The course at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club first opened in 1924, designed by two-time Major winner Ted Ray. Due to the construction of the A14 road in the late 1960s, the layout was redesigned and upgraded by Frank Pennink.
An extremely well supported golf club, who over recent years have started to make significant investments into the course.
Bury is always in decent condition, but unfortunately suffers from persistent road noise from the adjacent A14. In addition to this, the land on which the course is laid out on is relatively uninspiring and flat.
This being said, the course is well routed with a good mixture of scoreable par 5's (1,3 & 18), challenging par 4's (4,16 & 17) and fun par 3's (the 9th in particular is a great challenge since the changes have been made).
Hole 11 is a great short par 4 with players required to negotiate a range of cross bunkers before the fairway slopes down towards a narrow green.
The club is by far and away the best 18 hole course in Bury St Edmunds (hence it being supported so well) and has a 9 hole course which provides a brilliant stepping stone for beginners throughout the local area.