EXPLORE FLEMPTON

COURSE STATUS – OPEN

A HIDDEN GEM

Flempton Golf Club

A hidden gem in the Suffolk countryside, Flempton Golf Club was founded in 1895. The course condition and outstanding green complexes are known to be excellent all year round, with the course rarely closed during the winter months as the primarily sand-based land drains well. For most of the year the course, especially at weekends, is refreshingly uncrowded, with access prioritised for the membership. 

In 1906 the club invited J H Taylor (Five-time Open winner) to redesign the course layout. Taylor’s ingenious clover leaf design of three loops of three holes all returning to the clubhouse at its heart, remains in place today across the 45 acre estate.

Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert course architects has been engaged to provide a masterplan for course development in the years ahead. This pays homage to the original Taylor design whilst sympathetically adding nuance to the aesthetics, course conditioning and the golfing challenge for both today’s members, their guests and the clubs future generations.

Close to the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, the club has maintained its traditional ethos and is regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the Eastern Region and one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the UK.

The Club is proud of its 100 year association with Culford School it’s near neighbour, and is home to the Culford School Golf Academy.

Visitors & Societies are warmly welcomed. However, please note all visits must be arranged in advance with the Club Manager.  Please see the Visitor Page for further details.

Golf Since 1895

PAUL KENT

PGA Professional

Paul turned professional at the age of just 17. He served his apprenticeship with renowned coach, Alex Hay at the prestigious Woburn Golf & Country Club. Paul gained his European Tour Card at the first attempt aged only 19, played tournament golf from 1983-1991 in over 100 tour events and national Opens worldwide including Africa, the Australian PGA, Open and the Australian Masters.

The Course

The Club was founded in 1895 and the original routing of the course to the left handside of the drive as you enter the club, has unfortunately been lost to time.  The purchase of 12 additional acres of land in 1906, led the club to invite J H Taylor, five time Open winner to redesign the course over the 45 acre estate.

The resulting layout is still largely played today. A small masterpiece of design, a 9 hole heathland course with a unique clover leaf design, ingeniously bringing the golfer back to the Clubhouse every three holes.  The course has a significant natural advantage over neighbouring clubs, in that the club’s 9 holes are laid out over gently undulating sand-based soil that is playable all year round. It is an excellent winter course and when at its best at the height of summer, it has been said to play like an inland links. Beware and enjoy in equal measure Рthe fast and undulating green complexes can be deceptive

THE 1895 PROJECT

Our Vision

Flempton Golf Club aims to provide an outstanding course for members, guests and visitors to enjoy, develop, play and compete in a welcoming environment whilst ensuring that the Club’s traditions and standards are upheld and respected.

Designed by 5-time Open Champion J.H. Taylor, the course is a fine example of free-running, fast-draining heathland turf. Held in high regard across the county it is the club’s primary asset and will continue to be our priority for further investment over the coming months and years. We are committed to presenting a course at one with its stunning setting and natural landscape.

The Clubhouse, Flempton Golf Club, Flempton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6EQ

01284 728291

clubmanager@flemptongolfclub.co.uk

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