Best golf courses: England - East

England - East: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ipswich
Thompson, Fernie et al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ipswich

Designer

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).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Hemel Hempstead
Hutchison, Campbell & Hotchkin

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hemel Hempstead

Designer

Original design by the firm Ferigna (Cecil K. Hutchison, Sir Guy Campbell & Col. Stafford V. Hotchkin). Later substantial alterations by Tom Simpson (1938).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Milton Keynes
Sinclair, Cameron

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Milton Keynes

Designer

Cameron Sinclair
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hemel Hempstead
Colt & Braid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hemel Hempstead

Designer

Original nine-hole course by Willie Park Jr. Expanded to 18 holes by Harry Colt, and significantly reworked by James Braid into the current layout.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Hemel Hempstead
Alliss & Clark

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Hemel Hempstead

Designer

Peter Alliss & Clive Clark

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Hemel Hempstead
Steel, Donald

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Hemel Hempstead

Designer

Donald Steel

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
Taylor, J.H.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

J.H. Taylor designed much of the current layout.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Ipswich
Cotton, Henry

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Ipswich

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.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Cambridge
Hawtree, Fred

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Cambridge

Designer

Fred Hawtree
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
London
Nicklaus II, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London

Designer

Jack Nicklaus II

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
Fernie & Braid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Original design by George Fernie, with later extension and improvements by James Braid. More recent changes by Martin Hawtree (2010s).

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

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Ipswich

Designer

James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cambridge
Hawtree, Fred

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cambridge

Designer

Fred Hawtree
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
Alliss & Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
Taylor & Colt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Original design by Old Tom Morris (1888). Substantial redesign in 1913 by J.H. Taylor, broadly following a layout drawn-up by Harry Colt.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
McMurray, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

18-hole layout at former Hellesdon location designed by James Braid. New layout at Weston Longville (2019) designed by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Norwich
Ingleby, Holcombe

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Holcombe Ingleby

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Cambridge
Dunn, Tom

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Cambridge

Designer

Original layout by Tom Dunn (1893); later revisions by Harry Colt (1906).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Norwich
Dunn, Tom

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Tom Dunn

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Norwich
McMurray, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norwich

Designer

Ross McMurray

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ipswich

Designer

James Braid

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

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Ipswich

Designer

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

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