Situated in over 350 acres of fine grounds, high on the Sussex Weald, Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club combines the best in modern facilities with style and refinement
Our AGM event takes us to Dale Hill Hotel, our first visit to a venue that offers two courses of very contrasting styles and a modern four-star Hotel complex. Former Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam OBE needs no introduction and tucked away in the East Sussex countryside a few miles south west of Tunbridge Wells is where you will find the course that Woosie built. This is his inaugural attempt at golf course architecture (with a little help from European Golf Design) and it’s perfectly in tune and finely balanced. Built in 1997 the par 72, 6,512-yard layout flows gracefully through undulating, historic woodland in the ridges of the High Weald, perhaps reminiscent of the hills in Woosie’s native Shropshire. The Woosnam course is regarded by many as the superior of the two courses. According to Woosnam “the course has been designed to have the perfect balance, tough enough for the pros, easy enough for the amateurs and can be enjoyed by all”.
The second course, known as Dale Hill Old, is a more traditional parkland design set out over more hilly terrain but playing much shorter with easier walks between the individual holes. Formerly a dairy farm the course opened in 1973 and offers wonderful views over the stunning Sussex countryside.
Although the total length only stretches out to a modest 5800 yards, there is an attractive blend of holes which are mostly tree-lined with small testing greens.