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Royal North Devon Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 52 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon is an 18 hole, par 72 (6653 yard), private, links golf course designed orginally by Old Tom Morris and updated by Herbert Fowler in 1908

18 holes | Par 72 | 6653 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Westward Ho, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1HD United Kingdom

Tel: 01237 473817

Golf Pro: Iain Parker | Tel: 01237 477598

Website: http://www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Golf shop  Golf Shop
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

COUNTY CARDS AND 2 FOR 1 VOUCHERS MAY BE USED ON SUNDAYS FROM 2 P.M. ANY TIME MONDAY, TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAYS FROM 2 P.M. PROVIDING THAT THE INTENTION TO USE THESE VOUCHERS IS STATED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round Sun - Thurs *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round Fri - Sat *

  • Voucher Deals Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round Sun - Thurs *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round Fri - Sat *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.89

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.1
(based on 52 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

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4

The Course

4.7

Course Conditions

3.8

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.1

Facilities & Service

4.7

Hospitality

4

Practice Facilities

4.5

Food & Drink

What the club says: Founded in 1864, the Royal North Devon is the oldest course in England and Wales. Although Old Tom Morris was involved with the design in the 19th century, the course you play today is more a reflection of the work Herbert Fowler did in 1908. A challenging links situated on the rugged North Devon coast, its exposed position, multitudes of spiky rushes, naturally formed grassy mounds and deep pot bunkers pose a number of questions to every level of golfer.

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Sean O rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 21 2022

Oldest links in england

We drove down to the beach at westward ho! To looks at the 2 nd and 3rd holes and we weren’t very impressed looked very ordinary and quite bland. But when you actually get out there what a fantastic course. After 3 it turns into proper links golf . Can be very windy and quite long you need all your links skills to get around this beauty

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 11 2022

Ever changing challenge

Always kept in good condition. This links course is an ever changing challenge depending on wind speed and direction.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 6 2022

Unique and challenging holes

A couple of unique and challenging holes including the tallest bunker face I've ever seen.

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James C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 24 2021

Lucky it wasn't windy!

I played at Royal North Devon on a recent holiday in Westward Ho! £75 for a weekend round seems a lot to me, but I wanted to play a links course for the first time. I was able to join up with a 2-ball behind me, who were very friendly and guided me around the course. The course is quite level and exposed, but there are sufficient undulations to add interest and create a lot of blind shots. The greens were in great condition and you had to be accurate with your approach shots to keep the ball on the green. The view from the 6th tee is fantastic with coastal views for around 270 degrees around you.If you fancy a taste of links golf this is a great option.

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Graham C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2021

Oldest Club in England

This is the oldest golf club in England and the course was designed by Old Tom Morris. It's a fantastic links course with some unusual holes - notably the 4th which features a fairway bunker with a 25ft wall. The course was in great condition with fast undulating greens. The clubhouse is very pleasant and features an array of golfing memorabilia which is well worth a close look. This is a must play course if you find yourself in the vicinity.

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Kevin H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 14 2021

Oldest club in England

Loved my round at RND - still conditions made for a really enjoyable experience, but when the wind blows I'm sure it shows its teeth! The highlight holes are 4-10, including a couple of lovely par 3s, but the more inland holes were still fun.

The course was in excellent condition so kudos to the green keepers, and the team couldn't have been more helpful in accommodating my early start request.

If you're in the south west this summer (or any other summer for that matter) I highly recommend trying to get a round in, you won't be Disappointed.

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Martin R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 21 2021

Challenging Links Course

RND is great course for challenging all aspects of your game. The combination of fast greens, hazards and bunkers will test your playing skills to the limit. If your game is not a match for the challenge then just enjoy the breathtaking views.

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Warren B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 21 2021

A great course and an unusual experience playing amongst wild horses and sheep, on a beach

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 106 Handicap: 16.3)

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Thomas M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 15 2021

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 23.5)

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Mike M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 29 2020

Wonderful historic course

A must play. You can sense you’re playing somewhere special and on a real part of golfing history. True links with brutal wind conditions. Course is always in fabulous condition, with wildlife grazing away and wonderful views of the Devon coastline.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.4)

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William S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 28 2020

Course in good condition, getting quite dry now but greens looked after. Didn’t play my best at all!

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 14.3)

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Graeme S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2019

The oldest course in England was fantastic to play. Avoided hitting any sheep so that was good! A true links course which got much harder as the wind picked up.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 0)

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Rod R rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 26 2019

Glorious weather, if a little hot, with the wind helping on the 1st.

The greens were true with a nice roll, some with tricky undulations. The light rough was playable but the deep stuff, take your punishment, play a provisional.

There are some nice holes but many look the same. The last three hole are very difficult against the wind.

The club is very welcoming with friendly and helpful staff. The food is extremely good both in choice, taste and value.


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Ian B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 10 2018

Great course

Great course with car, people sheep and horses as hazards. 15 foot deep bunker amazing and lots of blind shots, 50 feet from the sea

(Round played: Aug 2018

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Richard M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 1 2017

A true gem that every golfer should play

Golfshake Team ReviewStaff were soooo friendly what a lovely place. We're so excited to play I drove 2 hours 40 and my playing partner 4 hours to get there. Well worth the trip. It was awesome. The greens were so firm and ran very true. Loved the course. Will play again. The wind was strong but no gale as is sometimes the case I was warned!

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15)

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