Welcome to Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club
The Home of Bogey is a fine example of traditional links golf, laid out on predominantly sandy ground and famous for the quality and stability of the greens. Instituted in 1882 and as such is the oldest club in Norfolk.
Although the club boasts a full programme of club and inter-club competitions, there are still sufficient times available for friendly golf on our ancient links. Each of the various sections - men, ladies and juniors - offer a full competition schedule. The men also have an active seniors section, which holds separate competitions and has matches against other clubs.
We hold Open competitions throughout the year and visitors and societies are always welcome.
The club has a full social scene including cabaret nights, family evenings, short mat bowls, cards, quiz nights and snooker. All are well attended. The dining facilities are excellent and offer a full range of menus to suit every occasion.
The Great Yarmouth Golf Club was founded in 1882 by Dr Thomas Browne R.N. who on moving south to The Royal Naval Hospital in Yarmouth not only observed that the links land of the North Denes was a very suitable place for golf to be played but proceeded, by his own determined efforts, to bring his ideas to fruition. He wrote to the Mayor of Great Yarmouth outlining his idea and on the 12th of August 1882 permission was granted to play golf over the North Denes. He wrote to various publications, both local and national, and called a meeting.
Nobody turned up so Dr Browne declared himself Hon. Secretary, Treasurer, Committee and Captain. Later that month a match was played between Dr Browne, Mr Cummings and Mr Burton Steward – the first three members of the Club. Having formed the Club further matches were arranged with Royal Blackheath, Felixstowe and Cambridge University.
The Club was fortunate, in the early years, in being adopted by the members of Royal Blackheath who provided Captains, Officers, members and Trophies. The Club still plays the Blackheath Medal (a scratch competition) and Royal Blackheath in turn play for the Great Yarmouth Cup, donated by the members of Great Yarmouth in 1900 in recognition of all Royal Blackheath had done to assist them in establishing the game at Yarmouth. In 1883 the first prize meeting was held and later that year the first East Anglian inter Club match, Felixstowe versus Yarmouth was played. This match was repeated 100 years later, in 1983, and was again played – with players dressed in 19th century costume – in June 2000 to celebrate the millennium.
|Reciprocal Deal, inc Society Package for Network Clubs||Green Fees|
|Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club||Normal Visitor||Normal Society||Network Offer|
|Monday||Any time subject to availability||£15.00||£15.00||£15.00|
|Tuesday||After 10.00 subject to availability||£40.00||£25.00||£15.00|
|Wednesday||Any time subject to availability||£40.00||£25.00||£15.00|
|Thursday||Any time subject to availability||£40.00||£25.00||£15.00|
|Friday||Any time subject to availability||£40.00||£25.00||£15.00|
|Saturday and Sunday||After 12.00 subject to availability||£40.00||£25.00||£15.00|
|Contact||Brian Lever||Catering Options|
|Telephone||01493 728699||Unlimited Coffee served with Bacon & Bacon Roll||Bar Lunch||3 Course Eve Meal with coffee & mints|