Saunton Golf Club

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Saunton Golf Club, Devon is a 36 hole club with the 18 hole, par 71 (6779 yard) East Course & 18 hole, par 71 (6403 yard) West Course. A private, links golf course designed by W. Herbert Fowler.

Contact Information

Saunton, Braunton, Devon, EX33 1LG United Kingdom

Tel: 01271 812436

Golf Pro: Albert MacKenzie | Tel: 01271 812013

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £79.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £79.00 per round *

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  4.62

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 43
Average Ratings
4.53 ... Overall Rating
4.73 ... The Course
4.75 ... Course Cond.
4.38 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.76 ... VFM
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4.38 ... Pace of play
4.25 ... Hospitality.
4.25 ... Prac. Facil.
4.50 ... Food + Drink
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43 ratings & 31 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 152 out of 1971.

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What the club says: The quality of the Courses has long been recognised and they both regularly appear in the Top 100 surveys of the Best Course in UK. The East Course was redesigned in 1919 by the famous course architect W. Herbert Fowler and although slight modifications have been made since the war the course is essentially unchanged. They are true links courses with the holes settling in between the dunes with little or no assistance from man. 2 superb courses and a must play links for any serious golfer.

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Reviewed Sep 1 2018 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

East! Wow! Best course I have played

Played last August and couldn't wait to return. Finally managed it today to celebrate a big birthday coming up. The course is just majestic. Set in a cauldron of dunes. Today the colours were amazing set amingst the dunes and the green rolling countryside. Made all the better by the blue skies!

Start with the magnificent club house. How reasonable. Asked for a coffee 'would that be a cup or a mug sir!?' £1. Bargain!
Also August green fees of £50 is well worth it

Really recommmend the course planner which gives full detail and photos from first tee. I studied it well before and during play and it is a shot saver for sure as you can't tell how much the rushes/rough dig into your tee shots!

I can't wait to play again. Even though 6444 yards off the whites it didn't feel too long

A really classy detail is the paths that guide you around. No concrete. Just crushed sea. Shells to remind you where you are,!

I didn't use the practice facilities but seemed pretty good esp for short game practice

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Aug 10 2018 by Ian B - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course

Played west course but told east was best one, still really challenging course

(Round played: Aug 2018
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Reviewed Jul 5 2018 by Chris R - rated 5 out of 5

A true links in true links condition

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Reviewed Jun 8 2018 by David G - rated 4 out of 5
A great course, I played off the whites which was probably a mistake as I played poorly. Nothing to do with the course which was fair. My one tip would be don’t go in the rough!

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.9)
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Reviewed Jan 10 2018 by Mark C - rated 5 out of 5

Golfing heaven

Stunning just stunning.pure gem of a course.we played the east course in very kind conditions.everything was top class.had one temp in play but that was due to groundstaff doing work on greenside bunkers.cant wait to return and play the wedt course.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.8)
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Reviewed Aug 7 2017 by Martin S - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Course was in great condition and the wind was very light which made it a lot easier to play

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 16.4)
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Reviewed Aug 2 2017 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course and a fair challenge

Golfshake Team ReviewGot cracking deal £70 for day ticket. Some super tee shots. Fairways a little bare I guess after the weather we have had. Greens absolutely excellent. Would defo play east course again About to play west after lunch

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 92 Handicap: 14.4)
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Reviewed Jun 4 2017 by David B - rated 4 out of 5

Two great courses to choose from

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Reviewed Feb 18 2017 by Scott W - rated 4 out of 5
Fabulous course. 2 x 18 holes and you won't be disappointed on either one. These courses are ranked in top 20 in U.K. And you can see why. Beautiful setting and the backdrop is superb. Courses are kept in top condition. Some of the bunkers are so deep. You need your a game on these courses. I could play again and again.
Best to get a member to sign you in as it's not cheap
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Reviewed Oct 26 2016 by Simon A - rated 5 out of 5

What an absolutely stunning course. Thankfully played it in clear conditions without a breath of wind and even then there was pressure on every shot to keep it on the short stuff. The biggest test of my very average game that I have had yet. I can see how it got its 12th place in the top 100 UK courses.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed Aug 29 2016 by Paul D - rated 4 out of 5
played here on my ,course in good condition played at my own pace nice old fashioned links course best to play when there is no wind as back nine would play a bit long.
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Reviewed Aug 26 2016 by Scott L - rated 5 out of 5
























(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 106 Handicap: 19.2)
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Reviewed Aug 16 2016 by Paul K - rated 4 out of 5
Great start to three days at this club - made to feel very welcome

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 11.6)
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Reviewed Aug 15 2016 by Jesus L - rated 4 out of 5
One of the best course at the southwest of England. High quality and high difficulty.
it should be home of high profile competitions in Uk and Europe. The green-keeper do a excellent job with both courses. The East make you work hard to score decently.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Aug 2 2016 by Scott W - rated 5 out of 5

Where do I start !!!! The best course I have played in the UK. This is rated as number 12 in the UK and you can see why. The setting is amazing with sand dunes as far as the eyes can see. The back drop of rolling hills and countryside. You stand on the tee boxes and look down the fairways and think WOW The fairways were cut very nicely. The greens were lovely but not to fast. The wind would blow the ball otherwise.
The layout of the course is perfect. Deep bunkers, blind holes, long rough all part of the risk and reward for this course. Definitely need your thinking head on to play this course. Staff were friendly and so were fellow golfers. I went round in a buggy but I think next time I will walk with trolley to fully appreciate the surroundings. If you are ever in North Devon then you must visit this course. The only downside is the cost of the round but I think if you can get over this it`s worth every penny !!!!
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed Jun 7 2016 by Eddie/ St A - rated 5 out of 5
We played both the East and West course. The courses were in excellent condition, the tees and fairways looked good, the greens rolled well. The East is the better layout, but the West is better than many other links courses. The clubhouse is good with nice views over the course and the staff are friendly.
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Reviewed May 29 2016 by Giless C - rated 5 out of 5
Superb extended clubhouse. Practise facilities close at hand, chipping area particularly good. Courses are similar to each other with the west a bit quirkier and shorter. Few genuinely blind shots on either. Almost every hole well defined, par 3's on both particularly good. Unlikely to get an extreme sidehill lie anywhere. Greens just under 9 on my stimp, great covering the best I have seen on a links. Fairways excellent, rough sensible. Friendly staff.
Minor niggle, the undercover range could be better, cant hit woods there. Really cant think of anything else to complain about.
Whilst not exactly 'hidden' gems, if these were close to an Open venue you'd hear a lot more about them. Ridiculously under rated on here. Either should be in everyones top 50 British links, easily, and that's without ripping your game to pieces. Excellent, fair test of golf.
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Reviewed May 26 2016 by Alistair W - rated 3 out of 5

Tough course, didn't find it that exciting but perhaps I didn't do it justice, think it needs playing again.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 100 Handicap: 10.5)
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Reviewed Mar 29 2016 by Mike W - rated 5 out of 5
Played in the Easter Challenge Cup. As always wonderful competition and great venue

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 72 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 23 2015 by Steven H - rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely beautiful course, perfect links golf
(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: )
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Course Information:
36 holes | Par 71 | East Course 6779; West Course 6403 yards | Private | Links

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