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Saunton Golf Club

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

Course Information

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.

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

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.


Visitor Information

  • 7 Day Membership Available

Contact Information

Address: 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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Saunton Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 52
Average Ratings
4.61 ... Overall Rating
4.78 ... The Course
4.80 ... Course Cond.
4.44 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.83 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.53 ... Pace of play
4.53 ... Hospitality.
4.33 ... Prac. Facil.
4.60 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

52 ratings & 40 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 6 out of 2183.

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.

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Reviewed Aug 1 2021 by Alistair H - rated 5 out of 5

Wow, awesome golf venue

Two spectacular courses and just a great set up. Everything was class there and although the course probably didn't suit my driving game (especially the East) the challenge was brilliant. The east punished anything offline severely and the greens were challenging, but beautiful. The west was a very different proposition, with a few more holes to get the driver out, but lots of thought needed.
I would say this was possibly the best golf club I've been to, however it was reflected in the price, it was pricey!

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Reviewed Jun 21 2021 by Warren B - rated 5 out of 5
It really is as good as everyone tells you, a must to play and in perfect condition

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 103 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Aug 21 2020 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

East is best

4th time in 4 years for summer golf. I adore this course. The practice facilities are incredible..... with 2 practice putting greens, a 10 bay range range, a chipping and short game area and 2 lots of nets. I could spend hours just in these. The club house is fabulous, the views across the course are amazing and the fod is goodand not over priced. 75p for a mug of coffee. £7.50 for the most expensive enormous club sandwich. Brilliant value.

The course is just class! The wind was blowing 3 clubs on front nine which made it interesting and we all suffered in it, but it did not detract, but sadly it afected our tee shots alot so spentmost of the first 6 holes ball hunting and waving grous through. We did the twilight after 2.30pm (yes 2.30! which is amazing value at £45 for this quality of course.) There is a top review of this course so go read it. In fact forget that..... just book and go. I'd do a day round trip as it is 2 hour 45 from the Midlands each way.

Even bumped into some elderly fellas from Burnham and Berrow who make the 90 minute trip to play, which speaks volumes.

Email [email protected] she is great at sorting it all out for you!

We then played the West course the day after. We all agreed East is best by quite a long way!

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 94 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed Aug 18 2020 by Tomo M - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic value for money. Payed less than £50 for a late tee off on Top 100 UK & ROI course in summer. Course immaculate. Great links test with some really interesting hole in the middle section. Local area is v.nice too if coming for more than the golf. Highly recommend
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Reviewed Oct 30 2019 by Paul T - rated 5 out of 5

boy does the wind blow

Played both east and west courses and in very good condition. Greens very fast and a very very strong easterly wind made scoring difficult. At £100 per round for visitors its expensive ( £50 for members guest ) Great Pro shop and good bar facilities.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed Sep 9 2019 by Graeme S - rated 5 out of 5

What a course

The East course is fantastic & very challenging especially with any wind. The greens were in excellent condition. I will certainly be playing here on my next visit to Devon.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 9 2019 by James B - rated 5 out of 5

20yrs waiting to play this course!!!

Amazing links course in natural dune landscapes.
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Reviewed Jul 28 2019 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Love this course!!

Favourite course in UK.
Third time here in three years. Love every hole.
Love holes like 1, 6, 15, 16, 18 where the fairways runs off at an angle to your tee shot position so you need to decide how much to chop off/how much to carry/how much dare you run off..... A real test!

So many memorable holes. It has to be played if you are a serious golfer. Amazing prices in August £50. We played £50 for twilight (after 2.30 in July) so you don't need to pay full price for really exceptional golf!

They even do a 'country rate' membership (correct spelling).....as do Burnham & Berrow ...... for people +100 mile away knowing you can't get there that often............so for the discerning golfer who doesn't mind a few hours in the car for quality golf .......!

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed Jun 2 2019 by Chris R - rated 5 out of 5

simply Stuning

Last year the dry spell had some of the fairways turning to dust, some recent rain ha helped

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.2)
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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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