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Goodwood Golf

Kennel Hill, Goodwood,

Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PN

  • Office

    +44 (0)1243 775 537
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1243 755 133
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1243 755 135
  • Golf pro

    Christian Fogden (Head PGA Professional)
  • Academy

    The Goodwood School of Golf

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open downland.

  • Designer:

    James Braid

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7134
6368
5505
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Downs course. Also at Goodwood is the 18-hole Park course (par-72; 6650 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

50.876855

Longitude:

-0.748851

How to get there:

29 miles W of Brighton

Head for Chichester on the A27 (from Brighton or Portsmouth), A285 (from Petworth), A286 (from Midhurst) or A259 (from Bognor Regis) and look out for signs to Goodwood House. From Chichester itself, take the A27 heading east direction Arundel / Brighton. After approx 2 miles take the A285 direction Halnaker / Petworth. After approx 1 mile look out for left turn into the Goodwood Estate.

Goodwood Golf (Downs course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1892

Goodwood Golf (Downs course): The remarkable sporting estate of Goodwood, where horse-racing, motorsport, flying and shooting can all be indulged, also offers two top-quality golf layouts: the public-access Park course and the Downs course, reserved for members and hotel guests.

The Downs course, originally laid out in 1914 by James Braid was renovated in 2006. It is generally the higher rated of the two courses, occupying a more open and undulating area of downland. The layout takes you up on top of the glorious Sussex Downs, giving you the chance to take in views over Chichester, the sea and the Isle of Wight while you consider your next shot.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Goodwood's Downs course is a private facility. Outside visitor play is restricted to guests staying at the Goodwood Hotel, who can book to play on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact Hotel or Pro Shop for green fee details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Set in 12,000 acres of rolling Sussex Downland, Goodwood has long been famous for both its natural beauty and its legendary hospitality. The home of the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, Goodwood House, designed by James Wyatt, contains one of the finest collections of English paintings and French porcelain and furniture in England.

Goodwood enjoys an exceptional variety and unique mixture of activities, ranging from horseracing, motor racing, flying, golf and shooting. It even has its very own hotel (The Goodwood Park Hotel - see below) and spa.

Golf at the Goodwood Club dates back more than a century, when in 1901, the Duke of Richmond gave permission to play on a superb course laid out by champion golfer and eminent designer, James Braid.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World Rating: 99th best course in England; 29th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • The Goodwood Hotel4-star

    Goodwood, West Sussex PO18 0QB

    +44 (0)1243 775 537

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    Set within the magnificent Goodwood Estate, this charming and beautifully designed 94-bedroom hotel is perfectly located for any event on the Estate - be it golf, horse-riding, motorsport, fishing or shooting. With its own conference facilities, spa and pool it is a comfortable and relaxing place to stay when at Goodwood.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Goodwood (Downs and Park courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hayling; West Sussex.

  • Travelodge Arundel Fontwell Hotel

    A27/A29 Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0SB

    +44 (0)0871 984 6014

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    Travelodge offers good quality, good value, modern accommodation throughout the UK. This Travelodge is conveniently located on the A27/A29 roundabout, between Arundel and Chichester.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Goodwood (Downs and Park courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      West Sussex; Hayling.

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