Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Reymerston, Dereham. (1993 - 2011)

Founded in 1993 and situated at Reymerston near Dereham. There was an 18 hole course of 6,609 yards with a SSS of 72 built to USGA specification and  designed by Adas. There was also a nine hole pitch and putt course, 8 bay covered driving range, golf shop, restaurant, function room, day nursery and a fitness club which included three beauty rooms, gym, two swimming pools, spa and sauna. There were about 370 golf members and 460 leisure members.

The club was reluctantly put on the market by the owners in September 2011, it had been running at a loss for a number of years, unfortunately the golf and leisure business was no longer viable. The sale guide price was £1.6 million. It was thought that several of the prospective buyers were keen to keep it as a golf and leisure complex, it certainly had tremendous potential. Unfortunately none of these potential buyers came forward when offers were invited in November. The site was eventually purchased by a local farmer and the 159 acres would revert to its original use as farmland.

In the end the clubs tremendous potential never materialised. The complex closed on the 23rd December 2011. Obviously the news came as bitter blow to both members and staff. The PGA professional, Tony Varney, had been at the club for 14 years. Club officials at this sad time were; Alec Thornber, captain; Grahame Moore, seniors’ captain; Angela Savory-Moll, ladies captain; Wendy Shadrack, president.

The card below differs in yardage from the original, and probably includes later course changes, but it does give some idea to the course layout.

Hole White Yellow Par SI Red Par SI Hole White Yellow Par SI Red Par SI
1 423 413 4 7 394 4 9 10 299 279  4 16 273 4 14
2 530 489 5 9 466 5 5 11 195 185  12  166  16 
3 432 423 4 3 410 5 13 12 423 414  398 
4 188 176 3 11 138 3 15 13 156 144  18 124  18 
5 373 361 4 5 338 4 1 14 420 411  390 
6 494 475 5 13 457 5 3 15 486 475  420 
7 455 445 4 1 423 5 7 16 361 352  333  10 
8 303 289 4 17 269 4 11 17 362 354  14  332  12 
9 184 173 3 15 160 3 17 18 504 493  10  475 
Out 3381 3244 36   3055 38   In  3206 3107  36   2911 36  
                Out 3381 3244 36   3055 38  
                Total 6587 6351 72   5966 74  

 

 

Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Rymerston, Norfolk. Entrance to the club and course.

 

Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Rymerston, Norfolk. Pictures of the former golf course.

 

Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Rymerston, Norfolk. Pictures of the former golf course.

 

Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Rymerston, Norfolk. Pictures of the former golf course.

 

Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Reymerston. View of the course.

Views of the course.

 

Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Reymerston, Norfolk. The Clubhouse.

Clubhouse.

 

Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Reymerston. Course entrance.

Entrance to the former Golf Club.

 

Above is the entrance to what was the Norfolk Golf & Country Club in Reymerston. The blue gate in the foreground belonged to the club and was locked at night. About 40 yards down the drive you can just make out a gate that’s across the driveway and a fence that goes round what looks like most of the club. In the background you can see a brick building this was used as the clubs creche, yes in its heyday people would drop their kids off and play golf or use the other facilities. To the right of that building you can see the driving range bays. The grass you can see on either side of the driveway has been very well tended, if it wasn't for the locked gate and the fence the entrance looks as it did when it was open as a golf course. It would be very interesting to see what remains of the course but that’s not possible now as it’s privately owned. 

Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Reymerston. Course location.

Course location. Grid reference TG02080,05625, co-ordinates 602050,305625.