- Crowborough Common
The 14th hole is the last of our three par fives and offers a magnificent view of the South Downs every step of the way. Driving out of a tight avenue of trees over a grass, gorse and heather rough you should be able to find the generous, slightly undulating in a strangely links-like style, fairway, although the 183 yard carry from the back tee some may find daunting. The prevailing south-westerly wind can blow the ball to the left hand side where the grass rough can be deep although it will normally hold the ball before the tree lined boundary.
Longer hitters gain an advantage as they can take on the cross rough and go for the green in two whilst lesser strikers are best advised to lay up in order to play from grass
rather than heather leaving a shot of just over 150 yards to the green. The hole begins to drop down as you approach the green but you first have to negotiate an 80 yard long heather cross rough before the fairway narrows on the run in to the green which has a well placed heather fringed bunker on the front left-hand side of the green. A fair and challenging par five which offers both risk and reward set against the most magnificent backdrop of the view to the South Downs.
The wide and undulating fairway has a links feel to it with its subtle ups and downs and turf of the very highest quality. A truly memorable hole.