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Golf with Hilton at Avisford Park
Arundel, West Sussex

 

Located on the beautiful South Downs, the Hilton Avisford Park has the air of a stately home. Approached by sweeping driveways and flanked by well tended flower beds, the hotel is surrounded by an 18 hole parkland golf course.

With all the facilities synonymous with the Hilton name - well appointed spacious rooms

as well as a fully equipped leisure centre - guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar overlooking the gardens, perfect for an afternoon reading the papers. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and families are welcome.

The building was previously a private boys' school, evidence of which can be found in The Cedar Restaurant with it's oak panelled walls bearing the names of head boys of past times. The menu changes daily and offers high quality food and wines at very good value. The service is excellent and the overall atmosphere is intimate without being intimidating.

The golf course has its own clubhouse, which has recently been refurbished and is open to guests and the public as well as offering very reasonable membership. With an attractive patio area, guests can enjoy lunch and watch the local birdlife on the pond flanking the fairway of the 1st hole. The clubhouse also has a pro-shop with friendly helpful staff ready to offer advice. Guests can
hire clubs, buggies or trollies for a reasonable charge and a round of golf is around £15.
The course itself is a parkland course, featuring many mature trees. Hazards, which are mainly bunkers, are plentiful. There are a few water features, which come in the form of small wildlife ponds and streams. These very much lend to the overall feel of taking a walk through the grounds of a country estate. The design borrows much from the natural landscape and surrounding countryside.
With three tees available, this 5016 yard, par 71 course offers a pleasant round of golf, there is one par 5 hole, the remainder being par 4s with a few par 3s to keep you interested. The front nine is set in open parkland and the back nine on either side of a valley. There is also a putting green in the gardens of the hotel.
The golf course reflects the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel and golfers of all abilities are welcome and there were plenty of juniors taking advantage of this fact.
For those who decide to give the golf a miss, there is much to do at the hotel in the Living Well Health club, on the tennis or squash courts or the croquet lawn. Once you've had your swim, beauty treatment and sauna, you can always visit the town of Arundel itself.

This historic town attracts many visitors to its castle, cathedral and antique shops. The castle is the home of the Duke of Norfolk and dates back to the Norman Conquest. With the beautiful River Arun flowing through it, Arundel has an olde worlde charm which invites you to wander through its streets, stop for tea and watch the world go by.

The Amberley Museum is very close to Arundel and allows you to take a trip back in time, taking journeys on a vintage bus or narrow gauge railway. Slightly further afield, is the old Roman harbour town of Chichester, or if you fancy the seaside, both Bognor Regis and Littlehampton are close by.

Whatever takes your fancy, the Hilton Avisford Park makes an excellent base from which to explore West Sussex and improve your golf!

Golf Offer:

Rates for dinner, bed and breakfast and one round of golf. Please quote code "Escgolf" when booking. Tel: 01243 551215. www.arundel.hilton.com
1 April - 4 August 2001 £85 per person per night
5 August - 31 August 2001 £74 pp per night
1 - 30 September 2001 £85 pp per night.