Thorpeness Golf Club

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  • Architects:
  • Consultant:
    • Moodie, Ken
  • Holes of Merit:
    7, 9, 11, 12, 18


The iconic House in the Clouds and Thorpeness Windmill both overlook the Thorpeness Golf Club.

The holes on the back nine 'across the road' have benefitted from the removal of gorse and vegetation. The width has opened up playing corridors significantly adding a superb amount of strategy.

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Golf Course Review

Thorpeness Golf Club is located on the Suffolk coastline in a small fishing hamlet. The village itself is worth a wander. The golf has been described by Tom Doak as coastal heath.

The site was first inspected by none other than Harry Colt in 1911. However, the plans never came to fruition and were put on the back burner during the war years. More than a decade after the initial proposal, it would be James Braid in 1922 who would lay out the first 10 holes. A year later he would return to add the last 8.

CK Cotton would later alter the course. Holes 7, 10 & 11 are of his vintage.

The course is laid out over two parcels of land. The opening 7 holes and the closing two holes are located on one side of the road. Holes 8 through 16 are located across the B1353 road. These 9 holes have an open heathland feel as opposed to a more compact routing on the open set of holes.


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