Founded in 1882
The Home Of The Bogey
Our Legacy: Founded in 1882, Home of the Bogey
13 hole layout, Captain Dr. Thomas Browne R.N is at the helm of the club.
North Berwick born professional Tom Dunn extends course to 18 holes.
Players compete for the Great Yarmouth Challenge Badge for the first time.
Women’s British Amateur is played at Great Yarmouth & Caister.
Players compete for the Blackheath Medal for the first time.
GYC merges with near neighbour Caister-On-Sea.
The infamous horse racetrack is relocated to it's present position.
A revised course is completed with an exhibition match.
Hitler's Luftwaffe destroy the 18th green with a high-explosive bomb.
Peacetime Golf resumes. Only 43 member recorded.
Norfolk Professional Championship is played at Great Yarmouth & Caister.
The club celebrates its 100th anniversary
Clubhouse is treated to complete refurbishment
Change of the golf club constitution
Here's looking to the future!
unearthing the past
In the beginning (1882), the Home of Bogey (Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club), boasted only 12 holes, six out and six back and later that year another hole (at the turn) was added.
By the end of 1883, with sufficient funds available, the club rented a club room over a local hostelry and commissioned the full 18-hole course to be laid out by the notable North Berwick professional, Tom Dunn.
PLAYING WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE
A GOLFING LEGACY
In those early days it was usual to favour golf holes with names and Great Yarmouth & Caister was no exception. Such names, some of them highly aristocratic such as the 'Nelson', the 'Wellington' accompanied by the 'Gate-hole' , the 'Bunker, the 'Forth Bridge' the 'Short' and the 'Windmill'. Sadly these are now no longer used.
A JOURNEY SINCE 1882
a golfing legacy
The course record in 1890 was recorded by that most famous of amateur golfers Mr Horace G. Hutchinson with a medal score of 76, a prodigious feat when considering the terrain and equipment available.
The club was honoured by Mr Hutchinson accepting the captaincy of the club that same year. The following year Mr Christmas Stephens, a young professional, went round in 68. Changes inevitably have been made to the course over time and the current records are the amateur at nett 62 (Alex Fellas) and the professional standing at 66.
EVENTS & SOCIETIES
We've been welcoming Golfing visitors to test their skills and creativity on our classic links-style course (made all the more interesting by its integration with the horse racing course!) since 1882.
Golf Societies and large groups are welcome to play where golf history was made too.
To see what is happening at the club during your visit, take a look at our What's On Calendar or call the Golf Pro shop for more details.