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The present course at Bognor was designed by James Braid and constructed by FG Hawtree.

It stretches over 6100 yards and offers numerous challenges of position, length, and carry over numerous obstacles.

James Braid's design principles evident on many of his other famous course creations can also be found here some examples of which include

"Four short holes all of a different type, two very long holes, two stiff carries from the tee, no bunkers directly in front of greens and finally the last three holes should all be of a good length, in order to induce a good finish to a well-contested match."

We hope this section will give you an insight into the pleasure awaiting you on our fairways & greens.

In 1938 Bernard Darwin (grandson of Charles Darwin), famed Golf writer & player of considerable talent visited Bognor & wrote about the course & location he found.

"It was a charming, rustic spot with the wooded South Downs as a backdrop. The sense of flatness is entirely gone, the greens laid out in gently sweeping curves and humps and hollows and the bunkers represting a skillful bit of landscape gardening"

Testament again to the original design, Darwin offered a review on each hole, describing it then largely as we do today even with the advent of modern technology. Yes, golfers in the 1930s debated driving the green on the Par 4 6th the same as many players do today! Use our Hole by Hole guide to understand his thoughts and make your own plan for your visit.

White Tees

HoleYardsParS.I.
Please REPAIR PITCH MARKS, REPLACE DIVOTS & RAKE BUNKERS. Avoid SLOW PLAY at all times. 
1 431 4 8
2 198 3 6
3 321 4 14
4 343 4 4
5 132 3 18
6 286 4 16
7 469 5 12
8 392 4 2
9 559 5 10
Out313136 
10 162 3 13
11 440 4 5
12 391 4 1
13 343 4 11
14 335 4 15
15 217 3 3
16 345 4 7
17 337 4 17
18 420 4 9
In299034 
Total612170 

Yellow Tees

HoleYardsParS.I.
Please REPAIR PITCH MARKS, REPLACE DIVOTS & RAKE BUNKERS. Avoid SLOW PLAY at all times. 
1 410 4 8
2 163 3 6
3 274 4 14
4 338 4 4
5 122 3 18
6 279 4 16
7 464 5 12
8 363 4 2
9 512 5 10
Out292536 
10 122 3 13
11 422 4 5
12 379 4 1
13 337 4 11
14 327 4 15
15 196 3 3
16 334 4 7
17 330 4 17
18 388 4 9
In283534 
Total576070 

Red Tees

HoleYardsParS.I.
Please REPAIR PITCH MARKS, REPLACE DIVOTS & RAKE BUNKERS. Avoid SLOW PLAY at all times. 
1 394 5 10
2 198 3 14
3 269 4 16
4 334 4 4
5 111 3 18
6 274 4 12
7 461 5 8
8 352 4 6
9 495 5 2
Out288837 
10 118 3 8
11 397 5 15
12 367 4 3
13 330 4 1
14 317 4 13
15 177 3 7
16 322 4 5
17 325 4 11
18 380 5 9
In273337 
Total562174