Saunton Golf Club (East)

Course overview

Saunton Golf Club, Devon is one of the South West’s finest golfing destinations in the UK with both its links regularly ranking in the UK top 100. Golf has been played over this undulating links landscape just south of Croyde in Devon for nearly 120 years.

The highly regarded East course was formed in the 1920s via the design of Herbert Fowler, who also created the wonderful 36-hole layouts at Walton Heath and The Berkshire. The East has been tipped as a possible Open Host and ranks inside the top 15 in the UK top courses list. The younger West course was opened in the 1930s but after a long period of dormancy, was revived and reopened in 1975.

This course plays second fiddle to the East in some sense, however is still one of the UK’s best links. Ranking regularly in the top 100 UK courses, the West is one of the South West golfing gems and is seen as quite the test.

You’ll find yourself tackling the elements that come with links golf along with a host of burns, streams and dunes. Accuracy is essential around the Saunton Golf Courses, or you may be climbing and searching the many sand banks for wayward golf balls. Brilliantly designed links with a wide variety of holes.

North Devon is one of our most popular destinations. We have a host of hotels in the area to choose from and the Saunton courses can be paired with nearby Royal North Devon and Ilfracombe for a true North Devon Coastal Experience.

Course type

  • links
    Links course
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Devon Ranking

1st

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England Ranking

21st

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UK Ranking

48th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • Blue

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,779

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,427

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,744

  • Red

    Par: 74

    Yards: 5,960

Course location

Braunton
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The local area

Saunton Golf Club is located 8 miles west of Barnstaple within north devons area of outstanding natural beauty and just a few hundred meters from the beautiful saunton sands beach. If you are looking to get away from the rat race and immerse yourself in some of the South West's most stunning scenery, then this course is perfect for you. Located within an area of natural beauty and just a short drive from the north Devon heritage coast, the area offers plenty to see when not enjoying the fine golf offered by the course, including numerous golden beaches stretching north along the coast.

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FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break.

  • What regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol and Dorset.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

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    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

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