms beautifully perched overlooking the two championship golf courses, the hotel has been a fantastic addition to a world-renowned golf destination.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Contact Information

Address: Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5ES United Kingdom

Tel: 01825 880088

Golf Pro: S MacLennan | Tel: 01825 880256

Website: http://www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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East Sussex National Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.43

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 316
Average Ratings
4.33 ... Overall Rating
4.36 ... The Course
3.80 ... Course Cond.
4.48 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.95 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.01 ... Pace of play
4.11 ... Hospitality.
4.07 ... Prac. Facil.
3.82 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

316 ratings & 201 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 459 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Jun 7 2021 by BANGOR - rated 1 out of 5

course ok resort awful

We went for the all inclusive golf and dinner option. On arrival the room was not very clean, balcony was filthy with huge cobwebs, and a filthy table.

Dinner was the worst resort dinner i have ever experienced. Three mains to choose from braised beef and mash, pasta and a mushroom sauce and the smallest piece of fish with over cooked vegetables - we gave it back. Dessert had ice cream which was made from powder - we gave it back. The contents of the meals could not have cost more than £2.5

We asked to se the restaurant manager who was apparently busy but would come soon to see us , we finally left when he did not show up and though we left our room number for him to contact us we were never contacted.

We managed to negotiate to skip dinner the second day in exchange for a burger and a sandwich. Hardly a great deal for us , but i would never try dinner there again.

Front of house staff were very friendly,

Course was a good layout , but needed some TLC, bare fairways and rough meant we played prefer lies in June.

Overall a really poor place to go......

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Reviewed May 14 2021 by Lance B - rated 1 out of 5
Suffering from a lack of rain
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Reviewed Dec 23 2020 by Nicholas S - rated 1 out of 5

Too Muddy

This course should have been closed. The greens were in bad shape and the course was way too muddy basically unplayable if not on fairway.

(Round played: Dec 2020 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.5)
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Reviewed Dec 10 2020 by Simon A - rated 1 out of 5

Mud Bath - terrible greens

This course has drainage issues, it was a mud bath. Balls disappear into the mud on every hole. The greens were in very poor condition with hollotining depressions on all of them. Might be a good summer course but avoid this course in the winter. The course should have been closed, but they will take your money in any case.

(Round played: Dec 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed Apr 9 2019 by crawley - rated 1 out of 5

miguel angel bendyleg

We played sun 7th april and the greens on both courses are very scrabby....and the fairways pretty poor as well. sad as its been let go from when we played it a couple of years ago ...the east course is extremely boring. the west is a lot more fun and great holes in fairness but conditioning is not good. i play a lot in sussex and its been a hard winter for lots of courses but most are better looked after and turning good now this is not the case here. pro shop has great stock .
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Reviewed Jun 7 2021 by Kevin V - rated 2 out of 5

Weekend Break

Our annual break to ESN was booked when Lockdown was lifted. Despite only being able to get late tee times for Saturday and sunday we felt the previous visits where we were very impressed warranted this irritation. Leading up to our weekend we did try and get earlier times but were firmly told "We are fully booked". We decided to get there at 11am on the Saturday and have Lunch before we checked in and played. when trying to check in we were told there was no booking on the system but luckily we had the paper work to prove otherwise, at this point we were told they had had a system problem were they had lost some Bookings :-(
The East course greens were poor by ESN standards and the rough was thick and juicy. On many holes there was no semi rough which made the course even more challenging. The west course was the same other than the greens were in Better condition.
if you have been here before you might be a little disappointed if its your first time you might not be overly impressed.
finally, the staff were not back to there best and seemed a bit slow on a few occasions
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Reviewed Sep 11 2020 by Bob B - rated 2 out of 5

Disappointed

Looks impressive on arrival. Main hotel great and rooms superb lounge and bar did feel like waiting in an airport. Meals were good quality but lack of choice. Played both course. First day championship east. Thought condition of fairways and greens very poor. We were told to play pick and place. Off white tees not really that difficult. Expected more. Second day played west course. Far superior and a lot harder. Course in better nick but not perfect. Greens not very slick. Really need to play this 18 couple times. Course management vital playing these holes. Due to COVID bunkers were poor and some were GUR. East Sussex has a good reputation so I expected higher standards so overall disappointed
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Reviewed May 24 2020 by Simon B - rated 2 out of 5

Poor condition course

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Reviewed May 26 2019 by M Lawrence, London - rated 2 out of 5
Just played 5 rounds over both courses. Condition is a real issue, especially the greens. Very poor. We were told to play off the whites which makes the courses very boring. A much better test for the average golfer off the blues. We were allowed to use these one day but told not to the next. Apparently some members had complained. Could be a great venue if course condition was better and members / management were a little more accommodating to paying visitors.
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Reviewed Mar 28 2019 by Robert D - rated 2 out of 5

Not in best condition

Despite a mild winter the course was not in best of condition. Some tees rough, some fairways soggy, all greens bumpy and some with moss infestation. Bit like the curates egg - good in parts.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 105 Handicap: 24.3)
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Reviewed May 18 2014 by Wayne C - rated 2 out of 5
Greens in poor conditional for course of this caliber.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 102 Handicap: 16.8)
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Reviewed May 31 2021 by Alex F - rated 3 out of 5

Great challenge for higher handicappers

Played the East course twice over the weekend and really enjoyed the course. The greens were a little inconsistent having been recently spiked but assume this is not the normal condition you?d expect.
We did find the pro shop staff not to be the most welcoming and hotel staff were a little disorganised but then it was the first weekend after lockdown so expect they just need to get back into the swing of things.
Excellent practice areas, with separate greens for putting, chipping and putting and approach play, along with a full driving range.
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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Gary F - rated 3 out of 5
Courses are good but would not stay here again......hotel and staff think they are better than they actually are
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Reviewed Aug 13 2020 by Gregg G - rated 3 out of 5

Gregg Geraghty

Great layout unfortunately due to hot weather course was very dry with mud and dust patches all over the place - disappointing considering the sprinkler system they have but don?t consistently use - I would like to think this was down to restrictions on water use but that wasn?t shared with us and for a premium location/facility you would expect them to have their own water supply from wells or capture systems
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Reviewed Jun 4 2020 by Dave C - rated 3 out of 5
Very well organised for the covid 19 situation , social distance was very easy from paying to playing and finishing.

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 119 Handicap: 29.5)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2019 by James A - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course, good facilities

A decent venue to play golf. Prefer the east course to the west course. A good test of golf.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13.1)
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Reviewed May 1 2019 by Philip S - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course, shame about the wind!

Nice golf course, although the greens were very slow after some green repair work. Very friendly guys around the pro shop and buggy area.
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Reviewed Aug 6 2018 by Kevin V - rated 3 out of 5

quality with a lack of class

My friends and I have been going to this complex for the last 7 years and always enjoyed it. This year seemed to be going the same way as the last 6 when we played the East course on the Saturday which was in great condition. We used the hotel facilities to relax after a few beers and all seemed fine. The food in the evening was nice, then after a few more beers we went to bed dreaming of what might have been and what we hoped for on the Sunday.
After a buffet breakfast we headed to the pro shop to get tokens and score cards for the West course. After a good warm up we headed for the first tee. The starter said their had been some maintenance in the week but did not know what they had done. After some good tee shots we got to the 1st green where it become apparent what the maintenance had been, they had aerated the greens, IN AUGUST!!!! This was a complete shock and with no advanced warning, very annoying. Their was no email, no warning from the pro shop and no warning from the starter although their was a hint. After the round I approached the pro shop and asked why we had not been told, to say the member of staff I spoke to need some customer training skills is an understatement. All of us were very down after this and it truly spoilt what otherwise was a great weekend. I would advise anyone going their to check their maintenance program before you go
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Reviewed Jul 5 2018 by Alfred P - rated 3 out of 5

A great layout, watchout for the penal rough though!

Quite open for the most part, but hard to find your ball if you hit it in the deep rough. Fairways were in good condition for the time of year and the greens held a correct approach shot.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 9.7)
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Reviewed Feb 6 2018 by Peter H - rated 3 out of 5

Stay and play

The fairways and greens were pretty good considering the rain we’d had and the time of year (quite impressive really), elsewhere it was very soft and hard walking. We stayed and played and got a great deal, there was a little doubt whether we’d get out on the second day and a miserable marshal could have done with an exercise in guest relations as to manage expectations but we did play and conditions were better than day one. Worth a visit but I’d suggest a stay and play package to ensure value.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.1)
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