Waterhall Golf Club

Price Guide: ££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Waterhall Golf Club, East Sussex is an 18 hole, par 69 (5718 yard), public, downland golf course

Contact Information

Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN45 7DB United Kingdom

Tel: 01273 508658

Golf Pro: P Charman

Website: http://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/golf/centres/waterhall/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £10.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £12.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 69 | 5718 yards | Public | Parkland

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Waterhall Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.31

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 170
Average Ratings
3.37 ... Overall Rating
3.21 ... The Course
2.74 ... Course Cond.
2.85 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.04 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.95 ... Pace of play
2.73 ... Hospitality.
2.26 ... Prac. Facil.
2.20 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

170 ratings & 101 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 2031 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

What the club says: Operated in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, this fabulous 18-hole course winds its way through the Waterhall valley, with the famous Patcham Windmill overlooking several holes and Clubhouse. With the Devil’s Dyke just around over the hillside, it’s a stunning setting to play golf. Waterhall Golf Course really is a ‘must-visit’ venue for any golfer.


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Reviewed Apr 22 2020 by Marek L - rated 3 out of 5

My Last ever round.......

This course is now closed for good. Was a fantastically cheap and cheerful place to play when conditions everywhere else were waterlogged. Though a short course was tough with the wind blowing over the south downs. There was a genuine threat that both the Public courses would close down at the end of March this year and so lose the most accessible playing fields when it is wet. However Hollingbury survived but Waterhall is no more :-(
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Reviewed Feb 9 2020 by Rory H - rated 2 out of 5

Cheap as chips but a good challenge.

Be under no illusions - there will be no European tours organised here, but that's not what this club offers. Club house and facilities are stuck in the 80's but the course still presents a good challenge for all standards of golfer. Hardly any lie is flat, cleverly elevated greens, slight links feel to some holes, 2 par 3's that wouldn't look out of place in any of Portugals finest courses. Yeah it's rough around the edges but so what - never a dull moment.
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Reviewed Jan 30 2020 by Neville S - rated 3 out of 5

Excellent views (probably)

It wasn't really tricky finding Waterhall, my GPS pretty much led me to the front door, but seeing it was another matter. The mist meant that greens were often hidden until the last minute (which gave me a perfect excuse for my score!). This was a shame though, as from what I could tell there are some excellent holes and wonderful views.

The course plays out in two loops, first returning you to the clubhouse at the 7th, and then you don't see it again until the 18th (in the weather we had today, we almost never saw it at all!). This isn't a flat course, I barely even remember a flat hole, so if you have any issues with climbs then maybe give it a miss.

The holes I remember most are the 9th, 10th, and (I think) the 14th. All of them involves a climb to the green, and I imagine all are very pleasing on the eye good weather.

There's been a lot of wet weather over the previous couple of months, and the expectation might well have been a course that's been struggling to cope. This is especially so given that it rained throughout our round. However, apart from a number of very damp tees, thanks to the chalk base it was pretty much water off a duck's back. The greens, which were frequently small, scarcely look troubled by the rain.

Most of the fairways were very generous, and I imagine that it's a course that people can score well on. The bunkers didn't look especially great though.

The shame is that this course is due to closed by the council at the end of March due to poor numbers. It's one I'd happily travel to to play. My hope is to play it again over the next couple of months and maybe see it on a sunny day. I imagine it's well worth seeing.
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Reviewed Nov 14 2019 by Stirling T - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 21 2019 by Marek L - rated 4 out of 5

Srains well after a week of rain

Apart from the bunkers which were dry but very sodden the course was playing well. Obviously ball would not run but no standing water or swashy under foot. wWind always plays it part here and the last 2 holes were all into the wind.Green a bit slow but again understandable due to amount of rain. Would I play here again, of course I would.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed May 16 2019 by Stirling T - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 1 2019 by David S - rated 4 out of 5

Love this course

It might be a bit rough round the edges but its fabulous setting makes up for it. Great value too.
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Reviewed Apr 22 2019 by Simon A - rated 3 out of 5

Best practise course in Sussex

This is cheap and cheerful, lots of hills and slopes to contend with. A rough diamond.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 16)
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Reviewed Apr 15 2019 by Dan S - rated 4 out of 5
good local course and greens greatly improved, ideal for high to middle handicapped players with some nice holes to have a go at and not too much trouble if youre a little wayward

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed Mar 25 2019 by Phillip B - rated 2 out of 5
Plenty of more interesting downlands courses in the area, but good value and not very busy so got around swiftly.
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Reviewed Feb 19 2019 by Simon L - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 5 2019 by Luke S - rated 3 out of 5
Played here today after looking for a non boggy winter course. It was an enjoyable completely boggy free round. It’s a tad scruffy in patches but for £18 Saturday morning round it was good value for money.(scored 94)
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Reviewed Jan 5 2019 by Luke S - rated 3 out of 5

Decent course

Played here today after looking for a non boggy winter course. It was an enjoyable completely boggy free round. It’s a tad scruffy in patches but for £18 Saturday morning round it was good value for money.
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Reviewed Oct 31 2018 by Stephen J - rated 3 out of 5

Challenging course

Good little course, not long but with some challenging hazards. The 11th is a thinking man's hole!
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Reviewed Jul 2 2018 by Simon A - rated 3 out of 5

The ugly sister

Waterhall is a short quirky course complete with footgolf and occasional dog walkers. At the top of the hill is the Dyke Golf Club, the big brother of Waterfall just down the hill and could be described at the ugly sister, but this would be cruel. This is a great course to learn on and many in the Sussex area will play some rounds here to practise. You have to be a mountain goat with legs of iron to get around this course. For the price £9.50 for a twilight round you can't beat it.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 85 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Apr 26 2018 by Stephen J - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 19 2018 by Jason W - rated 3 out of 5
Lovely day. Course played well, greens were a little long but overall was nice course

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.8)
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Reviewed Mar 31 2018 by Marek L - rated 3 out of 5

Winter rules still in force

Considering the rain the course drins well. Green been airiated so a little bumpy and the tees very uneven through grass growth. Greens ok as a lot of rabbit dropping cleared to the sided. Considering its one of the few courses open cannot be too critical as it is short but testy. Not many flat lies

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 16.1)
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Reviewed Feb 25 2018 by James C - rated 1 out of 5

Golf Course of Farmers Field?

Very average golf course not really well kept and felt like playing in an open field at many points

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Dec 3 2017 by Simon W - rated 4 out of 5

Why is a great course so close to Brighton empty?

A challenge in winter but for ?11 ( via a deal) wonderful value for money. Very hilly but holes are fair, not ridiculously long.
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