Just a ten-minute walk from a stunning beach on a magnificent stretch of English coastline, Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club allows you to enjoy more than just the incredible golfing facilities on offer. The contemporary luxuries of the hotel combined with the outstanding Suffolk scenery makes for a very enjoyable stay. In this blog we take a closer look at The Thorpeness Hotel to see where you could be heading for your next UK golf getaway.

Stunning heathland golf course

The 6,432-yard golf course is right on the Suffolk coast and with it’s of silver birch trees and troubling heather patches, golfers of all abilities will be challenged throughout the round. The 3rd hole is regarded as Thorpeness’ signature hole. The sharp dogleg  left means a good drive is a must if you are looking to negotiate the challenging par 4 and leave the hole unscathed. James Braid the course designer, has definitely left his own touch of excellence on the course as the winding layout of the course makings for a stunning round of golf.

Thorpeness Hotel

So if you are planning a UK golf society getaway, the Thorpeness has got to be high up on the list. Not many courses remain in fantastic condition all year round, and Thorpeness has a strong reputation of being one of the finest all year courses and is even known as the ‘Home of Winter Golf.

Thorpeness Hotel

Things to do away from the course

Perhaps you may need  a break from golf, well not to worry, there are many activities away the course that you could indulge in at Thorpeness including clay pigeon shooting, golf lessons (if your round didn’t quite go like you hoped it to), fishing and tennis.

Thorpeness Hotel

If you fancy spending some time away from the hotel, you can head to one of the finest Suffolk beaches which are only a 10-minute walk away. You can then enjoy some breathtaking scenery, or even some local beach side fish & chips.

A warm & cosy hotel

The fantastic three-star hotel is comprised of 36 rooms. Each room has a stunning view of either the award winning golf course or the stunning meare that surrounds the hotel.  Room service is available so you can enjoy breakfast on your private terrace, while you watch the early birds take on the course.

Thorpeness Golf

The friendly and traditional clubhouse is the perfect place for a post-round drink, while you and your group reflect on all the many highlights of the round. In the winter months, you could enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate, sit by the fire warming up or even a enjoy a post-round snack  from the Bar menu including a classic beef burger or a traditional fish pie.

Thorpeness Hotel

What we say
[quote]Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest heathland golf courses in the UK and as well as being known as the home of winter golf.[/quote]

Chris, YGT UK Product Manager

What they say
[quote]Our Thorpeness golf trip went well. The golf courses were excellent examples of their type and the accommodation and food was generally of good standard.[/quote]

John, YGT customer who enjoyed a stay & play package at Thorpeness Hotel


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club is in Suffolk which is located on the East Coast of England. It is a 2 hour and 40-minute drive from central London with its closest airport international Airport being London Luton which is a 2 hour and 26-minute drive.

Thanks for reading. Check out Your Golf Travel to see our latest offers to Thorpeness, including our fantastic winter offers….

Nick Martin

Nick Martin

Member of South Herts Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 3. Have played golf in over 10 countries and look forward to playing more in my role with YGT's marketing department.

One Comment

  • Alan Cook says:

    Great information about Thorpeness – one of our favourite courses. However, you should know that the third hole is a dog leg LEFT – not right as in your description.

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