Hunstanton Golf Club

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Hunstanton Golf Club, Norfolk is an 18 hole, par 72 (6741 yard), private, links golf course designed by James Braid in 1891.

Contact Information

Golf Course Road, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6JQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01485 532811

Golf Pro: J Dodds | Tel: 01485532751

Website: http://www.hunstantongolfclub.com
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £90.00 April - September, £75.00 October, November to March £60.00 *
  • Weekend Guide: £90.00 April - September, £75.00 October, November to March £60.00 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6741 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Handicap required

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Hunstanton Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.45

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 34
Average Ratings
4.31 ... Overall Rating
4.50 ... The Course
4.31 ... Course Cond.
4.08 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.81 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.31 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
3.38 ... Prac. Facil.
3.91 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

34 ratings & 25 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 408 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Hunstanton links is a classic 'out and back' design, on either side of a central spine or dune ridge. The 12th, 13th and 14th holes play across this ridge. The new 18th, also on the seaward side, is equally difficult! In 1971 and 2002-4, new bunkering was introduced on 8 of the holes, making Hunstanton, from the back tees and with the usual breezes, a tough but exhilarating test of golfing skill.

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Reviewed Oct 2 2019 by John B - rated 1 out of 5

Shocking

I played this place in August 2019, so it should have been immaculate, but it wasn't. I have never been so disappointed after walking off a golf course EVER. A serious case of "Emperors New Clothes" I think. After playing £100 to play I expected it to be far far better than it was. I've played infinitely better places for far less money. The course was scruffy, sure it's a links, but really??? Unkempt bunkers. Bunkers without sand. One hundred notes and no sand in bunkers? Greens that were mottled in colour, This was AUGUST for god's sake!!!!! They should have been GREEN. They looked like they had just come out of a horrendous winter. The first fairway was awash with divots all in the same place. It appeared that someone had been practicing firing into the green! This set the tone. Very unfriendly lady in the shop. We were handing over £200, surely a smile would have been the least to get in return? Overall a shocking experience and one I will never repeat. (Yes I did contact the club over this and informed a member who played behind us on the day in question of my opinion).
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Reviewed Sep 25 2019 by Matthew B - rated 5 out of 5

A Fabulous Links

This is a fabulous links course with something for everyone, play well and there's some good birdie opportunities, hit bad shots and you'll be punished by the well placed bunkers. There's a great mix of holes - some interesting short par 4s, a nice blend of par 5s and some great looking par 3s. Greens are tricky and fast but true and fairways give plenty of run to well hit shots. It's a course you'll come off and already start thinking about coming back to!
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Reviewed Aug 29 2019 by Matthew S - rated 5 out of 5

Awesome

Fantastic test of shot making and shot selection.
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Reviewed Jul 19 2019 by Simon R - rated 5 out of 5

Quality Links Course

This is a real supreme Links course, beautifully kept and located, an absolute gem. It's a very tough course and requires lots of patience. Very fortunate to play in near perfect conditions, would be challenging if blowing a gale!!!


(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 21.5)
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Reviewed Apr 4 2019 by Mike S - rated 5 out of 5
Very friendly club in excellent condition. Can't wait to come back and play again.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Jan 24 2019 by Nick B - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing

Middle of January Fairways and Greens playing like the middle of June!
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Reviewed Jul 27 2018 by Nick B - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning!

When the wind blows it's a 2/3 club difference.
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Reviewed Jul 23 2018 by Brian Burgess - rated 4 out of 5
For our annual golf tour in 2018 12 of us ventured to Norfolk to sample some of the delightful courses on offer.
Our first day was spent at Hunstanton GC. First-up we received a warm welcome in the pro shop and felt the welcome in the clubhouse, particularly post-round was great. Sometimes in these older clubs you can feel as if you’re a little under -stated but have to say we were made to feel most welcome.
On to the course itself…HGC is a fairly traditional linksy style course – with a degree of ‘out and back ‘ to its layout, though not to the extent of say Royal Cinque Ports. Given the prolonged dry spell preceding our visit we felt the course was in good shape and offered the chance to score fairly well. It’s a relatively flat links course, there are one or two minor climbs, but generally it’s a flattish layout and therefore only a few blind tee shots compared to some other links courses we’ve played over the years. It’s definitely a more scoreable course for the average golfer than say Burnham & Berrow or the afore-mentioned RCP
The course is an enjoyable one to play, wouldn’t say there are too many stand-out holes where you’d stand on the tee and take it all in (as we’ve experienced with some other highly rated links courses), but nonetheless it is well worth visiting. Most notable holes are probably the short par 4 6th, where the green is nicely plateaued surrounded by deep mound-side bunkers; the picturesque par three 7th, across the small valley to an undulating green; and the teasing 16th par 3, slightly downhill to a green that’s harder to hit than it appears.
The greens were true and good quality, as you’d expect for such a highly-rated course, and deceptively flatter than they appear on several holes – over-borrowing was all too commonplace.

To pre-book as a group it cost £75 each, which is probably in line with the going rate for premium courses such as this although we wouldn’t necessarily agree that HGC be rated above Sheringham, where we played two days later.
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Reviewed Jul 8 2018 by Gary S - rated 4 out of 5

Cracking course superb facilities

Course was dry due to weather conditions but still very difficult to play on excellent kept greens

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed May 17 2018 by Adrian H - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic, authentic test of links golf

Challenging but truly enjoyable test of golf. A true links with some really memorable holes and beautifully kept. The pro was very friendly and helpful and the catering staff were very friendly too. Worth a visit and somewhere I will go back to but remember it is a 2-ball or fore some course only.


(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 23 2018 by Miles W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 26 2018 by Nick B - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing Seaside links

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Reviewed Aug 19 2017 by Cranbrook, Kent, UK - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course but expensive

A lovely golf course with nice fairways and greens. There were disappointments however - they call it a links course and certainly the back 9 looks and feels as such. However the front 9, apart from the pot bunkers, is very ordinary. Also paths to following holes poorly signposted with many rubber mats with grass growing through.

I've played several links courses and I've never seen such lush fairways and green aprons. Many approaches to tee boxes deep lush grass.

We started our round at 4pm and we're charged £75.00 (£90.00 before 4pm). This was expensive and not good value for money. I can only assume that visitors (many holiday makers) are seen as easy prey and will pay such prices as they are on holiday.

The club house was very average although the locker room lovely. Engaging and friendly staff. Members NOT friendly, decidedly very stiff. Pro shop ridiculously expensive (a sleeve of Pro V1 £14.50).

In my view, this is a golf course/club that believes that it is a cut above the rest and if visitors continue to pay excessive green fees then I suspect it will remain so.

Enjoyed the experience, but unless the green fees were reduced would not be back.
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Reviewed Aug 15 2017 by James S - rated 5 out of 5

Birthday Bash

Very good, met Robert Taylor who had 3 consecutive holes in one three days running on the 16th in 1974

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 26.2)
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Reviewed Apr 5 2017 by Brendon B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 28 2016 by Neil S - rated 5 out of 5
Really, Really high quality course in fantastic condition in late November. Several extremely memorable holes and you have to say you have waved the flag pole.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 74 Handicap: 5.5)
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Reviewed Sep 18 2016 by Stephen M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 19 2016 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 22 2016 by Owen D - rated 5 out of 5
Fine example of a links course. One for the bucket list. A must play! Greens were pure.
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Reviewed Jul 13 2015 by James S - rated 4 out of 5
Nice links course by the sea, played with my father-in-law and brother-in-law so always a bit of competition, bit windy but as expected by the sea, nice traditional clubhouse, would like to play again
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