Aldeburgh Golf Club

Saxmundham Rd,

Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1728 452 890
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1728 453 309
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1728 452 937
  • Golf pro

    Keith Preston (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Maritime heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy 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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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.

Location

Latitude:

52.164113

Longitude:

1.578726

How to get 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.

Aldeburgh Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1884

Aldeburgh Golf Club is set back a mile or so from the North Sea on the Suffolk coast. Here you can enjoy a testing 6,600-yard (par-68) 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.

List of courses: England - East

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. The Championship course is a two-ball course for singles and foursomes play only.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Sept): Sun-Fri £140; Sat £165.

Contact club for full details, day tickets, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

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).

Published ranking

England's 48th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 101st best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Wentworth Hotel3-star

    Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BD

    +44 (0)1728 452 312

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Aldeburgh; Thorpeness

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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