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Links Golf Club, Newmarket

4.4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 45 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6564 yards | Private | Heathland


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

Tel: 01638 663000

Golf Pro: John Sharkey | Tel: 01638 662395

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round/£48.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: £50.00 per round/£54.00 per day *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.38

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.4
(based on 45 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

96%

would play again or recommend


4.3

The Course

3.7

Course Conditions

4

Value For Money

3.9

Pace of Play

4.3

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

3.4

Practice Facilities

3.9

Food & Drink

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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Richard S rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 17 2019

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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Graham B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 23 2019


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Paul W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 8 2019


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Harry O rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 7 2019


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Matt H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 31 2018

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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Andy L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 4 2018

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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George W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2018

Fantastic, helpful staff


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David M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 28 2018

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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Paul W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 20 2018

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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Tony B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 17 2017

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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David M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 29 2017


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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Gerry S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 19 2017


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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David W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 19 2017


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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Ian M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 23 2016


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Tony B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 18 2016

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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