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Eastbourne Downs Golf Course

3.6   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 90 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Eastbourne Downs Golf Course, East Sussex is an 18 hole, par 72 (6601 yard), downland golf course designed by JH Taylor in 1907

18 holes | Par 72 | 6601 yards | Private | Downland


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Address: East Dean Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8ES United Kingdom

Tel: 01323 720827

Golf Pro: Terry Marshall | Tel: 01323 720827

Website: http://www.eastbournedownsgolfcourse.com/Home.aspx


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Online booking can be done via our website or by phoning the pro shop

Midweek Guide: £28.00 before 3pm, £22 after & in Winter *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 before 3pm, £20 after & £22 in Winter *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £28.00 before 3pm, £22 after & in Winter *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 before 3pm, £20 after & £22 in Winter *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.64

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.8
(based on 90 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
25
2 star
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HIGHLY RATED

96%

would play again or recommend


3.9

The Course

3.7

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

3.6

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

2.9

Practice Facilities

3.5

Food & Drink

What the club says: The course is situated on the beautiful South Downs and enjoys wonderful panoramic views across the English Channel, Beachy Head and directly over Eastbourne.

Boasting 100 years in development the course is a superb example of a downland course. Depending on the time of year you can experience fast running fairways and tight lies to soft receptive greens into a stiff breeze. Whatever your skill level you’ll find the course a superb test of golf. No two days will play the same at the Downs offering you the ability to develop a wide range of skills and shots.

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Peter R rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 28 2022

Challenging course

Review in August 2022.
This is the most challenging course in Eastbourne and has spectacular views of surrounding area and the sea. General course condition is good except the bunkers which are currently in need of repair and more sand; the greens are excellent, checkout the second which has synthetic fibres woven into the renovated green.
If the conditions are benign it is a still a good test for the all golfers; good course management is required off the tee and many approaches are from sloping lies.
Green fees are reasonable and the clubhouse facilities are good; definitely worth a visit.

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Mal C rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 9 2022


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Tony V rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 23 2022


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Joginder P rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 10 2022


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Ray Haizelden rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 6 2022

A Great Test for ALL

An excellent challenge for all levels of golfers. The course is always in good condition and no 2 holes are alike.
Combined with the views this is a great way to spend 4 hours at an affordable price. The staff are friendly and helpful.
What more can you want.

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Ray Haizelden rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 6 2022

A Great Test for ALL

An excellent challenge for all levels of golfers. The course is always in good condition and no 2 holes are alike.
Combined with the views this is a great way to spend 4 hours at an affordable price. The staff are friendly and helpful.
What more can you want.

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Tim P rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 16 2021

Good value

At only 20 quid for 3pm tee time and quiet course. 18 hikes in little over 3 hours

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 87 Handicap: )

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Tony V rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2021

good course

Greens improving and good condition. the sun was out and this is rare also it wasnt a force 8 wind so that helped

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26.8)

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Tony V rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2021

good course

Greens improving and good condition. the sun was out and this is rare also it wasnt a force 8 wind so that helped

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26.8)

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Jon O rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 2 2021

Nice downland course


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Scott E rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 4 2021

Dispite all the recent rain. The course remained in fantastic condition. Fairways immaculate being on chalky soil.

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Nev rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 26 2020

Exposed!

I played here the day after Storm Francis and it was still really windy, and we quickly found out that there are few places on this course that give you much shelter outside of the clubhouse. I'm certainly happy I played here though, as this is a really lovely course with some really pretty holes. The downhill 5th and 6th holes are both very pleasant on the eyes, although these certainly aren't the only ones, and there are plenty of gorgeous views of the South Downs and over Eastbourne.

The fairways are generally fairly generous, so it's a course that will suit all handicaps, and the greens were looking really good. This isn't a flat course, but it didn't seem to be overly strenuous either. There is a bit of a climb up to the par 3 12th though.

I'll certainly look to go back again soon. Maybe not when it's quite so windy though

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Richard V rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 12 2020

Kitchen closes early

A very damp and breezy day, but weather improved through first 9 holes. Course in good condition, we teed off just before midday and finished at 3pm. Disappointed that the kitchen had just closed and we couldn’t get any food apart from a cup of tea and packet of crisps. That kitchen closing early will disappoint a lot of golfers!

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Kevin F rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 2 2020


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Mr Christopher Sellings Eastbourne rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 31 2019

Mr. CHRIS SELLINGS

Time to bring reviews up to date. I re joined "up top" this year over the other options locally that are nearly 35% - 45% more expensive and are not 35% - 45% better course conditions, friendlier, well organised, nicer place to play golf( its in the South Downs National Park) or more inclusive of social status ie zero snobbery.
The club is run by passionate people who want to bring golf to the masses. Green fees are excellent value without being signed in by a member and membership rates are probably the best value in Sussex. Playable all year. Grass tees in winter and greens are good still in January.
Food is served all day. The catering staff are eager to please and welcome all who want to stop for something to eat and drink. Walkers are a common sight now enjoying afternoon tea and cake. The views around the tough but fair course are fantastic and a little time extra on the round to take them in is highly recommended. Plenty of strategically placed benches between holes to enjoy the moment. Recent concerted efforts by way of extensive bi annual greens renovations by the greens keepers are bringing the course back to its former glory and above. I couldn't be happier with my choice to re join and would recommend joining or paying green fees to anyone who enjoys playing golf rather than bragging about where they play and what their latest driver can do compared to their last one. A golf club for golfers.

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