Situated only three miles north of Ipswich, Fynn Valley Golf Club is set in a picturesque undulating river valley. The golf facilities at Fynn Valley consist of:a Par 70, 6371 yard eighteen hole parkland course, Par 3 nine hole short course, 22 bay floodlit driving range (10 bays undercover), putting greens, practise bunker, two golf shops,and expert tuition from four qualified PGA Professionals. Green fee visitors and societies are welcome. Categories of membership are available for all standards of golfer. A progressive, friendly and informal club where members are nurtured and visitors encouraged.
Brett Vale Golf Club at Raydon, Suffolk is situated in stunning Constable Country just across the border from Essex in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The idyllic 18 hole course extends to 5,864 yards and has a tranquil charm all of its own, inspirational to the golfer who has a love of the countryside as well as the game itself. Brett Vale is a soft spike only course. The course is playable all year round and boasts a comfortable golf club room with bar and restaurant as well as a function room, changing rooms and exten fitness suite. There is a well stocked Pro shop where a bargain can be had along with a friendly smile from Tony Norton.
The overall look of the ground has greatly improved, with the re-development of both ends in recent years . Both these ends, the Greene King (South) Stand and the North Stand, are similar in appearance and size, and dwarf the smaller older stands, located on each side of the ground. Unusually, both ends have a larger upper tier which overhangs slightly the smaller lower tier . Both have windshields to either side of the upper tier and they are completed , with some spectacular floodlights perched on their roof s . Both sides are much older stands and now look quite tired in comparison.
Now fully open after a four year re building and re stocking programme, we are able to offer peaceful quiet fishing in any of our four well stocked lakes.With carp to 30lb plus, and tench to 9lb 8oz plus and cat fish to 20lb plus in the top lake. This lake is well set out with a choice of 16 swims, 8 of which have direct access from the road way, and are suitable for disabled fishermen, who can park next to their swim.
Ipswich is England's oldest continuously settled Anglo-Saxon town, and contains many architectural gems within its medieval streets - from the decorative plasterwork of the 'Ancient House' (c. 1670), to Sir Norman Foster's award-winning Willis Corroon Building. Visit the Victorian wet dock which is undergoing an exciting renaissance with its waterfront bars and restaurants, a marina and cruises down the river on the 'Orwell Lady'. Or why not 'shop 'til you drop' in one of the regions best retail centres, featuring big-name stores alongside more specialist shops. At night-time try one of the numerous eating establishments, fiendly pubs or take a visit to the cinema or a show at the Regent or New Wolsey theatres.
The largest, and original University campus is based at Wivenhoe Park on the outskirts of Colchester in north Essex. Set in over 200 acres of attractive parkland, much of it landscaped in the eighteenth century, the Colchester Campus is a mixture of 1960s buildings and more recent additions including the recently opened 1000-seater Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall. Sixteen of the University’s academic departments are based at the Colchester Campus. They are housed in a series of bustling squares, all inter-linked, designed by architect Kenneth Capon. The close proximity of the academic departments was designed to reflect, and nurture, the inter-disciplinary nature of teaching and research at the University.
HGC is now widely recognised as having one of the finest golf courses in the PGA’s East of England Region. The Hawtree design blends perfectly into the undulating parkland of rural Suffolk offering a remarkably peaceful environment for golfers. With its beautifully manicured fairways and consistently paced greens, the course challenges the professional whilst remaining enjoyable to the higher handicap golfer. The course measures 6602 yards from the medal tees with a par 72. It features superbly contoured all-weather greens, interesting water hazards and a host of strategically placed bunkers.