Golf is one of those rare sports that require you to spend a good few hours in the fresh air, come rain or shine, disregarding the elements and being at one with nature, and of course fitness plays a key part here too. The challenges of beating your opponent, or playing your best round yet are just too much for some but sometimes getting an opportunity to play during the forthcoming Autumn months proves difficult as weather conditions don’t always permit a decent round due to conditions of the course. Sadly for some, wet conditions and poor drainage spells the end of the golfing season until the more clement weather conditions of early Spring.

However, if you feel time is running out to get in a decent round before the weather turns and it’s difficult to find a course that is playable throughout the wetter months, Thorpeness Golf Club is your answer.

Set amongst the Suffolk coastal heathland, the golf course offers a tough challenge for all levels of players. Designed by James Braid in 1922, this Suffolk golf course winds through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and heather and was described by the Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide as "Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa".

It is situated on the stunning heritage coastline and the course is both beautiful and challenging. Built on sandy soil, it drains well, therefore, it’s perfectly playable all year round. Set amongst wild unspoilt heathland, Thorpeness is truly unique, it has a number of different challenges, not least the 3rd hole where the men’s tee is right outside the club-house restaurant! And finally, the 18th Hole is backdropped by the Club’s famous ‘House in the Clouds’ and windmill, providing a memorable finish.