Best golf courses: Ipswich

Ipswich: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ipswich
Thompson, Fernie et al

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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).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Ipswich
Cotton, Henry

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

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James Braid
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Ipswich
Braid, James

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James Braid

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

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

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