Philip Russell-Vick is the golf course architect of the modern era and responsible for the changes and improvements since the New Millennium. He is a landscape architect by profession, and the Club are very lucky to have him as a member. There have been many changes on the golf course during this period, and not only has Philip designed the majority of these changes, he has also been the driving force behind getting them implemented to a high specification.
Many trees have been cleared, the heathland restored, new tees have been added, and the major change has seen the rebuilding of 15 greens. During this work the greens have been re-shaped, run off areas have been created and extra heather mounds, humps and hollows have been added.
Members and visitors of all standards have been universal in their praise for the design changes, and when Piltdown hosted the 2016 Sussex Open the winner Paul Nessling from Cooden said “Piltdown was the best laid out and presented course we have played all year”
The Club is certainly grateful to Philip for his time, effort and expertise, and will be sure to consult him in the future as and when further changes and improvements are planned.