Golf in Norfolk
Norfolk's Golf Coast
Karen Young of the Norfolk County Golf Partnership tells us what's on offer in the county...
Norfolk's wonderful golf courses are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Golf in Norfolk offers the perfect escape into the fresh air and the ideal opportunity to spend time with friends.
There are courses to suit players of all abilities - and everyone can enjoy spectacular views along the coast and beautiful inland scenery.
If you're already a golfer and enjoy the challenge of top quality courses you'll be spoilt for choice. Should it be the classic championship links of Hunstanton or the superb Thetford layout which runs through the Brecks forest? Can't decide? Why not play both, before exploring other top notch courses!
You can have golf on your doorstep by staying at one of hotels which boast their own course. You'll also find driving ranges and pitch and putt courses to enjoy.
If you're inspired to take up the game then there's never been a better time to start. Get into golf is a national campaign to encourage adults to play the sport and there are low-cost opportunities all over the country. In Norfolk, for example, there are six-week courses of group lessons for beginners for just £25 per person.
Among the Norfolk clubs at the forefront of encouraging newcomers to the game is Bawburgh and its Norwich Family Golf Centre, which won a national award for exceptional work to encourage juniors and beginners. It offers tuition at its state-of-the-art driving range and playing opportunities for beginners and improvers on its nine-hole course, before they progress to the 18-hole layout.
To find out about Get into Golf opportunities, whether in Norfolk or elsewhere in the country, click on the activity map.
You won't regret it. Golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness and playing the game really can help you look and feel at your best. There's no better sport for bringing people together – whatever their age, gender, background or ability.
With plenty of time for conversation and fun, golf is the ideal way to make new friends or grow closer bonds with people you already know. What better recipe for a perfect holiday?
And what's more, the weather in Norfolk is drier and sunnier on average than any other part of the UK. With its easterly position, the Norfolk coast enjoys the longest days and some of the best weather for golf.