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The new nine-hole golf course opening this month at Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, near Forest Row, England, is green in every sense of the word.

As well as blending into the East Sussex country house hotel's 186 acre parkland setting the course has been designed to be environmentally friendly.

The irrigation system for the green and tees will be based on a recycling system to save on the amount of water used. In addition, the point that has been built by one of the greens, will be fed by most of the drainage around the course.

Following completion of the par 3 nine-hole course - the second at Ashdown Park - a tree planting programme is now underway. This includes a mix of native trees and shrubs, with apart of the old orchard being replaced with a mixture of apple and pear trees.

The opening on Sunday 12 September gets underway at 10am with a golf clinic featuring professionals from Holteye Golf Club. This will be followed by the official opening at 11.30am and a professional exhibition match. Those taking part include Sussex Open professional champion Kevin Hinton.

The new course will be open exclusively to members of Ashdown Park's County Club. They can opt to play on either nine hole course or join them together to play a challenging 18 holes.

Hazards to watch out for include the 1st hole where the tee is higher than the green and the shot is down across a clearing amongst the trees.