Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course)


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club (Martello course) Est. 1880

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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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Making Contact

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club
Ferry Road,
Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9RY
England
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Office   +44 (0)1394 286 834
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1394 283 975
Fax

  +44 (0)1394 273 679

Email   secretary@felixstowegolf.co.uk
Website   www.felixstowegolf.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort 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.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get 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).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £50; weekends £60. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 1pm on weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.977429)
Longitude: (1.380823)
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Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX
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