Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, East Sussex is a 36 hole Club with the 18 hole, par 72 (6537 yard) Old Course and 18 hole, par 68 (5606 yard) West course. A private, heathland golf course.

Contact Information

Off Chapel Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5LR United Kingdom

Tel: 01342 822018

Golf Pro: Tim Cowley | Tel: 01342 822018

Website: http://www.royalashdown.co.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round Old Course, £35 per round West Course *
  • Weekend Guide: £95.00 per round Old Course, £40 per round West Course *

Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

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

Course Information:
36 holes | Par Old Course 72; West Course 68 | Old Course 6537; West Course 5606 yards | Private | Heathland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood

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Visitors: Old Course Dress Code

The dress code on the Old Course is that of any traditional golf club. While golfing attire is allowed in the Spike Bar, gentlemen normally wear a jacket and tie in the Dining Room.

Shirts must be tucked in at all times

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.35

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 116
Average Ratings
4.04 ... Overall Rating
4.05 ... The Course
4.35 ... Course Cond.
3.87 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.90 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.55 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.15 ... Prac. Facil.
4.32 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

116 ratings & 82 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 606 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Sep 23 2019 by Mike V - rated 5 out of 5

Easy to see why this is in the top 30 courses in England

Our society played Royal Ashdown old course on 17th September. Magnificent condition and a very fair test but stay out of the Heather. Hit it straight and be brave. Equally impressive was the welcome and attention from all the staff. As we neared the end, our last group were tired and offered to waive through a member two ball who politely refused. In the clubhouse we apologised to them and they said they wanted to make it a great experience for visitors so they would come back! How refreshing. A top venue and a top drawer experience. I can?t recommend more highly.
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Reviewed Jul 9 2019 by Colin H - rated 5 out of 5

Mr colin

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Reviewed Sep 20 2018 by scratchgolfer1966 - rated 5 out of 5

Magnificent

I played this course as part of the Sussex Heathland tour as well as Crowborough and Piltdown. The best of all three with no doubt with Crowborough a close second and Piltdown a lowly third. Course was well presented and a true challenge.
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Reviewed Aug 3 2018 by James B - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course

First time at Royal Ashdown Forest on a very hot afternoon. Really interesting course with lots of contours, bumps and slopes. Dry fairways with plenty of run and tricky greens that are difficult to hold to. But course is not too long and no bunkers. 2nd nine significantly harder than front. Enjoyable round will be back.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 24.1)
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Reviewed Jun 18 2018 by Alan R - rated 5 out of 5

Beauty and Beast

Beautiful course set in some picturesque forest scenery, stick to the fairways and you have a chance, venture off and the rough can be brutal. Will definitely play again

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Jun 12 2018 by Peter M - rated 5 out of 5

Great course - well worth a visit!

Really enjoyable round. Tough course - up and down, heather, difficult rough in places, blind shots etc. Great challenge though and beautiful location

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed May 17 2018 by Michael G - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely golf course in a nice setting. Generous off the tee and some very interesting and challenging holes.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed Sep 25 2017 by Daren B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 4 2017 by James Andrews/ Kent - rated 5 out of 5

"No other club like it"

Recently visited the Royal Ashdown Golf Course, playing both the Old Course and the West Course(part of their sister club the Ashdown West). Both courses were in superb condition, with greens and fairways very well maintained, resulting in two pleasurable yet challenging (due to the nature of the course) rounds of golf. I can confirm that the notorious Old Course certainly lived up to it status as being ranked #31 in the Top 100 UK Courses, with the West Course certainly acting as strong competition.

Clubhouse and Pro shop staff were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure that our whole experience was enjoyable. With such a wide diverse range of food options on their bar menu it made choosing very difficult! However, when myself and my guests finally decided we were blown away with how good the food tasted, especially for the extremely reasonable prices they were charging!

A splendid golfing experience, with great courses, fantastic food and outstanding customer service, will be recommending this club to every golfer I know. Looking forward to my next visit, which was booked shortly after I left!

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Reviewed Jul 23 2017 by Mike T - rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful golf course with some of the best holes of golf in Sussex.
We had a few heavy showers that disrupted the round and the course held up ever so well.
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Reviewed Feb 19 2017 by Daren B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 25 2016 by Daren B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 20 2016 by Dan G - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant course. Quite tough but really enjoyable. course in really good condition. Really want to go back and play again or play the old course

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 20 2015 by Gary S - rated 5 out of 5
Gem of a course
Friendly staff
A must play course

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 23.7)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2015 by Toby E - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course, not massively long but trouble is there if youre not very accurate. The scenery is stunning and a must play course.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 102 Handicap: 15.6)
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Reviewed Apr 7 2015 by James N - rated 5 out of 5
A great course and very quiet at the beginning of January.

Great value for money with winter rates.

Course probably plays much more easily in winter without the heather out!

(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jan 26 2015 by Tony M - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 105 Handicap: 25.7)
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Reviewed Sep 27 2014 by Medius Viridus - rated 5 out of 5
Further too some reviews I've read about the old course being short and only needing four clubs??!! What utter rubbish !! In my group the handicaps were 10.14,18&22.. Out of 8 of is playing,& all under 21 HC only one played above his HC and he played the game of his life.i repeat play this course if you can,it's ranking is totally wrong should be in top 30 of England courses imo,best course around at price on offer,& you're treated very well by all there too
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Reviewed Sep 24 2014 by Medius Viridus - rated 5 out of 5
West course is a lovely course on its own,worth playing,but the Old Course is outstanding.Dont listen to some reviews saying it's short,off the whites it's fearsome! I've played some picturesque courses in my time,but this course in September is one the best.Front 9 are difficult,get your score there,back 9 requires your best game to get a good card,it's an astonishing 18 holes.staff and food excellent too
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Reviewed Sep 9 2014 by Shaun W - rated 5 out of 5
My favourite course! Nothing else to say, just wished I lived next door and could be a member!

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 103 Handicap: 21.2)
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