- Crowborough Common
Crowborough Beacon Golf Club
Welcome to Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. Founded in 1895 on south facing terrain the Club has developed a great course, rated 68th in the country, with many natural features and great views towards the South Downs. On a good day you can see Eastbourne and the Channel some 30 miles away – beautiful if the golf isn’t going too well!
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 verandah 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 visability 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.
Having played golf for over 50 years at Crowborough, I never cease to wonder at how the course and environs change with the seasons and climate – in Spring the light greens of unfurling leaves set against the evergreen firs, in Summer the running links style fairways and flowering heather plus the test of fine grassed speedy greens and approaches, in Autumn the lovely colours of pre-fall leaves and the frosts and some snow of Winter just as a contrast – just what you would expect from an area known as the Sussex Highlands! If the golf is not quite up to scratch there are always the views and 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.
Charles Tankard – Club Captain 2018