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

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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The Course

The work on the new putting green in front of the clubhouse has gone according to plan. The turf will be stripped from the existing putting green and laid on the new space during the coming weeks. This will be a brilliant addition to our facilities when it opens in the spring/summer of 2019. Tree clearance by the Piltdown Pond has started. This will enable us to open up the views to and across the Pond from many different locations on the course, including the 1st green and 4th tee. Course maintenance was carried out on the greens the first week in August, and they are now showing a really good recovery (August 15th) We have applied a thin layer of top dressing today, and we are confident that by the weekend there will be very little if any evidence of the work. Thanks to all members for their patience through this essential work. From 2013 - 2018 we replaced all the clay soil greens on the course with new ones built on sand. During the reconstruction we made some interesting and subtle design changes to enhance the interest of the course. The final two greens - 14th and 16th opened in May 2018 The "Greens Project" has been a huge undertaking, and has cost over half a million pounds. Our aim to become a Top 100 Club has been achieved with a ranking of 43rd in a 2018 poll in National Club Golfer. Once the final 3 greens have bedded in over the next year or so, and the tree removal and heather regeneration project settles down we will really be in a strong position to move forwards with our quest to be recognised as one of the best courses in Sussex.

Academy Lesson Dates

ACADEMY LESSON DATES FOR 2018. 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

Generations League

The Generations League is a way for Juniors to get some competitive golf, Read more

Junior Organisers

We are currently looking for a new Junior Organiser to carry on the great work of Nigel Williams and Anthony Ross in recent years. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. In the meantime please contact 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