Seniors' Captain: Terry Marsh

Welcome to the Seniors’ Section at Eastbourne Downs.  It is the friendliest, most active, most full-of-fun section anywhere. It is open for men aged 55 and over and we can promise players of all abilities, from beginners to those with single-figure handicaps, a lively group of fellow travellers to spend some of your leisure time with and enjoy your sport you love.

We have 60-70 players regularly turning out on all Wednesdays of the year for cup, medal and stableford competitions.

There are plenty of opportunities for social golf too: on Monday and Friday mornings, we encourage players to roll up for Thrashes, where tee times and playing partners are drawn from a hat. This gives participants, particularly new members, the chance to meet other players, make new friends and have a great deal of fun, without the pressure of competing for trophies.

During the summer season we play 28 matches with other clubs, 14 at home and 14 away. From October to the end of March, we participate in the Downland Winter League, playing at home and away with the Dyke, Brighton & Hove, Lewes, East Brighton, Willingdon, West Hove and Pyecombe. We also have agreements with a number of other local clubs for members to play at reduced green fee rates. All this means our seniors have fully packed golfing diaries.

We thoroughly enjoy our course, our sport and each other’s company. Above all else, we have fun. We warmly invite you to join us, and join in.