Voted #1 golf course in England under 6000 yards.

“On paper, the West appears a straightforward enough challenge. With a par of 68, it is short with a solitary par five, but it’s also fraught with other danger so leave the driver at home. The West is plotted on protected land, surrounded by lovely woodland.. A championship course in its own right, the West isn’t about power and length but accuracy and course management.”


A Stunning 18 Hole Experience

Voted best golf course in the U.K. under 6,000 yards.

Ashdown West snakes its way through the heart of the Ashdown Forest – it boasts beautifully manicured tree-lined fairways and small, often elevated, greens with some cruel run offs. Entirely natural, the course has been formed around the contours of the land; no earth has been moved, and streams meander throughout the site. The majority of the course is still played as it was when first laid out in 1889 and heather, humps, hollows, pools, and streams remain nature’s defense against shooting a low score. But, whilst avoiding the streams, make sure you take time to enjoy the delights of being in the peaceful heart of the Ashdown Forest, where the only sounds you are likely to hear apart from other golfers are the woodland birds.

The course recently played host to the Sussex PGA championship. Whilst very few were taking their driver off the tee, only one player managed to break par with a one-under score of 67 with the average score just over 72, showing it’s a course for accuracy and distance control!

Ashdown West provides an enjoyable and easy walk. In recent times investment has been made into the course with intensive overseeding and manicuring. Having started out as a ladies course, it remains a big hit with ladies who welcome the forward tees and shorter carries. Because of the design, relative flatness and intensive maintenance, a full round tends to be quick, and the picturesque landscape of the forest provides the perfect backdrop of the course making it a stunning place to play at any time of day.