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Monday 22nd March 2021

5 Golf Courses in North Devon

Golf is a popular activity in North Devon with a variety of top courses to choose from. Some of which are among the very best the country has to offer. With an impressive backdrop of stunning coastal and countryside scenery it's no surprise that the award-winning golf courses attract such interest in the region.

The superbly maintained fairways and greens are suitable for a range of abilities. Not only are there great options to welcome newcomers to the sport, there are courses that will challenge more experienced golfers. Either way, you're guaranteed an affordable and enjoyable chance to put your golfing skills to the test in fresh coastal air. To make it even easier to plan a golf experience in North Devon we've identified handicap requirements and course information in this guide.

Willingcott Valley Holiday Village was once a former golf course itself and has close links with the local golf courses. We have some exclusive benefits and special offers for our guests, which we've highlighted below. Here’s our rundown of what can be expected from each golf course in North Devon.

Saunton Golf Club & Course

Saunton, Nr Braunton, Devon EX33 1LG.

You will not be disappointed with the exceptional standard at Saunton Golf Club. A superb course offering 36 holes of stunning championship links golf in a beautiful area of North Devon. Saunton is the host to tour and competition level events, and always provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's no exaggeration to say that this if one of the finest examples of its kind in Britain.

Handicap requirements: Certificate required.

Saunton golf club west course North Devon

Ilfracombe Golf Club

Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9RT.

Ilfracombe Golf Club is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which makes for a beautiful setting for an enjoyable round of golf. The 18 hole course's well-known slogan "See the Sea from Every Tee" gives you a good idea of the breathtaking views to admire as you make your way around this interesting cliff-top course. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Handicap requirements: Preferred.


Willingcott Valley special offer! We've teamed up with Ilfracombe Gold Club to offer guest benefits at this course. Contact us for exclusive discount information.


Ilfracombe golf club North Devon

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Golf Links Road, Westward Ho! Bideford, North Devon EX39 1HD.

Founded in 1864, Royal North Devon Golf Club is the oldest coastal golf course in the country with a rich history. The welcoming clubhouse features a fascinating museum for golf enthusiasts to enjoy. The 18-hole course itself is blessed with views over Bideford Bay and Lundy Island is also visible on the horizon.

Handicap requirements: Certificate preferred.


Willingcott Valley special offer! We've teamed up with Royal North Devon Golf Club to offer guest benefits at this course. Contact us for exclusive discount information.


royal North Devon golf club

Portmore Golf Park

Landkey Road, Barnstaple, North Devon EX32 9LB.

Portmore is a challenging North Devon golf course set over 27 holes. The layout consists of the 18 hole Barum course as well as a 9 hole Landkey course. This enjoyable golfing experience provides superb views over Barnstaple and has pay and play options as well as well welcoming society packages.

Handicap requirements: No handicap certificate required.

portmore golf club

Mortehoe and Woolacombe Golf Club

Easewell Farm, Station Road, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, EX34 7EH.

A testing 9 hole course with outstanding sea views to Lundy Island & Wales. Mortehoe & Woolacombe golf course is a challenging layout that will test your iron play and particularly your short game. Make sure you check out the friendly clubhouse and shop.

Handicap requirements: None.

Mortehoe & woolcombe golf club

Playing golf in North Devon is a great way to experience the stunning coastal views and enjoy time with friends and family. You'll find it a suitable challenge for golfers of all abilities. After your time on the fairway, pack away the clubs and unwind in our comfortable self-catering cottages. Book your golfing holiday in North Devon now!


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