Royal Cromer Golf Club

Royal Cromer Golf Club, Cromer, East of England, England, NR27 0JH

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15 reviews of Royal Cromer Golf Club

I know this course well and cannot speak too highly of it. There have been lots of changes made in the last couple of years and it now in fantastic conditions. It is becoming known locally as the best course in Norfolk despite the strong competition.

Posted by John Chapman on 18/10/2013
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Have been playing Royal Cromer during holidays since 1987 and today I have never seen it look better. Greens were firm and true but tricky to read. It was a very calm day, which is unusual for this course close to the Overstrand cliff tops, and this made play a bit easier than on some previous occasions. However holes 13-15 which are the best of the course were as challenging as ever. I never tire of playing here. Excellent value with Open Fairways Card.

Posted by Peter Frost on 15/09/2011
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Quite simply a delightful course from start to finish although, to concur with fellow reviewers, the back nine is where the spectacular views of the North Norfolk coastline and tricky holes, especially the tee shots, really come to the fore. Excellent value for a twilight round and a course well worth going back to time and again.

Posted by CJ Adams on 04/09/2011
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All the reviews here are out of date.

Since 2010 the course has improved enormously thanks to the new green keeper. The course is getting better and better and will be outstanding in due course. The friendliness of the clubhouse staff is still the same

Posted by John CHapman on 24/08/2011

Holidayed in Cromer in July. Played twice. Twilight rate available from 3pm for £35. The first is a tough start at well over 400 yards. Get a 5 and build your score from then on.
It is a lovely course. Lighthouse hole is the signature although the whole of the back nine is good.
Very enjoyable and will play again when I return to Norfolk.
Finally, the clubhouse grub is great and brilliant value. Don't be put off by the "Royal" moniker. You'll enjoy a warm welcome here no problem.

Posted by Peter Hollister on 23/09/2008
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A fantastic course in a fantasic location, though the views are not as impressive as some of the courses locally. Drive the ball straight here, otherwises you will not know where it has gone. A tough course because of the start, plenty of par 4's over 400 yards in the first seven holes, the 7th being doubleably difficult being a blind tee shot onto a narrow fairway.
Plenty of holes on the back 9 are blind tee shots and greens you can't see the putting surface which means you need to play the course on at least once so you know where to aim. The lighthouse hole is the feature hole and justifiably so, a blind dogleg left tee shot, with a hog back fairway, and the green sitting next to the lighthouse.
The 9th hole 'Wembley' is a lovely short par 3. The tee is about 50ft above the hole with bunkers completely surrounding the green, picking the right club is essential, not a hole for the faint hearted.

Posted by Mark Keats on 27/03/2008
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I've been a member for about one year and on my first round of 18 there i was addicted to the course. The course will give you some good challeges. It is set right next to the cliffs of the east cost of norfolk and has spectacular sights over the golf course and sea. From the tee to the green it is very well kept and the clubhouse is not bad.

Posted by Rupert Stat on 24/08/2007
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Play Royal Cromer on a beautiful day in April. Excellent value for money and the Lighthouse hole is something else. Wonderful views, super mix of holes and above all a fair test for all handicaps.Must come back and play your course again, soon.

Posted by Robert Smith on 09/05/2006
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Superb golf course at any time of the year. The greens are fast and true even in mid Winter. Lots of very challenging holes, even without the wind blowing. Unfortunately like all courses along the Norfolk coast its expensive. The charges seem designed to keep the ordinary golf club member out. However if you can get the twilight deal its much more reasonable. Having played this course many times over the years I can wholeheartedly recommend it. The Pro Shop is excellent, and the clubhouse pleasent though some of the members are a trifle snooty, but thats to be expected of a "Royal" course!
If you are on holiday treat yourself.

Posted by Richard Davies on 16/11/2005
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Played Sheringham, Royal Cromer and Weston Park on the annual weekend away recently and although we rated Sheringham as the best course overall of the three, we all agreed that the back 9 at Royal Cromer was better than any of the others. The front 9 is slightly disappointing, especially as it seems at times to be back and forth par 400-yard+ 4 after par 4. From 9 onwards however, the course is an absolute delight, no two holes are alike and the loop around the lighthouse is very memorable. The pro-shop and other staff were very friendly to boot.

Posted by Henry Shinners on 22/07/2005
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Lovely course. Played a couple of weeks ago in a pretty strong wind, but even so it's certainly possible to score well here (I play off 16 and was virtually on handicap). I suppose it's a bit of a hybrid, with some holes running along the cliffs to small greens, and others having a more open, parkland feel. All were in very good nick, and the greens were moderately fast and very true. There are some interesting changes in levels, and beautiful views - and overall the holes are varied, offering different challenges. You'll also get away with a few more slightly wayward drives than at most pure links courses.
Must also mention the extremely friendly staff in the shop and bar (although, having just played some top courses in Ireland, it'd be lovely if some clubs over here could be a bit more relaxed about partners' smart jeans...but then that's not a criticism of Cromer). In summary, a very welcoming, scenic, testing but fair course. I loved it.

Posted by colin hancock on 01/06/2005
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Visited Royal Cromer on 20 May with a group from my club and what a delight the course was. Greens were quick and true and the course gave you chances to make a score (provided you kept it reasonably straight). The people at Cromer could not have been more welcoming and the off course facilities were excellent. We all agreed that we would love to return at a future date. 9/10

Posted by Geoff Mantle on 23/05/2005
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Im 15 and my grandad is a member of the course so fortunately i got to play here at a reduced price. Standing on the first tee you'd think, nice tee box, nice fairway lets wallop a titleist up there and see what it does, standing on the 4th tee you will gasp in sheer delight, standing on the 6th tee you will faint in sheer terror (the cliff cuts into the fairway around about 50-200 yards up) on the right side. With a meer 13 shots to play with i decided to risk it (as you always do). Thank god i hit it sweet. I love the lighthouse hole and the 9th par 3, with the green surrounded by sand. 100ft down and 151 yards out your shot can be taken with a sand wedge or a driver depending on the wind...seriously. Good luck, and remember those rakes in the bunkers are not for hitting your playing partners with from sheer frustration.

Posted by Tom Simm on 04/01/2002
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A great links course which can offer some of England's more challenging weather conditions. These have ranged from gale force winds to impenetrable sea mists on the occasions I have played. Hard to believe that the contours on this course exist in Norfolk. Some wonderful elevated tees offering panoramic views over the course. Always in excellent condition when I have played. The lighthouse hole is particularly memorable. Very good value food in the clubhouse.

Posted on 01/05/2000
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This course was played on a gloroius day in late May, and even then, it seemed more than a little windy, although the locals informed us that it was no more than a breeze. The course is excellent. The fairways were a delight, the tees in perfect order and the greens were true - and lightening quick. The "Lighthouse hole" is very interesting. All in all, an absolute gem.

Posted on 24/02/2000
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