Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Crowborough Beacon


The Captain's Welcome

Welcome to Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. It was founded in 1895 on south facing terrain; the club is rated 72nd in the country, with many natural features and great views towards the South Downs.  A recent visitor described us as having a great course, great people and a great club. That is a compliment worth having. We like to think we have several signature holes, and not just one, but with the combination of carries and heather, a proper challenge for the discerning golfer.

The Club owns much of the area known as Crowborough Common, which is made up of open heathland including heather, gorse and timbered areas growing on undulating terrain with ghylls and streams running across it. It is a lovely but challenging piece of land for golf but the challenge is well worth it and once play is completed there is always a final reward when returning to the clubhouse and admiring the views from the veranda whilst taking refreshment.

If you should choose to walk alone or with your dog on a lead we require you to keep to public footpaths for your own safety. There is a good interconnecting network of public footpaths to use but we do ask you to be careful if you are near or crossing the golf course especially when visibility is restricted. We hope that you will enjoy your walk around our land and our priority is your safety so please follow the way posts and any advisory notices.

Whether you are intending to visit for golf or a local resident wanting to gain more information I hope that you will find the website both helpful and informative.

As well as the natural and stunning views across the course to the South Downs, the course changes with the seasons with summer bringing out running links style fairways and approaches.  The different colours of the seasons are wonderfully exposed by the changes in the leaves and the heather during the year and winter sometimes brings snow and frost given we are set in one of the highest points in East Sussex. In addition, we have a wide variety of birdlife to watch or listen out for. Club policy is active towards maintaining and improving the local environment and keeping empathy with the heathland ecology.

If you are not a golfer then you will equally be welcome to join the Club as a Social member and enjoy the clubhouse facilities. We have an active Social schedule based on using the clubhouse including dinner/dances, mid-week evening talks, bridge and quizzes to enjoy. There is also a range of food and snacks available throughout the week, which is freshly prepared in our kitchen.

Thank you for reading my welcome and I look forward to meeting you on the course or in the clubhouse over the next year.

Sean Nolan – Club Captain 2019

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