Welcome! (Last updated: 2019 Jul 9)
Co-host of the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet World Championships 2019
Compton Croquet Club on The Saffrons Sports Ground has been the home of croquet in Eastbourne since 1898. We have 5 first-class lawns and cater for both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet at all levels. Our playing season runs from April to October when the lawns are available to members from dawn to dusk every day (except during tournaments). Weather permitting, we usually try to keep one lawn open over the winter. Croquet is a game requiring a pleasing combination of physical skills and mental cunning. It is enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, with men and women competing on equal terms.
New members are assured of a warm welcome. As a beginner you can learn the game at our weekly coaching sessions and practice your proficiency by joining in other regular gatherings. If you have played before you can arrange friendly games with other members, try the informal games on club afternoons or “Golf Gala” days, enter the club’s internal competitions (which run throughout the summer), or play in one of the open tournaments. In addition to croquet the club organizes a number of social events (see Calendar 2019).
With its enviable sunshine record, theatres, cinemas, fine restaurants, lavish gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside steeped in history, Eastbourne has much to offer resident and visitor alike. Come and sample the delights!