The best golf courses combine a suitably challenging and engaging course layout with wonderful scenery.
That is why the county of Devon in South West England has some fantastic golf courses. When you play golf in Devon you can enjoy bracing country air along with uninterrupted views of national parks and stunning coastline. There are many courses in Devon to choose from so we have listed some of the best ones to look out for.
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Royal North Devon Golf Club is England’s oldest course and is known as the St Andrew’s of the South. Steeped in history, every hole you play has many stories to tell, and is known lovingly by the colloquial name Westward Ho! With a stiff breeze and fast running greens, this is a challenging and memorable links course.
The Wrangaton Golf Club has a long history having been founded in 1895. Located on the southern slopes of the Dartmoor National Park, golfers get variety both in course play and the views with nine parkland holes in and nine moorland holes. This even spread makes the Wrangaton unique, allowing privileged visitors to feel like they are getting two courses for the price of one. You can play verdant fairways in the parkland nine and then get uninterrupted sea views on the moorlands nine, the latter of which is reassuringly free from trees and bunkers. Wrangaton Golf Club is situated just a mile off the A38 Devon Expressway between Plymouth and Exeter near [p2p type=”slug” value=”bittaford-wood-park-homes-in-devon”]Bittaford Wood park homes[/p2p].
Thurlestone Golf Club has become a thrilling addition to the South Devon Golf Tour as one of the leading courses in the county. Located on cliff top terrain overlooking the coast, this is a links course where windy weather provides a dramatic and challenging backdrop to a truly invigorating day of golf. For those who want to retire in Devon to spend their days relaxing and playing golf, Thurlestone is close to both [p2p type=”slug” value=”glenholt-park-park-homes-in-devon”]Glenholt park homes[/p2p] and [p2p type=”slug” value=”bittaford-wood-park-homes-in-devon”]Bittaford park homes[/p2p].
Bovey Castle golf course is nearly a century old and was designed by one of the preeminent golf course designers in England. This 18 hole golf course has long been a favourite with local residents, whether they are pros or amateurs. Within the beautiful castle grounds the course is ideally suited to people of any handicap. There is also a marvellous club house bistro to entice golfers who fancy a drink, a snack or a full meal afterwards.