Golf by South West: Five must-play courses in Devon
Want to play golf in the South West this summer? Devon offers plenty of great courses that are easily accessible from all main travel routes and available to book on Teeofftimes now. Here are five of our must-play Devonshire courses…
This prestigious resort in the centre of Exeter is widely regarding as offering some of the best golf in the South West. Exeter Golf & Country Club, which was founded back in 1929, is the oldest golf club in East Devon. The James Braid-designed, par-69 parkland course measures 6,023 yards and has a number of holes that will catch you out if you are slightly wayward with your tee shot or your approach. Shooting a good score around here is easier said than done.
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— ExeterGCC (@exetergcc) July 27, 2018
Located just off A380 near Newton Abbot, Dainton Park Golf Club is positioned in 125 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside overlooking Dartmoor National Park and South Hams. It was originally designed in 1991 by acclaimed course architect Adrian Stiff. The course opened in 1993 and quickly matured and is now considered by many to be one of the harder tests in the South West.
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— Dainton Park Golf (@Dainton_Park) February 6, 2018
For true links golf on the south Devon coast, look no further than Warren Golf Club. Situated within a nature reserve on a spit of land in the mouth of the Exe estuary, the course is as challenging as it is beautiful. It has 18 of the finest greens in the South West and breathtaking views to make your day memorable. On the back nine, 14, 15 and 16 offer particularly spectacular vistas as they run alongside the marshland and coastline.
Beautiful morning at the warren, roll-up stableford running. pic.twitter.com/B9TC6PFJuZ
— Warren Golf Club (@DawlishWarrenGC) December 17, 2016
Downes Crediton Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Crediton, approximately five miles from the city of Exeter. 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. There are plenty of doglegged fairways which require pint point accurate tee shots from those going for the Tiger Line over the trees.
What a great day for a game of golf, tees times available from 11.30am. Give us a call #sun#golf#fun pic.twitter.com/rUMV5UR2Tp
— Downes Crediton Golf (@CreditonGolf) August 11, 2017
One of the best parkland courses in the south west, Stover Golf Club features a wide variety of holes, with elevation change, mature trees, streams and picturesque ponds. Located on the edge of Newton Abbott, this par-69 course provides two very different challenges on its front and back nine. Holes 1-9 vaunt wide fairways, but with plenty of trees, bunkers and deep rough, while the back nine is narrower and requires greater accuracy from the tee.
Good morning to day the course is fully open 18 main greens it is a bit wet and windy out there so here a photo from yesterday in sun shine. pic.twitter.com/7EAxruniaA
— Stover Golf Club (@Stovergc) August 2, 2017