- The Course
- The Club
The long dry spell, accompanied by hot weather, has resulted in Thetford's tree-lined Heathland course resembling a Links course.
At the Lombard PGA Regional Championship final pros from around the East Region took part - and three of the top four came from Southwold, Clacton and Royal Cromer Golf Clubs. There must be something in the sea air!
Straw-coloured fairways with a light covering of grass provides the natural challenge that was familiar to golfers before the days of artificially-watered fairways. However, the greens have been well prepared and were generally accepted by the region's Professionals as being receptive and true.
We have had a few years of comparitively wet summers when Thetford's fairways have remained green. This year might be a throw-back to several years ago when the course returns to its Breckland roots. We will have to wait to see whether there is any rain around the corner - meanwhile, there is plenty of run and the 6,849-yard course is playing much shorter. The renowned long par-fours - six are over 400 yards and the 18th is a mighty 472-yards long - are now reachable in two strokes by more and more players - but the scores do not automatically improve because of that!
Try it for yourself. We welcome visitors and encourage you all to take the chance to play a classic James Braid layout.
If you wish to book a tee time, go to Visitors/Book a Tee Time. Societies are also most welcome - go to Visitors/Societies for details.
Our Open Competitions are always popular and give you the chance to play a great golf course with a reasonable .
Founded in 1912, Thetford Golf Club is a classic James Braid designed heathland course and reputed to be one of the finest courses in East Anglia. Individuals, groups, visitors, golf societies and corporate clients will all discover a genuinely warm welcome, excellent golf facilities and fine hospitality.
Our challenging course is set in the magnificent Breckland Forest area of East Anglia. Thetford is covered in pine, oak and birch trees - there is an abundance of scented gorse, broom and heather that will greet those who venture too far from the fairways.
We have a vastly experienced team of greenkeepers who are dedicated to making the experience of playing golf at Thetford Golf Club both memorable and pleasurable for members, their guests and our visitors alike. Our administration staff welcome all inquiries and will make it easy to plan your visit. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and hospitable service of the highest quality, both on the Course and in the Clubhouse. We can provide whatever catering you may require, whether as a society or group or as a four-ball or individuals. We also have a first class professional shop with expert instruction available, offering all that you need to improve your game.