Woodbridge Golf Club

Bromeswell Heath,

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2PF

  • Office

    +44 (0)1394 382 038
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1394 383 213
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1394 382 392
  • Golf pro

    Robert Joyce (Fellow PGA, Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Davie Grant of North Berwick (1893). Later modifications by James Braid (1920s).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6299
6063
5708
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
71

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Heath course. Also at Woodbridge is the 9-hole Forest course (par-35; 3191 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

52.100931

Longitude:

1.351641

How to get there:

10 miles NE of Ipswich

Heading north on the A12 in the northern outskirts of Woodbridge, turn right at roundabout onto the A1152 (Woods Lane) direction Bromeswell. After 1.4 miles bear left at roundabout onto Orford Road (still the A1152). After o.2 miles golf entrance is on your right.

Woodbridge Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1893

Woodbridge Golf Club is well known as one of Suffolk's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs. You will find two classic heathland courses here, the 18-hole championship Heath course and the 9-hole Forest course.

Like many heathland layouts in the south and east of England, the original open terrain has changed over the years, with many more tree-lined fairways now in evidence. To avoid the pine and birch trees, and abundant heather and gorse that now flank many holes, you'll need your straight-hitting A-game, and try to minimise wayward tee and approach shots. If you can hit long and straight, then several short par-4s will offer up some tempting birdie chances. Water is not much of a factor here, although it does come into play in front of the green at the short par-4 2nd.

The excellent closing stretch of holes starts with a quintessential heathland par-3, the 15th (known as the Punch Bowl), with heather and sand traps swarming around a not overly large green. Bunkering is also much to the fore on the long par-4 16th, and again at the doglegging par-4 18th, which brings you back again to Woodbridge's comfortable and modern clubhouse.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on the Heath course on weekdays, and weekends at the discretion of the Secretary or the Professional. Visitors welcome on the 9-hole Forest course on all days.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct) on the Heath course: morning £115, afternoon £90.

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

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The formation of Woodbridge Golf Club, over 100 years ago, was entirely due to the late Major J E W Howey, who had come to Woodbridge and purchased a large house, the Grange at Melton. He was convinced that in the neighbourhood there was appropriate land for a first class golf course.

On his own initiative and at his own expense Howey brought down from Scotland a famous old golf professional named Davie Grant to spy out the land. Together they wandered over all the likely ground and finally selected the heathland on the Sink Farm on Bromeswell where the present golf course is located. In 1908 a Mr Fryer redesigned the course that had originally been laid out by the Club's first members, and in the late 1920s the renowned James Braid made further improvements.

Published ranking

England's 77th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 173rd best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Best Western Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa3-star

    Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1QW

    +44 (0)1394 383 555

    Visit website

    This Best Western Connoisseur hotel located in the heart of the tranquil Suffolk countryside is an ideal base from which to explore all that Suffolk has to offer. Golfers can enjoy an 18-hole par-71 golf course which hosts the PGA EuroPro Tour (as televised on Sky Sports); a two-tier driving range; 4,000 square feet American Golf Shop and the Doctorgolf Teaching Academy.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ufford Park :18-hole par-71 SSS 71, 6312 yds from back tees (not yet covered by Where2Golf.com)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Woodbridge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ipswich (Purdis Heath); Felixstowe Ferry; Aldeburgh; Thorpeness.

  • Seckford Hall3-star

    Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6NU

    +44(0)1394 385 678

    Visit website

    Seckford Hall offers luxury hotel accommodation in Woodbridge, where you will be delighted by the blend of luxury, snug accommodation, and the charming history of the hotel. The hotel owes it's illustrious past to the long line of the Seckford family and for over 520 years their heritage can still be appreciated by today's guests, who can enjoy modern day comforts in Elizabethan splendour.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Woodbridge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ipswich (Purdis Heath); Felixstowe Ferry; Aldeburgh; Thorpeness.

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