Lindfield Golf Course

Lindfield Golf Course, Lindfield, South East, England, RH16 2QN

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13 reviews of Lindfield Golf Course

I played the course 15 years ago and was very impressed with how it has developed. The greens have improved from what they were in the 90s. Some of the holes have been developed and the trees are more mature.

Posted by Bryan on 23/08/2014
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Played this course last weekend and was more than a little concerned after having read some of the reviews on here and other sites.

However, right from the off this was a great course and cracking experience. Yes, it's a little boring with no real signature hole. Yes, there's a little bit of back and forth with some fairways running alongside each other. But hey, this isn't Wentworth!

The greens were in very good condition, with perhaps the 2nd very slightly patchy and I think it was the 13th(?) that was in really poor condition, but it was clearly being addressed. All other greens were in fine form.

Welcome in the clubhouse was great, lunch menu good and fairly priced.

One thing: it might be a tad tricky finding it if you don't know the area and don't have a sat nav.

All is said and done: would go back in a heartbeat and if I lived local wouldn't hesitate in sorting myself membership.

Will definitely be back.

Posted by Paulotheb on 15/05/2014
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Played on 3/9/12. Older reviews suggest that this course has improved dramatically over the past few years. If that is the case then I cannot even begin to think what it used to be like! Lindfield is certainly in the bottom three of the 290 courses I have played in the UK. I cannot remember seeing a course in such poor condition at this time of year.

Tees - badly worn and tatty.
Fairways - looked good from a distance, however thick as first cut rough in places and covered in old grass clippings throughout. Very poor turf.
Bunkers - little or no sand in them and some had weeds growing in them.
Greens - The seven that had been slitted and sanded looked like they had been attacked with a jig saw. The remainder were slow and bobbly but brilliant compared to the treated ones.
Overall course design - up and down, up and down, ad nauseum. One or two nice holes ruined by general tattiness.
Clubhouse - basic. I had my kitbag removed from the unlocked locker room by some idiot and eventually found it in the hallway. Day completed with a cold shower.
Food - good!!
Possibility of my returning here - When hell freezes over.

Posted by Peter Frost on 03/09/2012
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Played here yesterday for the first time as a couple of friends had played it a few weeks ago and recommended we go for a game. I was a little concerned, not knowing what to expect. I remember when this course first opened and was called "Paxhill Park" and also remember the terrible reviews it received. So as I say, I was a little worried, especially as we had managed to secure a green fee of £10.00 each through pre-booking via the internet. Cheap I know, but there's always a reason for cheap isn't there?????
As it turned out, we had a thoroughly pleasant afternoon. The course, whilst not long, has a few par 4's where you really have to be on your short game. Tricky bunkering meant that your wedge play had to be spot on.
The course itself has a good variety of par 3's. A few par 5's where a decent drive will allow you to have a go at the green (we played off the whites/blues) and a couple of longer par 4's where you really did have to hit to Sunday best drives to have a chance of hitting them in regulation.
The pace of play was excellent. we were neither held up at all or delayed anyone else. Not many on the course, and those we saw were very friendly.
The tees were looking a little "tired" but I think this was due more to the lack of rain we are experiencing at the moment. Fairways were nice and lush, plenty of grass, and you could pick your ball up really cleanly off of them. Greens had recently been hollow tined and were still quite bobbly but were running at a reasonable pace. Given another couple of weeks to recover and a haircut and they would be very good.
All in all a very enjoyable day, and for £10.00 each on a Sunday that has to be the bargain of the year. I can't remember the last time I got on a course so cheaply! Will definitely return again for another game, will give it a few weeks to allow the greens to fully recover and keep our fingers crossed for a few decent downpours to freshen everything up. If you are in the area, and fancy a knock at sensible prices, I can highly recommend Lindfield GC.

Posted by Robert Smith on 02/05/2011
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Played with my works society today in perfect weather, first time round and though the fairways were in superb condiiton the greens were incredibly sandy, but true. Enjoyed the course and for £13 very good value for a Sunday, there are a number of up and down holes but all separated by mature shrubs and trees. One criticism is that the grass on and around round some of the tees could have done with cutting, but didn't really spoil things. If you haven't played here before give it a go...

Posted by gary on 17/04/2011
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I played for £10 last week and was glad I had fixed up another round nearby to make the trip from South London worthwhile. While there may well have been improvements here they cannot disguise the fact that this is a short course which is largely open and boring.
In my view it is the sign of a poor course when a wild drive to a parallel fairway is punished less than a slightly misdirected shot and there are 7 holes which run parallel here.
The best holes come between 7th & 12th though none was outstanding while the pond near the 18th green has magnetic qualities.
Condition of fairways and greens acceptable for early April. The clubhouse was hosting a wake which seemed apt.

Posted by Stephen Lucking on 12/04/2011
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Played on a warm October morning in a society of 27 golfers. I had played before when it was paxhill. The course has improved since last time mainly because the condition of the tees, fairways and especially the greens has impoved. The course has also become more defined with small trees growing between holes. The greens were very true with a lot of 10-15 footers going in. The downside is the middle of the course has a very up and down feel to it with 4 or 5 very samey holes. There is a little amen corner with the only dogleg hole at the 13th. The ninth used to be dogleg but is now a par 3? The water doesn't really come into play until the 18th but I think it was dry anyway. I didnt play to well and scored 33pts off 15 so its not too hard. Getting better.

Posted by Dave Patrick on 19/10/2009
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THIS IS IMPORTANT.
Lindfield Golf Club has changed dramatically over the last 2 years and does not reflect the comments made before (which were fairly accurate).
Lindfield G.C. have invested heavilly in the quality of the course to ensure guests and visitors have a great test of golf in the best possible condition, the greens have been improved dramatically and the fairways are true and shaped to please the eye.
GONE are the miserable days of Paxhill Park!
Lindfield G.C., under the superb direction of Paul Lyons is a wonderful place to spend a summer’s afternoon and I challenge anyone to walk around this truly delightful piece of the Sussex Countryside and not have a great time.
The proof is old members returning to be truly amazed ...and then joining again!

Posted by David Cocker on 21/08/2009
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I have just played in a charity golf day at Lindfield Golf Club. I was a little apprehensive as the last time that I played the course, over 3 years ago, the fairways and particularly the greens were far from satisfactory. I need not have worried because it is obvious that a lot of money has been spent and the fairways and greens were an absolute delight.
From the moment we arrived to the moment that we left we were looked after by pleasant and courteous staff and the Clubhouse facilities are excellent.
I would strongly recommend this Golf Club and feel that it would make an excellent venue for societies or social events as well as for the occasional golfer.

Posted by Jon Phipps on 19/08/2008
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I'll start by saying that they are in the process of changing the name of this club to 'Lindfield Golf Club'. I thought this might be because Pachill had a poor reputation. It probably is the reason.
In summary this course is unloved. I'll start with the bad points:
1. VERY tight fairways.
2. VERY Long rough - combined with No.1 this course punishes even the smallest mistake with a lost ball. I lost at least 3 balls where it rolled off the fairway into the stupidly thick rough.
3. Greens are very poor - more sand on the green than the bunkers. they are also inconsistant - fast at one point of the green then slow at another point. All greens need new turf.
4. Not a lot of imagination in the layout of the course.
Overall I was not impressed. If you choose to ignore my advice (as I ignored the previous reviews!) then please play on a monday or wednesday afternoon, where greenfees are 2-4-1 so only £9 (£15 too much in my opinion!).

Posted by Stan Charles on 24/05/2007
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First off, the green fee for a non-member weekday when we visited (09/08/05) as £20 not £15 as per the website. They take 2for1 vouchers after midday.
The course is, as pointed out previously, fairly tightly put together with many holes straight and parallel to each other. Not many dog-legs here! If you play up and down without much deviation in your shots then you will tame the course fairly easily I think. If you don’t then the rough and outer edges of the holes can be quite unforgiving. It is easy to underestimate the course, and it is surprisingly challenging in places.
I think the course is fairly new (opened 1990?) and has not matured completely yet, when the ‘crampt-ness’ will hopefully become less obvious. It is in a beautiful setting and some of the views down the par 5’s are quite sumptuous. The back 9 is more picturesque than the front 9.
Clubhouse good, pro shop quite sparse but they do make custom made sets of clubs on site, which is a selling point.
All in all, for £20 a round not sure this is the best course going but for a tenner you can’t complain at all. Very nice.

Posted by Marcus Elwes on 10/08/2005
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What a waste of farmland!!
18 holes crammed into the space of 9!
With the exception of 12, 13 & 14 utterly boring.
Good clubhouse & food though!
Gaz
Ps Bring your crash helmet just in case.

Posted by Gary Knight on 14/08/2001
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Club Professional Paul Lyons.The course offers a deceptivaly difficult test of golf in the pleasant Sussex countryside.

Posted by Mick Brixey on 06/09/1999
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