Courses in the South West of England may not carry quite the fame of the South Eastern corner of the country, but don’t be fooled into not considering it to satisfy your golfing needs. Spanning seven individual regions, it may not be the easiest to navigate as you travel further West, but it is worth making the effort.
Royal North Devon Golf Club is the oldest club in the country. Bucket list golfers have as tough a links challenge as they will find on any of the more famous courses. Saunton East at Braunton regularly features in top 100 lists and if you travel further West, there’s Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club, an ideal choice for a friendly break given Bude’s regular success in winning Best UK Coastal Town or Resort at the British Travel Awards.
If wiping the ice cream off your clubs isn’t your thing, Bristol has its fair share of quality clubs, such as the parkland course at Henbury, and they have the added bonus of being close to all imaginable travel links. So whether you want to stay within city limits or escape to the coast, there’s something for everyone in the South West.