Tilgate Forest Golf Club

Tilgate Forest Golf Club, West Sussex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6317 yard), public, parkland golf course designed by Neil Coles.

Contact Information

Titmus Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5PH United Kingdom

Tel: 01293 530103

Golf Pro: Lee Cooper | Tel: 01293 530103

Website: http://www.glendalegolf.co.uk/Tilgate-Forest-Golf-Centre
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £20.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £28.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6317 yards | Public | Parkland

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Tilgate Forest Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.84

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 394
Average Ratings
3.24 ... Overall Rating
3.21 ... The Course
3.58 ... Course Cond.
3.08 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.52 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.91 ... Pace of play
4.05 ... Hospitality.
3.61 ... Prac. Facil.
3.76 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

394 ratings & 221 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1592 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Jul 9 2014 by Paul - Redhill - rated 1 out of 5
We booked online and paid £25 each - was not informed of any offers. I played this course a couple of years ago and have to say the overall condition of the course has deteriorated considerably. The tee boxes were very uneven and this is a real problem on a course with such narrow fairways. I have always loved the challenge of Tilgate and believe that with the right investment and maintenance, this could be one of the best courses in the South of England. Some of the greens were very patchy and the bunkers a real mess - hardly any sand and terribly unkempt. I felt really disappointed with the overall condition of the course and sadly will not play there again at £25 per head. There is better value to be had elsewhere.
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Reviewed May 15 2014 by rob - rated 1 out of 5
played the course today, greens covered in sand, bumpy or bald. bunkers poor with no rakes. Twice watched ball plug in mud so deep ball was lost. There were more dog walkers wandering around the course than golfers. This could be a great course but it all looks a bit tired
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Reviewed Sep 4 2013 by Chris B - rated 1 out of 5
Very poor greens were awful. Fairways where badly maintaimed. Tee where poor very poor full stop

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 3 2013 by Dean R - rated 1 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 16 2013 by G Woodcock - Ashford - rated 1 out of 5
Played Mid August , greens dried out and suffering lack of water , bunkers like holes on the ground no rakes , no sand and not worth the visit !
Played 9 holes very busy ... Poorly maintained !
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Reviewed Apr 6 2013 by TomG... Luton - rated 1 out of 5
This place has real potential however it needs a lot of TLC... at the moment this course is in very very poor condition. I'm sorry to say people... it's cheap for a reason..!! I really like the layout and variety of holes here but the course itself is in such a state that we really didn't have an enjoyable day and will not be returning...

Pro's....
- good layout and variety of holes
- good value for money

Con's....
- greens are in very poor condition
- fairways are in poor condition in places and on more than one we found mounds of dog mess..!!
- lots of noise from the train line and motorways
- too many people strolling around the course as footpaths run through this course.
- dogs running around the fairways
- lots of people collecting lost golf balls in between holes.

On more than one occasion one of our group hit a good straight drive down the middle of the fairway only to find balls were gone, appeared to have vanished. It would seem that people collecting balls were hiding in the bushes and collecting our balls before we could get to them..!!

On the whole, we had a terrible experience at this course. I for one will not be returning. It's a real shame too as this course could be fantastic...
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Reviewed Mar 19 2019 by Derek L - rated 2 out of 5
Ok course some temporary greens at the moment. Green not great generally but a good course nice views
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Reviewed Dec 10 2018 by Marek L - rated 2 out of 5

Poor greens and even poorer tee boxes

Shame as it is evident the amount of work going on but the heavy rain and slow growth during this period of the year told on the greens and especially the tees. Uneven and muddy.

(Round played: Dec 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.1)
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Reviewed May 2 2018 by Mick P - rated 2 out of 5
seriously disappointed playing this course at this particular day, used a 241 voucher that took the sting out a bit,Tilgate have swap the front and back nine around since I played here last, their reasons must be justified or they wouldn't have done it, surely?? I personally don't like it now because I preferred the old way round, however that isn't my only gripe, maybe it was the time of year, the greens were awful, bald in places, bobberly,, bunkers weren't maintained, fairways rough.
The main bone of contention is the fact that if you're slightly off the fairway and in the trees a yard or two your ball is history, you would expect to have a chance to find your ball, no chance, there is so much chopped down dead wood laying around that you cant even walk in to look without nearly breaking your ankle, this is not autumn leaf fall, this is really heavy logs and branches, I would say out of the 18 holes 14 or 15 are affected, I used to love playing tilgate when I lived up there 15 years ago, not now, such a shame, even the Par 3 course is rubbish now no decent mats and too many over hanging trees to get your ball in the air for a shot at the green....... sad...
Super club house though and cracking driving range, but sort your toilets out they stink of old wee

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 12.7)
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Reviewed Jun 12 2016 by Stephen S - rated 2 out of 5

Coarse in bad condition, green need attention
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 11.8)
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Reviewed May 2 2016 by Alfred P - rated 2 out of 5

This course was really a disappointment. It was very run down with a lot of fallen trees, branches littering the course. The greens were disease ridden and very bumpy.
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 8.2)
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Reviewed Jun 2 2015 by Mike - rated 2 out of 5
A great course spoilt by the worst greens I have ever played on and the same for the tee areas. Come on Tilgate you can do much better than this !
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Reviewed May 11 2015 by Edward B - rated 2 out of 5
Greens were is a sorry state. Full of holes and it was like putting on concrete. Fairways were a bit better but lacked grass in areas. Clubhouse was top class though but need a course to match it.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 108 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed Apr 26 2015 by Colin H - rated 2 out of 5
The greens were heavily sanded and deeply spiked almost impossible to put on. Fairways need cutting and rolling generally the course is in poor condition. However £37 for 36 holes with lunch made it good value for money.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 114 Handicap: 26)
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Reviewed Mar 8 2015 by Darren L - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 96 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed Feb 21 2015 by George H - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 123 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2014 by Crawley - rated 2 out of 5
Played this course on Saturday 26th July as part of the open day offer. Its a shame that after all the money spent on the club house that the course its self is still lacking signs to indicate clearly where the next Tee is (multiple paths without signage).
Several Tees appear to have less grass on them than the overflow car park has growing in it.
Even when you do find a sign indicating where the next Tee is you arrive there to find no map to indicate hole length or direction/bunker placement.
On several greens they appear to have a form of crazy golf in that you will find one hole with the flag in it and another hole (presumably previous flag position) that is just left open, most courses feel its a good idea to fill these in.
Also the attitude of course Marshalls leaves something to be desired.
It would also appear that sand is in very short supply as the bunkers mostly appear to have a light dusting of sand mixed with gravel, this though would appear to be a plus point as the bunker rakes are in even shorter supply.
On the basis of the main draw being the course to play on rather than the extended facilities its a shame the course doesn't appear to have received as much attention as the other facilities.
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Reviewed Dec 15 2013 by James N - rated 2 out of 5
A challenging course where accuracy is needed. Teed off from a couple of mats,

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19)
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Reviewed Jun 30 2013 by Brian G - rated 2 out of 5
The course is very tight and challenging with strategically placed bunkers, however, the standard of the bunkers a awful as are the fairways. The greens have some barren patches and rabbit damage. The new clubhouse is very good and the driving range is being completely rebuilt. The course would be better if the sand in the bunkers was omitted as they are never raked, and thats if they even have a rake.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11)
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