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Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Crowborough Beacon

GOLF CLUB

CBGC Testimonials

Here at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club we are always delighted to receive positive feedback, whether it be of the Club, Catering or Golf Course; please read on for a taste of these through the years:

2019

Cassidy Irish Golf Society - Friday 6th September - "Thank you for a great day last Friday, all of my guys thoroughly enjoyed it…the course was tough but in fantastic condition.

I was impressed with such a warm welcome from your member who was there to “meet & greet” and stayed to see us all off the first tee, and not forgetting fantastic food after….brilliant all round!"

Millenium Golf Society - Sunday 1st September - "I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful day that our society had last Sunday. All members present enjoyed the day thoroughly. The course was in fantastic condition and the greens were amazing. Breakfast was perfect.

Finally, a big thank you to the lady who was looking after the bar. She served us delightfully."

Mr. M. Pain (Match Visitor) - Friday 16th August - "I would just like to pass on my personal appreciation for a really enjoyable day at your club. I first played at CBGC 2 weeks ago in my first visit under the 1895 arrangement and when I saw yesterday’s fixture I immediately made myself available.

From the time I arrived I received a warm welcome from Staff at the Bar and despite a brisk wind and some rain the golf course was again impeccable, the Greenkeepers present the course immaculately.

Golf is however only really enjoyable if your playing partners are in keeping with everything above and yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of playing with John and Neil, both of these Gentlemen were excellent opposition and gentlemanly hosts on the course.

If I ever moved away from where I live towards Crowborough I think your club is exactly the sort of club I would want to join.

As a relatively young member of the throng yesterday it reminds me of the importance to maintain these reciprocal fixtures which I am sure are a long standing tradition between our clubs. I look forward to the return fixture next year but will look forward even more to my next visit to CBGC."

Mr. M. Allen (Visitor) - Sunday 2nd June  - "I just wanted to say thank you to all at Crowborough Beacon for hosting us yesterday. 20 of us turned up and we had a tremendous day. As always, the comments about the course and the welcome from everyone connected with the club were universally positive."

Mr. D. Elliott (Visitor) - Thursday 30th May - "Together with three colleagues from Canterbury Golf Club, I visited your Club yesterday. We all very much enjoyed the course and the wonderful views and setting. Your staff in the Shop and Clubhouse were very friendly and welcoming, as were your members.

Many thanks for a very good day out."

Mrs. A. Press (MacMillan Representative) - Friday 24th May - "Congratulations on a very successful day on Friday. It all happened so smoothly, and with such precision, and, of course the weather was fantastic and made the day.

I have had great feedback from various players, and they have all said that it was most enjoyable day and how much they liked CBGC. I also thought that there was great support and friendship between the members of the club, which was so good to see.

Very well done to you and all those who helped you."

The Thursday Gentlemens Golf Society - Thursday 16th May  - "​I am writing to thank you, and everyone at Crowborough Beacon GC so very much for our really tremendous day’s golf with you last month. You greeted us very warmly when we arrived, the soup and sandwich lunch after our golf was well presented, well served and very tasty, and the course in superb condition.

We were lucky to get a fine sunny day, and everyone in our society commented on the excellence of the course, and the excellence of the service we received throughout our time at the Crowborough Beacon GC.

Thank you for making all the arrangements, and for ensuring our day went so well, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We will most certainly be back – and all of us will heartily recommend the Crowborough Beacon GC to anyone heading for Sussex."

2018

Mr. A. Bentley (Visitor) - Friday 24th August - "We played your course yesterday. Just a quick note of thanks. The course is breathtaking and a relaxing challenge, we enjoyed it thoroughly. The Pro's Shop, the Clubhouse Staff and the Members we met were very welcoming and helpful. You have a very fine Club, thanks for allowing us to enjoy it."

Ashdown Golf Society - Thursday 12th July - "As Captain of the Ashdown Golf Society I am emailing you to express my sincere thanks for hosting an excellent day for our Society on Thursday July 12th.

The event was our annual Captain’s Day get together, and thanks to your Club, we had the perfect day. From the warm welcome you gave to our members, to a very good game of golf on your superb (and challenging!) course, and topped off by the excellent food and service from you catering team; we couldn’t have asked for more.  One comment from a member: – “probably the best meal I have ever had at an Ashdown event”. Please pass on our thanks to your teams. 

We look forward to visiting you again in the near future."

Mrs. V. Burchell (Junior Open Parent) - Monday 7th May  - "Just a short email to say thankyou for the well run Junior Open my son Jamie attended on Monday. This is his third year playing in this event and he always has such a great Day. The organisers, ball spotters, volunteers, catering at 9 and after do a wonderful job. Thanks again."

Stile Bridge Golf Society - Monday 26th March  - "Just a quick line to say thanks to you and your staff for a very enjoyable day at Crowborough Beacon yesterday, we were very well looked after by everyone from the superb breakfast, your greeter who looked after us very well and your staff in the bar after the game.

Everyone enjoyed the course, a good test of golf, more testing for some than others!!!!"


2017

Mayfield Golf Society - Friday 17th November - "Just a quick note to say thank to all at the club for making our November Meeting last Friday such a success. The arrangements went smoothly, the welcome was warm and friendly, the food excellent, the service top class, and the course in good condition considering the wetness underfoot. We were also blessed with a bright if chilly day, as good as it can get at this time of the year. Particular thanks to you for accommodating our two late no shows - not all clubs are so understanding."

Sussex Medical Golf Society  - Wednesday 19th July - "The society had an extremely enjoyable day last Wednesday and the course (despite the previous night’s deluge) and the catering were excellent and much appreciated. I would be very grateful if you could pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the staff."

Mr. B. Pope (Visitor) - Thursday 16th March - "My brother and I played at your wonderful course yesterday on a green fee paying basis and we just wanted to say a big thank you to all your team who made us feel welcome. The course lives up to its well earned reputation and we enjoyed every minute."


2016

North Down's Captain's Away Day - Monday 22nd August - "Many thanks to Crowborough Beacon for hosting my Captain's away day yesterday. From the time we arrived and were greeted & orientated by Bob it was a fantastic day. The course, the catering & the bar were all greatly enjoyed. Thanks to you all...plus the other staff & club members we met on the day."

Cll Golf Day - Monday 13th June - "I just thought I would send you a quick email re the CII golf day held this week at CBGC. Four of my work colleagues played in the event & thought the course was excellent & the greens were the best they putted on this year. They liked the fact that all the holes were different too. They also commented on the food being very good as well."

CBGC Vs. Wildernesse Match - Wednesday 25th May  - "Thanks to Crowborough Beacon for today’s golf. Everyone enjoyed their games in an excellent spirit, on a lovely course, and thanks too are due to the kitchen and bar staff for the splendid lunch."


2015

Mr. T. Ives (Visitor) - Saturday 3rd October - "Just a quick note to thank you all at Crowborough for our visit on Saturday, from start to finish we were made to feel so welcome. The golf course was fantastic and the catering also, please thank all involved for us. Unfortunately due to our tight schedule we were unable to stay afterwards, but after watching the rugby we wished we had!!! Also we would have liked to stay and celebrate our 1 handicapper having a 'hole in one' on the 6th. Hopefully we will be able to organise another visit in the not too distant future. You are certainly a hidden gem of the Sussex courses.

The Old Flames Golf Society - Friday 25th September  - "May I just say that not only did we have great weather, but the warm welcome and manor of the whole staff (chef to bar staff) was very impressive. I played your course ten years ago, and although we had good weather then, the reception was not half as welcoming as this time. You made every effort to make us welcome for the day from a relaxing coffee and bacon rolls, to a huge lunch, masses of sandwiches to send us on our way and the care that your colleague showed putting aside towels for us to use after our afternoon round of golf. A huge thank you from all the party, I will certainly be looking to come back sometime in the near future.

England Golf - Senior Home Internationals - 14th - 17th September - "On behalf of England Golf I am writing to thank Crowborough Beacon Golf Club for hosting the Senior Home Internationals. It was a privelege to host the event on such a fabulous golf course. Please pass on my special thanks to your greenkeeping staff in presenting the course in such great condition under difficult circumstances. All players commented on what a pleasure it was to play the course. Please also pass on my thanks to all the bar and catering staff for looking after the players and England Golf staff so well during the week, it is much appreciated. As I mentioned, it was a real delight to host the event on such a wonderful golf course and I hope England Golf can visit again in the very near future."

London Foreign Exchange Golf Society - Thursday 27th August - "Just a line to thank you for yesterday. Everything went very smoothly and we had a great day. We all thought the staff were excellent, especially the catering ladies who were very efficient and cheerful."

Epsom Chamber of Commerce Golf Society - Friday 10th July - "Thanks for hosting a great day, the course was great and the weather certainly made up for last year! I just want to mention how friendly and helpful everyone was in the clubhouse and pro-shop. I caused some confusion over the meal as it was wrong on my booking form so I was really grateful that it was changed at the last minute with little fuss, it does make a difference. Your chef was extremely helpful. Not only was the food top drawer but it's always nice not to feel under pressure to eat before the last pairings are in. He was very accommodating so please pass on our thanks."


2014

Mr. T. Durrant (Visitor) - 10th September  - "Just a note of thanks for your hospitality last Sunday and to say how much the golf was enjoyed by all. Warm and calm conditions made for an enjoyable round and the boys were very complimentary about the course and friendliness back in the Clubhouse. I think the bar has now been set higher for next year!"

​Ebiquity Golf Society - 9th September  - "Thank you very much from all who played yesterday. Everyone loved the course and couldn't fault the condition of it and they certainly left well fed. Please pass our thanks on to the staff in the bar and kitchen who did us so proud. Those of us who live relatively close will certainly be returning."

Legal & General Golf Society - 8th September  - "Just a quick note to say thanks. We had a really great time on Friday. The course as always was a pleasure to play. Thanks to all the staff and members who helped make it such a memorable day."

Mrs. N. Gaskell (Junior Golf Camp) - 4th August  - "I would just like to thank everyone for the fantastic golf day that my son attended today. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and now 'loves golf'. I think it's a fabulous idea to put on such an event to introduce children to golf. Well done to all the lovely ladies and gents for giving up your time too!"

Crowborough Branch - Royal British Legion - 7th July - "On behalf of the Crowborough  Branch of the Royal British Legion I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chef and his staff not only for the excellence, variety and quantity of the buffet but also the service provided on the day. We and our Canadian visitors were also very impressed by the table d é cor, floral arrangements and the warm welcome we and our visitors enjoyed throughout the reception. Once again, our best thanks to all concerned for making the 5th July 2014 a truly memorable day."  


2013

Mid Sussex Nomads Golf Society - 3rd November - "Just a quick note to say thank you for last Thursday's away day. Shame about the weather but everything else was first rate. We were extremely impressed by the warm welcome from everyone we met which went a long way toward compensating for the rain and general murkiness."

TMI Golf Society - 9th September  - "I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your team after our visit on Friday. By the time we headed out the rain had stopped and we had a great afternoon. Lunch was fabulous as well."

Worcester Park Golf Society - 29th July - "In an interview prior to the second test at Lord's, Jimmy Anderson was quoted as saying 'Everyone wants to play in a Lord's Test, and as players we get very well looked after. Everthing's right at Lord's'. These words came to mind after my day of golf at your Club on Friday. It is an interesting, challenging and well maintained course, backed up by first class facilities. I shall long remember the quality and quantity of the ploughmans lunch and dinner, not to mention the service that went with it. Crowborough Beacon is certainly the Lord's of golf clubs; thank you for a great day and long may you thrive!"


2012

Sussex Licensees Golf Society - 22nd June - "On behalf of myself and the society, I would like to thank you very much indeed for making our day at Crowborough Beacon so enjoyable. All the members thoroughly enjoyed the very challenging course."

MacKenzie Society - 22nd June  - "Thank you for allowing us special concessionary rates & also for the courtesy shown to our small MacKenzie group by you and all your staff when we played your excellent course recently."

Vaprose Golf Society - 29th May - "I had to write to thank you and the entire team for making our visit a total pleasure and a huge success. We enjoyed the hospitality, the cuisine and the condition of the course. The members also were very kind and chatty. You do have a club with a difference. Hope to see you again in the future as a society and if not I will return with my wife who needs to witness what I have been banging on about."

​Mr. N. Hart (Visitor) - 1st May - "I would just like to say on behalf of my group of 15 that played yesterday, that we had a fantastic day on a truly great golf course, compliments also to your friendly bar and catering staff, who also added greatly to our enjoyment."

Tonbridge & Malling BC Golf Society - 5th April  - "Just to say thank you for the day, the course was challenging as expected! We were impressed with how friendly the club is and having a greeter was a really nice gesture."


2011

Mr. P.D. Evans (Visitor) - 27th October  - "Thank you very much for your hospitality on Monday. Please pass my particular thanks to the volunteer meeters, greeters and ball spotters. I think that really helps to set a happy start to a golfing outing. Looking forward to seeing you again on 11th November.

Mr. R. Akerman (Visitor) - 25th October  - "Just to say a big thank-you for yesterday, it was so well organised and enjoyable. The course was in great condition, the food was superb, the whole day had a special feel about it, so very many thanks to everyone at the Beacon and can't wait for the next one."

Mr. D. Chambers (Member) - 15th August  - "Thanks again for organising my golf day at Crowborough on Friday - a great success, all guests really enjoyed the course and the overall Crowborough experience. I thanked Richard and the team on the day for the excellent catering service. Everyone left with a very high regard for Crowborough Beacon."

Old St Mary's Golf Society - 5th August - "The consensus was that we had a great time on a fantastic course, your staff were all very accomodating in all aspects of the club and very friendly, please pass on our thanks to the team."

T.R.O.G.S. - 22nd July  - "Can you pass on our thanks to all your staff for such a great day. Weather, food, course 10/10. See you in 2012."





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