Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

Ferry Road,

Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9RY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1394 286 834
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1394 283 975
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1394 273 679
  • Golf pro

    Robert Joyce

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    The original course was laid out by Tom Dunn in 1880, and revised in 1920 by John Baird. Sir Henry Cotton & Sir Guy Campbell reconstructed the course in 1947 after WW2.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6423
6178
5726
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
71
70
73

At the same location:

9-hole par-35 Kingsfleet course (2986 yds from mens tees).

Location

Latitude:

51.977429

Longitude:

1.380823

How to get there:

12 miles SE of Ipswich

Approaching Felixstowe on the A14, follow sign to Town Centre at first roundabout. At next roundabout take first exit, direction Local Traffic / Golf Club. After 100 yds at next roundabout, turn R. direction Golf Club. After 300 yds at next roundabout turn L. direction Golf Club. After 1.5 mls golf is on your R (ignore Golf Road).

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1880

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course): On the relatively flat, open links of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, the sand dunes are perhaps more modest than on many other English seaside courses. Notwithstanding the modest size of the dunes, the layout here is still full of interest, challenge and intrigue.

Felixstowe Ferry's 18-hole championship Martello course takes its name from a 19th century Martello tower, which you play alongside at the 14th and 17th holes. When the course was reconstructed after the Second World War, course architects Henry Cotton and Sir Guy Campbell still had to accommodate the fact that Ferry Road slices through part of the layout. This small local road, which needs to be played over at the short par-3 12th, runs out to a boatyard on the estuary of the River Deben, just beyond the course.

Sea views are limited from the course, with a sea wall (that doubles as a pedestrian walkway) running alongside the course at the 13th, 14th and 15th holes, where you come closest to the sea. As is oft the case, the best holes on this thoroughly engaging layout are saved for the back-nine. Complementing the Martello course is the 9-hole Kingsfleet course.
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  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
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  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
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  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
  • Photo of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 1pm on weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £50; weekends £60.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Standing alongside the 14th and 17th holes at Felixstowe Ferry GC is a fine example of a Martello tower. These small circular forts were built in the south-east of England and in many other places around the world in the first-half of the 19th century, this one in 1812. They formed part of England's defences against possible Napoleonic invasion.

Where2Stay

  • Orwell Hotel3-star

    Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX

    +44 (0)1394 285 511

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    • Golf at this hotel:

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      Felixstowe Ferry

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ipswich (Purdis Heath)

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