Situated on the east coast of England, the low-lying county of Suffolk is bounded inland by Cambridgeshire to the west, Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. In a part of the country where the economy is heavily reliant on agriculture, the region known as Suffolk Coast and Heaths is designated as one of England’s Areas of Outstanding Beauty.
Although Suffolk County Golf Union is a member of the South Eastern Group of Unions, it organises competitions for male golfers in the county against Norfolk and (in the case of the Anglian League) Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire & Rutland from the Midland Golf Union. The Union is also a participant in the Suffolk County Golf Partnership, along with the local Women’s Golf Association and the PGA.
Suffolk Ladies’ County Golf Association has come a long way since it was founded in 1926, when six clubs representing ninety female members established the governing body. As of 2014, the association, which changed its name from “club” to ”association” in 1965, had a total of 30 affiliated clubs, with almost two thousand lady members.
Aldeburgh is one of the oldest courses in the county and it bears the design stamp of a number of golfing greats, including Willie Fernie, Willie Park Jnr and J.H. Taylor. A heathland course that lies within a mile of the coastline, it’s often ranked best in the county, but the delightful Ipswich (Purdis Heath) currently heads our latest Suffolk table.
Our Suffolk golf course rankings were updated in 2019. Click the link to read the story.