Hole 12 Thorpeness Golf Course


Throughout the club’s history the 6,421 yard par 70 JAMES BRAID COURSE has attracted major amateur and professional events, including The English Seniors Championship and the PGA Super 60’s Tournament, which regularly features former Ryder Cup players and European Tour stars.

Thorpeness has been described by the Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide as “Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa”.

Regarded as one of the best golf courses in Suffolk, Thorpeness belongs to a unique group of worldwide golf courses identified by a single special landmark. Turnberry and Harbour Town Links have their lighthouses and St Andrews has its Swilken Bridge – Thorpeness has the ‘House in the Clouds,’ a curious and dramatic spectator which watches over our fairways.

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A traditionally kept course with modern thinking

Our traditional heathland course is kept in first class condition year round and Course Manager – Ian Willett is considered one of the UK’s foremost experts on how to produce a great golf course in harmony with the environment.

Greenest Golf Club in Britain

In 2012, Thorpeness was voted winner of ‘The Overall Achievement Award’ in the STRI Golf Environment Awards, making it the “greenest golf club in Britain”. Ian and his team continue to seamlessly blend the native heather and grasses alongside 18 holes of golf in an area of outstanding natural beauty.   Not only will you enjoy the native flora and fauna but it is not uncommon to see jays, muntjacs, deer and foxes enjoying the stunning grounds.

Find Us

Thorpeness golf course is located 2 miles north of Aldeburgh and 17 miles from Southwold.

It is easily accessible via the A14 onto the A12 and A1094.

Drive time from Ipswich to Thorpeness: 46 min (26.4 mi) via A12
Drive time from Colchester to Thorpeness: 1 h 5 min (46.5 mi) via A12