Dartmoor Golf Tour

Overview

The Golf South West Dartmoor Golf Tour is a 2 night 3 round tour offering you fantastic value at 3 of Devon’s premiere golf courses.

You will spend 2 nights and your first round at the famous Dartmouth Golf & Country Club. The 18 hole Championship Course (par 72, 6663 yards) has been created with pristine fairways, all year round tees and of course superb greens. Offering stunning view of the dramatic surrounding landscape Dartmouth is a course which must be visited at least once.

Your second destination offers an exhilarating and challenging golfing experience that meanders through the hotel estate at Bovey Castle, all the while surrounded by stunning Cornish landscapes. Bovey Castle is located within the magnificent Dartmoor National Park and the newly fashioned course can play at up to 6600 yards, with a picturesque front nine that will be sure to create memorable moments.

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

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

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Prices from

  • Low Season

    £266pp
    £241pp
  • High Season

    £386pp
    £356pp
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  • Courses

  • Resort

  • Dartmouth Golf Club (Championship)

  • Bovey Castle Golf Club

  • Thurlestone Golf Club

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 Information

  • Parkland course
Devon Flag

Devon Ranking

8th

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

Course overview

Ranked inside the top 5 courses in Devon, Bovey Castle’s golf course sits within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. At this one-of-a-kind resort you will not only find a fantastic golf course, but a 5 red star hotel, two fantastic restaurants and an award-winning spa.

Designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, Bovey Castle Golf Club is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, originally designed to rival its sister courses Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course offers a golfing experience never to be forgotten. The course itself offers an exhilarating and challenging golfing experience, offering players a pure golfing challenge that meanders through the hotel estate, all the while surrounded by stunning Devonshire landscapes.

The Bovey Castle course can play at up to 6,600 yards, with a picturesque front nine that will be sure to create memorable moments. Bovey Castle also offers a fully-equipped clubhouse, modern driving range, and the Smith’s brasserie for post-round drinks & snacks.

Course Information

  • Parkland course
Devon Flag

Devon Ranking

5th

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

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!

The course feels very links like, certainly in the early holes, but actually is a downland cliff top course. We’re splitting hairs here as the course drains well and in the summer months plays similar to any true links courses which you’ll find on the other Atlantic coastline side of the county.

Thurlestone is one of those hidden gems that simply must be ticked off the list at some point by any serious golfer.

Course Information

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    Cliff-top course
  • Downland
    Downland course
Devon Flag

Devon Ranking

9th

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • icon-free-parking
    Free Parking
  • 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
  • Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Resort overview

One of Devon’s most popular golf resorts.

For those looking for a venue with leisure facilities, more than one course, good food, choice of lodges or hotel rooms and some unbeatable pricing, Dartmouth is for you!

Dartmouth Golf Club offers two fantastic golf courses, The 18 Hole, Par 72 (6663 yard) Championship Course, and a more relaxing but still very testing 9 hole par 33 (2252 yard) course that is a great way to test your mid to short iron play and short game skills.

Set in a superb location near the towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, in South East Devon, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers fantastic facilities for golfers and non-golfers alike. Designed by Jeremy Pern, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers 27 holes top quality golf. The main Championship Course is widely regarded as one of the finest parkland courses in the county.

Offering stunning views of the dramatic surrounding landscape Dartmouth is a venue that must be visited at least once. 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. Golf package rates are favourable year-round, with Sunday night deals being the very best value deals.

 

Additional information 

  • Golf packages include a 3 course meal
  • Single supplement is £30 per person, per night
  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities breakfast
    Breakfast
  • facilities en suite
    En-Suite
  • facilities gym
    Gym
  • facilities pool
    Pool
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities sauna
    Sauna
  • facilities freeview
    Sky/BT
  • facilities hotel spa
    Spa
  • facilities steam room
    Steam Room
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

No of rooms

17

Twin Room

All rooms are well equipped with stylish and comfortable furnishings and offer plenty of space and storage. Get a great night’s sleep in the soft and comfortable Vi-spring beds. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in rooms as standard, along with a flatscreen TV and Freeview access so you can unwind with a coffee and a snack from our extensive room service selection, and take in your favourite shows. Free Wi-Fi can be picked up throughout the hotel to keep you connected during your stay.

No of rooms

17

Double Room

All rooms are well equipped with stylish and comfortable furnishings and offer plenty of space and storage. Get a great night’s sleep in the soft and comfortable Vi-spring beds. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in rooms as standard, along with a flatscreen TV and Freeview access so you can unwind with a coffee and a snack from our extensive room service selection, and take in your favourite shows. Free Wi-Fi can be picked up throughout the hotel to keep you connected during your stay.

No of rooms

6

Family Room

All rooms are well equipped with stylish and comfortable furnishings and offer plenty of space and storage and up to one additional z-bed. Get a great night’s sleep in the soft and comfortable Vi-spring beds. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in rooms as standard, along with a flatscreen TV and Freeview access so you can unwind with a coffee and a snack from our extensive room service selection, and take in your favourite shows.

No of rooms

Lodges

The luxury cottages can sleep up to six people, with 3 en-suite double bedrooms, including master bedroom. All the self-catering cottages offer a spacious and sunny living space with contemporary, modern and tastefully furnished living room with two double sofas, armchair, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking unit and fully equipped and elegantly designed kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwashers, washing machine, and microwave.

Resort location

Blackawton
Dartmouth
TQ9 7DE

The local area

Located in the heart of south Devon, Dartmouth Golf Club is nestled between Dartmoor National Park, South Devons area of Natural Beauty and the stunning east coast. Despite being located between these areas of Devons natural beauty, there is still plenty to do in the area, with Plymouth just 30 miles to the west and Paignton & Torquay a short drive to the north.

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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, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    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. We 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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