"Hunstanton is a fine championship links situated on the edge of The Wash in North-West Norfolk. It boasts a series of extremely high quality golf holes and whilst it may not quite have the charm and quirk that I often look for (and prefer) in seaside golf there’s no denying this is a true test of your golfing skills on a very good course."
Golf Course Reviews - East Midlands & East Anglia
Golf Course Reviews in the East Midlands & East Anglia.
Below you will find our golf course reviews from venues in the East Midlands of England & East Anglia including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
"I've been raving about the golf course at Hollinwell to anybody who would listen for the last 20 years since I first played it. Back then Notts appeared little known outside the Midlands save for those who were in the know. That day I played for the first time I knew I had stumbled upon something extra special."
"There are few better places to enjoy a full day of golfing than at Woodhall Spa. Home to the National Golf Centre and England Golf, the governing body for the amateur game in this country, Woodhall Spa has the luxury of two courses. It is the famed Hotchkin that grabs most of the headlines, and rightly so."
"Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, often referred to as Brancaster, is a course that time has forgotten about. And it’s much the better for that. It’s an atmospheric old fashioned links, laid out on a thin parcel of land, close to the North Sea where the 18 holes are wedged between the sandy beach on one side and acres of marshland on the other."
"Seacroft is a golf course for those who like their links golf pure and undiluted. It's a classic out-and-back course with just the right mix of rugged duneland and quirky, humpty-dumpty terrain. It creates a blend of unique links golf that is both testing and immensely enjoyable."
"Sherwood Forest is a superb heathland golf course that is played over an amazing isolated property which reveals its full beauty through holes seven to 14, both visually and playing wise. The other holes aren’t bad either though and many a first time visitor will be surprised at just how good the quality of golf on offer is at this Nottinghamshire great."
"The Purdis Heath layout at Ipswich Golf Club is an intimate heathland course played over rolling terrain and through beautiful, tranquil woodland in the heart of Suffolk. It’s very easy on the eye and recent bunker renovations have elevated this course to one that is now knocking on the door of the country’s elite inland venues."
"Royal Worlington & Newmarket at Mildenhall is a golf course that I have wanted to visit for a long time. Much has been written about this charismatic club over the years since it’s foundation in 1893. It has received high acclaim from many respected sources but likewise has had its detractors too."
"If you succumb to the notion of par then Aldeburgh is as tough as old boots. Its par of 68 versus a SSS of 73 is testament to that. Playing over 6,600 yards from the back markers there are a dozen par fours that exceed the 400 yard mark (seven greater than 425) and you won’t find a par five in sight."
"Sheringham is a spectacular clifftop links golf course with a number of memorable holes. The setting is one of the most dramatic, animated and pretty that I have ever played. Don't be fooled by the picturesque landscape though because this course does have teeth and will bite if you don't show it respect."
"Coxmoor Golf Club is currently three years into a 10-15 year project to restore their course back to its true heathland characteristic. Almost 2,000 trees have already been axed, playing corridors are being widened and heather regeneration is in full force."
"The more I play in Suffolk the more impressed I become by the quality of courses available in this often underrated county. Woodbridge is yet another nail in the coffin confirming just how good this area is when it comes to superb inland golf. Like many of its neighbours Woodbridge has firm and fast ground conditions that promote the running game and where a wealth of gorse and heather thrive."
"Northamptonshire County Golf Club at Church Brampton is a big, bold and at times intimating heathland course that provides one of the sternest inland tests in the country. It’s a venue that seems to go somewhat under the radar, even within golfing circles around the Midlands, but can and does hold its own against most of its peers."
"I arrived at Luffenham Heath Golf Club on a beautifully bright and mild March morning after a pleasant and stress-free two hour drive. The car park was empty, the course was clear and I was an hour ahead of my allotted tee-time; every lone golfers perfect scenario. And then disaster struck!"