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.

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Press Releases

PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB Press Report 18.2.19 The Piltdown Ladies played a stableford with four clubs and a putter this week, off the blue tees, and Hilary Humphry-Baker won by a very long street indeed, her 38 points seven points clear of the runners-up in Div 1, Susan Carey and Judy Roberts. Wendy Masters (34) was a clear winner of Div 2, and Gilly Cambo (30) won Div 3  as usual, one is tempted to say, but only by one point from Mary Whichelow. On Monday the men played a stableford, and the number of good scores and handicap cuts was a clear indication that they are getting used to the new greens. Bill Maingot's fine score of 44 points was greeted with well-deserved acclamation and a handicap cut of two. Iain Hedley was a worthy runner-up with 42. One of the most remarkable things about the Winter Pro League at Piltdown, perhaps second only to the formidable number of players involved, Is the report which promptly follows every round, written by the initiator and chief organiser Ken Bulteel. It contains a witty summary of every match, a table of the current league positions of all six teams, including interesting changes and betting forecasts, and a glance at any striking events (unfortunately all too true this week when a player was hit on the head by an errant golf ball.) And all this is often written when Ken is hundreds of miles away in his place in France, an example of thought transference of uncanny proportions.

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

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

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.

Bridge afternoon

Every Thursday during the winter the ladies get together to play Bridge in the lounge. Play starts at 1.30pm and consists of a couple of hours of friendly rubber bridge. Some of the ladies will have played golf in the morning competition, whilst others will just come up for the bridge. Read more