Opens & Golf Events

As well as a full calendar of Gents, Ladies, Mixed & Senior competitions for all of our members, we also hold a number of competitions open to visitors at Eastbourne Downs. Our Opens are great days out and always great value - so as not to miss out, keep an eye on this page for our next events

Ladies Open 2023

Thursday 13th July 2023
18 Hole 4BBB - 85% handicap
£80 per pair to include coffee on arrival, refreshments on the course and a two course buffet lunch
Return entry forms:
By post to - Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, East Dean Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8E
By email to
Closing date 10th July when start list will be emailed
Once entered, we will call to take payment over the phone

Click below for an entry form

Junior European Open Qualifiers

The Junior European Open, first staged in 1993 and now in its 31st year, is widely considered as the toughest test in junior golf across Europe. The Junior European Open 2023 is open to all junior golfers in the UK, Europe and beyond, born after 1st January 2004 for boys and 1st January 2003 for girls

45 Regional Finals take place at venues throughout the year across the UK and Europe from March until October with the Champions Week Finals taking place in November in Spain, played over five rounds and is televised on Sky Sports Golf.

And for the first time, two qualifiers are being held at the Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, the first on Sunday 7th May and the second on Sunday 3rd September, the only ones in Sussex.

Please follow this link to enter:

Family & Friends Fun Afternoon

Fun Afternoon for All the Family at Eastbourne Downs Golf Course

For those who have always wanted to have a go at golf but don’t know where to start, then now is the time to make a date for the Family & Friends Fun Afternoon at Eastbourne Downs Golf Course this summer.

The event is taking place at the course on East Dean Road on Saturday 24 June between 1pm-3.30pm.

There will be free access to the course with equipment available to borrow for all the family to get out and try a couple of shots.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at putting, chipping and even Tri Golf - a fun official alternative version of golf. Designed specifically for primary school children, Tri Golf is played with light plastic clubs and rubber balls with shots aimed at bright colourful targets that can be attached to the floor or wall.

Eastbourne Downs Golf Course members will be on hand to accompany first time players around the course, or for those who are already experienced members of another golf club, they may try out the course unaccompanied.

Councillor Margaret Bannister, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Lead Member for Tourism, Leisure, Accessibility & Community Safety said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has always wanted to give golf a go to do just that at the Downs Golf Course.

“There will be members on hand to give a helping hand and with the course offering such stunning views, it’s sure to be a great experience.”

Eastbourne Downs Golf Course, a friendly course ensuring affordable golf for all, has an 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse and garden which are both open to the general public.