The top courses in East Sussex

The golf courses of East Sussex are some of the best in the South of England. Classic heathland courses such as Royal Ashdown Forest, and Crowborough Beacon, compliment the superb parkland courses like Dale Hill. There are many golf clubs near Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, the largest urban areas of the county, but the most famous golf courses in East Sussex are in the smaller towns and villages. The neighbouring counties of Kent, Surrey, and West Sussex together with the golf courses in East Sussex, provide some popular golfing holiday destinations in the South of England. Perhaps one of the finest examples is the links course at Rye. East Sussex is part of the South Downs, a range of moderate chalk hills which run across the southern part of the county from west to east.

East Sussex Golf Courses

 Crowborough Beacon at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club in East Sussex

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Established in 1895 Crowborough Beacon is an excellent, mature heathland course close to the highest point in Sussex at nearly 800ft above sea level with spectacular views to the South Downs from the course and clubhouse. The bar, balcony and dining room are idyllic spots to relax after your round and enjoy the full catering facilities on offer. The course is regularly included in the reviews of the top rated golf courses in the British Isles. Situated 8 miles south of Tunbridge Wells on the A26 Crowborough Beacon extends a warm welcome to golfing societies and green fee visitors.

 Dale Hill Course at Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club in East Sussex

Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club

Located deep in magnificent, historic 1066 English countryside with breathtaking views across the High Weald ridges and valleys you will be surprised and delighted to discover Dale Hill. The First of the two courses being the original Dale Hill Course, opened over 35 years ago, complimented by the Ian Woosnam Course, designed by the former Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain. Our comprehensive Buggy fleet enhances the enjoyment of playing your golf here at Dale Hill.

 East Course at East Sussex National Golf Resort and Spa in East Sussex

East Sussex National Golf Resort and Spa

There’s no better way to experience the majesty of the East Sussex countryside than by playing a round of golf at ‘The National’. From the moment you tee-off, to the first drink back at the clubhouse, we’re confident that it’s an experience you’ll want to repeat again and again. It’s no wonder that the club staged two European Opens. We welcome everyone who wishes to spend time on our spectacular courses. It represents the nearest you can get to perfection in the design and condition of golf courses. Our meticulous attention to detail and clubhouse facilities, which are amongst the finest in Europe, make the game even more enjoyable.

 Hollingbury Park Golf Course at Hollingbury Park Golf Course in East Sussex

Hollingbury Park Golf Course

Hollingbury Park Golf Course is an established 18-hole, par 72 layout that in previous years has been a qualifying venue for the greatest golf tournament of them all, The Open. The rolling downland course has a stunning panoramic vista over the City of Brighton & Hove and the English Channel. In the Clubhouse, our function suite is ideal for any social occasion or business event.

 Piltdown Golf Club at Piltdown Golf Club in East Sussex

Piltdown Golf Club

Piltdown golf course is a superb heathland layout in Sussex with an adundance of gorse and heather. Laid out on common land, there isn't a single bunker on the course. The course opened in 1904 and was designed initially by Jack Rowe, with later contributions from the great JH Taylor. Friendly and efficient service has been at the heart of the club’s popularity with golfers, and society groups as well as individuals are welcome at the club.

 Brighton & Hove Golf Club at Brighton and Hove Golf Club in East Sussex

Brighton and Hove Golf Club

The course itself offers a stiff challenge. Do not be fooled by the yardage, at just over 5,700 yards, it appears from the score card to be a relatively simple test. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sea breezes, rolling terrain and tricky greens all combine to make the course a true test of ability. Length is required to reach some of the longer par 4’s, accuracy is required to deal with the tighter holes through the valley, and a solid short game is needed to cope with the perfectly true, but tricky greens. The course really will test all aspects of your game.

 Old Course at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in East Sussex

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in East Sussex, founded in 1888, is ranked by Golf World as one of the top 100 clubs in the British Isles. It has two 18 hole courses - the Old and the West, both famous for having no bunkers. The Old Course has been used by the R&A as an Open Championship Regional Qualifying venue, hosted the international match between England and Spain in 2007 and the Senior Woman's English Close Amateur Stroke Play Championship in June 2009. In August 2011 the Old Course staged the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The club welcomes visitors and societies.

 The Dyke Golf Club at The Dyke Golf Club in East Sussex

The Dyke Golf Club

The Dyke Golf Club (Par 72) course is situated only 4 miles from the centre of Brighton and is easily reached from the A23 and A27 main roads. The course is widely acknowledged as one of the finest downland courses in the region, and, despite being at an altitude of 200 metres, has some of the characteristics of a links course, not least the fast greens and sea breezes. The course is bordered by National Trust downland and actively managed farmland providing a haven for birds and other wildlife. We place a high importance on the ecological health and diversity of the course and have won national and regional awards in recognition of this.