We are getting into the swing of things and we have been scouring the fairways to bring you the best golf courses and attractions in the East of England.
Whether you are looking for a fun family day out, luxury retreat by the green, becoming a member at a club or looking for a new challenge, we list the best golf courses so you know what to expect.
Ufford Park Golf & Spa
Yarmouth Rod, Melton, Suffolk
Great for any ability and offering Pay and Play as well as five and seven day memberships, flexibility is the key attraction here, complimented by onsite hotel and spa facilities. The hotel’s restaurant provides delicious meals, breakfast, noon or night. www.uffordpark.co.uk
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club
The golf club at Felixstowe has been voted as one of the top 200 golf courses in the UK more than once in the last few years. It offers Pay and Play facilities for non-members on a superb 9 hole course. Prices and details are available on their website. Memberships are available. www.felixstowegolf.co.uk.
Searles Leisure Resort
South Beach Road, Hunstanton
Family friendly and set on the South Beach Road, this Pay and Play resort offers 9-holes, onsite refreshments, parking and even a sea breeze. To book and for information on prices contact 01485 536010. Find out more at www.searles.co.uk/golf/green-fees
Heydon Grange Golf & Country Club
Heydon, Nr Royston
Heydon Grange is perfect for winter or spring golf as there are no temporary greens here. Situated just a few miles from Cambridge, the club boasts 27 holes and is open to members, societies and Pay and Play visitors. This course offers a more experienced setting, with a choice of three challenging par 72 courses. www.heydongrange.co.uk
Bourn Golf and Leisure Club
Toft Road, Bourn, Cambridge
Offering much more than just a golf course. There’s also leisure and fitness facilities, campsite and beauty therapy. You can pitch up, put your feet up or tee off in style. bourngolfandleisure.co.uk
Thorpe Wood Golf Club
Nene Parkway, Peterborough
Thorpe Wood and Orton Meadows are set in beautiful surroundings offering a course for the more experienced golfer looking for a new challenge or change of scenery. Close to the centre of Peterborough, it’s an ideal location to improve your par.
More and more ladies are taking up golf, so if you are a female that has a liking for the fairway, we have three top spots for you rated by ability.
Thetford Golf Club
Brandon Road, Thetford, Norfolk
This club has not one but three ladies open days hosted in July, August and October. You need a full handicap to enter, so it’s not for the faint hearted, but you will find some of the most challenging tournaments in the UK, here. Memberships are also available. www.thetfordgolfclub.co.uk
Fynn Valley Golf Club
Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk
Ladies as well as gents are welcome at this club, which focuses not just on the skill of the sport but also the social side. You can pay as you go or sign up to a membership. The club hosts many social events for its members and non-members with onsite restaurant, bar and café. www.fynn-valley.co.uk
If you are new to the fairway, England Golf is an online gateway to thousands of golf courses around the UK. The search tool helps you to find local courses, women only teams, children’s teams and much more.
You can get involved in competitions and new teams. All teams and lessons are provided by ex-golf professionals and accredited coaches. They also teach the theory behind golf so you know the rules before you set foot on the fairway.
With all of these recommendations you’ll be able to avoid the bunkers and achieve that hole in one!