Thorpeness Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk is an 18 hole, par 70 (6510 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by James Braid in 1922

Contact Information

Thorpeness, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4NH United Kingdom

Tel: 01728 452176 | Fax: 01782 453868

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

Golf Pro: Christine Langford

Contact/Secretary: Brad McLean

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Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: From £20.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: From £25.00 per round *

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

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 70 | 6510 yards | Private | Heathland

Facilities: Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

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

Location: http://www.thorpeness.co.uk/contact-us.aspx

Designed by: James Braid

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ThorpenessYellow70706062
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Thorpeness Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.38

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 47
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3.96 ... Overall Rating
4.11 ... The Course
3.94 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
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47 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 451 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The legendary James Braid laid out the 18 hole, 6,281 yard heathland course in 1922, yet the quality of his design is as evident today as then, and continues to offer endless variety and extraordinary challenges to golfers at all levels. The Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide has been moved to describe the classic terrain as "reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa" - and that is high praise indeed!



Most Helpful Review

Course was in excellent condition. - May 14 2012


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William H rated 5 out of 5 - May 27 2018

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Chris W rated 4 out of 5 - May 9 2018

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Paul W rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 14 2018

Fabulous
Weekend golf break and I can't fault the place. The welcome is very warm, the service is excellent and the course is more than a little bit special. Can see why it's rated 83 / 100 in England.
The course starts very gently with a short par four and a gentle par three, then it gets very interesting, winding it's way through the natural contours of the country side. There are some very long par fours to negotiate but get the right lines and a run and these can be mastered. Only two par fives but both offer good birdie chances.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.2)
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Brendon B rated 3 out of 5 - Apr 2 2018

Great winter break deal
Nice trip with hotel and dinner - poor weather second day but course dried out okay.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 105 Handicap: 15.1)
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Mbachi N rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 2 2018

Great course and I?ll return
We played Thorpeness as part of a Golfbreaks deal and I?d recommend it. The course isn?t too long, has some tricky greens and there are a lot of bunkers to negotiate. The only negative I had was the course had a few too many rabbits but that?s not enough to stop me returning. Considering the weather we?d had, it was dry underfoot. I can see why it?s in the top 100 in England and would like to play it in the summer when the greens will be faster and the slopes will need to be correctly read. The hotel was good, food was excellent and service prompt. It?s true the hotel could do with refurbishment but I?m not there for more than sleep
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Keith L rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 31 2018

We had a 2 night stay with 2 rounds of golf.The course was in very good condition and the fairways were running, which is fine if you hit it straight , but heather and very prickly gorse awaits the errant shots.Bunkers are fairly deep, Greens , fast. A good time was had by all.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 15)
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Kevin M rated 4 out of 5 - Jan 27 2018

Welcome Relief.
If you play golf in Essex then this is a must for you in the winter months. January 21st 2018 was the first time I had played here and the weather freezing cold and sleet, the following day was brilliant sunshine and warm for the time of year. Both days I came in without any mud on my shoes, my trousers were not covered in mud and I could use my electric trolley without damaging the course. All in all well worth a visit.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 15.9)
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Matt H rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 30 2017

Stunning Mature Heathland Cpurse
Course in fantastic condition - soaked up the recent heavy rain very well. Great winter course
Some tee shots feel tight and demanding and the gorse and Heather will really grow up and out in the summer.
Layout is spot on with some very picturesque tee shots and approach shots.
Course anyone can enjoy however higher handicapper that may be wayward off the tee may need to take a few extra balls but would still enjoy.
Staff super friendly and bar menu afterward was refreshingly priced and food was spot on!

(Round played: Dec 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Jack L rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 5 2017

Fantastic course worth visiting
Course was in fantastic condition, with some awesome undulations which provided a good interesting round. Will be playing again, hopefully in less windy conditions!

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.1)
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Chris A rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 25 2017

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Testing conditions but overall a very good weekend , friendly atmosphere coarse was in good condition.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 18.5)
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Peter C rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

Good course played in good weather. As a visitor it would be useful to have directions to the next tee. Also difficult to see hole number signs.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.4)
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Peter C rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

Good course played in good weather. As a visitor it would be useful to have directions to the next tee. Also difficult to see hole number signs.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.4)
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Peter C rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

Good course played in good weather. As a visitor it would be useful to have directions to the next tee. Also difficult to see hole number signs.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.4)
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Peter C rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

Good course played in good weather. As a visitor it would be useful to have directions to the next tee. Also difficult to see hole number signs.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.4)
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Chris C rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 25 2017


golf break - course very good. challenging especially the bunkers and if you miss fairway. Although fairways good size

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 22.8)
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Ian M rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 13 2017

The weather for early March was excellent sunny, dry and 15. Degrees. No wind, course in good condition , greens very quick. Good accommodation and food. Friendly and helpful staff. Particularly Claire and Jack.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11.1)
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Brendon B rated 3 out of 5 - Dec 10 2016

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J h rolfe rated 2 out of 5 - Oct 28 2016

Good course that is challenging. Condition is generally ok, the greens can be inconsistent in speed. I have played it many times, played it this week and was stunned at a green fee increase of 50%. Definitely not worth £60 for a midweek round, I have played far better courses for less than this.
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Keith L rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 21 2016


It's been called " cute but brutal " , which sums it up completely.The fairways are fairly wide,but stray off them at your peril , gorse and heather await. The lies on the fairways are very tight and the ball runs a long way , and not always in a straight line . Many , many bunkers on the fairways and around the greens, and they are deep. The greens are very fast. The hotel is very welcoming and the staff are very friendly.
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 12.5)
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John V rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 9 2016

It rained on our first day but all greens were playable. Course was well drained, really had a lovely 2 days here

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 21.1)
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