7 reviews of Woodbridge Golf Club
What a find. The front nine starts fairly slowly and features a rather out of place water hazard on the second hole but by the fifth the course really steps up a gear. Beautiful, classic heathland golf in a most natural of settings, the back nine is a match for many of the Surrey classics. Parts of it reminded me of Liphook down in Hampshire, perhaps without quite the same scary greens. All in all, Woodbridge is a quality layout which will appeal to lovers of proper course architecture.
After a relatively gentle start consisting of shorter holes the course builds up nicely to the crescendo that is the back nine. Fabulous course and, whilst the front nine is pleasantly traditional heathland golf, the back nine is genuinely classy. In fact, I'd go as fair as saying that if you could magically transport it to Surrey the plaudits would be flooding in. Perhaps the members want to keep it quiet, and who can blame them if so, but for me this place deserves a lot more attention.
I played the 18 hole Heath course at Woodbridge on 4/6/13 (there is also a 9 hole Forest course). It is a classic heathland track and looked fantastic in the late afternoon sunshine. The course condition was excellent with beautiful fairway turf and greens.
There are many fine holes, especially on the back nine. My favourite was the short 15th, a green cut into a bowl surrounded by bankers, heather, gorse and rhododendrons.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. Handicap certificate required for the 18 hole course.
Played here for the first time a few days ago and very much enjoyed the experience.The heathland course is very undulating and every hole is completely different.All offer a significant challenge, in particular the short holes. The heather is apparent on every hole and offers an attractive appearance although you are best not to have to play too many shots out of it.The greens are excellent with good pace and very consistent. The bunkers are equally consistent with level of sand and well presented. Straight driving is essential as there is plenty of gorse to catch your ball and on the day we played, the wind blew pretty energetically which I suspect would not be unusual.
The finishing hole requires a good shot and if you are not long enough up the hill, there is a then a blind shot to the green overlooked by the balcony of the clubhouse.When leaving this green we admired the magnificent driving range - an outstanding feature many clubs including my own, would envy.
All in all, if you are planning to visit Suffolk,this is a must visit course.
Having walked alongside the course a couple of times (it is criss-crossed by public footpaths), I'm always surprised at how quiet it is. I turned up to play the nine hole course (I have no handicap certificate, but am thinking of joining) at 5.30pm on Saturday. The pro shop was closed.
It's a beautiful looking course, with top quality fast greens (that nice reverby thud you get when you chip on to the green) and, as stated in the other reviews, probably the best in the area. I simply can't understand why it's so deserted! Whilst quite a testing heathland course, not as scenic as many undulating parkland courses. Although it's tucked away, you can still hear the buzz of A12 in the distance, which is a shame.
No trip to Suffolk is complete without a round at Woodbridge. In my opinion the best golf course in the area. The course, like all golfing gems, is tucked away 'behind' the town, but once found you will never forget its location.
The course itself is beautifully presented, quite natural, with quality, fast greens. On the occasions I have played there, I always got the impression that we were very secluded and had the course to ourselves.
Take your best swing with you as, although not long, Woodbridge has plenty of character, and will find different ways of punishing errant driving or tentative putting.
Go in May when the whole place is in bloom.
You will go back again and again....I do...
P.S. Yardage chart is available...I have one from
I've played several different courses in England and Scotland. Woodbridge is not a long course, although there are a couple very long holes, accuracy is an absolute must! A really beautiful course with very true and very fast greens. I wish I lived close enough to be a member!
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