Worthing Golf Club

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Worthing Golf Club
Worthing golf course - geograph.org.uk - 1326802.jpg
The Lower Course of Worthing Golf Club extends up a dry valley in the South Downs
Club information
Coordinates50°50′32″N 0°23′16″W / 50.8423°N 0.3878°W / 50.8423; -0.3878Coordinates: 50°50′32″N 0°23′16″W / 50.8423°N 0.3878°W / 50.8423; -0.3878
LocationWorthing, West Sussex, England
Established1905; 114 years ago (1905)
TypePrivate
Total holes36
Websiteworthinggolf.co.uk
Lower Course
Designed byHarry Colt
Par71
Length6,505 yards Longest hole is #6
Upper course
Designed byHarry Colt
Par66
Length5,211 yards Longest hole is #1

Worthing Golf Club is a golf club on the South Downs at Worthing, England. Located close to the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring in the new South Downs National Park, the club comprises two links golf courses, a driving range and a clubhouse. The club enjoys panoramic views both of the South Downs and the English Channel.

The club was formed in 1905 and its first course, designed by six times Open Championship-winner Harry Vardon was opened in 1906 by Vardon and five-times Open Championship-winner James Braid.[1]

After the First World War, the course was redesigned by golf course designer Harry Colt, who created two courses, a lower and upper course. The lower course lies mostly in the valley, while the upper course lies across the ridges.

The clubhouse is the original Warren farmhouse. The club's current professional is Michael Henning.

The golf courses[edit]

The Lower Course is the club's most demanding. It is particularly challenging just before the turn in a valley close to Cissbury Ring known as Deep Bottom.[2] The Upper Course has the widest panorama, where on the ridge of Mount Carvey the coast can be seen from Beachy Head in the east to the Isle of Wight in the west.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elleray, D. Robert (1998). A Millennium Encyclopaedia of Worthing History. Worthing: Optimus Books. ISBN 0-9533132-0-4
  2. ^ http://www.worthinggolf.co.uk/index.lasso?pg=15e514a2685cbed0
  3. ^ http://www.worthinggolf.co.uk/index.lasso?pg=d92a4e4ec1d43fa8&mp=b2f424e3c6458780

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