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Bovey Castle Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 71 | 6303 yards | Resort | Parkland

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


Tee Time Information

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

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

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


Visitor Information

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


Contact Information

Address: 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

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Bovey Castle Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.27

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
Average Ratings
4.32 ... Overall Rating
4.56 ... The Course
4.46 ... Course Cond.
4.19 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.76 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.77 ... Pace of play
4.23 ... Hospitality.
3.85 ... Prac. Facil.
3.77 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

38 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 818 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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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 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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Reviewed Nov 28 2008 by Heath M - rated 5 out of 5
beutiful location,beautiful course, one of the best front 9s in the west country,overall very challenging and enjoyable round of golf .i would recomend this course to anybody.
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Reviewed Apr 9 2019 by Russell M - rated 5 out of 5

Varied and challenging course in superb setting

This is a cracking course that has two distinct nines. The front nine winds around the valley at the bottom of this beautiful estate and has the river Bovey intersecting virtually all of its holes. The second nine is on higher, undulating ground and has more of a parkland/moorland feel including a number of blind shots on the closing holes.

The 3rd, 7th, 10th and 11th were particularly memorable/challenging holes while the 18th is arguably the toughest, saved until last.

It's not a particularly long course but presents a variety of challenges.

Our party booked two rounds and accommodation in the superb castle for only ?139 which was a real bargain and a visit here is highly recommended.
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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 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 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 Jul 3 2009 by Nigel J - rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful course with plenty of traps & hazards a good test for any level of golfer.
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Chris Bristol - rated 3 out of 5

Lovely course that does not cater for golfers

Played Bovey this weekend as part of a 3 game weekend as a group of 8.
Pre booked our tee times well in advance and was not disappointed with the course , amazing and in great condition but ther is a big But !!!
Turned up 1 and ate hours early to relax and have a coffee etc and take in the atmosphere.
When to pro shop / hut to check in and asked where we can get the coffees only to be told you can’t !! Why not ?? Residents only !!!, ok we will buy some soft drinks, sorry only got warm water !!! Had no choice to purchase, can we buy some chocolate for half way round please, answer haven’t got any !!! So all in all for a course of this stature and status just appalling they really do need to sort this out, had empty terraces that no one was using overlooking the grounds, utterly disappointing and frustrating, come on Bovey castle sort it out !!!
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Reviewed Nov 13 2019 by Alwyn E - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 8 2019 by Wayne C - rated 4 out of 5

Thinking players course

Before i played here there had been a lot of rain over a couple of weeks so i was expecting a damp round.
Pro shop: Very sparse in terms of stock but they have gloves, balls, some clothing, drinks No equipment such as clubs or bags etc to buy, staff helpful and pleasant.

Practice facilties: I personally do not think many courses/golf centres have grassed range facilities. It is a bugbare of mine that this is not more common. Bobey castle has an excellent grassed range area with a covered couple of raised mats if the weather is particularly bad. The mowed grass could have done with being removed to see the dispersion a bit better but all in all a very pleasant practice area which warmed me up for palying the course. It has a well kept chipping green but i noted no practice bunker. there is a lovely putting green up by the first tee.
The Course: One negative the tees are very poor in size and condition. Not very well rolled or closely mowed. On the positives, the first none holes are down at the base of the valley, with streams and ponds everywhere, so thinking off the tee is important. the first is a tease sensible play will see you come off with a par easily. Once you hit the back nine ot starts to get a little more hill and undulating. The greens were true and even, if a bit slow but that was due to the rain. Considering the amount of rain the course had drained very well, my ball did plug on the greens a couple of times. Bunkers were in really good condition. I used a buggy and other players were friendly and polite and allowed me to play through.
I shot a great ground and felt it was a course that requires concentration so i would definatley play again.
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Reviewed Sep 24 2019 by David P - rated 5 out of 5

This is the one

you can get into so much trouble so easily, fantastic course that will challenge you. It beautiful in a great location. If you are a golfer do it.
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Reviewed Jul 14 2019 by James M - rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful and challenging

Fabulous course in even better condition. A challenging, course with very interesting green complexes.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed May 17 2019 by Julian S - rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful Course

A must play for any golf lover. Challenging course, but playable. Highly recommended

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 15.5)
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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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