Saunton Golf Club

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

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

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

Golf Pro: Albert MacKenzie | Tel: 01271 812013

Contact/Secretary: P.C. McMullen

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

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

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 36 holes | Par 71 | East Course 6779; West Course 6403 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

  • 7 Day Membership Available

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
East CourseBlue71726781
East CourseWhite71736444
East CourseWhite71736427
East CourseYellow70696008
East CourseRed74765934
West CourseBlue71736596
West Coursewhite71716200
West Courseyellow71705801
West CourseRed71725342
East Course (Old)Yellow69675702

Saunton Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.58

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 49
Breakdown Averages

4.52 ... Overall Rating
4.73 ... The Course
4.36 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.73 ... VFM
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Recent Reviews

49 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 152 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend

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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.



Most Helpful Review

WOW. THE COURSE IS AMAZING. WHAT A BACK DROP YOU HAVE ON EVERY HOLE. MOST OF THE HOLES YOU ARE PLAYING BLIND. A REALLY TOUGH COURSE BUT VERY ENJOYABLE AT THE SAME TIME. LINKS GOLF IS VERY DIFFERENT TO YOUR NORMAL GOLF. FAIRWAYS COULD OF DONE WITH SOME WATER. THE SAND IN THE BUNKERS WAS SO SOFT AND FLUFFY. ACTUALLY MADE IT EASIER TO GET OUT OF THEM. IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA THEN YOU MUST VISIT THIS MAD COURSE. YOU WILL BE HIGHLY REWARDED WITH STRAIGHT SHOTS. THE ROUGH IS LONG AND UNFORGIVING. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. GO AND PLAY THIS COURSE AND TEST YOUR GOLFING ABILITY. 26/8/13. Greens had been holitised and played really bad today. A bit early in the year for that. Made putting very difficult but still liked it.

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 95 Handicap: 16.6) - Aug 29 2013


Golfshake Team Review

Lovely course and a fair challenge

Got 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) - Aug 2 2017


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Ian B rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 10 2018

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

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Chris R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 5 2018

A true links in true links condition
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David G rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 8 2018

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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Mark C rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 10 2018

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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Martin S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 7 2017

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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Richard M rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 2 2017

Lovely course and a fair challenge
Got 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

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David B rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 4 2017

Two great courses to choose from
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Scott W rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 18 2017

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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Simon A rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 26 2016


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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Paul D rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 29 2016

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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Scott L rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 26 2016

























(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 106 Handicap: 19.2)
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Paul K rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 16 2016

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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Jesus L rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 15 2016

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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Scott W rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 2 2016


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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Eddie/ St A rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 7 2016

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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Giless C rated 5 out of 5 - May 29 2016

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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Alistair W rated 3 out of 5 - May 26 2016


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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Mike W rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 29 2016

Played in the Easter Challenge Cup. As always wonderful competition and great venue

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


Absolutely beautiful course, perfect links golf
(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: )
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Steve B rated 4 out of 5 - May 15 2015

Very very very windy. But the fairways were perfect. Greens were true.

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 19.2)
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