Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PE
18 holes. Maritime heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
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).
9-hole par-32 River Course (2114 yds) - an ideal course for beginners and higher handicap golfers.
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 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.
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.
Contact club for full details, day tickets, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course.
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).
England: 48th best course in England (Golf World, 2023).
Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BD
+44 (0)1728 452 312Visit 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.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
To secure the best rates and ensure availability, it's recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak golfing season.
Car Rental in Belgium, Europe & Worldwide – Avis
Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.