Frinton Golf Club

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About the Club

Frinton Golf Club has two courses. The Havers Course is an 18 hole par 71 with 6265 yards of challenging seaside links style golf that changes in character every day. The Kirby Course, par 60 with 2854 yards, includes three par 4s and six par 3s. It was established in 1913 and welcomes golfers of all standards .

The courses at Frinton are built on the peculiar and resilient Holland Marshes turf. It is something of a curiosity that, although the course lies along the shore, separated from the beach only by the sea wall, its subsoil is clay topped by a layer of peat. The decay of centuries has knitted into an immense fibrous mat of turf that was the saviour of this piece of land during the wear and tear during the Second World War. The putting greens have been built up with a light friable loam, to counteract the springiness of the peat, making them uniformly good.

The brackish, semi-tidal ditches, known locally as 'fletes', are a notable feature of the courses, which at many of the holes govern the play every bit as effectively as the ubiquitous Barry Burn at Carnoustie and have earned for Frinton the name of 'the Carnoustie of the South'. The largest of these fletes, running along the sea wall, is known as Kirby Brook, but minor tributaries at various holes force players to pay more than usual heed to the placement of shots.

Rare plants are dependent on these unusual brackish ditches with the result that the course has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981). The birds that use the area, including Hen Harrier and Short-eared Owl hunting over the marshes in winter, as well as many migratory species that are seen regularly on passage, provide additional interest.

Directions

From A14
Follow A14 towards Ipswich and turn right onto A12 following directions to Harwich.

Exit A12 by taking the slip road to Harwich and the next slip road to Frinton. Follow the road through Weeley, Thorpe-le-Soken and after 3 miles turn right, sign-posted Frinton, crossing the manual railway barrier. Be sure to wave to the guard at the gates.

From London & M25
Take A12 at J28 on M25 and follow directions to Colchester.

Exit A12 by taking the slip road to Harwich and the next slip road to Frinton. Follow the road through Weeley, Thorpe-le-Soken and after 3 miles turn right, sign-posted Frinton, crossing the manual railway barrier. Be sure to wave to the guard at the gates.

Local directions
Having crossed the railway into Frinton drive towards the sea front - all roads lead to the sea. Connaught Avenue is occasionally in the same league as Arc de Triomphe when it comes to density of traffic so select any alternative quieter route. Wherever you meet the sea front simply turn right and just keep going until you reach the Club car park.

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Latest Player Rounds

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Kirby Course
SCORE: 75 SP: 0
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Kirby Course
SCORE: 69 SP: 51

Courses & Scorecards

Harvers Course

With a total length of 6265 yards, including five holes between 462 and 495 yards, and four holes of around 400 to 430 yards, the Havers Course is long enough and difficult enough to test the skill and nerves of any class of player. Do not expect to shoot par golf if on unhappy terms with a driver. Second shots are by no means easy and even after hitting the fairway the player must have control with every club in the bag.

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71/73
PAR
70
SSS
6265
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
11
358
2
4
5
3
462
3
3
3
13
185
4
5
5
9
477
5
4
4
5
388
6
3
3
17
156
7
4
4
7
372
8
3
3
15
166
9
4
5
1
423
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
4
422
11
5
5
12
482
12
4
4
14
313
13
3
3
18
109
14
4
4
6
389
15
4
4
2
402
16
3
3
16
186
17
5
5
8
495
18
5
5
10
476

Kirby Course

58/58
PAR
58
SSS
2962
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
9
251
2
3
3
16
113
3
3
3
7
171
4
3
3
11
126
5
3
3
5
125
6
3
3
3
178
7
3
3
17
115
8
4
4
1
270
9
3
3
13
132
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
6
251
11
3
3
18
113
12
3
3
4
171
13
3
3
12
126
14
3
3
10
125
15
3
3
2
178
16
3
3
15
115
17
4
4
8
270
18
3
3
14
132

The Kirby Course

29/29
PAR
29
SSS
1417
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
9
0
2
3
3
15
0
3
3
3
3
0
4
3
3
17
0
5
3
3
6
0
6
3
3
8
0
7
3
3
12
0
8
4
4
1
0
9
3
3
13
0

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Club HouseDoes not have a Club House
Club HireDoes not offer Club Hire
Putting GreenDoes not have a Putting Green
Pro ShopDoes not have a Pro Shop
Practice AreaDoes not have a Practice Area
Club BarDoes not have a Club Bar
Driving RangeDoes not have a Driving Range
RestaurantDoes not have a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
ChangingDoes not have Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
LessonsDoes not provide Lessons

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