Felixstow Ferry Golf Club

Anticipated Links Experience: 
Wonderful opening holes alongside the North Sea with a Martello Tower always in sight. The first three holes and holes 13 to 18 are characterised by a classic links feeling, while the remaining holes unfortunately cross a marshy landscape on the other side of the road, which cuts through the middle of the course.

Best Holes:
par3: 16th hole
par4: 13th hole
par5: 7th hole

Worthy of Note: 
In 1884 Bernard Darwin began his golfing career here.
Take a look at the net at the 12th hole and thank your lucky stars it exists.

History:
The club was founded in 1880, which makes it the 5th oldest in England. With the help of the arrival of a railway service direct from London and the existence of the golf club the town took off at the end of the 1800s. The course was closed and suffered badly during both WW1 and WW11. In 1946 Henry Cotton was called in to reconstruct the course and it was re-opened in 1949 by the two-time British Open master.

“Give me my tools, my golf clubs and leisure, and I would ask for nothing more. My ideal in life is to read a lot, write a little, play plenty of golf, and have nothing to worry about”   – the Rt. Hon. A.J. Balfour – later Earl Balfour.

Club Captain – Felixstowe 1889
Club Captain – R and A 1894
Prime Minister 1902 – 1905

Review

TurfLowTweedLow
Marker PostsLowGorseLow
SaltinityMediumBunkersLow

Blogposts:
The net at Felixstowe

Photos:

Website: www.felixstowegolf.co.uk

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