Everyone knows that the best golf experience includes both stunning views and great food. In this post we take a look at some of the top golf courses in Sussex which also have 5-star food, so you can enjoy the experience to its fullest.
We know that it’s not just about the 18 holes and your final score. The total package – including drinks, snacks and meals – is what really makes or breaks a round of golf. If you’ve been searching for local courses with yummy grub, read on to see where we recommend getting your greens on without sacrificing taste. Experts Golf Holidays Direct give us their the top picks for excellent service in Sussex when it comes to lunch or dinner after playing 18 holes of challenging golf in spectacular scenery.
Seaford Head Golf Course’s The View is a fine dining establishment and pub. This Seaford, East Sussex establishment offers visitors terrific vistas and a unique perspective of Seaford Town and Seaford Beach from the 18th hole.
The View is the perfect location to dine with friends and family and admire the fantastic view. We serve a wide selection of Sunday roasts, afternoon teas, and at certain weekends, afternoons, and evenings, The View provides a fascinating and diverse range of local staged activities and entertainment.
Many golfers make The View their meeting place with like-minded enthusiasts, or take golfing lessons at The View and Seaford Head Golf Course, to challenge one of Britain’s great historical golf courses.
Trip Advisor Review – “We are so glad we decided to book here for our family lunch. An excellent classical guitarist provided background music, and the venue was pretty full. The staff were attentive. The star of the show was the food. Lovely thick cuts of beef, yummy nut roast, veg cooked to perfection.”
All are welcome at Cowdray Golf’s The 19th Hole Restaurant, not just golfers. Breakfast, lunch, and brunch are available seven days a week. During the summer months, they encourage you to dine on the terrace and enjoy views of Cowdray Ruins and the South Downs.
Their team of chefs creates their menus, which offer a wide range of scrumptious dishes, including ther famous Full English breakfast and Cowdray burgers with triple-cooked chips. Their menus are open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea.
Golf has been played on our magnificent course for more than a century. Viscount Cowdray owns the club, which is a proprietary company. Their primary goal is to provide top-notch amenities and service. Membership is vital to us, although they welcome all visitors regardless of whether they are golfers.
Trip Advisor Review – “Stayed for one night following shooting lesson at Hownhalls ( who recommended the golf lodges in the first place!) quality accommodation, very reasonably priced and excellent breakfast! No more to say!”
Mid Sussex Golf Club
Mid Sussex Golf Club touts itself as ‘more than just a golf course’ in Ditchling, Sussex. It’s recently upgraded bar, lounge, and dining facility offer some of the best services in the area for customers and members.
Famous for its Sunday Carvery, the restaurant was completely refurbished in 2011. Now the lounge and dining room now is a relaxed and comfortable environment to wine and dine. The restaurant is available for a full and comprehensive menu 7 days a week.
Mid Sussex Golf Club was founded in 1995, after renowned course architect David Williams and former European Open winner Andrew Murray collaborated on its design. Sussex Senior Open and other County competitions and events have been lucky to be hosted at such a high-quality course since then.
Trip Advisor Review – “The Sunday carvery was one of the best I have ever had. The service was incredible and very helpful. My friend is celiac and they catered very well for her including making her a gluten free cauliflower and cheese dish. We will certainly be back and would definitely recommend.”
There are many choices to dine at Dale Hill, whether you want to relax and enjoy an afternoon tea or have an evening meal at Wealden View Restaurant, where the Head Chef and his skilled team prepare AA Rosette award-winning food.
You could also enjoy an afternoon tea in The Lounge, or a pint and a game of pool while catching up on sports scores at the Clubhouse Bar. Also, feel free to stop by the Orangery where you can get a tasty snack or refreshing drink in addition to having a nice meal. The Orangery is a wonderful spot to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can dine on the roof terrace of the 18th hole of the Old Course, which overlooks the Sussex downs, or have a meal where you can see them.
Golf breaks at Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club in East Sussex are a wonderful experience, no matter your skill level or the amount of time you have to play. Their Old Course and Ian Woosnam Course provide a challenging play. The beautiful 1066 countryside surrounds them, making their golf breaks an exciting experience.
Trip Advisor Review – “Staff friendly and can’t do enough for you. Choice of food and beverages is very impressive. Food was cooked well and portions generous – no soggy veg! Rooms excellently appointed, spacious and pristine.”
East Sussex National
The golf course is home to two restaurants which are the Pavilion Restaurant and the Huntington Restaurant. The Pavilion Restaurant provides amazing views of the Sussex Hills, matched only by our delicious dishes. They serve both local and classical cuisine, made with ethically-sourced, fresh ingredients exclusively from local suppliers. The East Sussex National Resort is also home to the Huntington’s Restaurant. It provides a stunning vista across the finish of both the East and West golf courses.
Ancient oak trees, calm pools, and rippling streams make up the par 72 West Course, which stretches 7,154 yards. The East Course is a stadium layout measuring 7,081 yards, designed for tournament play. It has played host to numerous UK and international competitions, including twice for the European Open Championship.
Trip Advisor Review – “Hey East Sussex National FOR ALL OF YOU WITH GREAT GREAT LOVE FROM ICELAND 🇮🇸 Great Great service from the restaurant and bar. Great team on the Bar. Great Golf course, The food delicious. We want to back this year.”