Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Thorpeness Golf Club

find your adventure: golfing breaks

The local golf courses in Suffolk are a rival for anywhere nationwide. With top golfers often making the pilgrimage up to ‘England’s Golf Coast’, Suffolk actually gives this cluster of courses a run for its money. With three courses present in the much coveted top 100 UK golf courses list - namely Aldeburgh, Ipswich and Woodbridge - you can test yourself on each of these in a short visit to the county, with each course just 20 minutes apart.

Golf courses in SuffolkTry your golfing skills at one of the UK's top 100 golf courses 

PGA's choice

The Hintlesham Golf Club boasts one of the finest golf courses in the PGA's Eastern Region and is served by an excellent Clubhouse. The par 72 layout includes the two  special challenges of the signature 4th and 17th holes. The 17th hole is believed by most to be one of the best finishes in the region, providing a range of skills and surrounded by stunning scenery.

The golf course shares an estate with one of England's most renowned country house hotels, allowing you to play and stay in absolute comfort.

Hintlesham HallThe grand, early-Georgian façade of Hintlesham Hall disguises the hotel's 16th-century origins

Award-winning courses

Thinking of extending your trip? We’ve included a couple more courses for you to play during your stay.

Located just outside of the town centre, Bury St Edmunds Golf Course is an award-winning 18-hole course for members with a 9-hole pay and play course and driving range, while the course at the All Saints Hotel is considered to be one of the most picturesque in Suffolk, with the River Lark flowing through the parkland.

For smaller courses, pay a visit to Flempton Golf Course; established in 1895, the heathland course features pine trees, gorse and woodland and takes the form of a cloverleaf, or try the course at Clare; appealing to all abilities it is a par 3, 9 hole course which meanders around a lake.

Flempton Golf CourseThe attractive heathland course at Flempton near Bury St Edmunds

golf on the coast

Founded in 1880, Felixstowe Golf Club is the only links golf course in Suffolk and one of only 246 true links courses in the world, with stunning scenes of the coast, Martello towers and the Port of Felixstowe.

Felixstowe Golf ClubViews of the coast from Felixstowe Golf Course

Historic golf courses

The Links Golf Club, Newmarket, is an established 18-hole parkland course built at the turn of the 20th century, and redeveloped on a piece of ground that once formed part of a jumps racing venue in the town. Measuring 6,643 yards and redesigned by well-known course architect Colonel Hotchkin, the Links at Newmarket is a good test for the accomplished golfer and an enjoyable experience for those still developing their swing.

Golfing for the pros

The 18-hole championship golf course at Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa has been used for golfing events including the PGA Europro Tour and the Best Western Senior Masters. A par 71, its selection of short technical and longer holes make it a testing but enjoyable course. When you’re off the fairway you can keep your skills up and handicap down at the two-level floodlit driving range and also pay a visit to the Doctorgolf Teaching Academy which is run by experienced PGA professional Stuart Robertson.
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & SpaTest your golfing skills at Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa

Take a micro-gap in Suffolk

Thinking about a Micro-gap break in Suffolk? We’ve compiled the very best way to spend it with some fantastic, more niche opportunities available within the county, in our latest article.

Thorpeness golf course in SuffolkExplore Suffolk's pitch-perfect golf courses


What strange and interesting things do you know about Suffolk? Let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.