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Bovey Castle Golf Club

4.4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 40 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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



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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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

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.

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

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.42

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.3
(based on 40 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

95%

would play again or recommend


4.6

The Course

4.4

Course Conditions

3.8

Value For Money

4.8

Pace of Play

4.2

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

3.9

Practice Facilities

3.8

Food & Drink

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Russell M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 9 2019

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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Alex B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 6 2014

One of the best courses I have ever played! Highly recommended.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 95 Handicap: 17.5)

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Andy K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 21 2012

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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Heath M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 28 2008

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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Chris Bristol rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 19 2020

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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Wayne C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2019

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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Richard R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 29 2016


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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Mike T rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 25 2016

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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Tom B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 25 2014



(Round played: Nov 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 23.6)

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Martyn Alison rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 8 2014

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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Nigel J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 3 2009

Beautiful course with plenty of traps & hazards a good test for any level of golfer.

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Wesley M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 15 2022

Excellent course, good challenge particularly on the front 9. Will definitely play again

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Alan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 25 2021

This was a GolfNow deal - £32.50 each. Weather was good if a bit cold. The pro shop phoned me to say there was frost on the course and our round would be delayed by 45 minutes. We met the green keeper on the first tee who warned us which areas might be treacherous. In all honesty the course was in terrific condition considering the time of year - greens in particular were excellent.
So great customer service, lovely track and a good price. Highly recommended!!

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Alwyn E rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 13 2019


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David P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2019

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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