Reasons to choose Bungay & Waveney Valley GC

Benefits of Membership:

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'Great golf, great food, great friends'

Being a member of Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf  Club has many great financial, physical, social and mental benefits. Research shows playing golf regularly has a number of important health and wellbeing benefits. Playing 18 holes of golf provides a great means of moderate physical activity- you typically walk over 4 miles, taking around 11000 steps and burning over 900 calories! This physical activity can therefore lead to:

  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Reduced risk of dementia
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer
  • Reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Improvement in self confidence and boosts self-esteem
  • Reduction in anxiety
Where better than Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club to enjoy all the benefits of fresh air and exercise. Set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside, we provide a tranquil setting and the ideal place to unwind and have fun. Our friendly, relaxed club was established in 1889 and presents a welcoming atmosphere to all. Whilst the golf course is at the heart of our club, our philosophy is to provide a 'home from home' for our members, allowing them to spend valuable time with friends, family and other like-minded individuals. We understand how important the social aspect of a club is and we endeavour to ensure all our members feel a true sense of belonging. We believe friends made on the golf course, are friends for life. 

Financial benefits of membership include:

  • 15% off all bar purchases
  • Earn up to 15% instant cashback at well known high street retailers and supermarkets including; Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Sainsburys, B&Q, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Costa and Amazon- available through our partnership with Golfing Rewards
  • Discount on trolley and buggy hire
  • FREE County Card- providing up to a 50% discount on green fees at other clubs in Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk
  • Earn up to £150 of vouchers, if you introduce a new member to the club - http://www.bungaygc.co.uk/page.aspx?pid=50411
  • 25% discount on meals at the Loddon Swan -    http://www.theloddonswan.co.uk/ 
  • Discounts at Key Chiropractic-Chiropractors based in Poringland - http://www.keychiropractic.co.uk/ 
  • Access to England Golf's Members Benefit Package- https://www.englandgolf.org/members/
  • Discounted membership at the local sports centre, provided through our partner scheme
  • Member of the Association of James Braid Courses-allowing a discount on green fees at over 300 other courses nationwide
  • Reduced green fee for up to 3 guests- our member guest green fee rate is always our cheapest rate
  • Play as many times as you like, at no extra cost
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities
Other membership benefits include:

  • Our course is on sandy, free-draining soil, meaning we never have temporary greens and provide quality golf, all year round
  • Online tee booking
  • Huge practice area, easily allowing for full driver shots, plus a warm up net
  • Two practice putting greens, plus a grass short game area
  • Obtain a recognised CONGU handicap
  • Wide variety of social and competitive competitions
  • Free parking
  • Brand new changing rooms and shower facilities
  • Well stocked professional shop
  • Fully qualified PGA Professional on site, available for coaching and advice
  • Clubhouse, conservatory and outside patio area to relax in
  • Variety of club social events
  • Regular member newsletter
  • Volunteering opportunities
Here at Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club, we are very aware of the ever changing pace of modern life and understand the differing needs and wants of various golfers. With this in mind, we offer a wide range of standard and more flexible membership options, to suit anybodies lifestyle.

Full Membership


This remains our biggest and most popular category, offering unrestricted 7 days a week access, to both the clubhouse and course. Includes a 15% discount in the clubhouse, the opportunity to invite guests at a discounted rate for green fees and guest rate green fees at any James Braid Course in the UK, under the Association of James Braid Courses. There is no joining fee and an opportunity to earn £150 in vouchers under our “member introduction scheme”.


Graded Membership

This is specifically for people aged between 18 and 40 years old. It allows an incremental rise in price, leading to the cost of full membership, payable only at 41 years old. This graded system allows younger players to start and maintain a golf membership, offering them great value, during a very busy and ever changing period of their life. We were one of the first clubs to introduce this system up to 40 and were recognised by England Golf as an example of best practice. It has enabled us to treble our membership in this age range.

Flexible Membership

This is designed for people who would like golf club membership, but who may not have the time to play regularly. This category fits perfectly with many peoples now hectic lifestyle. Play when you want, using the flexible points based system. It entitles you to achieve an official CONGU handicap, play in competitions and have a bar card, giving you 15% off purchases. Points may be topped up at anytime. This membership starts from just £325 per year, for 100 points. Please call for further details.

Sunday Afternoon Membership

This is for those players who cannot play during the week but have a small amount of time spare at the weekend. At just £195 per year, this category allows you to begin or retain a membership in an extremely cost effective way.

Student Membership

Continue to play whilst you are studying. All you need is to produce a valid student card.

Affiliate Membership

This category is aimed at people who are maybe new to golf and wish to experience a golf club membership, before committing further. It provides the perfect pathway into membership and allows you to 'feel your way in'. If this is your first ever membership and you would like to experience being a member, but are happy to play at the quieter times of the day, this will be perfect for you. Fantastically competitive at just £230 per year. This category is available for one year only.

Winter Membership

From October we offer a 6 months winter membership for only £240, when you use Bungay as your second course. When conditions are wet and many other courses are closed, this membership will allow you to continue playing. Well renowned for having free draining sandy soils and being a brilliant winter course, we stay open and on full greens, all year round. No restrictions on when you can play, with a bar card included.

2nd Club Membership

We are delighted many people from other clubs really enjoy playing our course. So much so, we have introduced a 2nd Club Membership option. This gives everyone an affordable opportunity to become a member of Bungay, in addition to your home club. This membership includes a bar card and 7 days a week access. Please note, your handicap will always be maintained at your home club and tee times are not available between the peak hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Junior Membership

Juniors are always welcome at Bungay, with our young stars under 11 years of age playing for FREE.

Social Membership

If you would like to just enjoy the benefits of the social side of the club, our social membership is the one to choose. It allows you to use the clubhouse, with all the accompanying facilities and bring guests. You will receive a bar card and are entitled to unlimited use of the practice ground and putting green.

Annual Subscriptions 2018/19:

Full member (from age 41) £783

Student £180.00

Sunday afternoon £195.00

Grade age ranges

Level 1-  18 to 20 £265.00

Level 2 - 21 to 23 £325.00

Level 3 - 24 to 26 £360.00

Level 4 - 27 to 29 £415.00 

Level 5 -  30 to 32 £470.00

Level 6 - 33 to 35 £530.00

Level 7 - 36 to 38 £590.00

Level 8 - 38 to 40 £655.00

Juniors under 11 No charge

Juniors under 15 £ 50.00

Juniors under 18 £ 60.00

New to Golf? – Low Cost Affiliate Membership - £230.00

Winter Membership Oct 1st – Mar 31st - £240.00

2nd Club Membership - £355.00

Social Membership - £ 72.00 Winter Social - £36.00     

Become a member today and start enjoying all we have to offer.

'Great golf, great food, great friends'

Our Mission:

To provide an all year round, top quality golf experience for our members and guests, that is considered good value for money. An environment where people can mix with like-minded individuals, create lifelong friendships and feel a sense of belonging. To inspire lifelong involvement in golf within our community.

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