Located on the north-east part of the Norfolk coast, overlooking the Wash, Hunstanton Golf Club boast is that it is the only course on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea.
Founded in 1891, Hunstanton has, like all great courses, constantly evolved and developed – often amid controversy but almost always to the improvement of the layout.
A flat, easy-walking course with few trees, Hunstanton has that classic links look of stark beauty that is reminiscent of a lunar landscape and has the old-fashioned out-and-back layout.
You will need to make your score on the front nine because the back nine is more difficult, with one exception, the 191-yard par three 16th. In 1974 an amateur named Bob Taylor played in the Eastern Counties Foursomes at Hunstanton and he holed-in-one at this hole on three consecutive days; once in practice and twice in the competition itself. The odds are virtually incalculable but clearly the hole is a pushover.
Hunstanton Golf Club was established in March1891. It is a championship links - with Seaton Carew, the only one on the East Coast between Royal St George's and Muirfield. The Club has hosted 40 events of national standing, among them 6 British Ladies and 3 English Amateur Championships, the Brabazon trophy five times (1966, 1973, 1980, 1991 and 2003) and the Boys’ Amateur Championship twice (1990 and 2005).
The first two champions (Miss Cecil Leitch in 1914(British Open Ladies) and Miss Joyce Wethered in1922 (English Open Ladies) were, at the time of winning, acknowledged to be the best lady golfers of their era.
The Boys’ Amateur Championship, under the auspices of the R&A, took place at Hunstanton for the second time in August 2005. 256 competitors (under the age of 18), from 21 countries, took part; the winner was Bernard Neumann (Germany) who beat Jordan Findlay (the 2004 Champion) 3/2 in the 36 hole final.
The most notable feat, never to be repeated, occurred in the The Eastern Counties Foursomes in 1974. Bob Taylor, a Leicestershire County player, holed in one on three successive days at the 16th (188 yards) with a 1 iron, 6 iron and 6 iron. 31 years later (2005) he played the hole again and put his tee shot 6 feet from the hole!
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