Sheringham Golf Club

A cliff top links with amazing views.

Sheringham Golf Club

Norfolk, England

Overview

The links are sandwiched between the cliffs and the North Norfolk Railway. Both are in play for the player with a left to right ball flight.

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Golf Course Review

Sheringham Golf Club is a storied links in North Norfolk, England with deep connections to both the amateur and ladies games. Thoroughly windswept, it offers spectacular views of the North Sea from its perched vantage point.

The clifftop links had their beginning when influential local resident, Henry Broadhurst MP, decided the cliffs of Sheringham would make for ideal links. A member of  Tooting Bec in London, he enlisted the help of their professional, Tom Dunn, to lay out the original 9 hole course in 1891. 7 years later, in 1898, the second 9 were added to complete the 18.

Sheringham Golf Club was occupied during both world wars but escaped the heavy damage from tanks and trenches so common on other links throughout the British Isles. Over the years the course has been changed. Changes to the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 17th green sites have occurred at various times during the 20th century. The 8th hole was completely new in 1974. The 18th tee was moved back to add extra length.

Not strictly a links nor a downland course it is reminiscent of clifftop course Pennard. It is considered by some to be one of the finest downland golf courses in the UK.

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Architect

  • Dunn, Tom

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Contact Details

Norfolk, NR26 8HG, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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