Two Exceptional Courses on Suffolk’s Stunning Heritage Coastline
Founded in 1884, Aldeburgh Golf Club is England’s second oldest maritime heathland course. Our Championship Course is a substantial challenge for even the best golfer. Every hole presents an examination in shot making and accuracy. It is also a beautiful place to play golf. The views of the River Alde and glimpses of the North Sea, grey one day, blue another, are enough to raise the spirits even when the score is not quite up to expectation.
The early influence of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the country’s first female doctor and mayor, and Millicent Fawcett, both of whom were members, ensured that Aldeburgh Golf Club is probably the first golf club in the world where women have always had equal membership and playing rights with the men.
A visit in the winter is particularly enjoyable as the course plays beautifully, with no need for preferred lies, temporary tees or greens and you can enjoy a round in just 3 hours.
The Championship Course at 6,603 yards, but with no par fives on the men’s card, is a substantial challenge for even the best golfer. Every hole presents an examination in shot making and accuracy.
The River Course, a nicely balanced nine holes, that offers a challenge both to experienced and novice golfer. It overlooks a wide, sweeping reach of the Alde river with wonderful views across the marshes and its abundant bird life.
The elegant Clubhouse, opened in 1911, was extensively refurbished 2019. It commands the opening nine holes of the Championship Course. The Edwardian ancestry of both clubhouse and course can be sensed from the old fashioned Smoke Room and from the Terrace.
FOOD & DRINK
It’s not just our award-winning course that you can enjoy. We provide fantastic catering that you can access while you’re dissecting your round – hole by hole or to give you that extra boost for your second round. We have a fantastic team in the Clubhouse who have one objective to offer you a wide variety of high quality food and drink to suit every occasion.
THE PRO SHOP
We pride ourselves on enhancing your golfing experience offering first class coaching, quality merchandise, club fitting, repairs and advice on the game to all levels of golfer in a friendly, relaxed environment with an emphasis on quality service.
Golf Since 1884
NEWS & UPDATES
We recently sat down with Nick Nottingham, the new Head Greenkeeper at Aldeburgh Golf Club to discuss all things course related and to find out a bit more about his plans for the future. How have you found your first 10 months at ALDEBURGH GOLF CLUB? I have thoroughly...
Aldeburgh Golf Club has been asked to host the 2021 Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities which was postponed from March to July due to the restrictions imposed by the Government in response to COVID-19 Details are as follows: Sunday 4th July -...
The new Aldeburgh Golf Club flag was first raised on 28th May 2021. It is loosely based on the original coat of arms granted in 1561 and again in 1951. There is a lack of consensus whether the boat was the Marigold or the Pelican, but what is certain is that it...
A Great Day’s Golf
A UNIQUE AREA
Our golf club is situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside in a conservation area of natural beauty. Do explore just a few of the hotels and bed & breakfasts that you could stay at while you’re playing our course.
Aldeburgh’s Championship Course is built on sandy heathland but has the feel of a links on many of the holes. A visit in the winter is particularly enjoyable as the course plays beautifully, with no need for preferred lies, temporary tees or greens.
Every year, Aldeburgh Golf Club hosts the Ladies Open known as the Aldeburgh Spoon and the Seaton Robson which is the popular Suffolk Order of Merit Event. Both competitions become fully subscribed fast, so early sign-up is advised.