Course Status

Est. 1904

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Welcome to Piltdown Golf Club

Skilfully carved out of ancient Sussex heathland in 1904, Piltdown Golf Club enjoys a colourful history, a stunning location, and a devoted following among golfers young and old. Visitors are drawn again and again to our challenging heather-lined 18 hole course, excellent practice facilities and welcoming period clubhouse.

We are proud of the fact that Piltdown is a members’ club that offers a sense of belonging to something special. At Piltdown we embrace the traditions and history of the game of golf, whilst still being forward thinking and modern in our attitude.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to a golf club that visitors love to return to. As one recently said “I don’t know what it is about Piltdown but something just keeps bringing you back”.

Investing in the future

An exciting new addition to our facilities that will be opening in the Spring of 2019 is the Putting Green that has been built in front of the clubhouse. This cost £30,000 to build, and over £20,000 was raised through members generosity and fundraising. Club secretary Phil Bonsall also managed to obtain a development grant from the EU of £7,500 to make the project a reality.

During 2013-18 we invested over £500,000 on the course to improve the quality and drainage of the greens and make a number of design changes. All 18 greens have been rebuilt, and the last two to be completed will be ready for the 2018 season.

Alongside this investment in the course, we have completed a redecoration of our bar and dining room, and have also opened a new covered driving range, which includes an indoor teaching room and golf simulator.

Apply for membership

For further details on club membership and our subscription rates please click here.


Craft Club

Many Piltdown members also belong to the Craft Club (Can't Remember a Flipping Thing) The Club is open to both men and ladies. Read more

Junior Organisers

Piers Heagerty has been doing an excellent job as Junior Organiser in recent times. However we always need more volunteers to keep up the good work, and cover when Piers is not available. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. In the meantime please contact Piers, Jason Partridge or Phil Bonsall if you have any queries.

Green Team News

The club have a Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England (NE), which is a government department whose purpose is to protect and improve Englands natural environment Read more

Academy Lesson Dates

ACADEMY LESSON DATES FOR 2019. Please phone the Pro Shop to book a session on 01825 722389. Maximum of 6 people per session Read more

Press Releases

PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 15.4.19 Piltdown is gearing up for the big Easter weekend series in which men and ladies have their own competitions and trophies based on their best three scores over the four or five days. In the Monday stableford no fewer than eighteen men scored 36 or more points. The top five all tied on 41: Dennis White, Colin Bullock, Chris Manwaring, Paul Sellars and Steve Loney, all sharing the first prize money but Dennis getting the countback nod. No such sharing or countback interfered with the Piltdown Masters Sweep. Sue Gould-Davies was the lucky winner and, because the number of entries at £10 a go was so huge she took home a cool £350. John Burns, who was second, having been the big winner last year, is now in some demand as a lottery adviser. PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 8.4.19 David Faulke was the popular winner of Piltdown's Spring Trophy this week, his 43 points a well-deserved result for a consistently sound player. Charlie Gooders, William King and Paul Fairbairn tied for second place on 40. On Sunday the men played a stableford off the white tees, but many of them were undaunted, especially Robert Le Cras, whose 38 was only one ahead of Chris Hall. This was the first round of the IC Trophy, a farewell gift from members of the Intelligence Corps when they left Maresfield Camp in 1965. The second round will be played in the autumn. The ladies enjoyed a successful first round in the inter-club Morrice Fours against Slinfold at home. The first two pairs, Sue Gould-Davies and Isabelle Marsh, and Gilly Steele and Brenda Allvey, won comfortably, making the third match a dead rubber, so Lucy Jackson and Alison Hailwood were called in - one up at the time. PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press Report 1.4.19 This week the Piltdown ladies competed for the Waterstone Cup, presented in 1967 by Mrs Sylvia Waterstone (captain in 1964), for the best score in the Spring stableford among those who had qualified during the previous year. Juila Heagerty won it with comfortably the best score the day, 43 points. June Oakes won Div 1 with 38 and Diana Freeland won Div 3 on countback from Mary Whichelow, both on 34. The AGM on Saturday was full of cheerful optimism: the finances are healthy, the course is is fine, the greens are fast and fair, and visitors love the food. What could be better! The next day the two new captains, Philip Russell-Vick and Gillian Steele, undertook their ceremonial drive-in (see photos). If their splendid shots, both firm, long and dead straight, are any kind of augury they will both have a wonderful year.