Away Days: Brighton
Considering a city break? You’re not the only one as in recent times, studies show that travel within the UK & Ireland among UK & Ireland residents has been growing. More of us are exploring every corner of the isles and discovering the hidden gems and must-see spots that fortunate to be close to ‘Home’.
In our Away Days series, we look at the top UK & Ireland city break destinations and showing you that when you’re packing your weekend bag, you should be sure to make room for the golf clubs. This edition of series we look at the coastal city of Brighton!
Each Golf Club we feature has been recognised for its proximity to the city centre, ease of access, customer reviews and/or their clubhouse facilities.
Whether strolling by the seaside at the iconic palace pier and the pebble beaches, exploring quirky boutiques in The Lanes, or enjoying the vibrant arts scene, Brighton stands out as a captivating choice for a city getaway. The city is stunning all year round but particularly in the summer months the coastal gem shines and attracts art enthusiasts, beachgoers, and those celebrating special occasions with flair!
So, whatever brings you to Brighton, here’s five courses you and your travelling party should consider when making the trip…
The courses on this list span from all areas and directions of the south Sussex area but first we start off in the east side of the city. East Brighton Golf Club at 2.7 miles from Brighton Queens Rd station is the closest course on the list to all the action Brighton has to offer. You’ll be able to reach East Brighton in 15 minutes via taxi or car. Situated just across from the Brighton Marina. East Brighton GC is the ideal break from all the food and shopping.
Set in the lush Sussex downland, East Brighton offers a treat for all. Built more than 100 years ago the club house is full of warmth, charm, and character with an excellent clubhouse. The Oak Lounge being a superb oak panelled room with its own bar which provides the perfect venue for having a few with the squad.
On a clear summer day, the silhouette of the Isle of Wight way off on the western horizon adds to the splendour of the already magnificent vista.
Located to the northwest outskirts of the city brings us to the next course on the list. With Brighton & Hove GC you are treated to a great test of golf and magnificent views over the South Downs National Park, the sea, and the city of Brighton & Hove.
At 5,095 yards, this won’t be the longest course you’ll play. However, you are guaranteed an interesting round as the difference between the front and back 9 make it tricky to get into a rhythm. And with a renowned great atmosphere in the clubhouse this is a great course to have a few pints to go down with a delicious meal.
Once again it should take around 15 minutes from Brighton station however a stop at either Aldrington or Preston Park can cut your trip to 10 minutes.
5.6 miles north of Brighton along the A23 presents an excellent opportunity for a round of golf at the village of Pyecombe and its golf club.
Pyecombe GC has phenomenal views of the Sussex countryside this adds to the grandeur of the club and really gives a different dimension to the golf course. If you enjoy the look of the course as well as the challenge this is the course for you and the group.
6,278 yards off the championship tees, not the longest course but what it makes up for in dangers dotted around the course such as the thick rough and bunkers which are hard to make the green from.
15-minute drive up the A23 from Brighton station means it’ll likely be best getting a taxi up to the village.
A little further out than the other courses that have made our Brighton golf course guide. The town of Lewes lies approx. 11.4 miles from our centre point of Brighton Station.
Lewes Golf Club is on the chalk cliffs that overlook the town and offers not only superb golfing facilities, but also gorgeous scenery with views of the North Downs. The clubhouse provides bar and dining facilities that are available in the lounge as well as in a separate dining room. An exterior terrace overlooking the historic town of Lewes and its surroundings provides an ideal seating area to enjoy a drink.
A 25-30minute drive, it’ll likely be best splitting a taxi for this one.
Finally, we’re rounding off our Brighton course suggestions at Peacehaven Golf & Fitness.
This club is to the east of Brighton in a town called Peacehaven and is about a 25–30-minute drive along the south coast with beautiful views as you and the group make your way to the course. Peacehaven Golf and Fitness is primarily a 9-hole course but does have different tee positions on some holes to create a fabulous 18-hole experience. The friendly staff are happy to offer tips and tricks to ensure you score your best possible round. Peacehaven Golf & Fitness is a terrific choice a new destination for you and friends when having an away day in the Brighton area!
Five courses to ensure you’ve completed your Brighton city break in style. Go Play.