Challaborough Bay Golf Break

Overview

Challaborough Holiday Park is set in deepest south Devon in beautiful surroundings within the South Devon AONB, just a stones throw from the sea and boasts a beach that holds the prestigious blue flag award, marking it as one of the finest beaches in the country with unrivaled views of nearby Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island. Accommodation options at the park include Caravans, Lodges & Chalets that can cater for groups of any size, while the facilities at the park feature an indoor swimming pool complete with gym & sauna, convenience store and newly refurbished Waterfront Bar & Grill, where you can enjoy a tasty meal or a local ale.

There are plenty of opportunities to play golf while in the area, so we have chosen 3 local courses to visit during your stay. First of these is just a few minutes drive away at Bigbury Golf Club, a fantastic parkland course that offers wide fairways, fast greens, and stunning sea views from almost every hole. This 18-hole course stretches 6,035 yards through some of South Devon’s most beautiful countryside within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty, and has been challenging golfers for 85 years. Next is Thurlestone Golf Club, running along the coastline of Bigbury Bay, this course offers fantastic views of the dramatic Cornish coastline and the Avon Estuary, while offering fantastic golf on a course designed by Harry Colt. The course itself offers an exhilarating golfing experience, with spectacular views of the rocky seascape, good protection from the wind, and a different challenge on each hole. A final round can be played at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, set in a superb location in Devon, the venue offers a fantastic hotel, leisure and golf facilities for both golfers and non-golfers. Designed by Jeremy Pern, Dartmouth is a well-established course that has seen its reputation climb in recent years and now sits inside the top 10 courses in Devon, despite stiff competition.

All of our golf breaks are built bespoke to our client’s needs. Parkdean golf breaks are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 14 night packages.

3 Nights, 3 Rounds

Self-catering

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £160pp
    £138pp
  • High Season

    £230pp
    £214pp
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All bookings are fully insured and we are active members of Golf Tourism England, IAGTO and Protected Trust Services

  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Bigbury Golf Club

  • Thurlestone Golf Club

  • Dartmouth Golf Club (Championship)

Course overview

Bigbury Golf Club is a fantastic parkland course that offers wide fairways, fast greens, and stunning sea views from almost every hole. This 18-hole course stretches 6,035 yards through some of South Devon’s most beautiful countryside. Bigbury Golf Club is located in South Devon, within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty, and has been challenging golfers for 85 years. The course plays as a par-70 and has a variety of different holes that pose different challenges. The wind comes into play on many of the holes, keeping things interesting, and fantastic views of the English Channel and the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from every hole.

Add Bigbury Golf Club to your South Devon golf break!

Course type

  • Parkland course
Devon Flag

Dorset Ranking

15th

Course facilities

  • 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 course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,011

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 5,854

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,518

Course overview

Thurlestone Golf Club is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, running along the coastline of Bigbury Bay. It offers fantastic views of the dramatic Cornish coastline and the Avon Estuary while offering fantastic golf on a course designed by Harry Colt.

The course itself offers an exhilarating golfing experience, with spectacular views of the rocky seascape, good protection from the wind, and a different challenge on each hole. The first 12 holes are magnificent and stretch right along the headland, offering a true links experience but with well maintained fairways that encourage a good strike of the ball.

The course then sees a series of well designed par 5s and a finishing 3 holes that are truly memorable. The clubhouse is ideally located to give spectacular views of the 18th hole giving you the opportunity to have a post round beer with quite the view!

Course type

  • links
    Links course
Devon Flag

Devon Ranking

9th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • 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

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,230

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,918

  • Red

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,538

Course overview

There are 27 holes on-site at Dartmouth Golf Club with the main event being the Championship Par 72, which off the back “Gold” tees runs out at a whopping 7,156 yards!

Much friendly from the shorter tees, the course can be made playable for all standards from either the white, blue or red tees. Set in a superb location in Devon, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers fantastic hotel, leisure and golf facilities for both golfers and non-golfers. Designed by Jeremy Pern, Dartmouth is a well-established course that has seen its reputation climb in recent years and now sits inside the top 10 courses in Devon, despite stiff competition.

The 18 hole Championship Course (par 72, 6663 yard) and the 9 hole Dartmouth Course (par 33, 2252 yard) tend to play well all year with well maintained fairways, greens and tee boxes. The location offers a stunning view at many points of the dramatic surrounding landscape.

The exciting Championship layout brings into play a great deal of water, as it twists and turns through the terrain. The first two holes break you in quite gently but the drama really begins at the demanding 3rd, a dramatic drop par three. Here, from the elevated tee, the prospect is daunting – the tee shot must carry across a lake (some 60 feet below the tee) to a green that is 50 yards long! The action continues into the 4th, a snaking par 5 which features a stream, bank and rock face!

With many tricky driving holes and tough Par 3’s, Dartmouth Golf Club provides not only a challenge of golf for all standards but the ability to score and enjoy your time here. A firm favourite amongst our clients, one which many return to regularly. Great as a stay & play break or as an addition to an south-east Devon golf tour.

Course type

  • Parkland course
Devon Flag

Devon Ranking

8th

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

  • Gold

    Par: 72

    Yards: 7,156

  • White

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,637

  • Blue

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,175

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,684

  • Parkdean Challaborough Bay Holiday Park

Parkdean Challaborough Bay Holiday Park

Resort overview

If a stroll along a sheltered award-winning beach sounds like heaven, then Challaborough Bay Holiday Park – set right on the bay – is the perfect location for you.

Challaborough Bay Beach holds a prestigious Blue Flag Award which marks it as one of the best beaches in the country. It offers unrivalled views of nearby Bigbury Beach and Burgh Island, which can be reached by sea tractor at high tide.

There’s plenty to see and do on-park and nearby. From surfing and paddle boarding to the adventure playground, Challaborough Bay Holiday Park has something for everyone. There’s even an indoor swimming pool where you can take a relaxing dip!

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities pool
    Pool
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

Room types available

No of rooms

Caravan

Parkdrean static caravans for hire are tastefully decorated and come with fully fitted kitchens complete with a range of appliances and bathrooms with showers. You’ll also find a number of little extras to make your holiday even better, such as free gas and electricity, a TV in the living area and heating. Some of our newer models come with additional facilities including washer-dryers and dishwashers.

No of rooms

Lodge

A Parkdean lodge offers the ultimate in luxury and comes with a number of fantastic features to ensure you have a fantastic break. Fully furnished with all of the essentials you need during your stay, the holiday lodges provide the perfect home away from home.

Hotel location

S W Coast Path
Challaborough
Beach
Kingsbridge
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The local area

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General 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 are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    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. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

  • Which 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, Gloucestershire 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.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    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.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. Offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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