Golf Course Rd, Old Hunstanton,
Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6JQ
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original design by George Fernie, with later extension and improvements by James Braid. More recent changes by Martin Hawtree (2010s).
18 mi N of King's Lynn / 42 mi NW of Norwich.
On A149 east of Hunstanton. Just after Old Hunstanton (heading east) turn left at the Caley Hall Hotel into Waterworks Rd. Follow road for 0.5 mi to Golf Club.
Hunstanton Golf Club: This thoroughly enjoyable out-and-back links course, deserves the many accolades regularly bestowed on it. Although the first few holes may not be the layout's most exciting, the real treasures unfold on the inward-nine. Here the course’s true links character makes for a wonderful golfing challenge.
The superb greens run fast and true, while the fairways are at times more lush than on the average links course. The North Sea is glimpsed only occasionally, allowing your full concentration to focus on the game at hand and Hunstanton's undoubted charms and quality.
Pick of the holes: The par-3 7th, the second short hole on the front-nine, is a classic "wee demon". Nestling among the dunes, the tee shot needs to carry a yawning front bunker and avoid the sharp drop to the right of the green. Depending on the wind direction, you could find yourself playing any one of your irons or hybrids from the tee!
Visitors welcome on weekdays, Saturdays (after 2pm) and Sundays. Hunstanton is predominantly a two-ball course for singles and foursomes (alternate shot) play; 3 and 4-balls only permitted on Tues after 9am and Sundays after 2pm.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Cash or UK cheque only. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
During Hunstanton’s 125-year-plus history, the club has hosted many national events, including English Amateur Championships (match play), Brabazon Trophies (English Amateur Stroke Play Championships), British and English Ladies Amateur Championships and Boy’s Amateur Championship.
Perhaps the most notable feat at Hunstanton occurred in the Eastern Counties Foursomes in 1974. Bob Taylor, a Leicestershire County player, holed in one on three successive days at the 189-yard par-3 16th hole.
GB&I: 66th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
England: 25th best course in England (Golf World, 2021).
Old Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk
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