Tuesday, 27th September, 2016

Suffolk Golf Hotel unveils ‘Fish and Chipping’ breaks

Story published at 9:26, Tuesday, August 30th, 2016


Brad McLean, general manager Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel and Andrew Wood, managing director East Coast Fishing Trips

Brad McLean, general manager Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel and Andrew Wood, managing director East Coast Fishing Trips

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel has teamed up with East Coast Fishing Trips of Lowestoft to offer golf and sea fishing breaks on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast.

The new ‘Fish and Chipping’ break is now available all year round on a one or two night basis, with unlimited golf, a day fishing trip in the North Sea, dinner, bed and breakfast staying in its 36-bed golf hotel.

Brad McLean, general manager at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, said: “We’re excited to be partnering with East Coast Fishing Trips to offer golfers a unique and exciting way to discover the Suffolk Coast when they finish their rounds.

Suffolk abounds with beautiful golf courses and breath-taking coastline, which is why ‘Fish and Chipping’ breaks make perfect sense whether visitors are discovering the county for the first time or returning year after year.”

In addition to hunting birdies on Thorpeness’ James Braid designed heathland course, guests can now hook bass, skate, smoothhound, cod and whiting on the day trips.

No previous fishing experience is required and the costs include rod, tackle, bait and all necessary equipment.

The trips are aimed at groups and require a minimum of four people to secure a voyage with East Coast Fishing Trips.

A two-night golf and fishing break at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel costs £290 in high season (June to September) and includes two-nights B&B, dinner on one evening, unlimited golf and off-shore fishing available between 8.30am and 5pm. Packed lunch and hot drinks are provided on the trips. Minimum four person booking.

During the low season months of October, April and May, the two-night break costs £270 per person.

A shorter one-night break is available from November 1 to March 31 with one night B&B, dinner, unlimited golf and off-shore fishing available between 8.30am and 5pm and costs £135 per person.

Packed lunch and hot drinks are provided. Minimum four person booking.

East Coast Fishing Trips is based in Lowestoft, around a 45 minute drive from Thorpeness. Golfers must provide their own transport but transfers can be arranged through a local travel company on request with Thorpeness Hotel.

Thorpeness golf course was designed by five-time Open Champion James Braid and opened in 1923. It is located in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The par 70 course measures 6,421 yards and winds through pines and silver birch trees, with fairways framed by heather and gorse. It’s consistently rated among the five best golf courses in Suffolk.

Other experiential golf break packages from Thorpeness include the Suffolk Golf and Ale Trail, which includes golf and brewery tours at Adnam’s or Green Jack of Lowestoft.

For more about golf and activity breaks in Thorpeness, Suffolk, visit: www.thorpeness.co.uk

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