St Clements Golf Club Ltd
Ribbans Park Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP3 8XL

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About Us
Founded in 1969, St Clements Golf Club originally served NHS patients and staff. It is located on the grounds of the former Ipswich Borough Mental Health Hospital, with buildings designed by William Ribbans in the Italianate style. Some of these historical buildings have been transformed into luxury apartments at Belgrove Place, while the remaining area features modern housing.
Despite multiple attempts to develop the golf course land, St Clements has not only survived but thrived. Today, the club boasts nearly 300 members, maintained by two dedicated greenkeepers and several volunteers.

The Course
The Ipswich Star once described our course as a ‘hidden gem’, and they were right. Nestled in the heart of the Foxhall community, this picturesque nine-hole layout is classified as a heathland course, meaning it is playable year-round due to its excellent drainage. All greens have been drainage drilled, ensuring top-quality conditions comparable to local Championship courses.
Our course provides a challenge for golfers of all levels. The signature hole, known as the ‘Mickey Mouse’, is a short par 4 of approximately 250 yards. This hole features a wickedly sloping green, well-guarded at the front by a deep bunker. While big hitters may dream of an eagle, a par is a great achievement here.

Who Can Play?
Whether you are new to golf and looking to learn, swinging a club for the first time, or an experienced golfer wanting to refine your skills, St Clements Golf Club welcomes you. Our course is particularly suited to those who may find 18-hole courses too demanding due to time constraints or physical limitations.

A delightful, challenging nine-hole, par-31 course; St Clements Golf Club is a classic example of never judging a book by its cover.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club!

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