Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (or ‘Brancaster’, as it is often referred to) was founded in 1892, and the course laid out by Mr Holcombe Ingleby. There has been little alteration to the design, and many of the original holes are still played today. Visitors are welcome, although numbers are strictly limited. This, together with the fact that only two-balls are allowed, keeps the speed of play up, with most rounds being completed in around three hours. This should mean that you have enough time to visit the excellently stocked Pro Shop and discover the friendly welcome at the traditional clubhouse, serving wines, cask ales and a good selection of home-cooked food.
The Clubhouse is not accessible by car when the tide is high, and both the 8th and 9th holes are affected by the tides. This gives a very pure meaning to links golf and is certainly a course that can be demanding too. Walking across the beach entrance to get from the clubhouse on to the course immediately gives one a pleasurable and relaxed feeling of anticipation.