Suffolk

Just 2 hours north east of London is the county of Suffolk. Bordered by Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west, Essex in the south and the North Sea to the east. The coastal location exposes Suffolk to the whims of the weather coming off the North Sea. This can be seen in the vegetation with the coast being designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Although there is only one links course in the county Felixstowe Ferry, the heathland golf is superb.

Golf

Aldeburgh Golf Club plays very much as a links courses but is actually a mile from the sea and is technically termed a maritime heathland. At 6600 yards it might not seem long but at par 68 it is a stern test against par. Ipswich Golf Club on the Purdis Heath was designed by James Braid and opened for play 1926. The classic heathland course is beautifully routed and takes full advantage of the hilly property. Woodbridge Golf Club is another heathland course also on a fairly hilly piece of terrain.

Felixstowe Ferry's Martello course is named after the round lookout tower which dominates your view of the course. Split into roughly two halfs with 9 holes running through the links land and the other holes on a flatter section across the road.

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel is another lovely course designed by James Braid. Its hotel offers fine accommodation and restaurant so you will be well rested to attack the best golf of the region and enjoy Suffolks wonderful villages and countryside.

Easy to reach by road, tunnel, ferry and air Suffolk offers a diverse but compact golfing experience.

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