Situated in the South West of England with Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north-east and Dorset to the east, you’ll find one of the largest counties in England, Devon.
A popular tourist destination, the county is famous for its beautiful coast. In fact, it’s the only county in England that has two separate coastlines!
Both are known for their cliffs and sandy beaches, but they each have their individual character. The north coastline is known for some of the best surfing spots in the country. The waves break on some of the best beaches in England which are protected by the large sand dunes.
The south coastline on the other hand is more famous for the Jurassic Coast which is a natural World Heritage Site. It is a more dramatic coastline with stunning rock formations, developed over millions of years.
Moving inland there are the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, meaning this area of the country is one of the UK’s most naturally beautiful landscapes. Throw in the milder weather and favourable climate, it all makes Devon one of best places in the country for a golf break.
And there are plenty of courses to choose from with a total of 51 golf courses in Devon.
Golf has been played in these parts of the country longer than anywhere else. Royal North Devon is recognised as the oldest golf club in England still open today on its original ground, as well as the oldest links course outside of Scotland.
The club is one of a couple of spectacular courses on Devon’s north coast. The other “must play” is Saunton Golf Club. A 36 hole venue, both the East and the West Course are amongst some of the best links courses in the land. They both feature in the UK & Ireland top 100 and England top 100.
But wherever you choose, the quality of the courses and natural beauty of the surrounding will mean you enjoy your round. You can check out all of the golf courses in Devon below.