Thorpeness Blog

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.

Play in Pink at Thorpeness Golf Club for Breast Cancer Charity 21 Oct

Play in Pink at Thorpeness for Breast Cancer Charity

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel is delighted to be taking part in national ‘Wear it Pink Day’ this month, in support of the Breast Cancer.. Read more
Keeping in touch with the Course at Thorpeness

Greenkeeper Ians September update

At last the rains have come and the colour is returning to the grass. Read more
Charity Golf day for Addenbrooks

Charity Golf day for Addenbrooks

Thorpeness golf course would like to congratulate Peter Zimmer-Smith and associates for their charity fundraising day. Read more
The Kidney Cup Thorpeness

The Kidney Cup

Friends share more than a round of Golf. Read more

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.. Read more

Novice Golfer - Part One

The First actual (try to hit something) lesson. Read more

An Introduction to the 'Novice Golfer'

Who: Pip Roberts
Position at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel: Marketing Manager Read more
Greenkeeper at Thorpeness - Ians June 2016 course update

Greenkeeper Ians June course update

News from the outside Read more
Greenkeeper at Thorpeness - Ians May 2016 course update

Greenkeeper Ian's May 2016 course update

Just to let you know what is going on out on the course. Read more
Golf is good for business

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.. Read more
Lady Golfers at Thorpeness Suffolk’s award-winning golf course

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. Read more
Greenside 7th looking back, a spectacular par 3 at Thorpeness

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.. Read more
Thorpeness first female golf pro in 93 years

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 Read more

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 Read more
Walking breaks in Suffolk

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.. Read more
Frank Hill - Suffolk's longest serving Golf Professional retires aged 71

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.. Read more
Thorpeness hosts England Golf Seniors Team Qualifier

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.. Read more
Suffolk Dog Day

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 Read more
How to play great golf in a heatwave - 6 Top Tips

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.. Read more
Chris Lynch-Bates ace visit to Thorpeness Golf Club

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.. Read more
The Best Of Suffolk Experience – Play and Stay at Thorpeness

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. Read more

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.. Read more

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.. Read more

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.. Read more

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.. Read more
Bob Brett and Christine Janes at Thorpeness Country Club

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.. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more
Frank Hill PGA Professional Thorpeness Golf Club

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.. Read more
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Thorpeness Country Club

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! Read more
Christmas decorations at Thorpeness

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.. Read more

Sporting Style

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.. Read more
Aldeburgh Christmas Lights

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.. Read more
Christmas and New Year in Thorpeness

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…
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Celebrity Guest Jimmy Cricket

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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.. Read more

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. Read more

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.. Read more
Weddings at Thorpeness

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.. Read more
Thorpeness Wedding

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.. Read more
Thorpeness Meare

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.. Read more
PGA Super 60s at Thorpeness

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.. Read more
Annual Thorpeness Charity Golf and Tennis Day

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! Read more
Golf and Ale Trail at Thorpeness Suffolk

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.. Read more
Speakeasy Ball

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.. Read more

Summer Leisure

The sun is shining, temperatures are warming and the World Cup is underway which must mean one thing…
Summer has arrived. Read more
Tennis at Thorpeness Country Club

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.. Read more
Geoff Swain

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.. Read more

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.. Read more
Famous left hand golfers

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… Read more
Thorpeness Golf Club, one of the most winter-proof golf destinations in the UK

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.. Read more
Short Breaks in Suffolk

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.. Read more
Thorpeness Beach

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.. Read more
Thorpeness Suffolk’s award-winning course

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.. Read more
Thorpeness golf ball and hole

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.. Read more
James Braid – Thorpeness Golf Course

Staying true to the spirit of James Braid – Thorpeness Golf Course

By Christopher Oldrey

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Interview with Mark Knowles kitchen manager at Thorpeness Restaurant

The Man Behind the Whites at Thorpeness

We spend 2 minutes with kitchen manager Mark Knowles... Read more
Thorpeness Golf Club Flag on the golf course

2014 Golf Majors and Events

2014 is now in full swing with a blockbuster schedule of golfing events to look forward to Read more
Wedding venues at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh

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.. Read more
Wear it Pink Day at Thorpeness

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. .. Read more