Quality of Course
Value for Money
Purdis Heath is a small part of heaven that we can play golf on
I have recently joined Purdis Heath and was blown away.
It is February and the course is in fabulous condition. Greens are wonderful, fairway turf is second to none and the very few temp tees are sympathetically integrated into the tee boxes.
The standards of hospitality from the pro shop to club house are exemplary. Of the highest standard. The food is excellent but they cook everything fresh so you need to allow time for that. This is no hardship sitting in the fabulous lounge overlooking the course.
Take your bag and your golf shoes to the pro shop.
Pay your green fees and leave your bag
Go to the changing room and leave golf shoes there
Go to the lounge and enjoy the excellent hospitality
When done go and change your shoes and get ready for golf
I know this sounds simple but most golf clubs are not designed for this.
Ipswich is completely focused on you having an enjoyable experience from the moment you arrive.
I have been very harsh about the practice facilities in giving them 4/5. In the real world this is where we all should be practising our short game with dedicated pitching area, chipping green and two putting greens. (one near the first tee) The chipping and putting greens are maintained to the same level as the Purdis greens.
But some people want to bash balls on the driving range. Not much use for most people but that feature is not present and no great shame from my point of view.
I have rated this as VFM, especially true if you are a members guest, but even as a visitor this is an extraordinary place to play golf.