- Crowborough Common
Consistently voted one of England's Top 100 courses, Crowborough Beacon is a very special place that entices visitors to return time after time.
Established in 1895, Crowborough Beacon's rugged beauty has been enhanced by famed architects, including Augusta's Dr Alister MacKenzie, to become one of the South's premier heathland courses.
The 18 hole course stands 800 ft above sea level which affords spectacular views over the High Weald to the South Downs. As the legendary golf writer Bernard Darwin said: "The first thing that will strike the golfer who comes fresh to Crowborough is the wonderful view. I do not suppose there is a wider or more beautiful one in all England".
He continued, "The holes are extraordinarily characteristic and easy to remember, all of them possess some dramatic and memorable feature." The course, at 6,319 yards, has many great holes and is considered challenging. For those who require an easier option there is the shorter "Conan Doyle" course – named after Sir Arthur the creator of Sherlock Holmes and ex-Captain of the Club. Temporary greens are never in operation and the course is only closed by golfers reluctant to brave the elements.
A day at Crowborough Beacon combines a good test of golf for players of all standards with an excellent catering service producing meals of the highest quality. Your visit will be complete when, with a glass of local ale or a fine wine in hand, you sit on the terrace and look out on one of the finest panoramic views in the South of England.