Sport & Motorsport
As well as a rich tradition of art and culture, Petworth is also known for our sporting heritage. There are in fact several sports in the Petworth area which attract an international audience.
Polo at Cowdray
As the host of the famous Gold Cup, Cowdray is the UK’s foremost site for Polo. International audiences flock to Cowdray each year for the Gold Cup which boasts the largest audience for polo in the country. Our accommodation can often fill up around the dates of popular Polo events at Cowdray, so make sure to book in advance.
Golf Courses in West Sussex
Looking to play a round of golf? Near Petworth there are a range of great courses including West Sussex Golf Club which was rated the best in the county. Goodwood and Cowdray estates also have their own golf courses.
Experiences at Goodwood
As well as year round driving experiences, there are two key events at Goodwood which attract motorsport fans from around the world; Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Both events draw a large audience and create a buzz of excitement in the region. Make sure to book your stay with us in advance.
Festival of Speed
Thousands head to the historic Goodwood estate to get the chance to see some of the world’s rare and most glamourous cars including supercars, Formula 1 cars and vintage vehicles.
Goodwood Revival celebrates the romantic history of motor racing. For over 20 years, visitors have dressed to impress in period outfits and headed to Goodwood’s historic track to see the spiritual home of British motor racing come back to life with classic cars.
Qatar Goodwood Festival
World class horse racing which attracts spectators from all over the world. Also known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ this event has all the charm of a quintessential British ‘day at the races’.