Pyecombe Golf Club is a marvellous venue for members, casual green fee players and Societies. It can also play host for various functions and activities.
Situated in the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, the Golf Course offers stunning views across the Sussex Weald and is a haven for wildlife.
The course also offers 'a walk in the country' where natural flora is encouraged and there are regular sightings of deer, buzzards and other wildlife.
James Braid, the iconic golf architect, helped shape the course which was originally sculptured in 1894. Since that time, more land has been obtained providing additional length and opportunities to redesign the layout of the course.
Now, with the course measuring 6278 yards off the White tees, 5955 yards off the Yellow and 5559 yards off the Red tees, it is a good test of golf for all levels of ability. Undulating fairways, smallish greens and challenging dog legs, give ample opportunity to play most types of shots and to use most clubs in the bag.
In the summer, the course is beautifully presented with smooth running greens and manicured fairways. The rough becomes a picture of wild flowers, whilst good shots are always rewarded.
Pyecombe is truly a 12 months of the year golf club. In the winter the course rarely closes as the fairways drain naturally. It is rare for the Club to limit trolley use.
In 2016, Pyecombe were proud to receive the STRI National Environmental Golf Club of the Year award. Further information can be found here. 2013 saw the club achieve the 'Southern Counties Golf Club of the Year'. The judging panel noted 'the fantastic condition of the greens and fairways cut to perfection', also commenting ‘Pyecombe was the most picturesque course in the area whist providing an excellent venue'.
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Oliver's County Scratch Knockout
We arrived in our hoards with over 75 supporters willing them round the course.
The morning foursomes started well, with the scoreline ending 2-2, however it could have so nearly been 3-1 to Pyecombe. Chartham Park (stronger on paper) put their big guns out first and 'did a job' on us. Despite determined efforts and some great golf, Chartham Park GC won the afternoon singles 6-2, leaving the overall scoreline 8-4.
A valiant effort from the Pyecombe team, who should be proud to have got all the way to the final.....a great achievement in itself.
Congratulations to Chartham Park GC, we'll come back stronger next year!
Scratch & Birchwood County Knockouts
It turned out to be the perfect weekend, with both our Olivers Scratch team and the Birchwood handicap team making it through to the finals of the Sussex County Knockout Championships - the pinnacle of the golfing season for all Sussex Clubs.
The scratch team lead 3-1 in the morning against defending Champions East Sussex National, away at Littlehampton GC, and it was extremely tight in the afternoon with ESN battling back, however the team dug deep and secured a 7-5 victory to reach the final, which will be against Chartham Park at Worthing GC on Saturday 18th August.
The Birchwood team were up against it against a strong Mannings Heath side, away at Sweetwoods GC and with 8 holes to play all matches were slightly down. Some crucial comebacks resulted in the match being tied at 2.5 to 2.5, requiring a playoff. In a tense affair the PGC lads claimed a victory on the 3rd extra play-off hole to secure a spot in the Final, which will be played against the Nevill GC on Saturday 8th September venue to be determined.
A quality weekend for Pyecombe Golf Club and I'm sure many of you will want to support both teams at the final. #ProudToBePyecombe
It was a great weekend for the Club, and we're pleased that both the Oliver's Scratch team and the Birchwood Team made it through to the Semi-Finals.
The Scratch Team had a close game against Copthorne but were victors with a 7-5 scoreline at home. They go on to play East Sussex National on Saturday 4th August - Venue TBC
The Birchwood Team were away at East Sussex National and battled to a 3.5 to 1.5 victory. They now play in the Semi Final on Saturday 4th August - Venue TBC
Congratulation to Matt Greenfield for winning the Campion Cup (scratch) Club Championship, with rounds of 75 + 75 over the weekend in extremely blustery conditions.
John Hall was crowned the Warren Cup (nett) Club Champion with rounds of 80 + 80 for a level par nett score of 142.
Sussex Ladies County Championship
We were delighted to welcome the competitiors for the Sussex Ladies County Championshiop to Pyecombe, playing 36 holes in the strokeplay qualifier on 1st June. The knockout matchplay rounds commenced Saturday with the finals being played on Sunday afternoon.
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Picture taken by Stephen Milner, Greenkeeper.