Links Golf Club, Newmarket

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Links Golf Club, Newmarket is an 18 hole, par 72, 6564 yard, private, heathland golf course established in 1902 and is one of the premier courses in Cambridgeshire.

Contact Information

Cambridge Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TG United Kingdom

Tel: 01638 663000

Golf Pro: John Sharkey | Tel: 01638 662395

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round/£48.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £50.00 per round/£54.00 per day *

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6643 yards | Private | Heathland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Handicap required

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Links Golf Club, Newmarket Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.43

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 44
Average Ratings
4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.33 ... The Course
3.70 ... Course Cond.
4.31 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.97 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.90 ... Pace of play
4.20 ... Hospitality.
3.44 ... Prac. Facil.
3.90 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

44 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 452 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Golf came to Newmarket when Colonel Harry McCalmont; millionaire soldier, Member of Parliament for Newmarket East and owner of 'Isinglass', which won the Derby and St Ledger in 1893, decided to create his own 9 hole golf course for his horse racing friends. The Links Golf Club, so called after Old Links Farm on part of which the course was created, was founded in 1902 when construction of the course began, but sadly the Colonel died before completion.

The current attractive and mature 18 hole, par 72 course of 6564 yards was designed and constructed between 1949 and 1952 by the renowned golf course architect Colonel S.V. Hotchkin, whose golf courses at Woodhall Spa, Ashridge and elsewhere are among the finest in the country. From a design perspective the Links at Newmarket conforms to his very high standards with the majority of holes offering great risk/reward opportunities to the better player whilst providing an enjoyable experience for the average golfer. As such the course is regularly used to host County and Midlands Region events.


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Reviewed Oct 17 2019 by Richard S - rated 2 out of 5

Dissapointing

Sadly the course did not live uo to expectation, greens and fairways very poor, greens had been tinned recently but that said they were still poor, shame really because the layout is really nice.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2019 by Graham B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 8 2019 by Paul W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 7 2019 by Harry O - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 31 2018 by Matt H - rated 4 out of 5

Nice old school track

Nice layout with some tight and some forgiving holes. The course layout in generally fairly good.

For the time of year the greens were in superb condition and ran very well.

Its a bit quirky in places as you move around the old racecourse and some of the next tee wern't brilliantly signposted but other than that an enjoyable round.
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Reviewed Dec 4 2018 by Andy L - rated 4 out of 5
A very nice parkland course with the greens in excellent condition. Tough when the wind blows!

(Round played: Dec 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 23.7)
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Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by George W - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic, helpful staff

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Reviewed Apr 28 2018 by David M - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course which is worth a visit

Newmarket is always is great condition whatever time of the year you play, their greeens whilst not the most undulating are always fast and true. Thier bunkers are some of the best in the area if you cannot avoid them!


(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 107 Handicap: 16.7)
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Reviewed Feb 20 2018 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course, great setting

Visited on a winter offer. Warm welcome from the pro. Course obviously drains well as it had been raining for several days before and again while we were there but the fairways were pretty firm and the greens were receptive, not soft. Well laid out course within the confines of the gallops. Interesting holes all the way round and the occasional thunder of horses being trained.
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Reviewed Jul 17 2017 by Tony B - rated 4 out of 5
Course was in very good condition and I would definitely recomend getting a round in here. £50 for a non member seems very steap though...

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 14.3)
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Reviewed May 29 2017 by David M - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course greens are fast and fair, fairways vary from generous to tight and although there is no water hazards on this course it is a good test of your all round game.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 15.9)
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Reviewed Apr 19 2017 by Gerry S - rated 4 out of 5

I was a member here for 28 years, still the same friendly atmosphere and clubhouse /course in excellent condition for the time of year.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed Feb 19 2017 by David W - rated 5 out of 5

Exercent course,fairways and greens always in excellent condition, also very friendly people.
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 13.3)
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Reviewed Sep 23 2016 by Ian M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 18 2016 by Tony B - rated 4 out of 5
The layout of the course was nice, the condition of the greens could have been better. But enjoyable nonetheless it was quite a tough test.
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Reviewed Aug 26 2016 by Dean B - rated 4 out of 5
Very freidnly and helpful services here at Newmarket golf club. The greens are well kept and the fare wares and very tidy. Lovely course to play on.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed Jun 22 2016 by Owen D - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 30 2016 by Peter W - rated 4 out of 5
This is a tough course with long rough just off of the fairway, just keep it straight.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 106 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Sep 27 2015 by Simon B - rated 4 out of 5
I always enjoy playing at Newmarket. It is very welcoming. It is always nice when members say hello and chat with you and the Pro Shop was equally friendly. This makes a difference. Of course, the golf course is good too!
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Reviewed Jul 21 2015 by Thomas S - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic golf course, in fantastic condition
i played here in a society and loved it
some really great holes including the 14th(300 yard par 4 down hill with lots of trouble either side a real thinking hole) also the 16th one of the best designed holes i've seen
the greens are brilliant and run very true

will definitley go back

score 89 handicap 20
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