Thorpeness Golf Club

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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

Golf Pro: Christine Langford

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

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

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

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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Thorpeness Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.1

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 57
Average Ratings
3.98 ... Overall Rating
4.11 ... The Course
3.92 ... Course Cond.
3.93 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.88 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
2.75 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
3.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.96 ... Food + Drink
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57 ratings & 43 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1149 out of 2117.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% 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!

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Reviewed Jul 9 2019 by Steven L - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Robert W - rated 4 out of 5

Great course, average hotel

Can’t fault the course, it stands as a great test for golfers and a super layout
Hotel is second rate by comparison, although restaurant did serve decent food.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10.9)
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Reviewed May 29 2019 by Beverley S - rated 5 out of 5

Exceptional course

Well worth a visit
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Reviewed May 1 2019 by Michael P - rated 3 out of 5

Thorpeness Weekend

Hospitality and accommodation very good but on course the fairways, some tee boxes and greens looking tired. No marshalling on course to move slow play along - 5 hour plus 4 Ball round not good.
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Reviewed Apr 29 2019 by Tony H - rated 2 out of 5

Tired, needs watering!

Good Layout after 3rd Hole. Very slow play. Tired set up, buildings and condition, Greens quick but well worn, It Rests on history and tradition - needs an enormous upgrade!

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.8)
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Reviewed Apr 3 2019 by Andy W - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

The course is set out very well the greens are very fast and hard to read, club house very nice and staff very friendly, well worth stopping of 3 rounds. Take a few extra balls

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Apr 1 2019 by Keith L - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 1 2019 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course

This is a great golf course from start to finish. There's plenty of trouble if you're not thinking your way round. Needs at least one visit. The greens are fabulously quick and true even in Feb.
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Reviewed Dec 31 2018 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent Course

Thorpeness is a joy to play.

It can be tight and tricky off the tee - this is due to the fact that the fairways are mostly lined with heather and gorse. Even a lower handicap player can expect to lose a ball or 2 here.

The layout is stunning and some of the most spectacular golf holes for miles.

Due to the nature of the course its very dry in winter months and provides a good option for those looking to avoid wetter courses.

I would 100% go back over and over again.
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Reviewed Aug 30 2018 by Robert S - rated 4 out of 5

Old course lovely

Not much grass on the fairway dry summer. Hard holes small fairways as you would expect from an old course. True greens, £25.00 after 4pm played well today net 69 well pleased. Thorpness is a nice place to visit boating lake, cafes, windmill, house in the clouds. And the sea.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 82 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed May 27 2018 by William H - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 9 2018 by Chris W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 14 2018 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Apr 2 2018 by Brendon B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Apr 2 2018 by Mbachi N - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Mar 31 2018 by Keith L - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jan 27 2018 by Kevin M - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Dec 30 2017 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Dec 5 2017 by Jack L - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 25 2017 by Chris A - rated 4 out of 5

Mr C Adams

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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