Balfour Place, Felixstowe

Balfour Place, Felixstowe

May 13, 2021

Wincer Kievenaar have designed 5 new dwellings for Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club. ‘Balfour Place’ is situated on Cliff Road in Felixstowe adjacent to the proposed new Clubhouse.

Set adjacent the dramatic golf course and Suffolk coast line, each home is uniquely designed to showcase a palette of high quality traditional materials, however the nautical design is truly contemporary. The developed mix of colours is carefully chosen to create an interesting harmony with the sand dunes and shingles ridges of the AONB.

A sweeping wave of angled roofs unites the development and their forms provide a distinctive new environment. Spacious interiors filled with natural light provide great flexibility and the opportunity for individual replanning. Generous ceiling heights with sea views extend out to protected balconies, and crow’s nest second floors will surprise and delight. The detailing is robust for its context, and sustainability integral to the home’s concept in their orientation, thermal mass and construction technology.

The properties Darwin HouseFernie LodgeTomline ViewElcho House and Cobbold Villa are being marketed by Fenn Wright.

Blue Cube Studios have created the following videos showing the exterior and an internal tour of Darwin House.


Site Map by Lucy Batchelor-Wylam


Each of the houses are exclusively named after an important historical figure in the Golf Club’s history and thereby links directly to early days of what is now a sport / pastime played throughout the world.

Bernard Darwin

Bernard Darwin was a famous golf correspondent and author.  His most famous quote about golf was “I have the tenderest and most sentimental association with Felixstowe because it was there that I began to play golf.

Willie Fernie

Willie Fernie was the first Professional of the Club between 1883-1887.

Willie was the British Open Champion in 1884 and went on to be the longest serving Professional at Royal Troon.

Colonel George Tomline

Colonel George Tomline was Lord of the Manor at the first Patron of the Club.

The Colonel offered East Farm House to the Club in 1884 for use as a Clubhouse.

Lord Elcho

Lord Elcho who later became Earl Wemyss was the Founder and First President of the Club.

He was also the founder of the London Scottish Golf Club at Wimbledon and one of the most enthusiastic golfers of his era.

J D Cobbold

J D Cobbold and a small group of enthusiasts employe Colt, MacKenzie and Allison to rebuild the course and extend to 18 holes.