The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a fun pastime for some, and serious sport for others. In Suffolk we are lucky to have a number of golf courses, so whether you’re a keen golfer or like to try you hand now and then there are lots of different places across the county you can play a spot of golf.
Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa
Everyone is welcome at Ufford Park Golf Club, whether the 18 hole championship course catches your eye, or if you prefer the two storey floodlit driving range or even like the sound of Adventure Golf instead. The course has excellent natural drainage meaning the course is playable all year round, and has been voted Top Winter Golf Course by Today’s Golfer. Choose from a number of packages to play golf and get help (should you need it) from the Doctorgolf Teaching Academy. With an Americangolf Superstore onsite as well as sports bar and restaurant, while away a golf centric day at Ufford Park.
Woodbridge Golf Club
Nestled on the outskirts of Woodbridge you can find Woodbridge Golf Club set amongst beautiful heathland. There are two courses to play - the 18 hole Heath Course which presents quite the challenge, and the full length 9 hole Forest Course which does not require a handicap certificate to play. There is a bar and restaurant at Woodbridge Golf Club, as well as a Pro-Shop to cater for your golfing needs.
St Audrys Golf Club
This friendly golf club can be found just outside of Woodbridge. With a total of 9 holes, the fees for playing at St Audrys Golf Club are very reasonable. Non members will find the golf club very welcoming, and although the course is short the countryside around it is quite picturesque. St Audrys also hosts events throughout the year which you can get involved in, whether it be a Ladies Open, charity golf day or quiz night. The Clubhouse is open for drinks and snacks making St Audry’s the ideal place to spend a morning or afternoon. Even if you’re not a golfer - this is a great course to try your hand.
Seckford Hall Golf Club
Whether you’re something of a golf aficionado or more of a beginner to the sport, Seckford Hall Golf Club caters for everyone. Visitors are more than welcome and you can book tee times either online or by giving the club a call. A dress code is required - think of it as golfing in style. The Terrace Restaurant is open all week from 9am and is just the ticket for relaxing after a game of golf. Seckford also has a Pro-Shop, driving range and offers lessons as well.
Waldringfield Golf and Leisure
First established in 1983 as a 9 hole course, Waldringfield Golf and Leisure was extended to a 18 hole course in 1987. The course was designed by P. Pilgrem, and sits close to the River Deben, nestled in beautiful heathland. The sandy soil allows for play throughout the year but mind the gorse bushes with their prickly leaves. With a Pro-Shop onsite and golf lessons available for those wanting to better their game, this course is a true gem for golfers.