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 *

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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 115
Average Ratings
4.03 ... Overall Rating
4.05 ... The Course
4.35 ... Course Cond.
3.85 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.88 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.59 ... Pace of play
4.53 ... Hospitality.
4.18 ... Prac. Facil.
4.31 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

115 ratings & 80 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 601 out of 2117.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Mar 26 2014 by Stuart - rated 5 out of 5
Further to the review below we should point out that the courses are not suitable for complete beginners.
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Reviewed Nov 11 2013 by Paul M - rated 4 out of 5
(West Course). I played this on a bright November day but following a week of heavy rain. The pro shop advised on arrival that it was "a bit wet out there". However the course was in good condition - yes, a few odd wet bits but generally a very playable.

The course was really interesting - a great mixture of holes. Although a short course, this is still a interesting and good test with good use of the land. Of note, the SI 1 14th with a blind tee shot and the picturesque par 3 16th. A course map would have been good on the back of the scorecard... or do you want us to fork out for the full course guide?

On the negative side, the were A LOT of dog walkers out there. Many were happy to share the ground with golfers others see it as their right to saunter around without regard to anyone else.

19th had great facilities and was very welcoming although pricey. £4 a pint of standard lager; about £4.50 for a bacon bap (good bacon bap though!).

Overall an enjoyable round and will definitely come again.

(Round played: Nov 2013 - Score: 89 Handicap: )
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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 12 2014 by Dan M - rated 4 out of 5
Nice short course,greens excellent dogs everywhere!

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 86 Handicap: 23.3)
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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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Reviewed Sep 9 2014 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Great course, fantastic setting, so enjoyable to play

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Jul 28 2014 by Andrew B - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Mar 16 2014 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5
Love playing at this course lovely place with really good greens and fairways will play here again

(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 24.4)
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Reviewed Oct 20 2013 by M. Sussex - rated 5 out of 5
This is a top quality course, managed in a traditional manner. Quality firm putting surfaces, playable year round. One needs to hit it straight, you will loose balls if you don't. First four holes give a gentle start, then some cracking holes like 5/7/10/11/12/17. Heathland golf at its best.
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Reviewed Aug 13 2013 by Stephen K - rated 5 out of 5
I cannot pretend to be unbiased as a member of Royal Ashdown, but I did want to put the record straight about the reviewer who complained of too many blind tee shots. We have two, on the second and the 17th holes.

He also complained of dogs running all over the course. Members and walkers take their dogs onto the course but all must be kept under control and, in all but the most exceptional circumstances, are. The course is currently in fist class condition and we have received many favourable comments so far this season. I can only suggest that your readers come and see us to make their mind up. This last review does not give a fair and objective opinion.
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Reviewed Jul 24 2013 by jamie - rated 4 out of 5
A really really tight course ( OLD ) to be honest, I would in reflection leave the driver at home ! a plotters course, those with the best course management will reap rewards, wild drivers will pay a severe price and many lost balls. Greens are very tricky with breaks that will amaze you, even a very good green reader will be caught out here !
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Reviewed Mar 19 2013 by Steve of Lewes - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic old course and well worth the effort needed to climb some steep slopes- none more so than the stroke two index 13th. There are four of the best par threes to be found anywhere in the county, ranging from the short, 125 yard but fiendish, sixth hole with its stream and two tiered sloping green, to the 249 yard 10th off an elevated tee offering fantastic views across the forest.

This is a great test of golf and, if you need some rehab after lunch then the shorter West Course is a belter in its own right. The 18th hole par four on the West is possibly the best hole on either course. Despite the wet conditions this is a great place to play and a great place to visit.
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Reviewed Feb 16 2013 by David - rated 5 out of 5
Two fantastic golf courses and not a bunker in sight! Although with all the heather on the Old Course & trees on the West Course they are by no means easy.
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Reviewed Jul 3 2012 by Nikki L - rated 4 out of 5
Ive been playing the west course for nearly 20 years now and im always very impressed by the condition. Its not a bangers course but requires good course management and a deft touch on the small and fast greens. Well worth a visit!

(Round played: Jun 2012 - Score: 76 Handicap: 8.2)
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Reviewed May 31 2012 by Elaine V - rated 4 out of 5
Really lovely course but 2 groups of 3 were supposed to tee off at 12.00 and they didn't tee off until 12.20 and 12.30 when we were booked to tee off so consequently we were held up.

(Round played: May 2012 - Score: 108 Handicap: )
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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 Sep 28 2016 by Robbie S - rated 4 out of 5
Greens were good, fairways sloping as ever but alot of the harsh penalising grass was cut back, so less time wasted looking for lost balls

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.2)
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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 Jun 19 2016 by David W - rated 4 out of 5
Fantastically beautiful. Great challenge for all to enjoy

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 18.5)
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