There’s much more to Hintlesham Golf Club than its high-quality 18-hole course. The 150-acre facility and beautiful clubhouse welcome non-members and non-golfers to experience hospitality and events, including an idyllic wedding setting.
The Roblin family has owned the club since 2006. Their careful stewardship has helped to grow the business while creating a relaxing atmosphere on and off the course.
Originally from Liverpool, Tom has a diverse background in the cruising, hospitality and entertainment worlds. Training as a dancer from an early age, Tom performed locally and Nationally before joining Carnival UK sailing the world onboard their magnificent vessels. In 2015 Tom was hand selected to join the inaugural Entertainment Team onboard P&O Cruises Britannia and was an integral part of shaping the onboard Entertainment Programme. He has been lucky enough to have worked with many stars from the stage and screen including Kiki Dee, Tom O’Connor and Jonathon Ross, to name a few. More recently Tom has worked for Adnams Brewery in Southwold and is partial to a pint of Ghostship or two. Tom is brand new to the golfing world and is hoping to get out on the course and learn, but for the mean time be sure to keep an eye on our events calendar as he has great plans for future functions at the Club.
Henry is responsible for ensuring that the golf side of the business runs smoothly; working with members, visitors, societies and corporate visitors. Henry takes great pride in stocking the pro shop with some of the best golf clothing available. Henry became a golf professional in 1992 following a very successful amateur career including a win in the Sun City Million Dollar Amateur event and shooting an opening round of 71 to match the score of the eventual winner (Ian Baker Finch) during the 1991 Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale.
With a background in hospitality & catering, having studied Hotel Management and then subsequent years of learning all aspects within the industry, Deborah’s drive and determination in conjunction with her plethora of knowledge has given her the edge when it comes to making sure the club is run proficiently and to a very high standard.
Sophie graduated in 2008 with a BA in Sociology & Criminology however she has worked in hospitality since she was sixteen and has shown flair and enthusiasm for the industry. Sophie joined the team in December 2013 as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager specialising in running corporate functions. Moving from the food and beverage side of the business to dealing with all the golf club's administration, her time spent at Hintlesham has given her a wealth of knowledge which comes into play with the day to day running of the office.
Scott has been with the company since 2007. His career in the industry started at Ipswich Golf Club working as their Assistant Head Greenkeeper before moving onto Ipswich Town Football Club as Deputy Head Groundsman. In 2007, his decision to move back into the greenkeeping aspect of turf management brought him to Hintlesham as Head Greenkeeper and with his abundance of skills, Scott and his dedicated team of groundsmen have, in a few short years, transformed the course into what it is today, one of the best in the region.
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