Course Status

Est. 1904

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Local Information

Piltdown is situated in a very picturesque part of East Sussex, and is surrounded by many local attractions and things to do when not on the Golf Course.

We are located just outside the Ashdown Forest. The Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and was the inspiration to AA Milne when writing the Winnie the Pooh stories. To find out more about walks and activities available at Ashdown Forest please click here. https://www.ashdownforest.org/home/index.php

Another beautiful place to visit whilst in the Piltdown area is Sheffield Park and Gardens. This is a stunning National Trust Property and gardens. The garden was originally designed by Capability Brown, and a lot of his influence is still evident today. Open all year round you really should try and find time to take a stroll around this beautiful garden. Please click https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden to find out more.

The local town of Lewes (10 minutes by car) has some great independent shops, tea rooms and places to eat. It is also the home of Harvey’s Brewery. Here you can go on a tour of the brewery which finishes with some “compulsory” testing of the products! They say “Unlike many tours of commercial premises, our brewery tour is not simply a walk around with a guide; it is a chance for us to meet our customers and give an insight to the heritage of brewing at Harvey’s. The informal sampling session that follows is a catalyst for one to one questions and answers.  We also gain a great insight from the experience and it is always a pleasure to entertain our customers in this manner.” To find out more please click here: https://www.harveys.org.uk/about/brewery-tour/

If you like your wine then there are a couple of vineyards in Sussex, including the award winning Ridgeview in Ditchling. Their sparkling wine has many awards, and you can go on a tour of the vineyard to find out all about it. You will be hosted by an expert and will experience insights into the craft of creating their award-winning sparkling wines. This followed by a tasting in the beautiful tasting room overlooking the South Downs. More details can be found at http://www.ridgeview.co.uk/tours/

If you are here on tour and looking for somewhere to stay there are options to suit all budgets from 5 star luxury at The Ashdown Park Hotel www.ashdownpark.co.uk to rooms at local Gastropubs such as the Bull on the Green in Newick https://www.bullnewick.co.uk/ and the famous Griffin Inn in Fletching. http://thegriffininn.co.uk/