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Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

4.5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 81 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk is a top 100 championship 18 hole, par 70 (6510 yard). Designed by James Braid in 1922 it is one of the best examples of coastal heathland golf courses.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6311 yards | Private | Heathland


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Address: Lakeside Avenue, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP16 4NH United Kingdom

Tel: 01728 454926

Golf Pro: Christine Langford | Tel: 01728454926

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


Golf Club Facilities

Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Residential stay and play packages available
Winter rates apply in line with BST
Book ad pay on line for day green fees
Buggies, Electric Trolleys and Pull Trolleys available.

Midweek Guide: From £30.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: From £30.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher 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: From £30.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: From £30.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.48

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4
(based on 81 reviews)

5 star
28
4 star
38
3 star
7
2 star
8
1 star
0
 

HIGHLY RATED

95%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.1

The Course

3.9

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

3.1

Pace of Play

3.9

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

3.3

Practice Facilities

4

Food & Drink

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! The golf course is playable year round thanks to the sandy subsoil, no temporary greens or tees!

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Gary W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 29 2022

Interesting and challemging course, generally in good condition.Hotel room, staff & food excellent.

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Paul B rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 18 2022

Slow play. (5 hours +) Fairways patchy, tees poor. Nice layout. Greens looked slower than they were. We stayed for 3 nights. Played the course once. Staff good. Evening meal disappointing (pricey & small portions). The Dolphin pub is good in the village. Curry in Aldeburgh outstanding.

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Paul B rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 17 2022

Slow play. (5 hours +) Fairways patchy, tees poor. Nice layout. Greens looked slower than they were. We stayed for 3 nights. Played the course once. Staff good. Evening meal disappointing (pricey & small portions). The Dolphin pub is good in the village. Curry in Aldeburgh outstanding.

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Paul W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 8 2022

A gem

This is a lovely course that I'd happily go back to over and over. Never boring, a great variety of holes. Great club house and bar. Great service and food.

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Martin G rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2022


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Nathan S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 19 2022

We've been very lucky to play this course at least twice a year for the last 10 years or more. The greens always seem to be in good condition along with the fairways and tee boxes. A trivial annoyance but there are always spent tees lying around the tee box.
When we started playing years ago there was lots of high gorse in front of the tees so you were punished if your tee shot didn't make it over. This has now been removed along with other gorse bushes which makes the course less punishing if your shot is errant. There is always some work / little tweaks being done to the course which is nice to see.
This course has great water management and the ground is rarely soggy for long or if at all.
The par 3's are interesting and challenging. The other holes are up and down with doglegs which also adds interest

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Michael H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 31 2022

unfortunately came at the time the greens had been punched, they were unplayable. Which was a shame as we drove 2 hours to come and play. Despite that I'd recommend playing, its brutal with any slight misses but a great track.

(Round played: Jan 2022 - Score: 94 Handicap: 11.1)

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Kevin N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 17 2021

Great club


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Martin G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 19 2021

Fantastic course, must visit


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Ian C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 1 2021

As Arnie says - We'll be back!

This was our 5th annual Autumn tour, but a new course for us - and wow - we were not disappointed. What a cracking set up at Thorpeness. The Hotel was top class - as was the food and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days stay. As for the course, we loved it. Some easy holes, but others were challenging to say the least. Considering the rain that had fallen overnight before our first round, we were surprised the course was open with all the flooding on the surrounding roads. We should not have worried. The course drains exceptionally well and we played 3 days in completely different conditions, all of which helped make each hole different. Highly recommended and we will be back!

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Robert S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 12 2021

Great course.

Very slow play today 2pm , nice greens friendly staff in pro shop, easy walking course, I’m glad I had a buggy to sit down on most of the holes sooo slow,

(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 95 Handicap: 12.6)

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Andrew C rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 27 2021

Overrated course with dated facilities

Poorly designed course despite the generally positive reviews - short, narrow, and monotonously unforgiving off the tee. Absurd over use of gorse bushes and thick vegetation.

“Gorse and water share the disadvantage that it is practically impossible to play out of them and they are a frequent cause of lost balls. It would appear, therefore, that that they should not be used to any great extent as hazards.”
(H S Colt, Essays on Golf-Course Architecture, 1920)

“There should be a complete absence of the annoyance and irritation caused by the necessity of searching for lost balls.”
(Alistair Mackenzie, Golf Architecture, 1920)

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Robert C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 21 2021


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Mark L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 22 2021

Thorpness

Great course that is not easy, very helpful friendly staff great value if you stay overnight in the hotel. The area of Thorpness is worth a visit as well.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 76 Handicap: 1.8)

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Vince D rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2021


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