GOLF COURSES NEARBY
The Brisley Bell is ideally placed as a base to explore the county’s abundance of golf courses. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, you’ll find something to suit all tastes.
Dereham golf course is an attractive, testing nine-hole course in amongst parkland and on the edge of town. It welcomes all levels of players and offers a nice variety of fairways. The club dates back to 1934 and has a comfortable, traditional style clubhouse which overlooks the first tee and the final green.
Fakenham golf course is a neat, challenging, nine-hole course. With six parkland holes, (the first two picturesque holes run alongside the River Wensum), and three open holes inside Fakenham’s well-known racecourse, it’s a good test for the experienced golfer, but not impossible for the beginner. The course is closed on race days.
Rated as one of Britain & Ireland’s ‘Top 100’ courses, golfers have walked the rolling fairways nestling in a stunning landscape of dunes and links grasses for 125 years. Overlooking The Wash, Hunstanton is the only spot on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea, providing striking views in both summer and winter.
A warm welcome awaits visitors who wish to play the course, and tee times are available both mid- week and on Sundays. Times are subject to availability and golfers are advised to book in advance. King’s Lynn is a challenging course and players are required to be in possession of a current handicap.
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (Brancaster) is an outstanding links course set on the North Norfolk coast. With the North Sea on one side and the saltmarsh on the other it has a wonderfully atmospheric setting, and is ranked 17th in England and 44th in the UK.
Regularly recognised among the Top 100 Courses in the country, Sheringham Golf Club is located high on the cliff tops on an undulating thin sliver of land, which is wedged between the North Sea cliff edge and the North Norfolk Railway.
Swaffham golf course was established in 1922 on a Norfolk Breckland Heath. In 2001 the club expanded from nine to eighteen holes to great effect. Set amongst woodland the course has lovely long fairways, great views and caters for all abilities. The land is well-drained, minimising the effects of heavy rainfall.