Thorpeness Golf Club

It makes a great complimentary second 18 before or after Aldeburgh.

Thorpeness Golf Club

Suffolk, England

Overview

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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Featured Architect: James Braid

Very little earth was moved in James Braid 's designs due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of approach. Alternative tees provided to allow play in all...

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  • Moodie, Ken

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Suffolk, IP16 4NH, England

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Featured Architect: James Braid

Very little earth was moved in James Braid 's designs due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of approach. Alternative tees provided to allow play in all...

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