- Crowborough Common
In 1926, Darwin wrote;- “The 16th brings an opportunity to the long bold driver who can hold his ball well up to the left. It also brings terror to him who tops for there is a gully to carry, and at the bottom of the gully, a stream called Slaughterham Ghyll, the scene of a once famous and bloody fight, so I am told, between the Revenue men and the smugglers.”
The 16th hole is considered by some as the best looking hole on the course, offering an elevated tee with a left hand 20 degree dogleg over a longish carry and Slaughtermans’ Ghyll below the fairway. Undoubtedly a fine hole, perhaps one day we may see the re-introduction of the historic greenside bunkers which have been sitting abandoned for over 50 years.