England’s top female amateurs will travel to Mannings Heath Golf Club in Sussex to contest the 2013 English Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship from August 6-8.

England Golf has created a composite course for the occasion, stretching Manning’s Waterfall Course to 6,125 yards.

England Elite star Alex Peters won the title by six strokes last year, but she’ll face stiff competition from the likes of 2012 runner-up Charlotte Thompson, Hayley Davis, Gabriella Cowley, Sammy Fuller and Inci Mehmet as she attempts to defend her crown.

The Waterfall Course – a heathland/downland hybrid – is set over 500 acres of rolling Sussex countryside, and should present a stern test for England’s top ladies.

“To be chosen to host such a prestigious championship is a great honour and privilege for Exclusive Golf,” said Steve Slinger, general manager at Mannings Heath.

“The Waterfall Course is held in great regard by golfers across the south of England. It is in fantastic condition and, with the way it’s going to be set up, the players will be playing a truly unique course in what is a spectacular setting for golf.”

Mannings Heath is owned by Exclusive Golf, a subset of Exclusive Hotels, alongside the Manor House Golf Club in Castle Combe, near Bath.

Solheim Cup star Trish Johnson, Rebecca Hudson and teenage sensation Charley Hull have all won the English Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in the past.