In pictures: Under construction - the new home of Royal Norwich Golf Club
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Take a tour of the new home of Royal Norwich Golf Club, as our photographer was given exclusive access to see work under way on the two-year construction project.
It may not look it at the moment, but these muddy fields will soon be transformed into one of East Anglia's foremost golfing venues.
Our photographer was given an exclusive tour of the new home of Royal Norwich Golf Club at Weston Longville.
The site, which used to be home to Weston Park Golf Club, is undergoing a £10m revamp as its new owners aim to turn it into a course one day capable of hosting some of the country's top events.
Work on course construction began in April, with the lifting of all 18 tees, fairways and greens, and the project is expected to take two years to complete.
You may also want to watch:
Diggers are on site at the moment, sculpting the land according to the instructions of European Golf Design Agency course architect Ross McMurray, who designed the Celtic Manor course used in the 2010 Ryder Cup, with the course's official opening pencilled in for summer 2019.
The mature woodland is being thinned out in places where trees are dangerous or rotten, after consultation with the council tree officer.
- 1 County welcomes tankers but motorists continue to queue for fuel
- 2 Norfolk wakes up to empty pumps – despite assurances of ‘ample fuel stocks’
- 3 Q&A: All you need to know about fuel shortages
- 4 Delays on roads as petrol queues continue
- 5 Huge seaside home with indoor pool for sale for £600,000
- 6 Weird Norfolk: Is Diss Mere the waterlogged crater of an extinct volcano?
- 7 Can you spot yourself at Let's Rock Norwich?
- 8 Concern raised over work on anaerobic digestion plant on outskirts of village
- 9 A11 to undergo 18 months of roadworks
- 10 Revealed: Where most parking tickets have been issued in Norfolk
The first greens and fairways will be seeded in the coming weeks, with the remainder being completed next year, giving at least a full year for them to bed in before golfers tee off in August or September of 2019.