Royal Norwich

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Contact Information

The Weston Estate, Weston Hall Road, Weston Longville, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01603 429928

Golf Pro: Simon Youd | Tel: 01603 429928

Website: https://www.royalnorwichgolf.co.uk/
 

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6506 yards | Private | Parkland

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Royal Norwich Reviews & Information


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  4.01

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 56
Average Ratings
4.05 ... Overall Rating
4.05 ... The Course
3.82 ... Course Cond.
4.00 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.91 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.09 ... Pace of play
4.18 ... Hospitality.
3.78 ... Prac. Facil.
4.18 ... Food + Drink
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Reviewed Sep 16 2019 by Dorset - rated 4 out of 5

Swansong for a fine old course

When it was realised that this old Hellesdon course was to be closed and the club transferring to a new site, I left it a bit fine to make a visit, and I did actually just two weeks before closure. So a 500 mile round trip was planned and after an overnight stay, the closer you get to the course showed why indeed this long established club was having to move site.
As you approach, the incessant house and retail parks are starting to squeeze in from all directions, and the course itself is dissected by the very busy road.
The clubhouse is fairly modern and functional with a decent putting green in front. Whilst the 1st tee is overlooked by the clubhouse, someone in the eons of history planted a couple of trees that hid those “awkward 1st tee shots”. This is a gentle slightly downhill par 3 well protected by four bunkers and is followed by one of the best tests of this course – traversing the busy A1067 Drayton High road – a bogey on the 1st is nothing compared to this! The next seven holes are all on this side of the road and overall, I think are the better ones, quite hilly and all different. The 2nd is a fine dogleg par 4 sharing the fairway with the 6th whilst the 3rd at stroke one, is probably the toughest on the course, uphill all the way from tee to green with OOB hedge on the left and a steep sloping fairway on the right. Four is a testing but level mid length par 4 which brings us to the 1st of only two par 5’s on the course. From an elevated tee, you drive over a deep valley onto a rising fairway favouring the left side as much as possible. The 2nd is more than likely blind into or over another hollow which for most should leave a short pitch into the green. The 6th has the aforementioned shared fairway crossing the 2nd hole and the downhill tee shot should leave a mid or short iron up a steepening hill to a very slick green that slopes steeply from back to front – leaving the ball under the flag is a distinct advantage here. Seven is a dinky par 3, level but surrounded by trees, and the short path to the 8th shows just exactly how the march of “progress” is taking shape. On the next tee, and looking over to the left are the first few of many houses that are enveloping two holes that were sold a few years ago. The 8th is actually the old 3rd hole and is a fine par 4 where the fairways slides slightly right which then turns left and up a steep hill to the green perched on the hill, aptly named Redan. Holding the ball on this green is an art in itself.
And then its back to that road – find a gap and run! The 9th is a tough and slightly quirky dog leg left where length off the tee is needed to see up towards the green, whilst at the same time this landing area slopes sharply from the left carrying many a ball away from the hole. No bunkers are needed here as you play up to a blind “punch bowl” green surrounded by many humps and hollows – be happy with a five here anyday. Ten and eleven are the two “new” holes, basically just to fill in before returning to the original course. The par 3 12th is a long par 3 and after this you are then faced with the last six holes which are basically up and down in more ways than one. After a slight right dogleg on the 13th, the 14th has a very narrow fairway back up the hill, followed by 15 down, 16 up and 17 back down again. All are very playable holes, and none are walkovers, but its just that they go up and down in the same manner that takes away some of the awe. Eighteen is a long par 4 back towards the clubhouse where a shot to the left side is advisable with the green round to the right.
So there we are, as you read this, the course has gone and the Club is now in their new home, a few miles out of the city. It is a shame that such an established course has had to bow to the march of progress, but whilst it has had the “Royal” name, the whole site, has probably been one of the lesser “Royals” - a good rolling wooded parkland course with many fine holes, but only a few outstanding ones.
On my visit, the welcome from all in the clubhouse was excellent, the courses condition overall was probably 7/10, greens being excellent but a number of the fairways still suffering from the draught of the year before which brings the score down a little
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Reviewed Jul 8 2019 by Barry R - rated 3 out of 5

Last Visit

As this is the last visit by our society, it was somewhat of a sad occasion. The greens were in great order, which cannot be said about the fairways. Many unrepaired divots. However, the clubhouse and the pro shop staff were great, very helpful and friendly.
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Reviewed Dec 8 2018 by Chris B - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent

Excellent course, good greens and tidy fairways. Enjoyable...............................
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Thanks

(Round played: Dec 2018 - Score: 104 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 6 2018 by John B - rated 3 out of 5
Very hot day, course greens very good but fairways like everywhere at the moment, scorched.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2018 by Paul D - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent

Excellent course, good variety of challenges
Greens well maintained
Only thing missing is water

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 19 2018 by Barry R - rated 4 out of 5

Worth a visit

The course was in good condition, although the greens were difficult to read,that may have been down to my inability rather than the greens, themselves.
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Reviewed May 19 2018 by Sean K - rated 5 out of 5

Go before its gone forever

Lovely old course , club about to move and course closed for housing. Some very lovely holes , great views. Very good greens .. Shame we will never get another chance to play the course again as the new one opens in 2019 , so if you get a chance to play , do !!!
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Reviewed Apr 28 2018 by Alan J - rated 3 out of 5

Country course in city location

This club will move to new location in 2019 - Not many more opportunities to play this established course. Rolling landscape (in Norfolk!) provides good variety of views and challenges. Course in good condition, two new holes in play due to construction work on previous established holes.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2017 by Alan G - rated 5 out of 5

Royal Treat

A lovely course to play, with plenty of challenge surprisingly I thought on the first nine. The greens were in excellent condition

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 22.1)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2017 by Robert B - rated 5 out of 5
The course is currently in great condition. Fairways, rough, bunkers and greens all combine to give you the best chance of a great round. Each hole has a distinct character and for my game the bunkers were extremely well placed, I ended up in six of them. Definitely a course to visit if you are in the area.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 22.5)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2017 by Stephen B - rated 3 out of 5

Golfing Society Weekend Comp

Arrived o friendly welcome by staff. When we all assembled the pro went through the course layout which you DO need to pay attention to as the first half criss- crosses holes on the way around so be warned. Testing course which requires you to place the ball in the right part of the fairway. Greens not always easy to hit and once on demand concentration. The course was in good condition for our round. Crossing the busy road is a bit hair raising to access both parts of the course. That aside well worth a visit we enjoyed it. Bar and food also good.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Mar 21 2017 by Stuart M - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Jan 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Sep 24 2016 by Richard S - rated 4 out of 5
Always a pleasure to play, excellent condition.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12.2)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2016 by Peter B - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 95 Handicap: 18.7)
Shame this course will be gone in a few years
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Reviewed Aug 18 2016 by Stephen B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 5 2016 by John D - rated 3 out of 5

A very challenging course in good condition. The greens were very good. Only comment was crossing the very busy road twice!! They are process of changing some of the holes!
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 16.1)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2016 by Janice P - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 29 2015 by Derrick L - rated 5 out of 5

PLAYED EARLY ON THE SATURDAY MORNING AND REALLY ENJOYED THE COURSE TYPICAL BRAID DESIGN WHICH WILL BE SADLY LOST TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS
(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 86 Handicap: 10.6)
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Reviewed Oct 6 2015 by G Max - Cambridge - rated 2 out of 5
Challenging course but not kept at its best. Staff did not seem very friendly. Shame because it could be a wonderful place.
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Reviewed Sep 20 2015 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course, spoilt slightly because greens being worked on date we played. Friendly club to visit.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 108 Handicap: 23.5)
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