Summer Party 2019!

We had a great day for our Summer Party with Kevin entertaining the crowds with his trick shot show. We had a bouncy castle, burgers and face painting so it was a fun, relaxing afternoon on the decking. The weather was kind and the rain stayed away. A great start to summer at the clubhouse!


Greek Night at the Golf Club

Titleist Fitting Day

Big thanks to Titleist and especially Matt for coming over to Hintlesham Golf Club today for a trial/fitting day. Brilliant service from the Titleist team.

Course Maintenance

Our Club Director Henry Roblin and Trickster Kevin Carpenter mucked in last week to help Head Green Keeper Scott Thompson and his team with the spring renovations. This is an essential part of our course maintenance at Hintlesham Golf Club. Enjoy the video of the guys hard at work.

Abba Night

What a brilliant night we had with our ABBA tribute duo at Hintlesham Golf Club! There will be lots of aching limbs today after some of the moves performed on the dance floor. The night was enjoyed by so many people who danced the night away to some of the greatest hits including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Voulez-Vous’ and many more show stopping numbers. Look out for details in 2019 for more fun events that we will be hosting.

Wedding Open Evening Success

We had a great wedding open evening on the 15th March. The room looked beautiful with the help of Miranda from Extravorganza and Emma from Emma’s Florist. The twinkling fairy lights and glittery chandeliers ensured that the room looked absolutely stunning for our visiting couples and their families.

We had lots of couples attending the evening and they enjoyed the arrival glass of fizz and the delicious canapés that circulated the room. The team were on hand answering any queries and showing couples around the venue. As always the atmosphere was really special as couples experienced how lovely it was to be in the venue and the thought of their own special day.

If you missed our evening then you can always call us on 01473 652761 to arrange a show round with one of the team who would be glad to assist you. It is a lovely venue and one not to be missed.

Board Winners 2017

Congratulations to everyone that took part in our board competitions. It was a great year and some fantastic results scored.

2017 Junior Club Champs

The 2017 Junior Club Championship took place in January 2018 after many changed dates. Well done to Olly, Callum, Alex and Fraser who took part in terrible conditions.

Congratulations to Olly Peters who retained his trophy for the third successive year after beating Alex by just one shot.

CONGU changes effective from 1st January 2018

England Golf on behalf of CONGU have confirmed that the substantive changes, which come into effect on the 1st of January 2018, are:

Retirement of Club & Disability Handicaps

As a result of their low impact these have been removed and replaced by a new Category 5 for Men and Category 6 for both Men and Women, providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for all golfers. Category 4 will be up to 28.4 with Category 5 starting at 28.5 to 36.4, and category 6 being 36.5 to 54.0.

Players will be able to maintain a Competition Handicap in all six categories. Upward adjustment for all categories will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments for Net Differentials below Buffer Zones will be 0.5 for Category 5 and 0.6 for Category 6.

After 1st January 2018, Handicap Committees can increase handicaps above the current limits of 28.0 and 36.0, and they will also increase above those limits automatically as a result of above Buffer Zone returns in Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Score submissions.

In reality what this means is that whilst we will have to designate a number of our Qualifying competitions for removal of the current handicap restrictions of 28 (for Men) and 36 (for Women) to comply with the above, the vast majority of our Qualifying competitions will continue to be limited to maximum handicaps of 28 (for Men) and 36 (for Women).

Supplementary Scores

Relaxation of the rules to allow an unlimited number of score submissions per year and removal of the restriction of one per week. However, the restriction on Category 1 players will remain in place.

Mixed Tee Competitions

Reinforcement of the single CSS Adjustment Calculation. Having a single CSS adjustment for two or more competitions will provide a more equitable value when one of the competitions has a very low number of players. To overcome the technical IT implementation issues, the approach agreed will be to enter all scores into a single competition (and so a single CSS Adjustment Factor is calculated) with a facility within the software to allow the results to be separated for each group of competitors.


Confirmation that cards submitted for Initial Handicap Allocation are included in the definition of Qualifying Scores for handicap purposes. Accordingly, a player whose handicap is allocated on the basis of such submitted scores under Clause 16 will automatically be allocated a Competition Handicap status.

Handicap Adjustments

Confirmation that the adherence to Appendix M (Guidelines for Handicap Reviews) is mandatory, not optional.

Further information:

  • about these changes can be found on the England Golf Web Site
  • about the R & A Rule changes which are effective January 1st, 2018, can be found on the R & A Web Site

Hintlesham is the new HQ for Suffolk men’s golf in 2018

Hintlesham Golf Club has become the headquarters of Suffolk men’s golf for 2018. To read more click here