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Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

Regarded as one of the finest golf courses in Suffolk, Thorpeness is a classic British heathland course, designed by five-time Open Champion and legendary golf course architect James Braid. The golf course is just a stone’s throw from the sea on the Suffolk coast and its challenging 6,311-yard course will test golfers of all abilities.


Throughout the club’s history, the 6,311-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”. 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.

Our 36-bedroom hotel is perfect for golf breaks and golf holidays with less than a minutes’ walk from bed to breakfast and the first tee.
To this day, James Braid’s Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest coastal heathland golf courses in the UK, 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.

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.

Thorpeness has multiple areas available to dine in, including Ogilvie’s ‘tee view’ restaurant, Braid’s bar, lounge and outside terrace. Serving a selection of grill house and bar classics to Afternoon Tea and light bites

Ogilvie’s restaurant at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel offers a menu of Grill House classics a wide selection of delicious steaks all using local Suffolk ingredients.

Braid’s bar exhibits its clubhouse roots with wood panelled walls, impressive fireplace and bar furnished with memorabilia and is perfectly complemented with a classic bar menu.

A delicious selection of freshly prepared finger and open sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients followed by traditional warm fruit scones and sweet treats and served with either tea or cafetières of coffee.


Winter Green Fees
Sunday 25th October 2020 – 27th March 2021


09.32 – 11.56 | £40.00

12.04 onward | £25.00

All day | £60.00

Members’ Guests | £20.00

County Cards* | £30.00

No 9 hole fee

Summer Green Fees
September 1st – October 24th


09.32 – 11.56 | £55.00

12.04 onward | £40.00

All day | £80.00

Members’ Guests | £25.00

County Cards* | £50.00

No 9 hole fee

*County Cards from Essex, Norfolk & Suffolk ONLY. County Card must be presented by all players to qualify for the discounted price. Must be pre-booked.