Added on August 31st, 2020 by Lorne Smith
Posted in New courses reviewed

Brief report on Flempton GC

Recently another nine-hole golf course crossed my radar and it is based near Royal Worlington and Newmarket, just north of Bury St Edmunds also in Suffolk.

During 2019’s November AGM at Flempton GC a new leadership was elected who seem determined to return their 1895, JH Taylor designed course to its heritage of fast running heathland.

The excellent long term head greenkeeper is retiring but this gives a wonderful opportunity for a keen, good manager to prove their worth and learn from Gordon Irvine’s guidance, who is helping the Club fully introduce Conservation greenkeeping.

FineGolf was invited to visit and I much enjoyed my game with the new Chairman and Chair of Green, both able people, among the fescue roughs, heather and pine.

There are some interesting green complexes on a fine layout and with also Mackenzie Ebert doing a course design review, the Club is serious in its upgrading plan.

Michael Coffey’s Golf Club Secretary Championship is soon to visit on October 15th, comprising nine holes at Worlington in the morning and nine at Flempton in the afternoon.

FineGolf predicts it will not be long before Flempton is on the touring golfers ‘must play’ list.

Report by Lorne Smith 2020.

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