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 *

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

Course Information:
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

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Saunton Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.59

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 47
Average Ratings
4.58 ... Overall Rating
4.76 ... The Course
4.75 ... Course Cond.
4.44 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.84 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.50 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.25 ... Prac. Facil.
4.58 ... Food + Drink
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47 ratings & 36 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 212 out of 2122.

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Reviewed Aug 29 2013 by Scott W - rated 4 out of 5
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)
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Reviewed Jan 8 2012 by Simon/Oxfordshire - rated 5 out of 5
Easily the best course I've ever played. Very tough, amazing greens and a beautiful setting. Challenging but enjoyable. They also have some good offers for members guests, and it can be very good value to join as a country member if you're a regular visitor to north devon.
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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 Nov 2 2011 by Scott W - rated 4 out of 5
Wow..... This really opened my eyes to golfing. I have never seen anything like this !!!!
Very very hard and testing for me and the bunkers were over 6ft deep.
I struggled the whole way round but really really loved the course. A must for any golfer !!!!
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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 Sep 6 2014 by Shane D - rated 4 out of 5
This course sits alongside it's more famous East course very well. A good selection of holes and terrain that will test your distance control and strategy.

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 72 Handicap: 5)
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Reviewed May 27 2012 by Paul J - rated 5 out of 5
I have played both courses and have to say I rate them as number one and two out of the hundred or more courses I have ever played home and abroad. If you like links golf you will love this place.
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Reviewed Dec 1 2008 by John D - rated 4 out of 5
Played the West Course in the worst weather possible and in failing light, but somehow managed to enjoy myself! Absolutely classic links course. I'd like to come back and have another go on a nicer day. If it's your first time you need to hit the ball to what you can see, any further and it's in trouble, don't take short cuts until you know they exist. The West Course is a bit tight on line so try not to monster the ball unless you can do it straight.

For visitors, the club is friendly with great facilities. If you take the "£40 for a round including meal" option, make sure they are certain the kitchen will be open when you finish. I had to ask for a small refund even after assurances by the pro shop that food would be available, which was quite embarrassing and left me feeling very hungry in my wet kit! This sort of thing happens now and again and they were very good about the refund, so thanks Saunton Golf Club.

I'd recommend to others.
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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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