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Marine Gardens

Marine Gardens Entrance

Marine Gardens,
West Parade,
Worthing,
West Sussex,
BN11 5EF

Facilities and attractions

Passive Leisure Bowls Putting Wheelchair Cafe

About this site

Putting at Marine Gardens

Marine Gardens is a compact but very popular park on the seafront in West Worthing, laid out in 1930.

The gardens lie 1.25 miles west of Worthing Pier and are open to the public all year round.

The Gardens are accessible off Marine Parade on the Seafront and Winchelsea Gardens to the North of the site, there is plenty of on street parking around the Park.

The park is packed with ornamental and formal planting. Bowls and putting is available daily during the summer months and there are public conveniences open to the public from 9:30am to dusk every day, located at the Bowls Pavilion.

The site is flat but there is a ramp down into the gardens from the seafront; paths are wide and accessible around the whole site.

This is a popular site to sit and spend some time relaxing in the peaceful environment enjoying bowls being played or for visiting the popular and busy privately run restaurant. The Waterwise Playground and Waterwise garden are on the foreshore only a few metres to the west.

Marine Gardens restaurant is situated on site and opens daily.

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Bowling

When the season commences in late April, the bowling clubs, Worthing Bowls Club and Homefield Bowls club, sell season tickets and will make their own arrangements for allocating play on the bowling greens.

Daily play will still take place and the public can make arrangements direct with the bowling clubs and pay their fee to play bowls daily. Mats, shoe hire and jacks will be available for those who wish to turn up and play.

Should anybody not be able to play due to there being no bowling club official in attendance, please contact the Parks Group and we will pass on your details to the bowls clubs so they can make arrangements with you direct.

Marine Gardens Bowling Club play here and are always welcoming to potential new members - for details see the Marine Gardens Bowling Club website.

Traditional putting is played during the summer months between 10am to 6pm every day. For further details on sports play at Marine Gardens, please contact our Sports booking team. Current prices for bowls 2018/2019 are:

  • Adult season - £130.00
  • New season ticket holder/12 week ticket (end of season) - £75.00
  • Casual session ticket - £7.50
  • Group use per rink - £28.00
  • Club use per rink - £14.50
  • Disabled group discount - 50% of group charge
  • 2 hour ticket - £5.50
  • EBA affiliated competition fee - £4.50
  • There is no charge for Junior season play

(Prices are reviewed annually and are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2018)

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Putting

Golf at Marine GardensPutting will re-open:

  • every day from 24th March to 30th September 2018
  • from 9:30am. Last round 5pm
  • throughout the season if the weather conditions are bad, the putting green will be closed

Current charges for Putting 2018/19 are:

  • Adult - £3.00
  • Junior - £2.00*
  • Family ticket - £8.00
  • Obstacle Course (any age) - £2.00

*Juniors - 14 years & under

(Prices are reviewed annually and are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 01-04-2018)

Summer 2018

  • Groups bookings, students/scouts/societies etc, prices agreed by prior arrangement.
  • Events and fun competitions, minimum entry 24 players.
  • Events to be held throughout June/July/August. See noticeboard on site for further details.

Worthing Open Putting Championships

  • Qualifying throughout July 2018
  • Finals day Sunday 5th August at 9:30am
  • Normal putting price to enter, qualifying score
  • Attempt to qualify as many times as you like
  • There will be no charge on finals day.

Junior Coaching

Junior coaching will be available throughout the summer school holidays on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9:30am, for children aged 14 years and under. The cost will be £5 per lesson (£35 when all 8 lessons booked). The coaching will include 8 scheduled lessons progressing from lesson 1 to 8 and will take place on the following dates:

  • Lesson 1 - Tuesday 31st July
  • Lesson 2 - Thursday 2nd August
  • Lesson 3 - Tuesday 7th August
  • Lesson 4 - Thursday 9th August
  • Lesson 5 - Tuesday 14th August
  • Lesson 6 - Thursday 16th August
  • Lesson 7 - Tuesday 21st August
  • Lesson 8 - Thursday 23rd August

Maximum 10 per lesson, book in advance to ensure availability. Sessions expected to last approximately 1¼ hours. Parents/guardians welcome to stay and watch (even help out). A good putter is a match for anyone on the golf course.

For your information, Putting at Marine Gardens is run by a concession.  If you require any further information please telephone 07939 070388.

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