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The Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, by Bernard Darwin, published 1926
The book is a hole-by-hole guide to Crowborough Beacon golf course and contains unique photographs of some of the holes.

Excavation of a Celtic Village on the Ladies' Golf Course, the Dyke, Brighton, 1935, by G. P. Burstow, B.A. and A. E. Wilson, D.Litt., published 1936 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 77, article, pp.195-201) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2162] & The Keep [LIB/500352] & S.A.S. library

Romano-British Pottery from the East Brighton Golf Course, by G. P. Burstow, published August 1948 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XII no. 3, note, p.62) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8230] & The Keep [LIB/500214] & S.A.S. library

Sussex and its Golf, published c.1950 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4027]

Goodwood Golf Club, published 1974 (pamphlet, Goodwood Golf Club) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 6762]

Cooden Beach Golf Club, Bexhill-on-Sea, published 1976 (22 pp., London: Golf Clubs Association for the Club)

Sussex Golf: The 19th Century Clubs, by Patrick Smartt, published 1977 (51 pp., published by the author) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

Rye Golf Club: the first 90 years, by Denis Vidler, published 1984 (160 pp., ISBN-13: 9780950976105) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

A History of Royal Eastbourne Golf Club 1887 -1987 , by John T. Milton, published 1987 (187 pp., Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, ISBN-10: 0951200003 & ISBN-13: 9780951200001) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Bognor Regis Golf Club 1892-1992 A Centenary History, by Gordon Beale, published 1992 (Bognor Regis Golf Club) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11712] & West Sussex Libraries

Holtye: The Centenary of the 'Liliput' Golf Club 1893-1993, by David Singleton, published 1992 (Holtye Golf Club) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Under the Trundle: Goodwood Golf Club 1892-1992, by John Worman, published 1992 (105 pp., Goodwood Golf Club) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11902] & West Sussex Libraries

History of Ladies' Golf in Sussex, by Rosemary Milton, published 1 March 1993 (92 pp., Sussex County Ladies' Golf Association, ISBN-10: 0952067609 & ISBN-13: 9780952067603) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502392] & British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Life and times of Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, 1895-1995, edited by Alistair MacDougall, published 1995 (44 pp., Crowborough Beacon Golf Club) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502621] & East Sussex Libraries

The History of Lewes Golf Club, 1898-1996, by Graham White, published 1996 (Lewes Golf Club)

Willingdon Golf Club: 1898-1998: a centenary history, by Philip S. Haffenden, published 1998 (x + 125 pp., Willingdon: Willingdon Golf Club) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries

Sussex County Ladies' Golf Association: the record, 1900-2000, by Rosemary Milton, published 1 January 1999 (27 pp., Sussex County Ladies' Golf Association, ISBN-10: 0952067617 & ISBN-13: 9780952067610) accessible at: British Library

The Dyke Golf Club, 1906-2000, by Clifford Allen Stuart, published 2000 accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502525]

Piltdown Golf Club 1904 - 2004, by Sir Michael Kerry and Dick Glynne-Jones, published 2004 (112 pp., Bath) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503453] & East Sussex Libraries

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club: The Manor of Alchorne - The Lost Manor, by Andrea and John Bennett, published 2006 accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502623]

An Early Bronze Age burial and Iron Age ditch at East Brighton Golf Club, by John Funnell, published 2008 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 146, short article, pp.199-202) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15997] & The Keep [LIB/500364] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Fair Ways in Ashdown Forest: The History of an Elite Golf Club Playing on Common Land for 125 Years, by Colin Strachan, published 2013 (292 pp., St Andrews Golf Press, ISBN-10: 0957164343 & ISBN-13: 9780957164345) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508905] & West Sussex Libraries

A Narrative of Littlehampton Golf Club, by Ian Wiseman, published 25 August 2016 (320 pp., Matador, ISBN-10: 1785892738 & ISBN-13: 9781785892738) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
The book was written as part of the celebrations for one hundred and twenty five years of Littlehampton Golf Club. It is not just a chronological account of the golf club's development over the years but delves into the narrative behind that history. In 1889 two local solicitors worked together and successfully formed the club, one of the first members was Henry the 15th Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshal of England who became President of the Club. The Dukes of Norfolk have continued the Presidency to the present day. The book gives a brief account of the family history of the Dukes. The book follows the development of this links golf course from the records of King Conute through to William the Conqueror and the local gentry who owned the land, the purchase of the Napoleonic fort and rifle range to the first nine hole course and the major course development by J H Taylor and F G Hawtree during the early nineteen twenties. In WW11 parts of the course were used in preparations for the D Day landing of allied force into France Questions are answered about the golf clubs that were used by members and the types of balls that developed over the early years, the care of the course and development of machinery. Ladies are not forgotten as the book explores the development of golf both locally and nationally. The book records the Club's fine array of trophies and how they came to the club, one in particular refers not to golf but the war between Burmah and India in eighteen twenty four to eighteen twenty six. Perhaps the most significant occurrence of recent time was the arson attack which destroyed the club house and the club records.