Scotsman James Braid was one of the greatest golf course designers in history. He respected nature and let the lie of land dictate the path for his fairways, tees and greens.
In 1922 Braid laid out a golf course on low lying heathland just a stones throw from the Suffolk coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. His creation was Thorpeness Golf Club.
To this day, James Braid’s Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest coastal heathland golf courses in Britain, and one of the best golf courses in Suffolk
. Golfers play a course winding through heather, gorse, pine and silver birch trees, hit from firm quick drying soil with rare birdsong in their ears and the tang of sea salt in the air.
Play and Stay
Thorpeness Golf Club is a private members golf club with a 36-bedroom hotel and is perfect for golf breaks and golf holidays.
Your hotel bedroom is less than a minutes’ walk from the first tee and our restaurant looks out over the golf course. The iconic ‘House in the Clouds,’ a converted water tower turned private home, hovers on the Suffolk skyline standing guard behind the 18th green.
Great golf all year round since 1922
Nature blessed Thorpeness with more than just beauty. It sits in a mild micro climate, enjoying one of the lowest rates of rainfall in the UK and an average of three hours extra sunshine per week than the rest of the UK.
This perfect golfing climate means the golf course hardly ever closes and maintains the highest quality playing conditions year round, ideal for winter golf and golf breaks in any season.
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