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 away in the garage or loft.


For British golfers who do play through the winter months it can mean driving rain, ankle deep mud, temporary greens, woolly hats, mittens and waterproofs and worst of all the 'Course Closed' sign.

Luckily, the winter golf curse hasn't landed on Thorpeness Golf Club, and we are one of the most winter-proof golf destinations in the UK.

Just ask one of the UK's biggest golf travel companies, Your Golf Travel, who ranked us #3 in its Top-10 Winter Golf Breaks in Britain, read their blog here Former Solheim Cup Captain Mickey Walker is also a big fan. In her recent column for Lady Golfer Magazine she wrote about her favourite UK winter golf destinations and Thorpeness was first on her list.

Mickey wrote: "The great thing is that in the winter months, because hotels and golf courses aren't always that busy, there are usually some great bargains. One such place to play and stay, and where the course is especially good in winter, is Thorpeness in Suffolk."

Our course hardly ever closes and we aim to be open for play 365 days a year, so you can even fit in a round before your Turkey, sprouts and Christmas pudding on December 25th.

Thorpeness is one of those rare places that enjoys an ultra-mild micro climate delivering weather that is more golfer friendly than Peter Alis

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