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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.

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Thorpeness is located 2 miles north of Aldeburgh and is easily accessible via the A14 onto the A12 and A1094. Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel is located by the golf course close to the famous Meare, the iconic House in the Clouds and the Windmill. The Village shop, the Tea Rooms, and The Dolphin Public House are only a short stroll away from the hotel and there are plenty of shops, places to eat and events taking place throughout the year in nearby Aldeburgh.