“A True Test of Golf for 130 years – Discover the Beauty of the Forest”
Founded in 1888, Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is a traditional members’ golf club set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest. One of the things that golf lovers most appreciate about playing here is that so little has changed over the club’s 130 year history. Heather, humps, hollows, pools and streams remain nature’s defence against shooting a low score.
The stunning heathland layout of the Old Course is currently (2019) rated by Golf World as 29th in its top 100 courses in England, with the West Course making the list for the next best 100. Today both award winning courses are available to play in the same day. Without question this is the best 36-hole golf club in Sussex — and not a bunker in sight.
Whereas the Old Course remains very much a classic heathland course, 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.
Situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of London in East Sussex, Royal Ashdown offers two fantastic heathland courses and a magnificent Clubhouse that are enjoyed by members, guests and visitors alike.