In addition to miles of coastline, historic villages and picturesque countryside, Norfolk caters brilliantly for golf enthusiasts, with a wide selection of courses and driving ranges in the region set amidst unspoilt surrounds. Consider Norfolk for a golfing holiday close to home and indulge in a stay at one of our Norfolk luxury cottages. Read on for our pick of the county’s top courses…

1. Bawburgh Golf Club (Marlingford Road, NR9 3LU)

Conveniently located just outside the city of Norwich, Glen Lodge is home to Bawburgh Golf Club, which is set amidst 190 acres of countryside. The experienced golfer can play a 27 hole package, whilst the budding enthusiast is catered for with a simpler 9 hole round. Expect a friendly atmosphere and warm welcome at this Yare Valley site.

2. Hunstanton Golf Club (Golf Course Road, PE36 6JQ)

Hunstanton-Golf-Club - Norfolk - Oliver's Travels
Hunstanton-Golf-Club – Norfolk – Oliver’s Travels

This historic club was founded in 1891 and continues to be popular today. Changes have been made over the years, including its extension to 18 holes and the addition of 40 bunkers. The course has a relatively easy start, so perfect for beginners, though later holes remain challenging.

3. Heacham Manor Golf Course (Heacham Manor Estate, Hunstanton Road, PE31 7JX)

Heacham Manor Golf Course - Oliver's Travels
Heacham Manor Golf Course – Oliver’s Travels

The Heacham and Ringstead rivers are key parts of this course, which also features 4 lakes. The natural features of the Wash landscape are skillfully incorporated into the site and add interest to many of the holes on the 18 hole course. Enjoy a meal at the on-site Mulberry restaurant, one of the area’s finest.

4. Sheringham Golf Club (Sweetbriar Lane, NR26 8HG)

Sheringham Golf Club - Norfolk - Oliver's Travels

A clifftop course with great views, Sheringham uses natural foliage features like gorse to provide a challenge for golfers. This is a mainly flat site, though do not be fooled: high winds can complicate play.

5. Royal Cromer Golf Club (145 Overstrand Road, NR27 OJH)

Royal Cromer Golf Club - Norfolk - Oliver's Travel
Royal Cromer Golf Club – Norfolk – Oliver’s Travel

Widely regarded as Norfolk’s premier golf site, the course is kept in immaculate condition and encourages players to do the same: smart dress is recommended. This coastal course has stunning views, and the windy weather conditions are an additional challenge for skilled golfers. Have a day out at Royal Cromer and enjoy the facilities on offer at their club house.

If a visit to the Royal Cromer sounds tempting, stay at the conveniently located Whim House in Mundesley, close to the lively town of Cromer and its prestigious golf course. This Edwardian gentleman’s house has been lovingly updated and converted into a charming family holiday home, with room for up to 14 guests. With its breath-taking cliff-top location overlooking the Norfolk coastline, this is a highly recommendable choice for any golf and nature lover.

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