Piltdown may be short in yardage but on the numerous occasions I’ve played here I’ve always found it tough to play to handicap due to its series of tough par fours that are often out of reach in two shots and its low par 68. #13 and #17 are two tough par fours with the former doglegging hard from right to left.
Old fashioned short par fours at 9 and 12 are definite birdie opportunities if you can stay out of the thick heather and I’m a fan of the one shotters that range from 200 yards to 130 yards – unusually there’s a par three to close.
I love the ground movement and the heather clad valleys. Piltdown isn’t quite in the same league as its bunkerless Ashdown Forest neighbour but it’s a course I always enjoy playing.
Date: May 22, 2017