The top courses in Norfolk

The golf courses in Norfolk are made up of superb links courses at Hunstanton, and Royal West Norfolk, parkland golf courses like Royal Norwich, and many others. There are numerous golf courses near Norwich, the major city in Norfolk. These include venues suitable for a golfing holiday destination with accommodation on site, such as Marriott Sprowston Manor, and De Vere Dunston Hall. There are over 30 golf courses in Norfolk, and you’re sure to find a public golf course or private members golf club to suit your requirements. The county shares its borders with Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, and has a coastal region in the north. The golf courses in East Anglia are superb and Norfolk claims many of these worthy of a mention, such as Kings Lynn, Swaffham, and Caldecott Hall.

Norfolk Golf Courses

 The Valley Course at Barnham Broom in Norfolk

Barnham Broom

Barnham Broom is home to two beautiful 18 hole championship courses, considered the finest in Norfolk, which offer golfers of all abilities exciting challenges. The Valley Course with its abundant water features, blending into the natural landscape was designed by Frank Pennink, one of Europe's most prominent and respected golf course architects. The Hill Course is another of Pennink's designs and as its name suggests, golfers on the Hill Course, can enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside while rising to the challenges posed by constant breezes where the bunkers jealously guard the greens.

 Dunston Course at Q Hotels Dunston Hall in Norfolk

Q Hotels Dunston Hall

An imposing red brick country house hotel set in 150 acres of beautiful wooded Norfolk parkland. This is Dunston Hall. From the warmth of your welcome to the serenity of the time spent in the Spa. From the fairway splitting drive on the 7th hole to the fabulous meal in La Fontaine restaurant - you'll have a real sense of belonging at Dunston Hall. A 6,275 yard, par 71 USGA rated course which beautifully contours around the estate. Magnificent parkland fairways dotted with trees and strategically placed bunkers, plus a 22 bay floodlit driving range. This is golf at its best.

 Heacham Manor Hotel and Golf Club at Heacham Manor Hotel and Golf Club in Norfolk

Heacham Manor Hotel and Golf Club

Opened in May 2009, this well respected 18 hole championship length course has been created over an area of important landscape quality. Visitors are more than welcome, just make sure to book your tee time in advance. A superb 6,622 yard challenge, with some of the best greens in the area, the course provides an excellent test of your skill in a picturesque location surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. The Heacham Manor Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation, mouth-watering food & drink, lovingly tended gardens and a beautiful coastal golf course, all delivered by friendly staff who want your stay to be so enjoyable, you come to visit again and again.

 Hunstanton Golf Club at Hunstanton Golf Club in Norfolk

Hunstanton Golf Club

Located on the beautiful north west Norfolk coast, Hunstanton is a superb championship links course rated as one of Britain & Ireland's 'Top 100' courses. Nestling in a stunning landscape of dunes and links grasses, Hunstanton Golf Club was established in March 1891. It is the only golf course on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea, providing striking views throughout the seasons. A classic ‘out and back’ design, the course runs along either side of a central spine or dune ridge, with the 12th, 13th and 14th holes playing across it. The Club has hosted numerous amateur events, including the British Ladies, English Amateur Championships, the Brabazon Trophy, and the Boys’ Amateur Championship.

 Kings Lynn Golf Club at Kings Lynn Golf Club in Norfolk

Kings Lynn Golf Club

Located between the medieval port of King's Lynn and the Royal Norfolk Estate of Sandringham sits the challenging championship golf course at Kings Lynn. Founded in 1923, the Club moved to its present location in 1975. The undulating woodland course was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas and has evolved into a magnificent and mature golf course. It is considered one of the finest inland courses in England and arguably the best in Norfolk. The club is proud to be in several Top 100 Golf Courses in England rankings, whilst visitors are always welcome at King's Lynn and can look forward to a challenging experience among the woodland.

 Sheringham Golf Club at Sheringham Golf Club in Norfolk

Sheringham Golf Club

Sheringham Golf Club has a distinguished golfing history and is proud to have hosted many major amateur tournaments, including the English Ladies’ Golf Championships, English Boys Championships, and the Senior Ladies’ Home International Matches. The course is widely regarded as one of Norfolks best, with undulating fairways and fast, true greens that test all playing standards. Combined with this, the views framing the course are truly spectacular. The North Sea on one side and local steam trains on the other.

 Royal Norwich Golf Club at Royal Norwich Golf Club in Norfolk

Royal Norwich Golf Club

Royal Norwich is a traditional members club and visitors will be assured of a warm welcome from its members and staff. Golf Societies are very welcome, together with individual golfers wishing to take advantage of the club’s very competitive green fee structure. The club has some vacancies for new members and details of the offers available can be found in the Membership section of the web site. Royal Norwich Golf Club was founded in 1893 and Royal patronage was granted in the same year by the Duke of York. The club is rightly proud of its golfing history having produced its own Open Champion, Arthur Havers, and it continues to produce golfers of a high calibre.

 Glen Lodge at Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk

Bawburgh Golf Club

Here at Glen Lodge Bawburgh Golf Club, we pride ourselves in the warm welcome and hospitality you will receive during your visit. Situated on the outskirts of Norwich, the easily accessible family club is an ideal venue for all your social and golfing requirements. Set in more than 130 acres of beautiful undulating Norfolk countryside, the aptly named Glen Lodge stands high above a tree lined valley, and is the focal point of this unique club.

 Sprowston Manor at Sprowston Manor in Norfolk

Sprowston Manor

Ross McMurray of European Golf Design, who was selected to design the 2010 Ryder Cup course, is the creative and tactical mind behind the layout of Marriott Sprowston Country Club. Despite its championship standards, the course offers multiple tees to suit the playing level of all golfers. The course features USGA specification greens and over 70 strategically placed bunkers. It also boasts several impressive water features, most notably the ponds, weirs and fountains on the spectacular Hole 7, a par 4 dogleg that runs alongside the oak-lined driveway to the hotel. The course played host to the PGA Europro Tour 2004 and 2005, confirming its status as one of the region’s premier venues.

 Royal Cromer Golf Club at Royal Cromer Golf Club in Norfolk

Royal Cromer Golf Club

Founded in 1888, the Royal Cromer Golf Club immediately attained royal status through the patronage of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. The North Norfolk course was originally designed by Tom Morris, and with improvements over the years it is now widely regarded as one of the region's finest. With spectacular views, and all the features of a coastal course (sandy hills, grassy valleys and abundant gorse and bracken) present, Royal Cromer is a golf course that provides a truly memorable experience.

 Royal West Norfolk Golf Club at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club in Norfolk

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, or 'Brancaster', as it is often referred to, was founded in 1892, and the course laid out by Mr Holcombe Ingleby. There has been little alteration to Ingleby's design, and many of the original holes are still played today. The Clubhouse is not accessible by car when the tide is high, and both the 8th and 9th holes are affected by the tides. Walking across the beach to get from the clubhouse on to the course immediately gives one a pleasurable and relaxed feeling of anticipation. At 6,457 yards and par 71, the course is not particularly long, but, situated as it is right on the North Norfolk coast, it is often subjected to very windy conditions.