Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 8BP
18 holes. Open downland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland, residential and open downland.
Original nine-hole course designed by Horace G. Hutchinson and Charles Mayhewe (1887). Later extended and modified by unknown others.
Above distances are for the 18-hole Devonshire course. Also at Royal Eastbourne is the 9-hole Hartington course (par-32, 2147 yds from back tees, SSS 31).
1 mi W of Eastbourne centre / 23 mi E of Brighton.
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club's 100 year-old Devonshire course is named after The Duke of Devonshire, a title held by members of the Cavendish family (one of England's richest and most aristocratic families since the 16th century). The club's 9-hole Hartington course takes its name from the Marquess of Hartington, a courtesy title that is conferred on the Duke of Devonshire's eldest son.
The 18-hole Devonshire course provides an attractive combination of parkland and downland with outstanding views across Eastbourne. The layout combines a combination of open fairways and narrow doglegs, challenging bunkers and testing putts. Accuracy from the tee is generally a prerequisite to scoring well at Royal Eastbourne. The good-length downhill par-4 tenth hole is arguably the layout's signature hole, offering a wonderful view across Eastbourne and the English Channel as you step onto the elevated medal tee.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Maximum handicap on Devonshire course: 28.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Four golf carts (buggies) available for hire (book in advance).
Queen Victoria conferred the Royal prefix on the club in its founding year (1887), following patronage by her grandson Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence. By royal prerogative, 19 English golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Ascot, Ashdown Forest, Birkdale, Blackheath, Cinque Ports, Cromer, Eastbourne, Epping Forest, Household (Windsor Castle), Liverpool (Hoylake), Lytham & St Annes, Mid-Surrey, North Devon (Westward Ho!), Norwich, St George's, West Norfolk (Brancaster), Wimbledon, Winchester, Worlington & Newmarket.
King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4EQ.
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Affectionately known as The White Palace, the hotel commands views of the sea and the dramatic cliffs at Beachy Head.The hotel offers a complete range of leisure facilities including a luxury outdoor swimming pool, special holiday packages for children and a choice of dining options that includes one of the finest gourmet restaurant on the south coast. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
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