Bovey Castle Golf Club

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Bovey Castle Golf Club, Devon is an 18 hole, par 71 (6303 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by JF Abercromby.

Contact Information

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Devon, TQ13 8RE United Kingdom

Tel: 01647 445009

Golf Pro: Richard Lewis | Tel: 01647 445009

Website: http://www.boveycastle.com/Golf
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £70.00 April - October/£49.00 November - March *
  • Weekend Guide: £70.00 April - October/£49.00 November - March *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6303 yards | Resort | Parkland

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

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Visitors: Standard golf dress etiquette and dress code applies; collared or polo shirt, no denim or trainers.

Soft spikes required.

Dogs not permitted on the course.

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Bovey Castle Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.27

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 31
Average Ratings
4.27 ... Overall Rating
4.52 ... The Course
4.50 ... Course Cond.
4.33 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.73 ... VFM
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4.83 ... Pace of play
4.33 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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31 ratings & 21 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1263 out of 2027.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the century. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf.

Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the pure challenge of golf to professional and amateur alike. The course meanders through the hotel estate, surrounded by idyllic landscape and challenges to meet any handicap.


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Reviewed Jan 7 2019 by Newquay - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

I note a few gripes about the prices of drinks. The course is part of a luxury (and amazing) hotel, so is to be expected. I live in Newquay and have played pretty much all the great South West courses like St Enedoc, Saunton and Trevose. I know they are links but this is the most beautiful and probably challenging. For mid-Winter it was also surprisingly firm. Wonderful course in wonderful setting.
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Reviewed Nov 14 2018 by Kevin S - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic

Wow what a course. Played here on holiday, ?37.50 with full English so can?t grumble! Golfers car park is a bit strange, about enough to hold 10 cars tucked out of the way. Front nine is great, plot your way around the river which flows through with tight greens, back nine, relax and swing away as it opens up. Very dry for time of year. In superb condition, greens quick and testing. Overall loved this track, one of my top ten, so if your on holiday, Chuck your clubs in and play...it?s millionaires golf in the week!!
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Reviewed Oct 8 2018 by Ryan D - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 20 2017 by Dan W - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic course!

This is a great course which is definitely worth a visit… I’ll be going back for sure.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2017 by Neil, Epsom - rated 3 out of 5
Very pretty course, fairways and greens in good condition. Plenty of water in the form of streams, brooks and ponds. Great views. Quite remote and out of the way to get to. Only two gripes. Firstly, the black and white marker post in the 17th is positioned far to much to the left. I hit a drive straight over it only to find an area if out of bounds directly behind it, very frustrating and spoilt an otherwise good round. Secondly the prices of drinks in the bar are just two high - £4.50 for a coffee is just pure greed!
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Reviewed Aug 28 2017 by Joss S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 14 2017 by Gordon C - rated 4 out of 5

Difficult course in a fantastic setting.................................
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(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 22.8)
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Reviewed Apr 10 2017 by Dave H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 3 2017 by Ralph P - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course set in and around the grounds of the castle/hotel. Great variety amongst the course. Front 9 is probably slightly more diverse than the back but I thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Major changes in elevation as you go round and water comes into play here and there. Well worth playing if you get the chance. Would love to have another go.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed Sep 29 2016 by Richard R - rated 5 out of 5

The course was in magnificent conditions although the bunkers were almost impossible and like cement.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 20.9)
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Reviewed Sep 25 2016 by Dave H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 25 2016 by Mike T - rated 1 out of 5
The bar prices are an absolute disgrace - a pint over ?5, an orange juice and lemonade ?6 (how does this encourage a soft drink drinking driver?) and a Jameson ?8.50.
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Reviewed Sep 23 2016 by Scott L - rated 5 out of 5

Yes wonderful course, views and greens - lovely location with great nature surroundings - keep up the good work!!!!!!

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Mar 13 2015 by Andrew I - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Dec 2014 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Dec 2 2014 by Dave H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 25 2014 by Tom B - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Nov 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 23.6)
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Reviewed Aug 8 2014 by Martyn Alison - rated 2 out of 5
Its the small things that make a course stand out and they are sadly lacking here. It is one of the prettiest courses I've played with the front 9 really interesting but the greens although looking good were incredibly slow and over watered. The back 9 isn't in the same league and not a huge challenge but ok ish.The bunkers hadn't been raked for some days as several still showed signs of a heavy storm several days previous and many were full of animal footprints. Several tees weren't of a great standard and we received a soaking on one tee with the watering system on full blast at 3pm. Some pathways weren't well maintained and lacked a bit of TLC and ball cleaners are an endangered species. Overall a real shame as could have been so much better. Glad I didn't pay the the full green fee of £70 as that is a ridiculous amount for what you get. Add to that the most expensive coke in the western world doesn't give me a craving to rush back despite the beautiful tranquility
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Reviewed May 6 2014 by Alex B - rated 5 out of 5
One of the best courses I have ever played! Highly recommended.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 95 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Aug 14 2013 by Andrew B - rated 5 out of 5
Really good day and pretty challenging course



(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.7)
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Reviewed Sep 21 2012 by Andy K - rated 5 out of 5
wow what a course !! Not suitable for high handicaps. Miss the fairway and you will lose your ball. lots of variety - water hazzards everywhere.

Toughest course I've played (harder than St Mellion Nickaulas

(Round played: Sep 2012 - Score: 106 Handicap: 15.5)
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