Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Course has two fantastic courses under its jurisdiction. The West Course and the Old Course. The course got its Royal Status from Queen Victoria in 1893 after her troops were stationed in Ashdown Forest. The review from her family members told her the course deserved royal Status and she granted it shortly after. The West Course was the second 9-hole ladies only course in England up until the point in 2002 when the club redesigned the course and made it a 36-hole facility inclusive for all. Focusing on the Old Course more in depth it shows that the course has a lot of traditional values and that transpires onto the course. The course is celebrating its 125th year and after 125 years it is as pristine as ever. The greens are tricky but in immaculate condition, back in 1934 Bernard Darwin wrote a fantastic quote stating that, “I never knew anyone who played on it and was not fond of it.” Golfers have recently noticed the lack of bunkers on the Golf Course. It is not something that you think until you come off the 18th Green. The many natural hazards along the track make you focus on golf instead of the lack of sand. Taking the 6th hole for example with a trench style round the green makes for a real tough approach to the hole. Any balls short, left, right or long make sure you will drop at least one shot. A hole to be admired and take on if you dare. As well as the fantastic course the club boasts a magnificent clubhouse and pro shop that is more welcoming than you would believe.