27th January - Both Courses Open. No trolleys on the West Course, pull trolleys only on the Old Course.
When you step onto our courses
it’s like stepping back in time.
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is the epitome of tradition and golfing excellence, a course shaped by nature rather than man.
Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, the backdrop to AA Milne’s famous Winnie-the-Pooh stories, the only surprise that you will get if you come down to the woods today is that so little has changed over the club’s 125 year history. Heather, humps, hollows, pools and streams remain nature’s defence against shooting a low score.
Situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, Royal Ashdown is grand golf history and is still making golf history today.
36 Holes of Magnificent Golf
This beautiful Sussex golf club was founded in 1888, and within a year had opened a designated ladies’ course set in mature heathland. Today both award winning 18-hole courses, the Old and the West, are available to play in the same day. Without question this is the best 36-hole golf club in Sussex — and not a sand bunker in sight!
Whereas the Old Course remains very much a classic heathland layout the West Course snakes its way through the heart of the Ashdown Forest, that spreads for over 20 square miles in this most beautiful part of Sussex, and has been named the best course under 6,000 yards in the UK by Golf World magazine.
What about after golf?
Each course has its own area of the clubhouse: The Old Course clubhouse may look somewhat austere perched half way up its hill but is a great place of fun. The West Course extension opened in 2004, with all the modern facilities, seating for up to 60 people and is open year-round.
Society Day on your calendar?
Let us help. In fact, let us take care of every last detail.
The quality of the courses, the reputation of the dining rooms and the friendly ambience of the Club make this a favourite venue for Old Boys' matches, society days, charity days, and corporate events.
Here at Royal Ashdown we especially welcome enquiries from event organisers seeking a venue that can provide two 18-hole courses for golfers to play in one day.
We’d love to host your foursome, your group or any occasion you see fit to spend the day on one of the finest tracts of golf in the British Isles.