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Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 135 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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.

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


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Address: 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


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

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

Midweek Guide: £120.00 per round Old Course, £35 per round West Course *

Weekend Guide: £120.00 per round Old Course, £40 per round West Course *

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

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £120.00 per round Old Course, £35 per round West Course *

Weekend Guide: £120.00 per round Old Course, £40 per round West Course *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.87

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.9
(based on 135 reviews)

5 star
42
4 star
58
3 star
27
2 star
2
1 star
6
 

HIGHLY RATED

97%

would play again or recommend


4

The Course

3.8

Course Conditions

3.8

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

3.8

Facilities & Service

4.4

Hospitality

3.8

Practice Facilities

4.1

Food & Drink

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Stuart rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 26 2014

Further to the review below we should point out that the courses are not suitable for complete beginners.

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Paul M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 11 2013

(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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James N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 7 2015

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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Tony M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 26 2015



(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 105 Handicap: 25.7)

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Dan M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 12 2014

Nice short course,greens excellent dogs everywhere!

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 86 Handicap: 23.3)

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Shaun W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2014

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2014

Great course, fantastic setting, so enjoyable to play

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 16.2)

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Andrew B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 28 2014

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(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14)

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Chris B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 16 2014

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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M. Sussex rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 20 2013

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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Stephen K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 13 2013

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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jamie rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 24 2013

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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Steve of Lewes rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 19 2013

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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David rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 16 2013

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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Nikki L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 3 2012

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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