Royal North Devon Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

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

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01237 473817 | Fax: 01237 423456

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

Golf Pro: Iain Parker | Tel: 01237 477598

Contact/Secretary: Mark Evans 01237 473817

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Price Guide: £££££
  • 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.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6653 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Golf pro shop, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: 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.

  • Voucher Deals Available

Location: http://www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk/Local/finding-us.html

Designed by: Old Tom Morris and updated by Herbert Fowler

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Royal North Devon Golf Club Reviews & Information

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  4.13

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
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4.00 ... Overall Rating
3.93 ... The Course
3.93 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.59 ... VFM
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38 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 1004 out of 1971.

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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.



Most Helpful Review

Played on 2/8/2011. An excellent course, and the Oldest Links Course in England. Usually £50 a round, but £25 after 4pm at the moment. I would thoroughly recommend it. Greens were firm, quick and true, and the scenery is fantastic! Stephen. - Aug 4 2011


Golfshake Team Review

A true gem that every golfer should play

Staff 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) - Aug 1 2017


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Golf Course Reviews for Royal North Devon Golf Club

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Ian B rated 5 out of 5 - 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 - Aug 1 2017

A true gem that every golfer should play
Staff 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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Gul Abu Dhabi rated 2 out of 5 - Jul 27 2017

Baron landscape
Had heard many good things about the course siama was very excited at getting the opportunity to play there. The club house it's great and gives you a sense of the history of the course. The putting green is good and the chipping practice area is equally impressive. The driving range was a long distance away and of very poor condition. Finally, the course; apart from holes 4-8 I found the course baron and non-descript. There also needs to be more signage for visitors. As it's just a vast landscape, the holes aren't very well defined. The greens though were excellent and challenging. Overall, i was disappointed, but maybe my expectations were too high.
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David W rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 29 2017

Fantastic Links Course, (Tough)
Rained for the entire round but still bought a smile to my face! Tough course but a great test.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 25.1)
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William S rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 15 2017

Course in good condition for the time of year.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.8)
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David W rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 26 2016

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Clive H rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 6 2016

Really challenging course although some more directions signs could be useful.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 108 Handicap: 23.1)
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Andy D rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 28 2016

    

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Eddie/St A rated 3 out of 5 - Jun 1 2016

This is an amazing clubhouse which acts more as a museum. The course is on common ground, but in good condition, the greens were the best I played on during a weeks golf, they were true and fast. The problem for this course is the lack of definition on some holes and the marker posts because there is no obvious target. The clubhouse is more memorable than the course.
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Giless C rated 3 out of 5 - May 29 2016

Great historical links. Comfortable clubhouse if unattractive as you drive in. Putting green and warm up net close at hand. Easy walk. Extremely wide in places. Fairways respectable despite being common land. Good service by friendly staff.
However, very little definition. Possibly the flattest course I can think of. Too many forgettable holes. Greens 8.8 on my stimp but a little patchy. Stuck in a 100 year old time warp. Range is tatty and a little far away.
Don't want to be too harsh as its not without charm. If they could get permission to build up some of the tees on the flattest holes, even a couple of feet, first time visitors might well enjoy the layout a little more. Rating is about right here.
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William S rated 4 out of 5 - May 2 2016

The course and greens in particular were playing well for the time of year, the wind always makes it interesting.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 19.6)
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Sam M rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 25 2015


Nice traditional links set out over common ground
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 78 Handicap: 5.5)
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Aidan B rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 16 2015


Really enjoyed this round. Thought that the course would be all about the history but not much else (like Musselborough) however I was pleasantly surprised. The front 9 had some great variation to the holes, the greens ran true and club had some great facilities and plenty of historic documents to check. Also the fish pie in the clubhouse was top notch!

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 11.5)
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William S rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 5 2015

Continuing to enjoy the course. Very windy today and it showed in the score.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 106 Handicap: 21)

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Steve, Devon rated 2 out of 5 - Feb 18 2015

Was initially disappointed as the 2-4-1 voucher didn't get half price golf, just £10 off. Certainly didn't say this on their website.
The course is in good condition and the greens are quick and true. Not the most exciting course, no real risk/reward holes. Won't be in a rush to play again, and would be most annoyed if I had paid full whack for a round. Save your pennies up and have a jolly at Saunton instead.
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William S rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 24 2014

Course in good condition. Greens very fast, maybe too fast.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 104 Handicap: 20.7)
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William S rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 12 2013

A very good course with the wind the major challenge. It would be great if it had a driving range.

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 92 Handicap: 24)
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Kevin/Reading rated 3 out of 5 - Jun 23 2013

Just recently returned to play a second time and nice to see improvement to shower facilities and terrace. Course remains the same enjoyable front 9 with the formidable 4th sleeper wall. Back 9! Worth visiting to savour the history of England's oldest links course.
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rated 2 out of 5 - Dec 28 2012

If the like playing golf in a field, this is for you. Historic place it is, but lots of ill defined, dull holes. No hole you will remember apart from the drive over the big bunker. Overrated

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James H rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 19 2012

Lovely course very well maintained great challenge

(Round played: Oct 2012 - Score: 80 Handicap: 4)
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