In pictures: Under construction - the new home of Royal Norwich Golf Club

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The giant reservoir that has been created. Picture: Nick Butcher - 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.

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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.

Read more: The £10m vision to build one of East Anglia's foremost golf venues

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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.


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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.

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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.

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Looking down the par 3, 4th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Looking down the par 3, 4th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Brew Craig, Phil Grice, Ross McMurray and Peter Todd on the 4th tee. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View of the 5th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Brew Craig, Phil Grice, Ross McMurray and Peter Todd on the 4th tee. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The 6th green. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View of the 5th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The 6th green. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The 6th green. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Ross McMurray (course architect), Peter Todd, Phil Grice and Brew Craig on the 6th green Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The giant reservoir that has been created. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The giant reservoir that has been created. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The giant reservoir that has been created. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. The giant reservoir that has been created. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. View across the 17th hole. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to

A first look at the work being carried out at the former Weston Park Golf Club which will be home to Royal Norwich Golf Club. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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