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.
18-hole par-71 Conan Doyle course (5039 yards).
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 2:30 pm).
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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 !
2019 Golf World Rating: 72nd best course in England.
Wych Cross, Forest Row, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex RH18 5JR
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This country house hotel is set in landscaped grounds overlooking 186 acres of parkland in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest.
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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.
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Hever Castle; Royal Ashdown Forest.
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