Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is steeped in the tradition of great golf.
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is a traditional members club with two, 18-hole courses.
There is the Old, ranked as one of the top 100 in the British Isles, and the West, which was voted the “Best course in the UK of under 6,000 yards” by Golf World magazine in 2013.
The Old Course has been used by the R&A as an Open Championship Regional Qualifying venue, hosted the international match between England and Spain in 2007 and the Senior Woman's English Close Amateur Stroke Play Championship in June 2009. In August 2011 the Old Course staged the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship and in 2016 will host the McGregor Trophy (English Boy's Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship) for the first time.
Founded in 1888, the Clubhouse was built five years later and parts of it still remain remarkably unchanged today.
The bestowal of the title "Royal" came in 1893 after a visit from the then Duke of Cambridge.
It is this combination of a golf course that has bred many champions and the charm of its clubhouse, together with its small membership, that has resulted in Royal Ashdown retaining its reputation for being one of the most prestigious clubs in the UK.
Royal Ashdown remains a stronghold of foursomes golf, although arrangements can occasionally be made with the Secretary for those who prefer to play three and four balls.
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 and corporate events.
The Club especially welcomes enquiries from organisers who are seeking a venue that can provide two 18-hole courses for golfers to play in one day.