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Delightful with superb clubhouse and members, a must play.
This course is unique within the British Isles with its 'tidal' entrance scenic beauty. I have heard many visitors to the course talk about the 'aura' of Royal West Norfolk, and they would not be wrong. The 'smoking room' in the club house is a sight to be seen, the epitome of golfing tradition. When the wind blows the course is a stern test. One will have to search hard to find a hole more inteligently designed as the 3rd and more picturesque than the 8th and 9th. The soul of this course is hard to define but easy to feel, magnificent.
This is a simply brilliant golf club. The course and clubhouse are locked in a time warp and they have benefited immeasurably from this. You would never get bored playing this course and I will always remember looking through the telescope in the clubhouse and seeing some poor sod get his Aston Martin stuck as the tide came in and short-circuited his electrics. It's a real golfer's course and you will need a real golfer's car to get here.
This could be the course that time forgot. As you arrive down the single track round and into the car park you travel back in time. The whole set up here at its most modern would be early 1970's but in all honesty not much would have changed ever. The clubhouse is a labyrinth of old wood panelled coridoors with 'dressing rooms' rather than changing rooms - real charming tradition.The course is great too - right from the small walk across the beach to the first, the deep deep bunkers and the shots needed to be played over some of the partially flooded tidal plains at the 8th and 9th.Smaller and lusher greens than expected at a links but this is real golf at a real course that does not need changing to cope with modern equipment.Loved the par 3 10th - would not look out of place on any of the Open circuit courses. Do play the Royal West Norfolk - I will again ....
One of the most peaceful and natural links courses that I have ever played. It's a complete delight. Very traditional but not stuffy.