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A blog for people who love golf.
Here you can read about life on the fairways at our James Braid designed classic heathland course and golf hotel.
We celebrate great golf played all year round - thanks to the mild micro climate here on the Suffolk Coast and less rainfall than almost anywhere else in Britain.
Our blog is packed with ideas for how to spend your time on and off the course, helpful tips from our expert golf professionals and news and reviews from the world of golf.
Greenkeeper Ians September update
Keeping in touch with the Course
Charity Golf day for Addenbrooks
Thorpeness golf course would like to congratulate Peter Zimmer-Smith and associates for their charity fundraising day.
The Kidney Cup
Friends share more than a round of Golf.
Sun, Sea and Golf: Golfing this August Bank Holiday
For many, the August bank holiday is the chance to get out on the green in promised sunshine and gather with friends for an unforgettable..
Novice Golfer - Part One
The First actual (try to hit something) lesson.
An Introduction to the 'Novice Golfer'
Who: Pip Roberts
Position at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel: Marketing Manager
Greenkeeper Ians June course update
News from the outside
Greenkeeper Ian's May 2016 course update
Just to let you know what is going on out on the course.
Why Teeing up is good for business
Brad McLean, hotel director at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, explains why golf is great for growing your bottom line….Golf may not be the people’s..
Why the Ladies love Thorpeness
March is the month when daffodils dare to flower and Spring begins to wriggle free of the cold grip of Winter.
Course improvements at Thorpeness
The first signs of spring are starting to show and hopefully be in full vigour in six weeks. The green keeping team have been..
Thorpeness appoints first female golf pro in club's 93-year history
Christine Langford has been appointed as the new Senior PGA Professional at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel
Thorpeness Christmas Jumper Classic to benefit TEXT SANTA campaign
Thorpeness Golf Club is hosting a Christmas Jumper Classic golf day in aid of ITV’s national fundraising campaign TEXT SANTA
Winter Walking Break on the Suffolk Coast
Winter is a great time to lace up your hiking boots and stride out for a bracing coastal walk.
John Constable, one of England’s greatest landscape..
Frank Hill Suffolk's longest serving Golf Professional retires at 71
Thorpeness Golf Club Head PGA Professional Frank Hill has retired aged 71. Frank is the longest serving golf professional in our county and this..
Thorpeness hosts England Golf Seniors Team Qualifier
Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel recently welcomed some of the finest golfers, aged 50 and over, in the South of England for the England Golf..
Barking Mad to Miss it! Proud to be Supporting Suffolk Dog Day
TA Hotel Collection
, parent company of Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring
How to play great golf in a heatwave
As weather forecasters predict this week will be the ‘hottest of the year’ in Britain, we turn to our Head Professional Frank Hill for top-tips..
Chris' ace visit to Thorpeness Golf Club
There is no better feeling in golf than scoring a hole-in-one. It’s the ultimate achievement for a golfer, like a break of 147 in snooker..
The Best Of Suffolk Experience – Play and Stay at Thorpeness
Play and Stay at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, where you can truly experience the best of Suffolk.
7 Ways to stop slow play in golf
Frank Hill is the Head Professional at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club.
He has played in The Open five times and on The European Tour..
What do Thorpeness and Augusta National Golf Club have in common?
One is the venue for The Masters, the other is a heathland course in one of England's best-loved holiday villages, but what do they have..
5 Special Spring Days out on the Suffolk Coast
The Suffolk Heritage Coast is one Britain's most captivating landscapes. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Suffolk Coast is a special place to escape..
Survey reveals the worst golfers to play a round with
Here at Thorpeness we were tickled by the findings of a recent survey which revealed the worst types of golfer to play around with in..
Wimbledon Tennis Coach holding clinics at Thorpeness
Bob Brett, ex-coach to Wimbledon and ATP tennis stars Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic and Andrei Medvedev will be hosting a series of clinics for 10..
Frank's Golf Fitness Tips
Thorpeness Head Professional Frank Hill shows you how to power up your golf game with the simple but brilliant squat.
Top 5 Winter Golf Tips
Frank Hill is Head PGA Professional at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club. These are his Top-5 Tips for Winter Golf.
Frank Hill's Guide to Winter Golf Gear
Frank Hill is the Head Professional at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel. He has played in The Open five times and played regularly on The..
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the all-important New Year’s Eve celebrations!
Merry Christmas from Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel
Oh what fun we had decorating the hotel for all our lovely customers. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New..
Award Winning Service
Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel has long supported and sponsored the Thorpeness Rugby Club, and this season we were thrilled to be able to provide..
Christmas Events on the Horizon
There’s plenty to look forward to on the Suffolk Coast this festive period. Here are our top picks for you and the family to enjoy..
Christmas and New Year in Thorpeness
The festive period is a special time of year on the Suffolk coast, with magical settings and unique Christmas charm…
Celebrity Guest Jimmy Cricket
Wear It Pink at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel
National Wear It Pink Day is less than two weeks away, and we here at
Thorpeness Golf Club
and Hotel can’t wait to..
Thorpeness Unveils New Look
We here at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel are proud to unveil our food and beverage team in their brand new uniforms. Pictured here on..
Local Food this Autumn
Suffolk is a hive of good food and fantastic produce, which has led to the county boasting a proud reputation for high quality gastronomy.
Hollywood’s Famous Golfers
Hollywood, home of the world’s most recognised film and entertainment industry. Having produced some of the biggest blockbuster movies the world has seen and with..
Fall in Love with Thorpeness
Thorpeness Country Club Wedding Open Day
28th September 2014
11.00am – 3pm
Congratulations! If you’re reading this it means you have either recently gotten engaged, or have..
Tying the knot on the Suffolk coast
Thorpeness and the surrounding area has long been attracting happy couples to the Suffolk coast for their special day, with its beautiful scenery, romanticism of..
Regatta Celebrations and the History of Thorpeness Meare
As we get ready for the annual Thorpeness Regatta and Fireworks Display taking place this week, we thought we‘d take a look back at the..
Stars of Seniors Golf tee-up at Thorpeness
There’s no contesting the fact that Rory McIlroy is the hottest golfer on the planet just now.
He’s won his last three tournaments - two of..
Annual Thorpeness Charity Golf and Tennis Day
Our annual charity golf and tennis day took place earlier this month and we are pleased to say it was a great success!
An Affair with Ale...
Golf, like many sports, has always enjoyed a post-round or post-match drink, with participants, opponents and team members getting together for a wind-down and conversation..
The Roaring Twenties
Join us as we turn back the clocks and relive the 'Roaring Twenties', with live music, original ‘bootleg’ cocktails, Hor D'oeuvres and a fabulous three-course..
The sun is shining, temperatures are warming and the World Cup is underway which must mean one thing…
Summer has arrived.
Things to do in and around Thorpeness
Our quaint little village of Thorpeness is stacked with beautiful surrounds and plenty of things to do. If you’re planning a short stay with us..
Why the #perfect golf shot is best played at Thorpeness
This month Jose Maria Olazabal, the double Masters Champion, Seve’s best pal and the 2012 European Ryder Cup Captain, launched a nationwide search for the..
Introducing our New Website
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website which hosts everything you need to know about our golf club and hotel here..
Famous Left-hand Golfers
In wake of Bubba Watson’s recent Masters success, we take a look at the world’s most famous left-hand golfers…
How to winter-proof your 'fair weather golfer' at Thorpeness
There's no getting away from it. Winter is here. Fair weather golfers are running for cover and golf clubs are dreading a dark winter locked..
Short Breaks in Suffolk
A trip to the coastal region of Suffolk for a short break could be a great start to the holiday season as the finer weather..
Top-10 Reasons to visit Suffolk
Suffolk is called England’s “Curious County,” a place different to the norm, which has inspired artists, writers and musicians and long held fascinating whispers of..
Swing Into Spring
The gloom of winter seems to have finally disappeared with the emergence of longer, brighter and warmer days arriving as we enter spring. Wildlife is..
Celebrate Famous Female Golfers with a Ladies Golf Break in Suffolk
In celebration of ladies golf in Suffolk and at our club here in Thorpeness, we take a look at a selection of the most influential..
Staying true to the spirit of James Braid – Thorpeness Golf Course
By Christopher Oldrey
The Man Behind the Whites at Thorpeness
We spend 2 minutes with kitchen manager Mark Knowles...
2014 Golf Majors and Events
2014 is now in full swing with a blockbuster schedule of golfing events to look forward to
Thorpeness, Aldeburgh as a Wedding Destination
There really is no better place to get married to your loved one with the stunning beaches of Suffolk’s ‘Sunrise Coast’ just a pebble’s throw..
Why your swing could save lives...
This month, Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club is hosting a special golf competition in aid of UK Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you’re invited. ..