Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1UJ
18 holes. Heathland course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Original designer unknown. Dr Alister MacKenzie was commissioned to make design improvements in the 1920s.
Above distances are for the main course. Also at Crowborough Beacon is the 18-hole Conan Doyle course (par-68; 5039 yds from back tees; SSS 64).
18 miles SE of Crawley
From the M25 motorway leave at exit 5 and take the A21 direction Sevenoaks. After 10 mi exit onto the A26 direction Tunbridge Wells/Crowborough. After approx 12 mi go through Crowborough. Golf Club is located on your left on the A26, just south of Crowborough (8 mi south of Tunbridge Wells; 5 mi north of Uckfield).
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). Now well over 100 years old, the course is recognised as one of the best ‘hidden’ gems in the south of England, with more and more golfers discovering its delights.
Many trees (especially birch and pine) have grown along the fairways since the course was first established, but not to detract from the heathland splendour of the layout. The accuracy of your game will be tested by several tightish holes and hitting the relatively small greens. The maintenance and presentation of the course is usually excellent.
Pick of the holes: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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!
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