Piltdown Golf Club

Piltdown Golf Club, East Sussex is an 18 hole, par 68 (6076 yard), private, heathland golf course established in 1904.

Contact Information

Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3XB United Kingdom

Tel: 01825 722033

Golf Pro: Jason Partridge | Tel: 01825 722389

Website: http://www.piltdowngolfclub.co.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Summer: 9.30am-1pm £65: After 1pm £45: After 4pm £30 *
  • Weekend Guide: Same as Mid Week *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 68 | 6076 yards | Private | Heathland

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood

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Visitors: Please contact Pro Shop for green fee availability.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Piltdown Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.56

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 31
Average Ratings
4.06 ... Overall Rating
4.10 ... The Course
3.83 ... Course Cond.
4.16 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.81 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.33 ... Pace of play
4.58 ... Hospitality.
3.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.91 ... Food + Drink
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31 ratings & 24 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 227 out of 2137.

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What the club says: Skillfully carved out of ancient Sussex heathland in 1904, Piltdown has to be one of most lovely golf courses in Sussex. With an investment of over £500,000 over the past few years redesigning and improving the greens Piltdown can now safely say it has some of the best greens in the area adding an extra dimension to an already challenging heather-lined 18 hole course. The new putting green for Spring 2019, a covered driving range and short game area all add to the excellent facilities available. Along with a very welcoming period clubhouse and superb catering Piltdown is an experience not to be missed.


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Reviewed Jan 8 2020 by Philip R - rated 5 out of 5

More heather than anywhere I've seen

A challenging but fun course, underrated & great value compared to its heathland cousins in Surrey. It has a Walton Heath vibe, quite flat, open and a bit wild. Take a fairway finder, some fairways are basically made islands by the heather!
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Reviewed May 20 2019 by John A - rated 4 out of 5

Understated Delight

With its informal rustic seating on the lawn by the roadside, you could think you’re at a country inn, but this is a delightful place to play golf.

I found this course easier than nearby Crowborough Beacon, being far less hilly and without the long carry from tees to reach fairways. No bunkers, although the undulating greens are the defence, with most surrounded by run off slopes, so good short game skills are needed.

Not a long course with five par-3 holes, which all play downhill, but a good variety in length of others, so I used every club in my bag. All very well maintained, with ongoing improvements to add to the investment that has clearly been made in recent years.

I really enjoyed playing here. Not local for me, but I was in Sussex for a few days so returned the next day to play again. Well, a former Club Pro stayed for 37 years....

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 78 Handicap: 7.9)
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Reviewed May 16 2019 by Tony A - rated 4 out of 5

CHARMING

A very enjoyable day on a beautiful course. My advice would be to make sure your short game is in good order before playing here, the undulating greens and surrounding slopes provide a thorough test.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.2)
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Reviewed Jan 24 2019 by George Pepper - rated 5 out of 5

amazing

been a member now for 5 years and have seen the course transform from not great to one of the best with very nice fairways and immaculate greens that we have redone. its now up there with the best courses in Sussex.
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Reviewed Sep 20 2018 by ScratchGolfer1966 - rated 2 out of 5

Hidden Gem ????

I played this course as part of the Sussex Heathland tour back in July which also includes Royal Ashdown and Crowborough. Unfortunately Piltdown is not comparable to the other two. The layout of the course was fairly interesting but nowhere as interesting or challenging as the other two. All three courses suffered from the very dry spell and therefore were dry and bouncy. This highlighted certain elements at Piltdown which weren't evident at the other two courses. Piltdown has been bold in investing a considerable amount of money on their greens which I am sure with time will reap benefits. However, it is noticeable due to the fairway conditions that Piltdown must suffer from poor drainage in the wetter weather. Furthermore, with dry bouncy fairways, the heather comes more into play for all levels of handicaps. Compared to the other two courses, the heather condition at Piltdown was very poor with all sorts of weeds, brambles and young tree shots in the heather. This was not seen at either Ashdown or Crowborough and can only be a result of poor attention to detail.

I would certainly go back to Ashdown and Crowborough which were in my opinion "gems" but upon reflection I won't bother again with Piltdown.
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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Daren B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 9 2018 by Tim R - rated 4 out of 5

lovely course

in excellent condition, interesting course, challenging but fair, would definitely play again

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.1)
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Reviewed Jul 14 2018 by John R - rated 4 out of 5

Piltdown Golf Course

Tucked away near Uckfield in Sussex you will find this very pleasant golf course. Along with a lot of courses at this time of year it is very dry with brownish grass so be prepared for a lot of bounce and running balls. A good test for all ability golfers although long hitters will find it easier at the moment. A cosy and welcoming club house with good facilities.
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Reviewed May 2 2018 by Deam B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 1 2018 by Paul B - rated 5 out of 5

A fantastic day of Golf!!

What a truly lovely course that I had the pleasure of playing recently with 3 friends for a 4 ball. We were lucky to have a clear day with the sun shining with our woolly hats on. We all found the course to be very testing and it does take some thinking for any level golfer as landing in the rough was something I became a pro of The fairways were immaculate and the greens were very well maintained and will challenge any level putter. We had the pleasure of seeing a few Deer on our round and the course itself is very picturesque.The Clubhouse is a piece history itself and very warm and welcoming with friendly staff who went out their way to make sure we all had a good day. Whatever the 1 star reviewer is on about I have no idea.There's always one who finds something to whinge about so take no notice and go to enjoy your day here! I Highly recommend Piltdown as a whole and we are already looking to return in the next couple of weeks for another great round. See you all again soon.
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Reviewed Sep 18 2017 by Michael D - rated 4 out of 5
lovely course, good variety, tough but fair, good selection of holes - will play here again

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2017 by John Derek W - rated 4 out of 5

A real Challenge

A real good course and well worth a visit.Its a course that you need to think your way around ,not hit and hope.The heather and gorse rough is challenging and playing for position is a test of accuracy.For the high handicappers like me it can be a bit frustrating but nevertheless a great day out and I would recommend the course.Beautiful surroundings and the staff very attentive and friendly.An all round good day.
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Reviewed May 8 2017 by Richard C - rated 5 out of 5
Great course always in great condition. A joy to play

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 27)
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Reviewed Apr 30 2017 by Tim R - rated 4 out of 5
Very pleasant course - lots of interesting holes, lovely views, good condition

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 20.4)
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Reviewed Apr 18 2017 by Steve H - rated 4 out of 5

Very friendly club in unique setting, course in good nick for time of year given the dry spell.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.2)
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Reviewed Apr 13 2017 by Roy Cheshire - rated 5 out of 5
What a great day greens are brilliant and what scenery and the food was fantastic . Every hole was. A different challenge which is what we enjoyed RECOMMEND THE COURSE

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Reviewed Nov 18 2016 by Raymond I - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 29 2016 by Steve H - rated 5 out of 5
Very friendly club with excellent facilities, course was challenging but playable as long as you stay out the heather! at least there is no bunkers, greens a little slow but in great condition, very enjoyable

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.9)
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Reviewed Nov 1 2015 by Hugo R - rated 4 out of 5
Nice course, played well despite recently sanded greens

(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 16.3)
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Reviewed Mar 5 2015 by David S - rated 1 out of 5


(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 126 Handicap: )
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