Having said this, thats not to say that Piltdown has been neglected the poker spelletjes online course in any way.
You are aided by a relatively generous fairway at the landing point, but from here the fairway steers round gently to the right before narrowing on approach to the green.
Perhaps more gentle, and certainly wider in appearance, the 14th hole plays long and subtly uphill as it curves round to the right.The course is a wonderful wash of purple-blooming heather and at moments opens up to present a wild landscape that will make you think of the great moors or walks on sprawling heathland commons.The first par 3 that follows is unquestionably the hardest on the course.Located near Uckfield in East Sussex, Piltdown is little more than 30 minutes from the southern section of the M25 and less still from Gatwick Airport.Its not a bad spot to enjoy a couple ales after your round either).It may be out of range here, but it wont be very shortly.I will concede that there are better known courses around the country, but that shouldnt (and doesnt) detract from Piltdowns pleasures.A few years later, that maestro of architects,.H.Replete with heather and charm, Piltdown Golf Club enjoys an idyllic spot in the Sussex countryside and presents a never-out-of-date version of this wonderful old game.Here, youre reminded of the real essence of the game, playing a course that has maintained its design and, no doubt, the golfing philosophy of generations of club members.Course Highlights, holes 2-4, early in the round comes the only par 5 on the course and with it the hope of a birdie.Holes 12-14, having just crossed back over the Shortbridge Road, theres a run of three very different par 4s to test your game.Its a very fine and memorable hole.And what a joy that.Taylor, was then to complete the layout.The 13th is excellent, too.Here, you feel like youre stealing something of a march on others as you pause to take in the general quality and ambience of a very lovely golf course.
With a demanding carry of around 200 yards, no doubt some players are forced into the rather humbling, if not humiliating, necessity of laying up on a par.
Humps of heather and rough create a meandering fairway just as you approach the green, whilst the putting surface itself has a marked slope from left to right.
In terms of the attractions, the par 3 holes leave a lasting impression.
One thing I can say with certainty is that, birdie or not, playing the par 5 your eyes will be drawn to Piltdown Pond that sits out of range on the left hand side.
With Royal Ashdown Forest and Crowborough Beacon helping to make this corner of the country something of a golfing destination, I think we can safely save the hidden gem cliché for another time.