Photo of Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)

Ipswich Golf Club

Purdis Heath, Bucklesham Rd,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8UQ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1473 728 941
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1473 724 017
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1473 715 236
  • Golf pro

    Kevin Lovelock (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    James Braid

SSS or slope

At the same location:

9-hole par-31 Bixley course (1,930 yds).






How to get there:

2 miles E of Ipswich

Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)

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

Est. 1895

Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath): the excellent layout on Purdis Heath carries all the hallmarks of the great James Braid, a master in the craft of golf course design. This is a heathland course which stands alongside some of England's finest. Here you will find generally wide tree-lined fairways, well-bunkered and smallish greens, touches of gorse and heather aplenty.

Pick of the holes: among many splendid holes, the short tight par-4 9th, and rifle straight par-5 11th, certainly catch the eye. The blind shot to the 4th green is a curio on an otherwise absorbing and quintessentially English heathland layout.

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  • Photo of Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)
  • Photo of Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)
  • Photo of Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)
  • Photo of Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required for the championship course.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: weekdays £110; weekends £120.

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

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Club established (1895); course has been located at Purdis Heath since 1928.

Published ranking

England's 59th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 142nd best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Hintlesham Hall5-star

    Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3NS

    +44 (0)1473 652 268

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ipswich (Purdis Heath); Felixstowe Ferry.

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