Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Royal Ashdown has been welcoming visitors to play its Old course for over 130 years and are assured an excellent experience at this fine, traditional Members’ Golf Club.

When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly Professionals, who will direct you to the changing room, lounge, bar, practice facilities or 1st tee.

Whilst predominantly a Two-ball (singles or foursomes) course, Four-ball play is permitted on Mondays, with the exception of Bank Holidays, and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 13.00. Visitors seeking to play a Three/Four-ball on an alternative day of the week may request to do so via the General Manager.

Useful Information

On arrival at the Club visitors are requested to report to the Professional Shop to sign in and receive the entry code for the Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse opening hours are 7.00-20.00 in the summer months (April-October) and 7.30-Dusk in the winter months (November-March)

Breakfast is available from 7.00 in the summer and 7.30 in the winter with Bar Menu options available until 17.00 each day.

Lunch, if required, is served in the Dining Room from 12.00 to 14.45 – advanced booking is necessary.

Dress Code

Smart casual dress may be worn in both bars. It is expected that jacket and tie be worn in the Dining Room at all times.

On the Course and in the Clubhouse, denim jeans, collarless shirts and “trainers” are not permitted. Tailored shorts may be worn on the course and in keeping with the traditions of Royal Ashdown long golf socks are preferred. Cargo shorts and other shorts with exterior pockets will not be permitted.  Shorts are not allowed in the dining room.

Golf Shoes may be worn in the “Spike Bar” but are not permitted in the Main Lounge or Dining room.

No restrictions on type of golf shoe spikes on the golf course.

Use of Mobile Phones


Professional Shop

The Professional Shop is open daily from 7.00 to 18.00 (subject to season). Head Professional, Tim Cowley, and his team will be delighted to assist you with any golf equipment, clothing, accessories or gifts you may require.

Practice Facilities

A full range of practice facilities are on offer before and after your round including, driving range, pitching area, practice nets and putting green. Practice balls are available from the Professional Shop at a cost of £3 per 35 balls. All practice facilities are located conveniently adjacent to the Clubhouse and the driving range opening hours are 7.30-17.00 in the summer months (April-October) and 7.30-Dusk in the winter months (November-March)

Rental Equipment

We do have a large quantity of rental equipment available including buggies, electric/pull trolleys and hire sets but it is always advisable to book these items with the Pro Shop prior to your arrival.

Avoid Slow Play!

Slow play decreases the enjoyment of every other player on the course. Please do all you possibly can to avoid it – pick up when you cannot score and keep up with the group in front.

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