145 Overstrand Rd,
Cromer, Norfolk NR27 OJH
18 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.
Original design by Old Tom Morris (1888). Substantial redesign in 1913 by J.H. Taylor, broadly following a layout drawn-up by Harry Colt.
23 miles N of Norwich
Golf Club is in Overstrand Road on the eastern side of Cromer. Approaching Cromer on the A140 from Norwich, turn R. at mini-roundabout after Cromer High School, direction Mandesley / Overstrand. Follow Overstrand Road. After o.6 miles golf is on your L.
Royal Cromer Golf Club: This is a very pleasant seaside course with plenty of sea views and inevitably, little protection from the wind. Much of the course is contained in a rather open bowl, set on top of the cliffs and providing some wonderfully elevated tee-boxes and views onto the North Sea.
The course is not overly difficult or tight, but on a few tee-shots there is clearly a premium on accuracy rather than length. From the 12th tee to the 13th green there is quite a stiff climb onto a higher plateau, where the views become even more stunning, and the undulating holes loop up to a rather subtstantial and fully operational lighthouse.
Visitors welcome on weekdays (after 9:30am) and weekends (after 10:30am).
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (best to book in advance).
It was reputedly here at Royal Cromer that the idea was conceived for the Curtis Cup matches, played between teams of top amateur golfers from Great Britain & Ireland and America.
Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) conferred the Royal prefix on the club in its founding year (1888). By royal prerogative, 19 English golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Ascot, Ashdown Forest, Birkdale, Blackheath, Cinque Ports, Cromer, Eastbourne, Epping Forest, Household (Windsor Castle), Liverpool (Hoylake), Lytham & St Annes, Mid-Surrey, North Devon (Westward Ho!), Norwich, St George's, West Norfolk (Brancaster), Wimbledon, Winchester, Worlington & Newmarket.
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