What we say
Piltdown Golf Club is among our Golf World Top 100 Courses in England and in the top ten of our £60 and Under ranking. Editor Chris Bertram explains why.
Century-old Piltdown is one of the handful of courses in our English Top 100 that are bunkerless.
But don’t mistake it for easy, because there are piles of heather to avoid, relatively narrow fairways and small greens.
In fact there are two types of heather flourishing on the course, which between them ensure Piltdown goes purple from July to September.
Its heathland nature has been enhanced by a tree-clearing programme in recent years and Piltdown is in terrific
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Piltdown is a welcoming but primarily two-ball club that is particularly fond of foursomes. The par-68 (5,876 up to 6,055 yards) course has benefited significantly from a recent refurbishment which yielded improved drainage and the rebuilding of 14 greens.
A consistent riser in our English Top 100 and in the top 10 of our £60 and Under GB&I ranking.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Golf Club Lane, Piltdown, UCKFIELD
- Tel 01825 722033
- Website www.piltdowngolfclub.co.uk
|Green Fees||All week: £50|
|Course Length||5,881 yards (5,378 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
Leave your monster driver at home for a change and come and play golf. Position and accuracy are the keys to a good round here. Bunkers are not needed as the course is protected by heather and gullies which are punishment enough if you stray from the neat and tidy fairways to the small and teasing but true greens. The 4th is one of the toughest par 3's around especially into the wind. Don't be fooled by the par 68. It's a tough little course which looks after itself well unless you bring your straight game! It's a beauty.