IMG has announced that Royal Norwich Golf Club have joined the IMG Prestige global reciprocal network.

The new Royal Norwich course at Weston Estate has opened recently with Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter playing the inaugural round to mark the completion of the 10-year vision to create a world class sporting venue in the region and recognise the first time a ‘Royal’ golf course has ever relocated to a new site.

The new course has been designed by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design, who has a portfolio of successful projects under his belt including the Celtic Manor 2010 Ryder Cup Course in Wales, The Marquise Course at Woburn and upgrades at Le Golf National for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Royal Norwich features a completely redesigned 18-hole course, 6-hole academy course, practice range, state of the art turf care centre and an impressive new clubhouse boasting modern meeting rooms, restaurant, bar, pro shop.

Russell Hannah, Senior Director, IMG Golf, commented: “Royal Norwich is another fantastic addition to the IMG Prestige global network. European Golf Design has earned an enviable reputation for producing successful resort, members and tournament golf courses, and have created something very special at Royal Norwich. We’re extremely proud to have the club as part of the programme and believe IMG Prestige members will have a great experience when visiting this part of England”.

Phil Grice, General Manager, Royal Norwich, commented: “After so many years of hard work it’s fantastic to finally open the new course and seeing members & guests enjoying the facilities. Joining the IMG Prestige network is a unique benefit to our members as they now have access to more than 200 premier golf clubs around the world. We’re also confident that any member from the network who visits Royal Norwich will have a very enjoyable experience on and off course”.

IMG is a global leader in the design, development, marketing and management of world class golf courses. For more than 25 years, the company has set the standard for excellence in golf course design and golf club management. IMG has been responsible for the design of over 100 golf courses around the world, and currently provides management and marketing services to over 20 award winning clubs and resorts. The company also offers IMG Prestige, which is a global network of over 200 world class golf courses located across 34 countries. For more information about IMG Golf Course Services please visit

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