From the beautiful countryside to the fantastic coast, Norfolk always makes for a great holiday destination. For these reasons and more, the region also provides the perfect setting for a golf holiday. In this week's blog we look at just four reasons you should make a Norfolk Golf Break your next holiday.
Spoilt for Choice
Unlike other regions where golf courses offer very little variety, Norfolk provides a little something for golfers of all stripes. If you are looking for a testing links course, a championship level course, or something a little less testing, there's something here for you. If you are a seasoned golfer looking for a challenging, championship level course, Hunstanton Golf Club (where handicap certificates are required to play) could be for you, or if you're a beginner who prefers to enjoy a leisurely game and relax in luxury afterwards, perhaps Heacham Manor Golf Club would be your choice. If you want stunning sea views, such as you'll find at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster, or you prefer a country setting, which you can enjoy at King's Lynn Golf Club, Norfolk has just the course for you. The great range of golf courses in Norfolk means you can find a break that suits every golfer's needs.
Enjoy More Than Just Golfing
Of course, golfing will be the main focus of a golfing holiday, but if you choose to set the seven iron aside for the day, there's so much of Norfolk for you to explore. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the North Norfolk coast, catch a glimpse of the seals at Blakeney Point, explore some of the wildlife in the dense Norfolk woodlands, relax on a boat on the Norfolk Broads, or treat yourself to some retail therapy in the historic city of Norwich. The possibilities are endless, and you will never find yourself at a loose end in this wonderful region.
Norfolk Food and Drink
When it comes to cuisine, Norfolk's mixture of rural countryside and stunning coastline once again comes into play. Norfolk's food and drink produce is some of the best in the country, and a holiday to the county is the perfect occasion to sample some of this. Cromer is famous for its crab, so this is a must-taste for your trip, and North Norfolk has the perfect conditions for growing malt barley, which means local beer is in abundance! Likewise, game from the Brecks is some of the most delicious in the country, and don't miss out on the vast array of cheeses, such as the delicious Binham Blue. Whether you buy some of these, prepare them yourself, or treat yourself to a meal out, you're bound to fall in love with the food and drink of Norfolk.
A Rich History
Norfolk has a wonderfully rich history and heritage, and choosing a Norfolk golf break as your next holiday provides the perfect opportunity to explore it. Humans have existed in this region from as early as the Ice Age, and there are numerous reminders all across the county of the range of people who have passed through this region since then - from the Celts to the Romans to the Saxons. Whether it's the tranquil ruins of Walsingham Abbey, or the aristocratic grandeur of Holkham Hall, Norfolk is a region which exudes history. You don't even have to leave the golf course to be close to history, however, as the golf courses of Norfolk have played host to some very famous guests indeed. Both Brancaster and Cromer Golf Clubs were patronised by King Edward VII, while Oscar Wilde and Alfred Lord Tennyson also frequented Cromer Golf Club. Rest assured, wherever you play on your Norfolk golf holiday, you'll never be too far away from the rich history of this region.
There are many reasons that you should make a Norfolk golf break your next holiday, and this is but a handful. There really is the perfect Norfolk golf break for everyone, whatever your specific requirements. Wherever in the county you choose, you are bound to want to return.