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Est. 1904

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Andrew Richardson - September 2019

I hadn't played Piltdown for 10 years. It was always OK and enjoyable. Recently I had the pleasure of playing in the SPGU Pro-Am and I was completely stunned with the course and especially the greens. They were absolutely stunning and I believe Piltdown has been elevated to the best in Sussex.

Your hospitality and catering as always was top notch.

So well done to you and your team, I will be returning next year if not sooner.

Robin Meyer - Senior Golfers - September 2019

A very big thankyou to you and Piltdown’s wonderful staff for giving us Seniors such a lovely day on Saturday. As David Tate said at lunch, Piltdown just gets better and better. I have had many letters from those who played which have been very complimentary about the Club and the Course.


John Dean - Golf Punk Magazine - August 2019

What a fantastic day! The course was in such great condition, and the greens were perfect. All the investment has really paid off, and the course was a joy to play. 

The last course in Sussex I played was West Sussex, but I really think that you are now knocking on their door.


P.H. - Seniors V Lucifers Fixture - July 2019

I must congratulate you for the transformation of the clubhouse and course since I last played. Both were in great condition and made it a very enjoyable visit. Fantastic standard!


Sussex Professional Golf Union - July 2019

The SPGU enjoyed a wonderful day at Piltdown GC. The course was in magnificent condition and all players were unanimous in saying they were the best greens they had played on this year.


A J Richardson - Golf Professional - July 2019

Was great to get another win yesterday under my belt in the APGU at piltdown golf club. I have been lucky to play Walton heath and West Hill this week, and I’m happy to say the condition of Piltdown was the best of the three!


Nigel R - Purchasers Team Manager - June 2019

Thank you both for looking after the Purchasers so well yesterday.  Everyone agreed that the course was in magnificent condition and the greens certainly provided suitable challenge!  Once again the hospitality of the Club was exceptional and the food quite excellent.  Perhaps you would pass on the Purchasers' thanks to the Secretary and Head Chef?


Paul Butler - Grasshoppers Society - June 2019

Just thought I would drop you an email to say how much we all enjoyed our day yesterday at your club

The course was in excellent condition and the food was exemplary

Hopefully we will return in the not too distant future

H.T. Society Organiser - June 2019

We had so many positive comments about the course, the food and the staff - everyone really enjoyed it. Please thank all the staff for making us welcome and especially the chef for the buffet which was great and many commented that they wish their club could provide the same quality!


T.M. Rye Golf Club member - June 2019

Just a short message to thank you and your wonderful kitchen staff for all your hospitality yesterday when a group of us were your guests – and lost to the ‘Home team’!

Your course is in absolutely wonderful condition – you must be so pleased with all the work you put in to the greens and fairways – was it a couple of years ago now?  The outcome of what you have done to the lake and water down by the second and third fairways must be a source of particular satisfaction and pride!

Many thanks indeed for a superb meal which followed our round – the kitchen staff deserve the highest praise – both for the delicious food and the way we were looked after.  Do please pass on my thanks.


Jamie Mills - Green Fee Player - June 2019

I thought I would drop you a note to you to say how much I enjoyed a round of golf at Piltdown yesterday.  A friend and I paid a green fee yesterday afternoon, being lucky enough to escape the evening downpour!  This was our 1st time playing the course and we both felt strongly that the course was absolutely fantastic, very playable with superb greens. 

I'm an 8 handicapper, who has just moved into the area, and its fantastic to have such a great course close by.


Mark Terry - Secretary of Sussex Golf Captains - May 2019

Hi Phil

Please pass on our thanks to the staff and your committee for providing such a super venue for our match against Hampshire today.

The welcome we received was excellent along with the quality of the course and catering.  Great tip of yours to order Lamb Shank!

It was unfortunate that the weather was so miserable but everyone commented on how good the course was looking.


Simon Shepherd - Malaya Golf Society - May 2019

We all had a great day and I have to say the course seems to be improving year on year. As always the welcome in the clubhouse was first rate and the food hit the right spot. To cap it all the weather was glorious.

All in all a thoroughly nice day.


Andrew Bouchard - Optimists Golf Society - May 2019

I am writing on behalf of the Optimists Club Golf Society from Jersey. We played your course on Saturday and I wanted to thank everyone at Piltdown who made our experience so enjoyable. 

We were made to feel really welcome and although Your Golf Travel made a mistake with our tee times, your staff (it may have been you) explained the situation clearly and did what they could so that we could tee off earlier. The course was also fantastic. A number of our members commented on how pleased they would be if Piltdown was their local club which I think is a testament to our experience. 


G.M. - Piltdown Club Member

After joining Piltdown in 2016 I was a bit apprehensive about the works being carried out on the course and greens. I am just writing to tell you how pleased I am with the outcome. I played on Monday and was so impressed with the condition of the course and the work that has been, and is still being, carried out. I have not been playing golf for 5 months and the difference that I saw on Monday was incredible.

Please share this with the whole grounds crew. Every time I play it is more and more pleasurable.


Bill Jewel - Avenue Bridge Club - March 2019

We wish to convey our sincere thanks for the excellent arrangements that you and your team provided.

Particular comments go to your chef - everyone commented how excellent the food dishes were. The dining room was also very well presented with table names and menu choices provided.

The excellent hospitality provided by your club resulted in our bridge club's first away day event being a great success.


Martin Gillett - October 2018

A quick note to say thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality on Monday. Everything, and I do mean everything, was just superb. Your staff are a credit to you!


Nigel Manger - Royal Navy Golf Society - October 2018

Yesterday was a great success. All were very impressed with the course and with the lunch. So much so that all have requested that we hold the fixture at Piltdown in 2019.


Chris Sellings - Visitor - September 2018

I couldn't let an opportunity to heap high praise on your course staff, professionals and members go by.
I made initial enquiries to visit you on a green fee with Chris who was exceptionally warm and friendly. This continued throughout my round from some lovely lady members and many others who stopped to say hello while on adjacent fairways.

The greenkeepers were ever present keeping the course immaculate, but respectful while I played my shots. They were obviously  very proud of what they do giving a very fair and challenging 1st round visit.
It's very rare that a course  can really stir your golfing emotions, and yet I now have Piltdown under my skin. It's lovely. It's makes you feel like your playing in a little golfing bubble.

Everything that is good about golf you can find at Piltdown.

Thank you for a lovely day. My little terrier enjoyed the new pats and praise from your members. 


Roger Sellars - Hever Castle Golf Club - September 2018

My sincere thanks to you and to the whole team at Piltdown for having provided the Hever Castle visitors yesterday with a superb golf course, a great match and a fabulous lunch.

Golf in England just does not get any better than that.


Glyn Bateman - Sussex Professional - September 2018

The course was in superb condition. Those were the best greens we have ever played on in any Sussex Professional event.


Andrew Gifford - Foresters Society - September 2018

Superb day yesterday - thankyou for putting that together. The greens were the best we have seen all year...


Richard Leeves - Plus 1 handicap - September 2018

What can I say?! I have been fortunate to have played some of the highest ranked courses across the UK with England Golf & Sussex County and I cannot stress enough in my belief that Piltdown is right up there with the very best of them.

The course was presented professionally, it played fairly but tough in places, and the green structures add a whole to test to the already challenging heathland course.


Robin Meyer - The Senior Golfing Society - September 2018

The course is a revelation compared with a few years ago, and credit must go to you and others who run the Club for it's excellent interest and condition. It really makes for an interesting and challenging experience.

We were also wonderfully looked after by your brilliant staff in the club house.

I'm already receiving applications for next years fixture.

Thank you all very much for a most enjoyable and rewarding day.


Martin Elliott - Pelham Golf Society - September 2018

I just wanted to say a big thank you to every one at Piltdown. The course is in wonderful condition with the works you have done, and continue to do really making a significant difference !

The food as ever was magnificent and the staff very friendly, all in all a great day.


Mike Sawicki - Secretary Parkstone Golf Club - August 2018

I played in the GCMA event last month at Piltdown, and I just wanted to drop you a line to express how impressed I was with the day. Everything, from the competition set up, atmosphere and food were first class, but what impressed me the most was the course.

I really liked the presentation on the approaches and the cleanliness of cut. The fairways were the best I have played on this year. I have played at Hankley Common, Sunningdale, Parkstone, Walton Heath and Ferndown and yours were the best. As clean as a whistle and beautifully presented.


Heather Hutton - Walton Heath Golf Club - August 2018

Thank you and your team at Piltdown for such a happy afternoon's golfing for all of us.  You looked after us so well, and I think there is a strong rumour that  we will be back next year for more!

The course is terrific and it was a treat for me to play it again. Those who played it for the first time, can't wait to come back.


David Robottom - Members Guest - July 2018

I've played golf for over thirty years and I have to say Piltdown was one of the most enjoyable courses, I've played. The way the course protects the greens through heather traps and swirls of heather was very impressive. The course is stunning, gives you a chance but doesn't beat you up, like some more modern courses. A very enjoyable late Summer evening.


From the MCC Golf Society - June 2018

Course simply magnificent, and greens that even a Rye member thought better than theirs at this time of the year.....

Catering was up to the normal high standard. A senior MCC member said that he always booked into the Piltdown match for the quality of the lunch!


From Rye Golf Club Match Manager - June 2018

I have not visited Piltdown for quite some time - I have now seen for myself the fruit of your tremendous investment. You have a beautiful course in top condition. You should feel justifiably proud of your achievement.

Please also convey thanks to Lizzie for the lavish and delicious hospitality.

Apart from conceding defeat it was a day to remember.


From Old Gregorians - June 2018

On behalf of the OG’s, a huge thank you to you and Piltdown for yet again making us so welcome. As always we have had a wonderful day in good company, and most importantly a lot of laughter.!

I would be very grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your green staff for what has clearly been hard work, with excellent results.
And please say thanks to Hazel and her team for their great attention on a very busy day for them.


From Mr Shaw - June 2018

Thanks very much for sorting everything out for us yesterday and  please pass our thanks to Hazel and the team for looking after us so royally. 

The course really was in great shape and much appreciated by the visitors (Aldeburgh, Berkshire and Worplesdon amongst them). 


From Haywards Heath Rotary - May 2018

Our Charity Golf Day on 25th May went off very well; the weather was kind, the course was in beautiful condition and the catering and service provided by the club’s personnel was of the very highest order.

Our thanks also to all staff members involved in making the day such a success and to you personally for the help and assistance you provided prior to the event.