Sheringham Golf Club is wedged between the cliffs and the preserved North Norfolk Railway Line, and is a golfing institution where little has changed over the past century.
The 6,558 yard layout has a demanding par of 70 and is known particularly for the ferocity of its par 4s. These holes are the key to manufacturing a good score, but with the wind invariably blowing hard, that is easier said than done.
The holes that run adjacent to the cliff edge are the most scenic at Sheringham with the North Sea waiting to catch any wayward shot. The attractive 6th hole's elevated tee provides glorious views but the ever changing sea breezes can mean clubs ranging from a mid-iron to driver are required to find the putting surface.
As well as the tricky bunkering and abundant gorse you are confronted with yet another hazard on the closing stretch of holes, the "Poppy Line" steam railway. A puffing steam train could be a distraction when trying to tee off but they are also rather picturesque.
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The clubhouse at Sheringham dates back to 1912, giving off a sense of historical charm with photographs and other historical artefacts lining the walls. The 19th Hole Lounge Bar and dining room serves a varied selection of local, regional and national beverages as well as a range of food to satisfy any hungry golfer. The menu ranges from bar snacks such as homemade sausage rolls, seasonal vegetables, locally reared meats and poultry to freshly caught dishes of crabs and lobster.
This welcoming club is arguably one of the most satisfying and endearing options that can be included in a golf tour along the rugged Norfolk coastline.
How to get to Sheringham Golf Club
Sheringham Golf Club is located on the North coast of Norfolk, 45 minutes drive from Norwich City Centre and just a mile from Sheringham train station.
Address: Sweet Briar Lane, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, NR26 8HG