Best golf courses: Brighton

Brighton: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Woosnam, Ian

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brighton

Designer

The Dale Hill course (also known as the "Old course") dates from 1976. The "Woosnam course" was designed by Ian Woosnam (1997).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Cupp, Bob

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Visitors welcome

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Brighton

Designer

American course architect Robert E. "Bob" Cupp designed the East and West courses.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Cupp, Bob

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Visitors welcome

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Brighton

Designer

American course architect Robert E. "Bob" Cupp designed the East and West courses.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Brighton
Braid, James

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Brighton

Designer

James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Brighton

Designer

Donald Steel

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Rowe, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Brighton

Designer

Original design by Royal Ashdown GC professional Jack Rowe (1904). Later revisions by J.H. Taylor, Frank Pennink and club member Philip Russell-Vick.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Hutchinson, Horace

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brighton

Designer

Original nine-hole course designed by Horace G. Hutchinson and Charles Mayhewe (1887). Later extended and modified by unknown others.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brighton
Taylor, J.H.

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Visitors welcome

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Brighton

Designer

Course designed by J.H. Taylor in 1907, when the club moved to its current Blatchington location.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Brighton
Hutchison, Campbell & Hotchkin

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Wkends restrictd

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Brighton

Designer

Original design by the firm Ferigna (Cecil K. Hutchison, Sir Guy Campbell & Col. Stafford V. Hotchkin).

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