Dunston Hall is a shining star in the East

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Norfolk boasts some of the best courses in the country and De Vere Dunston Hall is a great base to experience them.

It’s handily located on the outskirts of East Anglian capital Norwich and the grand Victorian mansion hotel provides excellent accommodation, dining options and facilities including, of course, a wonderful, fast maturing parkland golf course. The course was in excellent shape when we visited and has a good mix of holes, the round opening with a short but tricky left dogleg par-4.

Water features on a number of holes, most notably in the crucial closing stages: the 16th is a demanding downhill par-4 with the green lurking beyond a pond while the 18th unusually is a par-3, again over water, slap bang in front of the hotel. But at least you can properly warm-up on the 22-bay floodlit driving range. The venue’s other facilities include a Leisure Club with pool, sauna, steam room and gym, fine dining in La Fontaine restaurant while a cracking carvery is served up in the Brasserie, and a beauty treatment salon.

With the historic city of Norwich, as well as a plethora of other quality courses, just down the road – and coast – it’s well worth checking out. Try it for yourself: Stay & Play Golf Breaks from £79, including Dinner, Bed & Breakfast & two rounds of golf. For groups of 16, one free space every 16th golfer.

*For more info or to book call 01508 473897 or www.deveregolf.co.uk