Membership Options at Flempton Golf Club

Why Join Flempton Golf Club?

Flempton Golf Club is a small family orientated golf club in Bury St Edmunds with a strong future, adopting a forward-looking approach while maintaining links to its traditions as one of the oldest courses in the area.

Membership of Flempton Golf Club gives you the opportunity to make new friends and strengthen existing friendships, to share the joy of making that birdie and return to improve on that pulled putt.

The club’s membership has a wide range of skill levels and handicaps, meeting for competitions or more informally so there are many opportunities to join in a game or debate the merits of a technique in the clubhouse.

Flempton Golf Club offers a mature, challenging 9-hole heathland course in the heart of Suffolk that is open 364 days of the year.

Find the right category for you

We have developed a range of membership packages so that you can find the one that works for you best. A comparison of the categories can be found below.

If all these reasons are appealing then please complete the online Application form or if you prefer a printable application form click here.

Full Membership

Full Membership, with a reduced rate for 19-27 years; 28-35 years. Full Membership offers unlimited golf 7 days a week with access to all facilities. Reduced guest fees for up to 3 at a time.

Military Membership

Military Membership for those serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or the United States Forces based in the UK.

Membership may be suspended for extended training exercises or courses, operational deployment and TDY of more than 30 consecutive days.

Second Club Membership

Second club membership for those who are playing members of other golf clubs in the UK. 1st club must be nearer to the applicant’s main residence. Open to all future members who have not been a member of Flempton GC in the previous 5 years. Must be Away players.

Country Membership

Country Membership for those living over 30 miles away (measured in a straight line).

Country Membership offers all the playing and social rights of full membership. Reduced joining fee. Governance restrictions apply.

Students & Junior Membership

Students 19 23 years and in full time education such as degree, apprenticeship or articles. Juniors for those aged 18 and under.
Students and Juniors Membership offer the same rights as a Full Membership. There is no joining fee and governance restrictions apply.

Associate Membership
Associate Membership for a group of 8-12 associated players playing weekdays and occasional weekends. Must be Away players.
Academy Membership

Academy Membership for beginners or returnees to golf, after a prolonged absence, being coached by the club Professional, Paul Kent. (coaching extra).

Club Membership
Club Membership offers two courtesy rounds of golf and four further rounds at a reduced green fee rate.
Access to the practice facilities (full members have priority). With full access to the club’s catering facilities and social events. Governance restrictions apply.
“It is an absolute delight to be able to turn up at Flempton and get on the course virtually any time without waiting – what a bonus for any prospective members!” 

Flempton Member

“This club is situated on a beautiful piece of land, and is fortunate to have passionate, loyal and generous members.”

Flempton Member

Membership Subscriptions 2020

In celebration of the clubs 125th year the joining fees have been suspended until 1st April 2020. The application process must be completed by this date.

Joining Fee – Normally Full members £500.

All subscriptions exclude affiliation fees which will be charged where appropriate. Affiliation Fees 2020: Ladies £17 Gentlemen £17.75

Please see the Membership Category Comparison for full details of membership rights.



2nd Club (over 35 age group)


Full (19 – 27 age group)


2nd Club (19 -35 age group)


Full (28 – 35 age group)












PGA Professional


Club Member


Easy to Access

Flempton has a three-tee start system giving easy access on to the course from the 1st, 4th or 7th.

Perfect for Winter Golf

Temporary greens are rare due to our fast draining soil allowing for the opportunity to play all year round.

Excellent Evening Golf

Flempton’s cloverleaf design makes playing 3, 6, 9, or 12 holes after work very convenient.

Membership Benefits

Flempton members have access to the golf course and club facilities for 7 days a week, 364 days of the year. Full membership benefits include use of the club training facilities and membership of the 1895 club.

  • Unlimited golf 7 days a week
  • An Official Congu Handicap
  • Full access to all Club Events and facilities
  • Subscription fees may be paid by instalment
  • Reduced guest fees for up to 3 at a time; 6 times a year
  • Use of the club’s bar and catering facilities for private events
  • Use of Culford School’s Golf Academy training facilities under the guidance of the PGA Golf Professional Lawrence Dodd.
  • Golf tuition from the club PGA Professional.
  • Reciprocal golf at 47 other 1895 golf clubs map here
  • Membership of an EGU affiliated club

If all these reasons are appealing then please complete the online Application form or if you prefer a printable application form click here

Tours for Prospective Members

Before you join Flempton GC we want to make sure we are your perfect club so we encourage prospective members to take a tour of the course and facilities. For more information or to arrange a preliminary visit, please contact the Club Manager:



01284 728291

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

Registered in England & Wales, Reg. No. 00526865