Get Into Golf @ Eastbourne Downs

Golf is one of those sports that once the bug bites, you'll rarely stop enjoying the game. It is one sport where the very best can compete with lesser players and still have a close competitive game. There is nothing better than a great round of golf with friends on a sunny day and relaxing in the clubhouse passing the time away.

As a new player golf can appear inaccessible, you think Clubs won't want you as a member and that there all stuffy and unapproachable and have lots of rules. Golf is seen as exclusive. Unless you know someone who's a member of a Club or already plays golf it's difficult to know where to start.

The Downs is not exclusive, we welcome all new members whatever your ability, were a Community Amateur Status Club (CASC). We are a friendly bunch and will always make you feel welcome and with the fresh air we get on the downs there is no chance of a stuffy atmosphere... The only stuffiness you'll see is in the Christmas Turkey!

Once you've decided to take up the game, come up and see us and let us know how you're getting on and enjoy a great game of golf on our course.

Follow our short guide on how to get into golf

Ability

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Golf is a great game no matter what your skill level, everyone from the absolute beginners can get a great deal of enjoyment from playing golf. You don't need to be the fittest or the strongest. Once you establish the technique you will get many years of enjoyment from Golf.

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Equipment

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If your just starting the price of golf gear can be quite daunting at first with sets costing hundreds of pounds. However you don't need to spend a fortune to get golfing. Our Club shop has a number of second hand clubs for sale, all at reasonable prices. You could also borrow some clubs while you practice.

Playing Golf

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When you first start you'll likely spend a fair bit of time on the practice ground, building up your skills and confidence. You will though soon want to practice out on the course. If you've not joined us you'll need to pay a green fee before you play - see our visitors page for more information.

Costs

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Golf is often considered as an expensive exclusive sport, however compared to some sports it's not as expensive as you might think. A round of golf will cost you £25, for that you get to play for about 4 hours (£6.25 per hour), compare that to say a 40 minute squash court at £6

Time

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Golf can take a bit of time to play and often puts people off joining. A full round is likely to take you between 3 to 4 hours to complete. Sometimes this is difficult to achieve with busy lifestyles. If you have a family, golf is a great sport for all family members, why not consider encouraging