Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

The best value membership in the area, with a membership category to suit everyone’s circumstances

As a member of the West Course you will become a member of the Society of Ashdown Golfers. Founded in 1985, Ashdown Golfers were originally based at the Ashdown Hotel adjacent to the course and were recognised as a club in their own right by England Golf in 2003.  The society is made up of keen golfers who enjoy the company of others for informal and competitive golf and whose home is the West Course. We believe that the strength of environment created by the Ashdown Golfers, coupled with quality of the West Course (as recognised by Golf World), offers the best value membership in the area.

Membership Type Per Annum Per Month
Full Membership  £912 £76
Intermediate Membership (25 to 30yrs) £606 £50.50
Colts Membership (18 to 24yrs)  £330 £27.50

All adult categories enjoy the following benefit;

7 Day Playing rights
28 Days priority booking
10% Discount off food
10% Discount off drink
Competitions & Handicap
Complimentary Lesson
Weekly Roll Ups

An administration fee of £30.00 will be added to the first months subscription to cover affiliation fees to England Golf, SCGU and Golf Insurances. If joining on a pro rata membership contract between 1st January and 30th June the administration fee will be £20.00

The membership year for the West Course runs from 1st July-30th June.

All Junior Memberships include access to coaching from one of our Professionals!!


Member Benefits Explained

Benefits Explanation
Playing Privileges All membership categories on the West Course can play at any time. We do not offer a 5 day membership since our membership rates already offer extremely good value.
Priority Booking  Tee times are booked online and members have 28 days priority booking.
Food Discounts The food at Royal Ashdown is freshly prepared each day. We employ a brigade of three qualified chefs who provide outstanding catering (see menu in Clubhouse section). All members receive a 10% discount on their food when using their Club Cards.
Beverage Discount   All West Course members receive a 10% discount when using their Club Cards on beverage purchases.
Competitions and Handicaps  Through its affiliation with the Society of Ashdown Golfers, West Course membership provides a comprehensive golfing calendar that includes weekly competitions, matches against other clubs and numerous roll ups. Included in all members’ categories is the ability to obtain and maintain a handicap. Ashdown Golfers are a proud affiliated member of the Sussex County Golf Union and England Golf. You will also be able to access various SCGU member benefits such as discounted green fee rates at top courses across the country via the Sussex County Card Scheme, exclusive for SCGU affiliated members.
Complimentary Golf Lesson  It is important to everyone at  Royal Ashdown that new members soon feel at home and familiar in their new surroundings. All new West Course members therefore receive a complimentary 30 minute lesson from one of our qualified PGA professionals to help them with their game and answer any questions they may have about the club.
Weekly Roll Ups  Ashdown Golfers operate regular and well attended roll-ups, three times a week.  It is an opportunity to meet new members and share stories whilst playing an informal game of golf, followed by a drink and a bite to eat. The roll-ups are very popular with the membership, appealing to 20+ members on a weekly basis throughout the year.

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On paper, the West Course appears a straightforward enough challenge. With a par of 68, it is short with a solitary par 5 and no bunkers. But it’s also fraught with other danger so leave the driver at home. Like the neighbouring Old Course, the West is plotted on protected land, but while the Old glories in its stunning heathland setting, the West Course is surrounded by lovely woodland sprinkled with heather and is actually the tighter of the two. A championship course in its own right, the West isn’t about power and length but accuracy and course management.

Online review on

Like its sister a superb moorland-heathland with no bunkers. Some really excellent holes and, for some on the panel, should join its sister in the main list.

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