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South Devon Golf Tour

Stunning landscapes, and quality golfing tests.

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South Devon Golf Tour

South Devon is one of England's most scenic regions. In contrast to the rugged Atlantic coastline on the northern side of the county, the South Devon coast is gentler, full of coves and estuaries, picture perfect. 

Perched on top of a cliff overlooking the sea on a coastal strip of downland turf, Thurlestone has been compared to Pebble Beach in California. Designed by Harry S Colt in 1897, the holes stretch across the hill-top although, bizarrely, the first is played in the opposite direction before a gentle climb. It is a pleasant 6340-yard course on fast-running soil where hidden hazards, nooks and crannies, emerge to punish indifferent shots. The 18th is a 500-yard downhill hole where the ball runs rapidly towards the clubhouse. The stupendous views of the surrounding area and sea are worth the visit alone.

East Devon provides superb coastal views as far as Portland Bill in Dorset on a fine day. A course both demanding and fair, the fairways are generous but a wayward drive will be punished. There are many public footpaths on and around the course so care needs to be taken. The fifth and 15th have split level greens, but the third is perhaps the most difficult hole at 411 yards and is well named Pine Coffin while the 414 yard 14th is also a test. The par three 10th is memorable and played from an elevated tee across a picturesque valley to a three-tiered green. The 16th 406-yard par four where an accurate drive is essential starts a downhill stroll back to the clubhouse. An outstanding venue.

For another experience entirely, head inland and visit Bovey Castle in the Dartmoor National Park; thousands travel here to walk across this dramatic landscape, but for golfers there is J.F. Abercromby jewel to entertain you. Bovey Castle provides a spine-tingling test of golf in one of the most beautiful settings around. It's immaculate, thanks to former owner Peter de Savary who bought the place in 2003 and threw £30m into restoring the golf course and the stunning Edwardian country house hotel to its 1920s heyday.

Yet another of the great architects, Alistair MacKenzie could not resist the charms of South Devon either, and he left his mark at Teignmouth Golf Club, described as a moorland links with outstanding views over the sea and moorlands. 

In addition to the 360-degree views, golfers visiting Teignmouth will discover the challenging and fascinating course devised by the great doctor. His characteristic signature is his unorthodox greens; at Teignmouth, Mackenzie’s penchant for two-tiered putting surfaces with three sides protected by humps and mounds is plainly evident.

This feature also makes the course tough, and testament to the design is the fact that the only changes to the layout have been in adding new tees for extra length.


South Devon Golf Tour

Golf Courses on this tour include:

Bovey Castle

North Bovey Dartmoor National Park Devon TQ13 8RE England

Bovey Castle is history, excitement, glamour, adventure and the perfect...

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East Devon Golf Club

Links Road Budleigh Salterton Devon EX9 6DG

Regarded by many as one of the finest courses in...

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Teignmouth Golf Club

The Clubhouse Haldon Moor Teignmouth Devon TQ14 9NY

Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The...

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Thurlestone Golf Club

Thurlestone, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3NZ

Thurlestone Golf Club runs alongside the stunning coastline of Bigbury...

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Tour Operators and Packages

*Please note these prices are based on travel during the High Season – May to October

The county of Devon offers rich diversity for visiting golf tourists, and some of the most spectacular natural landscapes anywhere in the south-west. There are striking contrasts everywhere you look, with a golfing option to satisfy every demand.

From verdant parkland destinations, traditional inland clubs and the challenging championship layout at Dartmouth.

Why not base yourself at The Dartmouth Hotel and play some of the best golf courses Devon has to offer? The Dartmouth Hotel has teamed up with Bigbury GC, Dainton Park GC, Churston GC, Thurlestone GC, Wrangaton GC, China Fleet GC and Dawlish GC to bring you one of the most comprehensive Golf Tours packages around. You can choose from any of these Courses for your trip to have varied and exciting stay in Devon.

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As well as being the country’s most popular holiday destinations, Devon is also an icon golf tour hot spot – with plenty of courses within the top 100.

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You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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