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Crowborough Beacon Golf Club and Crowborough Beacon Golf Course
Crowborough Beacon Golf Club and Crowborough Beacon Golf Course
Welcome To Crowborough Beacon Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015

Address    Beacon Road
Town    Crowborough
Postcode    TN6 1UJ
Secretary / Manager    John Holmes (General Manager)
First Name / Manager    John
Telephone    01892 661511
Fax    01892 667339
Club Website Address   www.cbgc.co.uk
Email Address   office@cbgc.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone   No Information Given
Greenkeeper    Michael Poole
Club Professional    Dennis Newnham
Telephone    01892 653877
Fax   No Information Given
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   No Information Given
Club Steward / Manager    Richard Townsend
Telephone    01892 661511 ext 5
Fax   No Information Given
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6304
Par    71
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   no
Driving Range   yes
Soft Spikes Required   no
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri
Type Of Club    Members
Course Type    Heathland
Green Fees Weekdays    40
Green Fees Weekends    45.00
Green Fees Twilight    30
Green Fees Junior   No Information Given
Green Fees Society    from 40 package
Green Fees Other   No Information Given
Joining Fee    None
7 Day Membership Fee    1125
5 Day Membership Fee   No Information Given
Ladies Membership Fee    1125
Junior Membership Fee    150(9-18) 295(19-22)
Country Membership Fee    599 - over 15 road miles
Other Membership Fees    495 - Flexible
Membership Fee Information    Interest free instalments available on most subs
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   yes
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
Crowborough Beacon Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 1995. Some documentary evidence exists from the early days regarding the result of the efforts of a small group who called a meeting to establish what interest, if any, there might be in forming a golf club in Crowborough. As is often the case, Minutes of these early meetings are sparse and a hundred years is clearly a long time! Some documents have vanished forever; yet enough remains to provide us with a picture both of the times and the shrewd negotiations which enabled the Club to become established.

And so it was that, originally on only a 25 year lease from Lord Cantelupe (at 5 shillings a year!), a golf course began construction on the Manor of Alchornes. Golf over the heathland began on 6 October 1895 when Lady Cantelupe struck the first ball on the new, if rather primitive, nine hole course.

One of the conditions made by the De La Warr family when granting the original lease over the Manor of Alchornes was that the Club should provide a means by which the working men of the town could play the links. And so the artisan section was established in 1896 and called the De La Warr Working Men’s Golf Club. Initially members were mainly caddies and foresters with a sprinkling of local tradesmen.

The Golf Club purchased the Manorial Rights of the Manor of Alchornes in 1905 and so, at that time, secured the future of the club and course allowing work to proceed with much more confidence.

The now 18 hole course and rebuilt clubhouse stands some 800 feet above sea level on undulating heathland with plenty of trees and, with views on certain clear days of the Downs, Eastbourne and the sea. It must arguably have one of the finest panoramas around.

and Golf ……

Now judged the 70th best course in England Crowborough Beacon is a challenging course and will test your accuracy rather than your length off the tee. Stay on the fairway to keep out of trouble! The Par 4 second hole is a good test of anyone’s game

03/09/2003 - Sent by peter martin
  Played 18 holes on tuesday 2nd sept 2003. This is a tough par 71.The condition of the fairways and greens were excellent and after the weekend rain, the purple heather and the deep viridian green against the panoramic views made the course look even more picturesque. Visitors slot in at 11.00 to 11.30 between members tee-off times but we waited only 10 minutes and chatted to friendly members who made us most welcome. The front nine is slightly easier than the back so that's where your score is to be made. There's a couple of tough dog legs on the back with sloping fairways running away from the elbow so if you can shape your shot then you've a big advantage . So, if you hit straight off the tee and can shape a few shots then you will be rewarded but if you hit the rough and the heather then you could notch up anything from a 6 to a 10. Will be back to try and better 82 in the next few weeks!

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club has recently (June 2011) been elevated into the premier league of England’s best golf courses. The accolade of being ranked in the top 100 courses in the country has been awarded to the Club by the prestigious Golf World magazine.

Crowborough Beacon has been voted number 70 in England by the panel of judges that included major winner Tony Jacklin, broadcaster Bruce Critchley and current pro tour winner Graeme Storm. They commented: This pretty heathland course remains a challenge over a century after Dr Alister MacKenzie (of Augusta fame) made it one of his most southerly designs.

Crowborough Beacon is living up to its sleeping giant status as it has been placed ahead of many prestigious and better known courses. It ranks above European Open venues such as The London Club at Brands Hatch, East Sussex National and The Oxfordshire as well as other famous championship courses such as Forest of Arden, Brocket Hall and The Wisley.

The ascent into the country’s top 100 results from the course being consistently in top condition and having some of the best greens in the region. The judges also say that Crowborough Beacon’s: ...small greens make its relatively short 6,319 yards seem difficult with lots of chipping required. Despite its length it is still a proper test of golf.

The course also has no need for temporary greens or artificial tee mats, as befits a top quality course. During the past winter Crowborough Beacon was always open (except when the snow was on the ground) and had no trolley bans even in the worst of conditions.

The cost of playing Crowborough Beacon is much less than most of the other premier courses in the South-East. This has recently won the Club a further award from National Club Golfer as being one of Britain’s best for value when considering quality and cost. Playing during the week at Crowborough Beacon is just £40 per round and £45 at the weekend reducing throughout the day. Memberships such as the newly introduced Flexible category start at just £495. Extremely popular is the newly introduced County membership where the subscription is just £599 for anyone living beyond 15 miles from the Club.
Nine miles south of Tunbridge Wells on the A26.
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