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 18.3.19 Piltdown's recent programme has been somewhat disrupted by the weather, but it seems to be getting back to normal, although the ladies are still being disappointed more than they deserve. The men had a stableford on Sunday which was reduced to 15 holes and therefore non-qualifying. Simon Wooderson won with 36 points, a pretty good score over 15 holes, one ahead of Louis Ramsay. Normal service was resumed on Monday, when a yellow/blue stableford was won by Alistair Parker with a distinctively abnormal score of 45 points. Two shots off his handicap as well. Congratulations Alistair! Runner-up was Bob Gosling with 42, ahead of Peter Barrett (41) and Simon Dougall (40), all three enjoying a handicap cut of one. PILTDOWN GOLF CLUB. Press report 10.3.19 Rotten weather - plenty of rain, and a wind "like a whetted knife" that may have appealed to John Masefield but tends to keep golfers indoors played havoc with Piltdown's programme this week. Only four ladies completed their Thursday stableford, and the weekend mixed competition was scrapped altogether. A good number of brave warriors turned up for the yellow/blue tee stableford on Monday however, and many were rewarded with good scores: David Willis won with 42 points, one more than Ron Levett. Alistair Parker and James Warwick both scored 40.

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