Flempton Golf Club was founded in 1895. A decade later J.H. Taylor redesigned the club’s 9-hole course, which plays like an inland links and is unusually configured in three returning 3-hole loops.
This old classic sandy jewel is considered by some aficionados to be the finest 9-holer in East Anglia.
Managed to squeeze in 18 holes on a glorious summers evening in 2018. A rather questionable welcome from the bar manager aside (running out on the first tee to inform me and my Dad that we must leave before any members do for 'lock-up purposes...) this is a real gem.
Golf has clearly been played here for many years, much before modern technology was introduced with bunkers sometimes placed a mere 40 yards off tees, which adds to the character of the place.
The driveable par 4 7th with the 'dropped' green is the main highlight of the course. Bunkers guard the green on all sides in addition to a creek and out of bounds left off the tee. A real risk reward hole.
My only primary criticism of this club is that it feels stuck in time both in time and attitude. Worth playing though if you are in the area.