Piltdown Golf Club

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Address: Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN223XB, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.6
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Opened: 1904
Holes: 18
Type: Heathland
Length: 6070 yds
Par: 68
Rating/SSS: 69
Slope:
Green Fees: £35
Offers: Sussex County Card plus club discounts for Juniors and groups of 8 or more golfers.
Tel No: 01825 722033
Location: View Map
Website: www.piltdowngolfclub.co.uk
   
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Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

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Facilities
Comprehensive clubhouse facilities. Fully stocked professional shop. Teaching professional. Golf practice area.
Description
Piltdown Golf Club in East Sussex is close to Uckfield, Haywards Heath and Lewes and was founded in 1904. The course was constructed on Piltdown Common near to the Piltdown Pond.

Piltdown is one of those rare courses without a single sand bunker but, as with Roayal Ashdown Forest and Berkhamstead, that does not mean the golf will be any easier, for gullies intersect many of the fairways and the par 3 all carry across heather and gorse.

The golf course was the subject of a thorough survey by European Golf Design in 2003.Their final report included these comments "Piltdown is not a modern corporate golf machine. There are no thoughts of hosting major regional, national or international tournaments. It is members' golf, it is companionship, it is comfortable, it is familiar and it is really rather good"

The Clubhouse was extensively enhanced in 2001 to provide extra lounge space, larger changing rooms and more shower accommodation. The Club's Catering staff have built up a good reputation for providing a quality service which is available to visitors and members.

Visitors, whether in Societies, groups or as individuals are all welcome at Piltdown.

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Number of Reviews: 6

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

29 May 2016, 07:41
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Really nice and no bunkers

Some people say that bunkers are required to make things interesting, well when you grow heather in all the right places, you really don't need sand.
A really nice course, great layout and very demanding if you do go in that heather.
I would love to play it again.
Greens had just been hollo tined but I would guess in a few weeks would be in great condition and demand respect

  

Handicap: 21

12 Sep 2014, 17:04
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

A course with character

A course with no bunkers sounds like Nirvana until you discover that there vast acres of heather, lovely to look at difficult to escape from.
Don't be deterred it is a good course in a beautiful setting but take plenty balls

  

Handicap: 15
Pro Member

06 Sep 2014, 16:19
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Great course well worth a visit

Piltdown is a course with a difference no bunkers no water but lots of heather which protects the course,The fairways are generous but a wayward shot and you will be looking for your ball in the heather. Several of the holes need a good drive just to find the fairway, the par threes are all challenging my favorite the 4th 182 yds from the yellows the last 50 yds is all heather right across and up to the edge of the green. a course that i would recommend if you are in this neck of the woods. The greens were excellent. the only disappointment was the kitchen closes at 2.30 so could not get any food

  

Handicap: 28

23 Aug 2013, 10:44
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Good Course

Heather course. Different experience to links or parkland.

Worth playing.

  

Handicap: 22
Pro Member

17 Aug 2013, 23:00
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Real golf in a beautiful setting

When we finally found Piltdown we received the warmest of welcomes from players at the 19th; Gary at the bar, Pat and Chris in the shop.

The listed clubhouse is full of character with the modern porchway working well with the original features. The ladies changing room is one of the best,I have ever seen. Very clean, spacious and welcoming; plenty of free towels and lockers and an array of useful accessories.

I loved this course. It is very strategic, so you need to plot your way to score. This course and the heather will punish a wayward shot.

All the greens were challenging and the course planner proved very useful. The greens on this occasion had top dressing, so were a little slow, but you just had to go with it and accept the conditions.

Memorable holes would have to be the par 3's as every one makes you really think about which club to take out. My tip - take one more than you think each time.

Returning to the clubhouse, we were welcomed again by the very hospitable Gary the barman. The lounge area is very relaxing and like most 19ths, difficult to leave.

This course was a delight and I would highly recommend you book a tee time.



  

Handicap: 18
Pro Member

17 Aug 2013, 22:46
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Tough little course

Tough little course, no sand bunkers, no water hazards they are just not needed as lots of heather on every hole that catches you out!

  




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