Aldeburgh Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Aldeburgh Golf Club Est. 1884

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Aldeburgh Golf Club is set back a mile or so from the North Sea on the Suffolk coast. Here you can enjoy a testing par-68 6,600-yard layout, which fuses together the qualities of both links and heathland golf, as well as offering many lovely views across to the River Alde.

Tightish fairways, often threateningly lined with gorse bushes, combine with substantive bunkering to place a premium on straight hitting from the tee. You'll encounter many excellent long par-4s on your way round, compensating for the absence of any par-5 holes (at least on the men's card).

Laid out on gently undulating sandy soil, this is a course that drains well and is typically presented in excellent condition. The early design work of John Thomson and Willie Fernie, together with later revisions by J.H. Taylor and Willie Park Jr, has resulted in a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging golf course, close to but not in sight of the sea. Well worth the 2-hour drive from London.

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Making Contact

Aldeburgh Golf Club
Saxmundham Rd,
Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PE
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Office   +44 (0)1728 452 890
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1728 453 309
Fax

  +44 (0)1728 452 937

Email   info@aldeburghgolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.aldeburghgolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Keith Preston (Senior Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Maritime heathland course.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Original design by John Thompson & Willie Fernie (1884). Subsequent major changes by Willie Park Jr and J.H. Taylor (1907); Taylor mainly responsible for new bunkering. Modifications by Harry Colt and Hugh Alison (1921). Further improvements by Ken Moodie and Ken Brown (2005-10).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6603 6163 5804
Par 68 68 74
SSS or Slope 73 71 74
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-32 River Course (2114 yds) - an ideal course for beginners and higher handicap golfers.
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How2Get There?

24 miles NE of Ipswich
From the A12 North of Ipswich take the A1094 to Aldeburgh. Course is 6 mls east of the A12.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £80; weekends £85. Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, day tickets, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

The original course at Aldeburgh was designed in 1884 by John Thompson from Royal Wimbledon and Willie Fernie from Felixstowe. Fernie had won the Open Championship at Musselburgh the year before, a victory which possibly boosted his designer’s fee. In 1907, land previously leased by the club underwent a change of ownership and the course underwent a substantial revision under the direction of J.H. Taylor and Willie Park Jnr.

Taylor’s bunkering is clearly evident to this day, recognisable by its sweeping banks which curve both vertically and horizontally. The new course, which officially opened in 1908, has not changed very much since that time, despite some ‘fine tuning’ by legendary designer Harold Colt and his partner C. H. Allison (1920s), and more recently by Ken Moodie and Ken Brown (2005-10).

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 94th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (52.164114)
Longitude: (1.578727)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Wentworth Hotel 3-star
Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BD
+44 (0)1728 452 312
www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com

A family run hotel, and almost uniquely, the hotel has been managed by a member of the same family, the Pritt family, since 1920.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Aldeburgh; Thorpeness
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