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East Sussex National Golf Club

4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 380 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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


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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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

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

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

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

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.04

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.3
(based on 380 reviews)

5 star
186
4 star
145
3 star
35
2 star
8
1 star
6
 

HIGHLY RATED

97%

would play again or recommend


4.3

The Course

3.9

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.1

Hospitality

4.2

Practice Facilities

3.8

Food & Drink

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Chris B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2017

Overated

Yes, this course is very well kept, has fast and true greens and offers great variety. However, having played both courses a handful of times, I would say that there are plenty of other courses locally that offer a much better experience for the money that you pay for a green fee here. Theres nothing special that you take away from the end of your round that is particularly memorable. Looking back at my round no holes stand out, just a load of quite long par 4's come to the front of my mind. I think the golf courses are massively hyped and feel that if either course stood alone as its own course and without the massive hotel, it would be a very average course. It felt to me that the only reason there is this hype about the course is that it has had a lot of money pumped into it.

This course feels very corporate and sadly doesn't reflect the beautiful countryside of East Sussex. One round here is fun and worth doing however I would urge you to look at other courses nearby especially Piltdown (a much more challenging, better kept and interesting golf course) and Lewes that offer a more personal and memorable round for a fraction of the price.

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Tim G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 10 2014

By far and away the better course of the 2 at the same venue. 15 great holes with the pick being the ones across (under) the road. Wonderful mature oak trees line most holes with water hazards used very well on a number. Great club house facilities with the history of European opens held there adding to the atmosphere. Bag drop off / pick up cleaning service a nice touch. Will definitely return as soon as possible.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 83 Handicap: 8.8)

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Mike J rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2022

Trying to be something it’s not

I’ve played at ESN many times and enjoy the courses but it’s clinging onto the fact it hosted some European tour events 30 years ago and still thinking they can charge £££ for average condition golf courses however today I encountered rules I thought were long gone in golf. I arrived with my 14 year old daughter who is now showing an interest in golf so I thought we’d go to the range at ESN and maybe use the excellent practice facilities. I went into the pro shop to buy a token and was looked up and down and told I had to be wearing proper golf attire to use the range?! I was wearing a t-shirt and golf shorts but apparently for ESN that’s not good enough. When I asked why I was told ‘that’s the rules’ in a way that’s suggests that’s common practice for any driving range. I’ve played golf all over the world at some excellent venues and NEVER heard of that. I played at Gleneagles last week and used the range whilst wearing a similar outfit and they couldn’t have been more friendly yet this time pot dinosaur of a club doesn’t want to promote golf as a fun, relaxed sport for everyone, it wants to think this is still the 1970s and we should all be wearing plus 4’s and jackets. Such a shame I wasn’t allowed to practice with my daughter. I will never go back.

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Toby E rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 20 2016

Always a good place to play - Generally good condition but my only criticism is there were a great deal of divots all over the course which if the players are not going to replace than the green staff certainly should.

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 13.7)

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Sam M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 19 2015

Top course and facilities, only down fall was a bit of a poor greeting at bag drop where the guy told us what we cant do, almost told us off, rather then a nice warming welcome which you'd expect. Other then that both courses really nice.

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 12.6)

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Richard G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 5 2013

Played East and West courses on golf day, both quite different but both superb. East course gives slightly larger landing areas and more 'stadium' feel. Buggy recommended!

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.6)

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Mark P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 25 2023

Outstanding Course

What a great course, in briliant condition. very unforgiving if you go off the fairway. the greens and all well protected and the pin positions on the round were very difficult. The club house and service is excellent and food and drink reasonably priced.

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Russell M rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 11 2023

East is least (harsh!), West is best

This is a very nice course in its own right but when set against it's sister West course, it loses hands down I'm afraid!
Definitely worth playing though and it's very nice, particularly the back nine but if you're playing one or the other then go for the West.
Even consecutive birdies here on 10 and 11 didn't change my mind!
Greens very good though and the venue overall is top notch as a golf resort.

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Mark A rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 20 2023

East Sussex National

The course layout is excellent, however the course was disappointing. The greens were inconsistent and the fairways were bare. Bunkers were in good condition. Hospitality was ok although drinks were expensive. Seems the desire to get maximum number of golfers out on course has had a big impact on the quality of the course

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Andrew W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 14 2022

Fabulous destination with two amazing championship courses.

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Lukas M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 22 2021


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BANGOR rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2021

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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Kevin V rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2021

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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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Dave C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 6 2021

Loved it , fantastic course and facilities, always a pleasure to play this track, have a go every one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 112 Handicap: 30.2)

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Alex F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2021

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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