Golf Holidays on the Norfolk Coast
The Norfolk Coast has a great mix of links and clifftop courses making it a perfect choice for a golf break. The east coast enjoys some of the warmest temperatures makes north Norfolk one of the best places in the UK for a golfing holiday.
The Norfolk Coast is blessed with two 'Royal Courses' at Brancaster and Cromer as well as Hunstanton, Heacham and Sheringham. The Norfolk coast is a great place to both play and stay.
This is a top top links golf course. A really good challenge. Good food and very friendly club. This is a must for golf lovers especially if you like tradition. When the wind blows you'll have your hands full.
A strong championship links. A classic out and back links. It has some lovely par 3s, (4, 7 and 16), and the blind 14th is a lottery! As with many links, its finish can wreck your score; both 17 and 18 are played to narrow raised greens – if you miss, you’ll have a tricky chip from way below the cup. The clubhouse has some great views over the course and the coastline. Hunstanton Golf Club is one of those magical, uncomplicated links golf courses where, no matter what you score, you always walk off with a smile on your face. The front nine starts relatively flatly and meekly but once you hit the par 3 7th, the sea comes into view and the excitement builds until it reaches a crescendo over the final six holes.
The modern coastal course with man-made lakes also features the tantalising river Heacham which comes into play on a number of holes, including the short par-4 penultimate hole. It's a fair test of golf with generous fairways which means you can regularly let fly with the driver safe in the knowledge that you shouldn't run into too much trouble, apart from some well placed bunkers, if you're wayward off the tee. Being a resort course, there are four tees to play from and it's important you select the right ones for your game and handicap because the course can be a serious challenge from the back tips, specially when the wind is blowing.
The 18-hole golf course has two rivers, four lakes and a wide variety of native trees and shrubs, a great challenge for any level of golfer
The Royal West Norfolk is steeped in history. A classic, traditional links course which is located between Brancaster Bay and the sea marshes. Little has changed in this remote and tranquil corner
Brancaster is a natural, out-and-back links course delivering an excellent test of seaside golf. The prevailing wind assists on the front nine and hurts on the run for home to the clubhouse. There’s great variety to be found on this layout, and some uniquely memorable holes, from the short par-3 4th, with its raised sleepered green, to the 8th and 9th holes, where the marshland becomes flooded at high tide. With its sleepered bunkers, elevated greens, salt marshes and sand dunes, Royal West Norfolk provides a golfing experience like no other.
The real beauty of Sheringham Golf Club is that there's something for everyone. Just make sure you carefully negotiate the 100-plus bunkers. The only thing is that most of the drama takes place on the action-packed front nine so the inward half can seem a bit tame in comparison. But there's some terrific holes, specially the par 4 5th - slice it and you're in the frothy sea way down below. Sheringham Golf Club is a challenging golf club for all golfers at all times of the year and has been the venue for three English Ladies' Championships.
Regularly recognised among the Top 100 Courses in England, Sheringham boasts a glorious cliff-top location providing enjoyment for visiting golfers both on the course and in the relaxed, spacious clubhouse.
Royal Cromer Golf Club stands some 320 feet above Cromer's beautiful sandy beaches and is backed by a varied and pleasant hinterland of rolling wooded and bracken covered hills.
A fantastic course in a fantastic location, though the views are not as impressive as some of the other Norfolk coast courses. Drive the ball straight here, otherwises you will not know where it has gone. A tough course because of the start, plenty of par 4's over 400 yards in the first seven holes, the 7th being doubleably difficult being a blind tee shot onto a narrow fairway.
The lighthouse hole is the feature hole and justifiably so, a blind dogleg left tee shot, with a hog back fairway, and the green sitting next to the lighthouse. The 9th hole 'Wembley' is a lovely short par 3. The tee is about 50ft above the hole with bunkers completely surrounding the green, picking the right club is essential, not a hole for the faint hearted.