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Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Beacon Rd,

Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1UJ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1892 661 511
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1892 653 877
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1892 667 339
  • Golf pro

    Dennis Newnham
  • Academy

    Crowborough Beacon Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original designer unknown. Dr Alister MacKenzie was commissioned to make design improvements in the 1920s.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6304
6011
5535
Par
71
71
73
SSS or slope
70
69
73

At the same location:

18-hole par-71 Conan Doyle course (5039 yards).

Location

Latitude:

51.048094

Longitude:

0.147782

How to get there:

18 miles SE of Crawley

From the M25 motorway leave at exit 5 and take the A21 direction Sevenoaks. After 10 miles exit onto the A26 direction Tunbridge Wells / Crowborough. After approx 12 miles go through Crowborough. Golf Club is located on your left on the A26, just south of Crowborough (8 miles south of Tunbridge Wells / 5 miles north of Uckfield).

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1895

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club: Glorious views onto the beautiful South Downs are in plentiful supply on this excellent, mature heathland golf course, which sits at the highest point in Sussex (nearly 800ft above sea level). Although over 100 years old, the course is still recognised as one of the best ‘hidden’ gems in the south of England, with more and more golfers discovering its delights.

Many trees (mainly birch and pine) have grown along the fairways since the course was first established over 100 years ago, but not to detract from the heathland splendour of this layout. The accuracy of your game will be tested by several tightish holes and hitting the often small greens. Among many excellent holes, the par-3 6th, the signature hole, will challenge the best. At 190 yards from the back tees, you will need to carry a gully and then avoid a large pit that threatens on the left of the green. The maintenance and presentation of the course is usually excellent.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 2:30 pm).

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £45; Fri-Sun £50.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Did you know?

In 1910, Crowborough Beacon elected as its Club Captain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famous author of the Sherlock Holmes novels. Crowborough's 6th hole, known as "The Speaker”, takes it name from a former member and Speaker of the House of Commons, a Mr. Gully, who deposited his drive with regularity into ....the gully in front of the green !

Published ranking

2019 Golf World Rating: 72nd best course in England.

Where2Stay

  • Ashdown Park Hotel5-star

    Wych Cross, Forest Row, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex RH18 5JR

    +44 (0)1342 824 988

    Visit website

    This country house hotel is set in landscaped grounds overlooking 186 acres of parkland in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Ashdown Forest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Tandridge; Hever Castle; Mannings Heath; Piltdown; East Sussex Natl.; Crowborough Beacon.

  • Buxted Park Hotel4-star

    Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 4AY

    +44 (0)845 072 7412

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    This magnificent Georgian Palladian mansion, dating back to the 17th century and set in 312 acres of superb parkland, has played host to the rich and famous for centuries. As you pass the Eagle topped pillars and enter Buxted Park, sweeping down the long drive past the 13th century church, you are transported to a world where everyone is treated like a royalty.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Crowborough Beacon; Piltdown; East Sussex National.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hever Castle; Royal Ashdown Forest.

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