How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorstep to take up golf and how rarely, if ever, have I seen them in my consulting rooms again!” Dr. Alister MacKenzie
RATED #2 COURSE IN SUSSEX*
"Great course to play all year-round. Ultra-demanding and beautiful par 3s make this course a pleasure to play."
* Todays Golfer, June 2017 Edition
EASTBOURNE CORPORATION CHALLENGE TROPHY 6th AUGUST 2017
Details and entry form can be found here
Click here for the July diary (2 pages)
Details of Willingdon's 9-hole competitions can be found here
Check out our 2017 social calendar by clicking here
Details and entry forms for the Willingdon Open competitions (Seniors Team, Ladies and Mixed) in 2017 can be found by clicking here.
Proposals for the relocation of the Pro Shop and a new indoor teaching facility can be viewed in the Clubhouse or by signing into the Members Area of this website and clicking on Plans in the menu
A message from our Club Captain, John Maynard
I would like to thank the members of Willingdon Golf club for appointing me as their Club Captain for 2017 .I feel it is an honour and a privilege and, as such, I will do my best to uphold the club’s traditions and the excellent reputation built up over the years. I will be pleased to hear from any members who wish to contact me over the coming year with any questions or thoughts regarding the club. I also look forward to meeting visitors to our club.
The course is probably in the best condition it has been for years, thanks to the hard work undertaken by Luke and his Team. Let us all assist the green keepers in protecting the course with good practices. Willingdon is a course to be proud of and this is borne out by the numbers of visitors who return each year to face the tough, but fair, challenge that we provide.
Our Catering has gone from strength to strength and its reputation has grown, not only with the members but also with the general public. My thanks to Rachael, Steve and their Team and, of course, to Dave and all the Bar staff who make everyone feel welcome.
I will endeavour to make myself available to one and all throughout the club this year and play with as many of the members as possible in the various sections that comprise the club.
I do believe Charity starts at home and, as such, my Captains Charity will be the Golf Club. Monies raised throughout the year will go towards the continued up-keep and improvements to the course / clubhouse.
Finally, I wish you all the very best and excellent Golf in 2017.
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Whether a golfer or not, a very warm welcome awaits you at the friendliest golf club in the South of England. From the elevated Clubhouse bar and terrace, both non-golfers and golfers alike will appreciate the magnificent view of our stunning downland course, which was re-designed nearly 100 years ago by the legendary architect of Augusta Golf Club , Dr Alister MacKenzie. The course rests in a bowl at the foot of the South Downs, so not only is it protected from the harshest of weathers but also tends to be open all year round due to its amazing drainage.
Golfers wishing to join can choose from a wide range of very attractive flexible membership options or, if only able to play occasionally, take advantage of our special offers which can be found on this website. Please select Membership from the Menu for more details.
For those wanting to learn our great game or interested in honing their golfing skills, our professional, Dan Gale, has a well deserved reputation for coaching new and experienced golfers of all abilities. Dan has a range of lesson packages to suit all pockets and he also runs group clinics during the year for juniors, ladies and seniors. Please select Professional from the Menu for more details.
As well as the stunning upstairs bar with great views across the course, the club boasts a ground floor restaurant that is a wonderful venue for all types of function, including wedding receptions, parties, conferences and meetings. Please select Clubhouse from the Menu for more details.
What we do
Visitors are welcome to come and play Willingdon Golf Course on any day of the week, subject to availability.
Tuition is available to all; you do not need to be a member of a golf club or have any previous experience!
Measuring 6,158 yards from the competition tees golfers of all abilities face a stiff but fair challenge at Willingdon.
The perfect venue for you
- Friendliest club in the South
- Visitors and guests welcome
- Stunning Downland course
- Great drainage in winter
- Family friendly
- Membership packages to suit all
- Designed by Augusta National course architect, Dr. Alister MacKenzie