For Golf Lovers
Suffolk is in anyone's estimation the ideal location for golf fanatics to explore some wonderful English countryside and, more importantly, some quite superb golf courses. All of the below courses have excellent drainage allowing play 365 days of the year and are located within 30 minutes drive of Ferry Cottage, Orford.
Woodbridge Golf Club
Par 70, 18 hole Heath Course - 6299 yards, bookings required
Woodbridge provides two exciting options with an 18 hole and a 9 hole course. Both are set in spectacular surroundings on classic heathland setting in Suffolk. These quick draining conditions enable all year round golf at your leisure. A golfing challenge of the highest standard, this 6299 yard course requires accuracy and strategic skill to manoeuvre around.
Par 35, 9 Hole Forest Course - 3191 yards – pay and play
A full length 9 hole course (6382 yards over 18 holes). This is a real gem, probably the best 9 hole course in the county and no handicap certificate required to play.
Rated Golf World’s England Top 100 Golf Courses 2015 – Number 75
Aldeburgh Golf Club
Par 68, 18 hole Championship course, 6630 yards – bookings required
Aldeburgh Golf Club, founded in 1884, is England’s second oldest heathland course and perhaps the thirtieth oldest 18 hole golf course in the world still on its original golfing ground.
The Championship Course at 6,603 yards, but with no par fives on the men’s card, is a substantial challenge for even the best golfer. Every hole presents an examination in shot making and accuracy; a stroke given away to the course is difficult to recover. It is also a beautiful place to play golf.
Par 32, 9 hole golf course, 2014 yards – pay and play
The River Course, a nicely balanced nine holes, overlooks a wide, sweeping reach of the Alde river. The golfer can enjoy the wonderful views across the marshes and observe the abundant bird life. The course presents a sufficient challenge to interest the accomplished player but can be enjoyed by the beginner or novice.
Thorpness Golf and Country Club
Par 70, 18 holes Championship Course – 6311 yards
An award-winning 18 hole James Braid golf course established in 1922. Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest coastal heathland golf courses in Britain, and one of the best golf courses in Suffolk.
Golfers play a course winding through heather, gorse, pine and silver birch trees, hit from firm quick drying soil with rare birdsong in their ears and the tang of sea salt in the air.
Rates National Club Golfer, England’s Top 100 Courses 2018 – Number 83
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf Course and Spa
Par 71, 18 hole public golf course, 6362 yards – pay and play
Spread across 120 acres of undulating parkland, our 18-hole, par 71 award-winning course is perfect for all intermediate and experienced players – and everyone in between. The golf course is playable all year round thanks to its excellent natural drainage, and open to members and non-members from 7am every day.