In 1922 Braid laid out a golf course on low lying heathland, just a stones throw from the Suffolk coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. His creation was Thorpeness Golf Club.
To this day, James Braid’s Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest coastal heathland golf courses in Britain, and one of the best golf courses in Suffolk.
Golfers play a course winding through heather, gorse, pine and silver birch trees, hit from firm quick drying soil with rare birdsong in their ears and the tang of sea salt in the air.MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL
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The 1920’s Thorpeness Golf Hotel has a variety of rooms to offer, from tee views to classic twin, doubles and family rooms. Pick one that suits you.
Seating by the Juliette window giving most rooms superb views of the 3rd tee and the golf course. The king-size bed converts to twin beds. Ground floor rooms with a king-size bed that converts into twin beds and a comfy sofa. The French windows open out onto a small patio area with a table and chairs. French windows open onto a communal balcony with views of the gardens or Meare. These rooms have a seating area with chairs and coffee table, the king-size bed can be converted to twin beds. Perfect for groups of golfers.
Located adjacent to the golf course, Braid Lodge has individual rooms in one location. All rooms have king-size beds that can be converted into twin beds. Ground floor rooms have French windows and first floor rooms have Juliette windows. Large rooms with twin beds, sofa, easy chair and coffee table. The sofa converts to a double bed suitable for two small children. Some rooms overlook the garden.
Throughout the club’s history the 6,421 yard par 70 James Braid course has attracted major amateur and professional events, including The English Seniors Championship and the PGA Super 60’s Tournament, which regularly features former Ryder Cup players and European Tour stars.
Thorpeness has been described by the Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide as “Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa”.
Regarded as one of the best golf courses in Suffolk, Thorpeness belongs to a unique group of worldwide golf courses identified by a single special landmark. Turnberry and Harbour Town Links have their lighthouses and St Andrews has its Swilken Bridge – Thorpeness has the ‘House in the Clouds,’ a curious and dramatic spectator which watches over their fairways.