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Cottesmore Golf and Country Club
Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Crawley
1 review
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“Golf fair, accommodation awful”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Two pretty fair golf courses but spoilt by poor accommodation. The rooms are very tired with shabby bathrooms. The towels provided are like large hand towels. The food at dinner was overcooked and rubbery despite being ordered in advance. I would not recommend this and won't be going back.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Went here for the golf really, didn't expect too much.
Rooms are pretty basic but ok, had a ground floor overlooking the first tee and putting green,
It was fairly clean but does need a major revamp.
The bar area was good on the first floor overlooking the 18th green, bar lady was friendly and jovial.
Breakfast was ok, the pool area was ok, with a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, and a small gym.
all in all it was great value as a golf package, but could do with a makeover.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Our group of nine, mixed handicap ladies had a good time at Cottesmore. We go away for a couple of nights every year and try to go somewhere different each time. We played the Griffin course twice and then Phoenix on the last day. Griffin is the longer and probably more difficult; Phoenix is much shorter ( but some pretty long walks from green to tee). Both are very scenic with some magnificent ancient trees. The greens are not in very good condition and it must be said that both courses are a bit scruffy and in need of quite a lot of tlc. Bunkers are unraked and unkempt. Having said that there were some good holes. On the Griffin the 17th over water to a difficult sloped green was certainly a good challenge. Several of the par 3s on the Phoenix were also quite tricky even if short. Attention needs to be paid to some trees and shrubs. There needs to be severe cutting back in places.

The hotel likewise is definitely 3 star. The rooms are quirky. Mine, no 3 was a family room with a double and a single, a huge amount of hanging and storage space, a big bathroom (with balcony) and a separate toilet - nothing to complain about but like the course, generally in need of tlc.

The food was of a very high standard with two creative dinner menus and exceptionally good service by our waitresses. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order. All staff, from hotel manager, Lorraine, golf director Callum and catering staff were
efficient and helpful.

I understand that the owners have just taken back the management after 15 years of leasing out and that they intend to invest in refurbishment so some of the points above are likely to be addressed.

All in all it was good value holiday golf. (And the wall to wall sunshine we enjoyed certainly enhanced our experience!)

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Held our sons wedding in this beautiful venue,it was worth every penny, the standard of Cottesmore is very high! it is very professionally run, staff are great, and so helpful, The wedding reception couldnt be faulted, food was amazing, we stayed the night, and had a comfortable night in a lovely room, with lovely views, then a great breakfast , to end an amazing weekend, we didnt want to go home!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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pontypool
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We held our Daughter's Wedding here,and what can we say..Absolutely wonderful from start to finish..Staff were helpful,friendly and professional, Standard of food was excellent and presention amazing..rooms were basic but adequate and fit for purpose.
Husband enjoyed Pheonix Course.
We would recommend this Golf Club to anyone..Well done Cottesmore Staff..

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We spent 3 days/2 nights here on an "away day" trip organised by the Lady Captain at our own club. We could not have been more impressed by the friendly and helpful staff.

Food at dinner was excellent. Lunches were extremely good value for money — very large portions, we could have safely ordered one between two. Cooked breakfast perfectly fine.

Our room was clean and comfortable. It had no aircon, which would have been nice in this spell of very hot weather. Also there was no minibar/fridge — a minor issue, but…

There are two courses: the Griffin and Phoenix. Griffin is in _much_ better condition, but we were told that there are plans in place to make big improvements. Personally, I though that Griffin was easily the better of the two, but that view wasn't universal among our group (of 40/50 golfers), if condition was discounted.

There are quite a few holes on both courses with blind tee shots, especially the Griffin. My advice would be get a course planner and read it carefully. I would also advise buggies: there is some hard walking on both courses, and some long green-tee distances on the Phoenix.

The committee has already booked for next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Sunday driver golf break for 2. Played The Phoenix Course first, not in great nick at all wouldn't bother again unless they gave it a great deal of TLC. Played Griffin Course on second day and it was absolutely fabulous.

Hotel only had four guests for the evening, so the staff were wonderfully attentive and helpful. As mentioned elsewhere, Luke does a fabulous Bloody Mary. (If you like it hot!)

Room was basic, but comfortable, bathroom needs a make over. Food was very good, the made to order breakfast especially.

Would certainly visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Cottesmore Golf and Country Club

Property: Cottesmore Golf and Country Club
Address: Buchan Hill, Crawley RH11 9AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Crawley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Crawley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cottesmore Golf and Country Club 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to Gatwick Airport and business centres of Crawley and Horsham. 21 Room hotel and 7 log cabins, bar, restaurant, tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pool, gym and health and beauty spa. ... more   less 
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