The Suffolk Golf and Country Club
The Suffolk Golf and Country Club, Bury St. Edmunds, East of England, England, IP28 6JQ
11 reviews of The Suffolk Golf and Country Club
Played here today with my father for the first time and to be honest coming from lytham St.annes the course was very disappointing, Stanley park municipal course is twice as good in terms of condition and set up, poor fairways covered with mole hills,long tatty rough and surrounds, tees were long bumpy, patchy and half dead, greens were nothing short of shocking and disgraceful with patchy place's and holes all over! Very very poor course not worth paying £5!! Let alone £30!! Disgusted with this place!!
Played the course yesterday after a couple of years away. Obviously in severe need of investment. Course in very poor condition. Mole hills were plentyful even on the tee areas. Very sad. Greens still ok but the rest is frankly, shocking.
Played here today for the first time in 15 years. The course was very wet and soggy, but mainly the pathways between the greens and tees, also some of the bridges were very slippery. I appreciate the bad weather didn't help but the drainage was very poor compared to other courses in the area. Also the bunkers had very little sand in them which made getting out of them difficult. My overall impression was that the course was "tired" and in need of some TLC, I spoke to one of the hotel guests afterwards and he offered the same opinion that the hotel was "tired and tatty". All of this is a great shame because the plus points are that the course itself has some very good golf holes that make you think, plenty of water hazards and I get the feeling that if some time and money were spent on the place it could be a very good golf course. Also the staff were very friendly, the public areas of the clubhouse were fine, and the food good, cheap and plentiful. At at £15 for the round (winter rates) it was excellent value for money too. One final point, if some money was spent on the place, grren fees could be raised and would encourage more visitors and hotel guests. In its current condition, its a bit of a false economy.
I've been a member now for 2 years and despite loosing hundreds of balls, I keep coming back for more. The course is challanging especialy for a mid/high handicap player like me. I would echo other sentiments that it is close to being a very good course, but lack of investment seems to hold it back. Good atmosphere in the club house and good food & drink go some way to make up for shortfalls on the course.
With a little bit more care and attention, this could be a really nice course.
For example the first tee is a little bit shabby, and some of the greens could do with a little more work, but is certainly a good challenge.
There are a couple of short par 4's. For example, the 5th is only about 290 yards but requires a 270 yard carry to reach the green.
The first can be very confusing, but having played it twice now, the way to play it is to play an iron for your second up the fairway over the last ditch, then play over the water for your third.
Get the ball in play and you can certainly score round here.
well worth the money a lot of work has really improved this course.some will find it tough going on this demanding course.(think they should give free golf balls, you can lose dozens in the water)well done to all for bringing course into shape
Played for the first time today on a Saturday on a 2-1 voucher (£30 for two). Course had water on every hole but not always in play. Fairways were in a reasonable condition, some better than others but overall average to good. Greens were reasonably true though needed a lot more water, good shots to the green were bouncing far too much and rolling for ages - even with a lob wedge on a couple of occasions! Of the two bunkers I played out of one needed sand loads more sand. Theres a few interesting holes - 11th, 18th are of note. I think if this course had a few more quid spent on it then it would have a lot of potential. As it is I would pay £15 for a weekends round but £30 - no way.
Use a voucher and give it a go if your reasonably local.
Very good course. All building work has disappeared and the course is in excellent shape. The greens are fast and well maintained.
The water hazards add that element of danger that on similar courses is lacking. GBP 25.00 for a Non-Member is not too bad, although GBP 20.00 for hiring a cart is a bit steep.
Well worth a visit.
I've organised 3 society days here with over 60 different people having now played here and everyone rates this course for its value.
Played this September. They have chopped off a bit of the 9th in order to accommodate a new hotel so some building work around but is contained and did not cause us any problems.
Very lush course compaired to some of the dry Cambridge fairways. Fair amount of water.
Go play it!
A very nice course in very good condition,well worth the money for a visit.
Having played this course last weekend I felt moved to warn others before they part with what is an unreasonably large green fee.
To ask for £30 for a round of golf on this building site is daylight robbery. The vast majority of the greens were appalling, you could have spent all day with a pitch mark repairer. The fairways, in parts, resembled a building site. The state of the course was a real shame as the use of what is limited space has been good and provides some interesting holes.
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