Sheringham

Sheringham

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Sheringham was formed in 1891 as a 9-hole course, and extended in 1898 to a full 18 holes. This cliff-top course near the town of Cromer is bordered on one side by the coast and the other by the railway, with the whistle and chug of a steam train never far away. The course is laid out on the west side of the town on a strip of rolling, gorse-clad clifftop that lies between the preserved North Norfolk Railway and the North Sea. Generally open from the tee, you will rarely play here without a sporting sea breeze and the par of 70 is not a generous one.

On the front nine, the pick is the 5th, unsurprisingly stroke 1 at 456 yards. You drive across a ravine towards the sea then turn left to play to a large, flat green on a shelf. The view from the tee is memorable indeed.

On the way home, watch out for the 17th, another of Sheringham’s celebrated long par 4s. Here the railway line is very much in play on the right while gorse awaits those who over-compensate. A raised green means only the best approaches will climb on to the putting surface.

Set on the cliffs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Sheringham is a challenging course for all golfers at all times of the year and has been the venue for three English Ladies' Championships. It was at Sheringham that Miss Joyce Wethered, later to become Lady Heathcote-Amory won her first championship at the age of 18.