History of the Golf Club

Here at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club we are really proud of our heritage of being one of the oldest Golf Courses in England and we would like to share with you a short introduction to our story.

[Further information on our past eminent members and our past and present Professionals, is available later in this History.]

Recent Successful Members

Julie Otto (nee Wade, formerly Hall) learnt her golf at Felixstowe having been introduced to the game by her farther, Ernie.  Under the coaching guidance of Club Professional Ian McPherson she gained national and international honours, representing both England and Great Britain & Ireland.  Among a long list of achievements throughout her playing career, she was the 1990 and the 1995 British Ladies’ Open Amateur Champion and the 1993 British Ladies’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion.  She competed for Great Britain & Ireland in five Curtis Cup against the United States of America.

Joanne Woodward (nee Hockley) and Paul Waring as being our most recent National  “Champions”. Jo won the British Ladies Amateur Open Stroke play in 1992 and Paul won the English Deaf Open championship in 2014.


We hope that you have enjoyed the introduction to our heritage. We have an active Archive Team in the Club who have many wonderful stories, pictures and artefacts of our club and they would be delighted to share with you.