Swaffham Golf Club

Norfolk, UK

This Jonathan Gaunt designed course was extended from 9 to 18 holes in 2000.

It was built on beautiful sandy heathland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a region in North Norfolk known as the “Breck’s”. This area was heavily planted in the mid part of 20th century with coniferous forest, and as a result the characteristics of the new 18-hole course are predominantly pine tree-lined fairways with large swathes of native heather, gorse and wild fescue grasses.

The new 9-hole course extension is probably the only new heathland course built in England in recent years. The course opened for play in September 2001, extending the course to a challenging 6500 yards over undulating free-draining ground.

Photo Credit: JG/Kevin Murray