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 in clubhouses across the country.


It’s a chance to reflect on the day’s play; the Woods-esque bunker shot at the 8th, missed put on the 12th and the near hole-in-one on the 17th, and so on... No surprises therefore that many clubhouse bars have affectionately come to be known as the ‘19th Hole’ the world over.

Suffolk has a fine reputation for high-quality local suppliers and produce, especially when it comes to real ale. The county’s branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) states that there are around 800 public bars across Suffolk, with 24 breweries including the nationally recognised and 100 year-old Adnams, and a claim to Britain’s smallest pub, The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds. A thriving real ale scene, beautiful landscape and superb courses all make for a wonderful golfing experience here in East Anglia.

Here at our Suffolk golf and country club we are celebrating golf’s association with a post-round pint, with a fantastic golf and ale trail offering that includes accommodation at our hotel, two rounds of golf on our award-winning course, and a choice of brewery tour between the Green Jack Brewery and Adnams.

Learn about malts, grains, hops, and the beer making process – with of course the chance to sample!

Find out more about our golf and ale trail.


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