Southwold Golf Club

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Southwold Golf Club, Suffolk is a 9 hole, 18 tee, par 71 (6052 yard), private, heathland golf course

Contact Information

The Common, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6TB United Kingdom

Tel: 01502 723243

Golf Pro: Robin Mann | Tel: 01502 723790

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £30.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £33.00 per round *

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

Course Information:
9 holes | Par 71 | 6052 yards | Private | Heathland

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Visitors: Societies are welcome on Fridays. Please contact the Secretary for rates, availability and catering information.

THE COURSE IS ON COMMON LAND AND GOLFERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF OTHER USERS OF THE COMMON AT ALL TIMES.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Southwold Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.2

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 26
Average Ratings
4.19 ... Overall Rating
4.09 ... The Course
4.43 ... Course Cond.
3.83 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.29 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.43 ... Pace of play
4.57 ... Hospitality.
3.33 ... Prac. Facil.
4.17 ... Food + Drink
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26 ratings & 20 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 915 out of 2137.

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What the club says: The course is a challenging nine-hole heathland layout, free draining and playable virtually all year round. It features greens that have received much praise, and are widely regarded as amongst the best in East Anglia.

Adding to the pleasure of playing at Southwold are the views of the town and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.


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Reviewed Dec 15 2019 by Stephen P - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2019 by Paul N - rated 5 out of 5

Sunny on the Suffolk Coast

It is hard not to enjoy golf whilst the sun is shining but Southwold really is something special. We played on an evening twilight rate which was great value, better still there were very few people on the course. Every hole offers a different challenge with plenty of gorse to collect poor shots. The fairways were running with the occasional "links" bounce but all to be expected from a coastal course. The greens are relatively small and well protected but offer an exceptional putting surface, most probably the best I have putted on.
We had a quick bite to eat in the Clubhouse before golf and the staff and members made us feel very welcome.
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Reviewed Jun 7 2019 by Alex B - rated 5 out of 5
Great place to play golf the greens are immaculate and love the friendly club. Shame it’s not 18 but the two 9 holes are from different tees

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.6)
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Reviewed Mar 29 2019 by Stephen P - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 23 2019 by Epping - rated 4 out of 5

Mr

This course is well worth playing. Greens are excellent. You must manage this course . Some exceptional holes especially across the road the sixth. Wow this is a long par 4, with lots of problems along the way.
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Reviewed Sep 27 2018 by London - rated 5 out of 5

Luke

Every hole at Southwold offers a completely different challenge and that is why you can never be tired of playing this course.\The greens are in superb condition all year round.\There is a great secluded practice area a short walk from the car park.\The staff and extremely friendly and the food is sensational value. \This is such a picturesque course located a stones throw away from the town and beach. \
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Reviewed Apr 23 2018 by Miles W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 27 2017 by Andy R - rated 4 out of 5
Course in great condition - dry, ball running with excellent greens

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Feb 21 2017 by Peter J - rated 5 out of 5
Just had 9 holes this afternoon, I normally play at another local course so it was interesting to see what Southwold had to offer.
This is a real test of golf with a very interesting lay out. Each hole requires you to engage your golfing brain! No grip it and rip it here!
We stopped for coffee and lovely fruit cake in the charming clubhouse to discuss our missed birdie puts!
All in all, lovely course with a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff.
We will be back!
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Reviewed Nov 20 2016 by Richard F - rated 4 out of 5
Well laid out course with good mix of longish par 5s, narrow/ dog-leg par 4s and punitive rough. Several holes require tactical use of 3 wood or rescue club off tee. Greens in lovely condition although most are rather flat, lacking linksy breaks for added interest (still couldn't make a put though!).

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.6)
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Reviewed Oct 18 2016 by Richard S - rated 4 out of 5
Just a 9 hole course, played from 18 different tees. The greens were in excellent condition for the time of year considering the traffic they must get. Was a bit slow but not really suprising but overall a most enjoyable day.
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Reviewed Jul 15 2016 by Andy R - rated 5 out of 5
Course in great condition, greens particularly good

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed Jun 25 2016 by Graham C - rated 4 out of 5
lovely evening, great condition especially greens ...clubhouse closed so unable to review.. very helpful in pro shop...just played rubbish!

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 60 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 13 2016 by Peter B - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.1)
Wet and windy, but still in pretty good condition
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Reviewed Sep 25 2015 by David W - rated 5 out of 5
The 9th/18th is my favourite hole in golf. Course is is excellent condition, in the best part of the world.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: 20)
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Reviewed May 23 2015 by Michael D - rated 4 out of 5
Most enjoyable round,despite the gorse.Friendly staff and members.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 46 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 15 2014 by Mark E - rated 5 out of 5
Played this in the winter - course held up well to the wet conditions. A challenge to play well with all the gorse, but rewards good shots. Friendly proshop and clubhouse.
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Reviewed Aug 27 2014 by Matthew Walker - rated 4 out of 5
Played several times over the last few years when visiting Southwold & its a nice, friendly club and a good test, especially when the wind whips up. Yes its a 9 hole course, but they change the tees & the holes do play differently. Standout holes are 7, 8 & 9. Returning next month & looking fwd to it.
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Reviewed Jan 30 2014 by Mark S - rated 4 out of 5
Played here Friday 24th Jan on a 'twilight' pass - 18 holes for £18, so excellent value, even if the course had turned out to be not that good.
Turned up on my own and the very helpful (and new pro) soon found me a pair to play with on the front 9. Wayne and Phil - who just happened to be the Seniors capt and vice-capt - couldn't have been nicer. Played back 9 with the head greenskeeper - Nick - again a very nice guy.
Despite the recent awful weather and a heavy frost that morning, the course was in very good condition. The greens, despite being treated the day before were true, firm and reasonably fast. No bobbles or odd breaks and bounce. In short a delight to putt on, especially given the time of year.
The course is very 'natural' - it's on common land - and you do get walkers wandering about, but it's very enjoyable with some challenging holes, notably the 8th/17th.
In short, thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the visit. I'll be back!
Score (yellows) - 83, handicap - 16
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Reviewed Sep 4 2013 by Peter B - rated 4 out of 5
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