What we say
Royal Cromer is widely regarded as one of Norfolk’s finest courses though to be honest often trails neighbouring Royal West Norfolk, Hunstanton and Sheringham in the popularity stakes.
We’re not sure why this is but it is certainly not through a lack of history – the place is steeped in it and has been since opening at the back end of the 19th century and being crafted by Old Tom Morris. Other golfing legends such as J.H. Taylor and James Braid later carried out improvements while modern architects Frank Pennick and Donald Steel brought Cromer into the modern era.
Cromer quickly attained royal status through the patronage of the Prince of Wales - later to become King Edward VII - who was one of the founding members. It’s been entertaining royalty, the rich and famous ever since and down the years has been graced by princesses, prime ministers and even literary maestros Alfred Lord Tennyson and Oscar Wilde.
The clifftop course towers 300ft above the golden sands below and provides spectacular coastline views.
After a fairly innocuous opening the round gradually cranks up and finishes strongly, starting from the signature 14th hole complete with a fully operational lighthouse to the side of the green. Turnberry eat your heart out…
Norfolk's three Royal Clubs - Cromer, Norwich and West Norfolk - were accorded that status in 1888, 1893 and 1891 respectively. Royal Cromer Golf Club's original nine holes were laid out by Henry Broadhurst, a London-based Scot who recognised the potential of land to the seaward of the lighthouse as a possible site for a links golf course. He was ably assisted by George Fernie of the Great Yarmouth GC.
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- Address 145 Overstrand Road, , CROMER
- Tel 01263 512884.
- Website http://www.royalcromergolfclub.com/
|Green Fees||Apr 1-Oct 31: Mon-Fri: £55 (round), £65 (day) - £40 after 3pm, £30 after 5pm. Sat-Sun: £65/£75 (£45/£35)|
|Course Length||6,290 yards (5,752 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap