A pity it was foursomes only or two ball doesn’t make for sociable tour golf
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, often referred to as 'Brancaster', is one of England's more traditional golfing establishments, and is certainly among the country's more unique. Wedged between Brancaster Bay and the neighbouring salt marshes, the course's character is inherently linked to the tide - in fact, during high tide, Royal West Norfolk becomes an island!
Founded in 1892 and granted Royal patronage by Queen Victoria, Royal West Norfolk has hardly changed from Holcombe Ingleby's original design. The course is one of only a few constructed before the 1920's to have kept the original sleeper faced bunkers and greens.
A round at Brancaster can be delightfully peaceful with only the sound of the coastal birds to keep you company but if the weather turns then the course can become extremely challenging. Royal West Norfolk is a classic bump & run links course and is a perfect addition to a golf holiday around Norfolk.