Golf

Golf

Golfers are perfectly placed to enjoy a round or two on some of the best courses in the country – North Devon is blessed with some excellent courses. There are the twin courses of Saunton Golf Club, the East Course was established in the 1880’s and is in the Top 100 Courses of the World.

“I am a huge fan of Saunton” said Nick Faldo in a recent testimonial for Saunton Golf Club. “Framed by magnificent sand hills, it is a classic links course where the character of the terrain and the vagaries of a near ever-present wind combine to create a wonderfully absorbing challenge.”

Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of England. The course is as tough as any of the UK’s better-known links and is ranked at number 69 in Golf Monthly’s Top 120 Course Rankings and it also features in Golf World’sTop 100 courses in the world that every golfer “must play”