The top courses in Devon

The golf courses in Devon provide an eclectic mix of cliff top, moorland, parkland, and links courses that are widely regarded as some of the best in the country. Venues such as Woodbury Park, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, and Bovey Castle provide superb golfing holiday destinations, while the links courses such as Saunton on the north coast are true golfing tests of the highest calibre. Together with Cornwall, Devon is noted for having two separate coastlines and the south coast golf courses such as Staddon Heights are equally impressive. With both The Dartmoor National Park, and Exmoor National Park, it is no surprise that the moorland courses in Devon such as Wrangaton (South Devon) are popular, but there are a number of golf courses near Exeter and Plymouth, the major urban areas in the county, that are also worthy of a visit.

Devon Golf Courses

 Downes Crediton Golf Club at Downes Crediton Golf Club in Devon

Downes Crediton Golf Club

Downes Crediton Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the city of Exeter and was established over 30 years ago thanks mainly to a group of golf enthusiasts who wanted to provide a golf facility for the benefit of the local community. This 18 hole golf course is set in 90 acres of parkland in Mid Devon and will challenge both the low and high handicapper alike. Golf societies and visitors are most welcome to enjoy this superb course along with it’s club house facilities which include a full catering service and bar facility.

 The Oaks at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club in Devon

Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club

The scenery alone at Woodbury Park in Devon is worth the walk, with manicured greens and an abundance of wildlife everywhere on site. This really is golf at its finest. The Oaks course is one of the most picturesque in Devon, a striking parkland course with rolling fairways and stunning lakes. The 18th in particular offers a spectacular finish over the lake in full view of the clubhouse! The Acorns course is a beautifully contoured 9 hole layout with tricky green side bunkers, and big rolling greens.

 Teignmouth Golf Club at Teignmouth Golf Club in Devon

Teignmouth Golf Club

Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1924, some 9 years before he completed his most famous work at the Augusta National, home of the US Masters. Teignmouth’s course is situated near to the South Devon coast and, at 800 feet above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the sea and nearby moors. The 18 hole moorland links presents a great test of golf for players of all abilities. Features include six varied and challenging par 3s and no fewer than 11 two-tier greens, a true MacKenzie trademark.

 East Course at Saunton Golf Club in Devon

Saunton Golf Club

This is your opportunity to play two Championship courses which have been listed in Golf World & Golf Monthly magazine's 100 Best Courses in the UK, at any time of the year and even on the same day if you are feeling fit enough! Saunton has also been voted the "Best Value Winter Break" destination by Golf World magazine.

 Staddon Heights Golf Club at Staddon Heights Golf Club in Devon

Staddon Heights Golf Club

Staddon Heights is a superb 18 hole cliff top course situated on the outskirts of the historical naval city of Plymouth. The club has wonderful views along the Devon and Cornwall coastline, Plymouth Sound, the City of Plymouth and inland over the Dartmoor and Bodmin hills. Staddon Heights Golf Club was established in 1904 and, over the years, it has matured into a course that offers players of all standards a challenging, enjoyable and memorable experience. With excellent clubhouse facilities and a restaurant, bar and function rooms the club is well-placed to cater for large or small groups alike. Whether you are visiting for a round of golf, a family function or simply a drink at the bar, you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

 East Devon Golf Club at East Devon Golf Club in Devon

East Devon Golf Club

Situated on the cliff top above Budleigh Salterton, at the western end of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, East Devon Golf Club commands magnificent views along the coast. On a clear day Berry Head is visible to the south west and to the east the high point of the distant Portland Bill in Dorset can be seen 35 miles away. East Devon is regarded by many as one of the finest courses in the South West and is well reviewed in the Top 100 Golf Courses of the British Isles. The fairways have been cut through a profusion of heather and gorse and, according to Peter Alliss, the 16th tee provides ‘the best view in golf’.

 Warren Golf Club at Warren Golf Club in Devon

Warren Golf Club

Set in a beautiful Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve, the Warren Golf Club is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Warren as well as offering a superb golf course and clubhouse facilities. The Warren Golf Club offers a true links course on the south Devon coast. Situated on the spit of land in the mouth of the Exe estuary, the course provides a challenge to golfers of all abilities. It has 18 of the finest greens in the South West and breathtaking views to make your day memorable. We feel very privileged to play golf in such special surroundings and invite you to experience the course for yourself. The clubhouse is also available to hire for private functions.

 The Championship Course at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club in Devon

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

Designed by Jeremy Pern, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers 2 exceptional golf courses, both created with sweeping fairways, ample all year round tees, and of course superb greens created from the dramatic surrounding landscape, all built to USGA Championship specification.Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is honoured to have been selected by "Golf Monthly" as one of the top 80 golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland.The 7,200 yard,par 72 Championship Course, which has hosted the West Region PGA Championships on no less than 6 occasions, has been designed to challenge the most proficient golfer, with the strategic positioning of tees, meandering streams, 12 water features and undulating greens provide an excellent and enjoyable challenge.

 Wrangaton (South Devon) Golf Club at Wrangaton (South Devon) Golf Club in Devon

Wrangaton (South Devon) Golf Club

Located on the edge of Dartmoor, this picturesque golf course has magnificent views of the South Hams. The 9 holes of moorland and 9 holes of parkland make the course a unique and memorable golfing experience. The men's course Par is 70 measuring 6065 yards and the ladies course Par is 71 and measures 5248 yards, the course offers a challenge to golfers of all levels. Due to its elevation the course drains well and playing conditions are excellent all year round. Trolleys are rarely banned, and buggies can be hired from the Pro Shop between April and October.

 Dainton Park Golf at Dainton Park Golf Club in Devon

Dainton Park Golf Club

Designed by Adrian Stiff and commissioned in 1991, Dainton Park has matured into an awesome test of golf. As with his other notable designs, such as the Kendleshire and the Players Club near Bristol, Stiff has created 18 different challenges, all equally memorable. Elevated tees offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and wide, inviting fairways follow the natural contours of the landscape. Numerous bunkers and water features pepper the fairways and several patches of unkempt rough will to trap the wayward. Well protected greens require a thoughtful approach and an accurate short game - with such an array of golf shots required you will need every club in your bag.

 Churston Golf Club at Churston Golf Club in Devon

Churston Golf Club

Churston Golf Course is one of Devons best kept secrets, the Par 70 parkland course meanders along the cliffs overlooking Torbay. The views are breathtaking and if you are not careful they will take your mind off why you came here in the first place The golf course drains readily and remains open all year round. We use trolleys all year round, it is seldom that these are restricted. At Churston we have two practice putting greens, they are beautifully manicured and idealy situated next to the club house so you can relax and hone your skills whilst waiting for your playing partners to arrive.

 Torquay Golf Club at Torquay Golf Club in Devon

Torquay Golf Club

Torquay Golf Club is a delightful parkland course with stunning views over Lyme Bay, Torbay and across to Dartmoor in the distance.

 Royal North Devon Golf Club at Royal North Devon Golf Club in Devon

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of the South. The golf course is as tough as any of the UK’s more famous links layouts and stretches out to beyond 7,000 yards from the back tees. It is used for one of the top Amateur golf events in the calendar, the West of England Championship, but above all, this is great, natural golf that is largely unchanged from 100 years ago when Harold Hilton et al pronounced Westward Ho! as England’s No 1 competition golf course. The course is pure, raw exhilaration and provides the ultimate experience of playing a fast running links in a stiff breeze.

 Bovey Castle at Bovey Castle in Devon

Bovey Castle

The Old Course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, designed in 1926 by JF Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the Golden Era, and has been named one of top 100 golf courses in Britain. The course meanders through the Castle estate, surrounded by idyllic landscape, with challenges to meet any handicap. Bovey Castle also offers a fully-equipped club house, driving range, golf academy and bistro for pre and post match meals and snacks. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the pure challenge of golf to professional and amateur alike.