Golf courses in the South West of England may not carry quite the fame of the golf courses in the Southeastern corner of England, 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’s 100% worth making the effort.
Cornwall is the biggest county in terms of golf in the South West of England (but probably the hardest to get to). But it’s worth it. There are over 40 golf courses in the county including some of the best layouts in the region.
The pick of the bunch (and probably the best in the whole South West) is St Enodoc. The course not only ranks in the UK & Ireland Top 100, but also in the Top 100 courses in the world!
Saunton Golf Club also regularly features in top 100 lists and if you travel further West, there’s Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club. It’s just one of the golf courses near Bude that make it an ideal choice for a friendly break given the towns regular success in winning Best UK Coastal Town or Resort at the British Travel Awards.
There’s plenty of history in the South West too. Royal North Devon is officially the oldest club in the country still being played on its original layout. Bucket list golfers will find as tough a links golf challenge as any on many of the famous South West links.
If wiping the ice cream off your clubs isn’t your thing, there are further options more inland.
Bristol has its fair share of quality clubs, such as the parkland course at The Players Club, and they have the added bonus of being close to all imaginable travel links. Whilst Wiltshire has a number of golf courses set in unbeatable South West countryside.
So whether you want to stay within city limits or escape to the coast, there’s something for everyone in the South West.
You can check out all of the golf courses in the South West of England below.