12 reviews of Barnham Broom Hotel & Golf Club
Played in a Charity Golf Day in September on the Valley Course which proved to be challenging with a number of blind holes making it interesting for all handicaps. Course in great condition and the greens were so true I sunk a 30 footer!
Great variety of holes and superb setting in the middle of the Norfolk countryside but only 20 minutes from Norwich. We had bacon rolls and coffee in the Sports Bar which was very welcoming and then apres golf drinks on the terrace.
Hotel has just been refurbished so looks very swich.
Made our yearly visit to Barnham Broom, staying in the lodges that line the 18th fairway for 7 nights playing 18 holes a day. Five gentlemen of a certain age and a younger whippersnapper, whose handicap we soon cut to 1, and we dont use buggies.
The Hill course is improving year on year, but it is still fairly open, with only its collection of bunkers to defend the good quality greens, but its a good test and an ideal way to warm up for the challenge of the Valley course.
On the Valley, there are no two holes the same; most holes have tree lined fairways with several streams and ponds to swallow plenty of balls. All the par threes are a real challenge and can play several clubs different each day, depending on the wind direction. Perhaps the 2nd, 5th, 8th and the 12th offer the best birdie opportunities, but beware the 9th and 10th for the rattle of golf ball off the very mature trees is a common sound.
In our view this is the best venue for golf and relaxation in the south east, we shall continue to visit each year for the foreseeable future
Played this venue on sept 04/05 2007 the 2 courses were in brilliant condition the facilities and staff were excellent! the green were great and the 12 man society said they would definatley return.
Stayed here in early May 2007 (paying 82 pounds for two rounds of golf, dinner and B&B via Golfbreaks). Overall I would say it's good value at that price.
Golf-wise we played the Valley course first and it was interesting, with good greens and a varied layout. Some holes were tricky (the ones around half way round), but the back nine was fairly easy. Overall I played five shots under my handicap (16), carding an 83.
The following morning we played the Hill course: it is not as good, despite a promising opening few holes. The back nine specifically (holes c. 12-16) are very up-down-up-down (if you know what I mean) with no punishment for wildly mis-cued drives. Overall I actually played five shots above my handicap on this course (carded c. 92), mostly because I ended up in a lot of bunkers.
On BOTH courses the greens are really good, particularly so on the Hill course (which partly makes up for the fact it is the less-good course overall!).
Off the course, the hotel is excellent: friendly young staff and good food. The rooms are also excellent.
Played on a lovely day in Easter 2007. Was lucky to play both courses over the day, and can honestly say that Barnham Broom is a fantastic venue. The Valley was tight with lots of water hazards and a challenge to any player. The Hill much more open but with excellent bunkering was easier but not by much! The clubhouse is excellent, the food very good and the Pro Shop has a fantastic range and was reasonably priced as well. Im really looking forward to returning, and would highly recomend Barnham Broom.
Have just returned from a 2 night stay. Every part of the break was excellent. From the welcome, service, meals to the golf itself.
The valley course is the best one of the two. It is a challenging course and is in superb condition seeing as there has been no rain for weeks. Would love to play it again. The Hill course was good too, greens were good again. It has very wide fairways and not so much character as the Valley but still well playable.
The breakfast and meals were very good.
Would recommend this to any one.
Have just returned from a one night golfbreak at Barnham Broom, paid Â£72.50 with Golf and leisure breaks, which included, Bed Breakfast evening meal, use of leisure facilities,(swimming, sauna, steam room, squash and tennis) and a round of golf on both courses, what a great deal it was. Played the Hill on Sunday afternoon, Lovely course with wide fairways, lots of greenside bunkers, virtually surrounding most greens, if this had been the only course ,we would have been more than happy, On the monday afternoon we played the Valley, tight tree lined fairways, a really picturesque course, lots of hazards to go over with water coming into play on lots of holes. All 4 par 3 holes are testing ,but my favourite hole was the par4 tenth. All in all Barnham Broom is a fantastic place for a golfbreak, at a bargain price, so if your looking for somewhere , Take a look at Barnham Broom
Decided to play simply because I was in the area, they took Saturday bookings and the comments on this site were good. From the moment I called everyone was helpful and friendly (they suggested I bring a 2/1 voucher and took the time to discuss the two courses)and we had a great afternoon's golf on the Valley.
The first is a perfectly good hole...and they just seemed to get better and better. Every time we came to a tee there was a different, interesting layout ahead....with the 11th and 14th particular favourites...and despite it being a weekend, the spread of the course made it peaceful and relaxing. The fairways were in great condition...and the greens honestly some of the best I've every played on. To play this for £20 on a Saturday is an incredible bargain.
Played here on 18 May (valley course). a cracking venue at a great rate (2-1 rates). The course was not easy but it was fair with some very good holes.The greens were top notch and with the undulations made for some tricky putting. would definitely return here again. Like previous comments i would agree that buggies are certainly welcome here, particularly if playing 36 holes.
Off course facilities were super and what you would expect at more glamorous resorts.
The course was excellent, the Valley is challenging and the Hill slightly easier. A golf buggy is def. recommended for a full days golf. Be sure to check out their website for deals before you book up.
PLAYED BOTH THE VALLEY AND HILL COURSES 02/09/01
THE COURSE WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH THE GREENS AS GOOD AS ANY COURSE I HAVE PLAYED ON THIS YEAR , MY ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THAT SOME OF THE BUNKERS WERE A BIT BARE OF SAND.
I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND BUGGIES FOR A DAY`S GOLF.
THE FACILITIES ARE GOOD, STAFF HELPFULL AND FRIENDLY AND THE FOOD OUTSTANDING.
IN TERMS OF VALUE FOR MONEY AND QUALITY THE MEMBERS OF MY SOCIETY ENDORSE THE CHOICE OF A FURTHER GOLF DAY AT BARNHAM BROOM IN THE NEAR FUTURE. This is a fine challenge with all the tests you'd expect on a very good links golf course. The greens fast and very undulating and the fairways tightly mown. The bunkers well placed and plenty deep enough and the ever present threat of sand dunes for the off line tee shot made this a true test of ones golfing skills. This "firm but fair" beast rates amongst the best courses I've played. Its not the battle that say Carnoustie provides, but it gives you a fair chance of keeping a score intact whilst giving you plenty to think about at the same time. Also a fine clubhouse and the steward and his staff made us feel very welcome. They even made us an evening meal when the food had stopped being served. We payed £40 for the day which I think is extreme value for money. Playing here should not disappoint anyone and I'd highly recommend a visit.
Great layout with 2 unique courses. Enjoyed
playing both courses. Challenging holes, yet very rewarding for a good shot.
Will have the honor to play there again soon.
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