Set in 150 acres of rolling hills in the Suffolk countryside in the old grounds of Hintlesham Hall, the course was designed by renowned course architects Hawtree & Co, and modified by Walker Cup Captain Peter McEvoy in 1989 and opened in 1990 to much acclaim.
Part of the front nine plays alongside Home Wood, a beautiful landscaped garden (but decimated in the 1987 hurricane) and reputed to be where the painter Thomas Gainsborough drew his inspiration for his picture of young Heneage Lloyd and his elder sister and painted in the 1750’s.
The course has changed considerably since opening and has matured gracefully with native trees lining the fairways now providing the definition and challenge for players of all abilities, whilst still providing a fair but enjoyable test for beginners and less accomplished players.
Water comes into play on the 17th and 18th holes providing a stiff challenge but the Par 5 last hole also offers the chance for an eagle for the braver soul! The 4th hole is often described as the hardest Par 3 in Suffolk and measures well over 200 yards. Hitting a downhill tee shot to a green guarded by a pond and with trees either side, it tests the nerves of amateurs and professionals alike.
The course is a regular venue for East Region professional events and many County Amateur competitions. It also hosts corporate golf days for companies such as Audi, BMW, Lexus and Ipswich Town Football Club.
We offer very competitive green fee rates and we usually have an offer available to make your visit even better value for money.
Full Green Fee
Weekdays per round £45.00 (Mon-Fri, excl Bank Holidays)
Weekday day rate £55.00 (Mon-Fri, excl Bank Holidays)
Weekends per round £50.00
Weekend day rate £60.00
Members Midweek Guest £25.00 (max of 3 guests per member)
Midweek Weekend Guest £30 (max of 3 guests per member)
Please call our pro shop to book a tee time. We have availability for visitors most days of the week and at weekends after member’s time but we suggest calling in advance to ensure that you arrive when there is availability.
We also have pull trolleys and a small number of electric trolleys that can be hired for a round or the full day. In addition, we have ten buggies that can be hired on a per round or day basis. Please call our proshop to reserve a trolley or buggy.
We have an award winning clubhouse which has large changing areas with showers. We can also provide towels which require a small deposit.
Our clubhouse has a stud bar and a more formal reception and dining area which can seat up to 120 people should you be playing as part of a large group or society. We also have a large decking area which is a great place to wind down after your round on the warmer days. We can offer food from the bar menu or work with you to create a menu should you have more specific requirements.