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Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Old Course - 18th hole

Old Course – 18th hole

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is a traditional members’ Club with two 18 hole Courses – The Old, which is ranked as one of the top 100 in the British Isles, and The West.

The Old Course has been used by the R&A as an Open Championship Regional Qualifying venue, hosted the international match between England and Spain in 2007 and the Senior Woman’s English Close Amateur Stroke Play Championship in June 2009. In August 2011 the Old Course staged the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

Founded in 1888, the Clubhouse was built 5 years later and parts of it still remain remarkably unchanged today. The bestowal of the title “Royal” came in 1893 after a visit from the then Duke of Cambridge. It is this combination of a golf course that has bred many champions and the charm of its Clubhouse, together with its small membership, that has resulted in Royal Ashdown retaining its reputation for being one of the premier clubs in the UK.

Royal Ashdown remains a stronghold of foursomes golf, although arrangements can sometimes be made with the Secretary for those who prefer to play three and four balls.

The quality of the Courses, the reputation of the dining rooms and the friendly ambience of the Club, makes it a favourite venue for Old Boys’ matches, society days and corporate events.

The Club especially welcomes enquiries from organisers who are seeking a venue that can provide two 18-hole Courses for golfers to play in one day.