Taunton Central Tour

Package Overview

The Taunton Central Tour takes you into south Somerset, staying in the Anglo-Saxon town of Taunton and playing three of the regions best parkland courses. The base for this tour has golfers staying at the Great Western Hotel, a comfortable and welcoming hotel that is ideally located in the centre of Taunton, right on the gateway to the South West and offers town centre convenience while being only a short drive from the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills and Quantock Hills. The hotel always offers a warm welcome and has a selection of comfortable boutique rooms that come complete with Wi-Fi, work desk, complimentary toiletries and coffee making facilities. Golf is played at 3 specially selected parkland courses, first of these is Enmore Park Golf Club, a fabulous championship golf course that is a hidden gem of the South West. Set within the lower slopes of the glorious Quantock Hills, the course consists of two loops of nine that start and finish at the clubhouse and at par 71 on 6,434 yards for men and 5,683 yards par 73 for ladies, the course offers a challenging test to all standards of golfer and is immensely entertaining. Next course on the tour is Oake Manor Golf Club, an 18-hole parkland course set in the beautiful surroundings of the Quantock, Brendon and Blackdown Hills. This 6149 yard course offers stunning rural views and challenges golfers with a variety of holes and no less than 10 holes featuring a water hazard. A final round is played at Taunton’s own course, Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, an 18-hole par 69 set in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackdown Hills, the course itself is set in wonderful surroundings upon Pickeridge hills and is just a short drive from Taunton. Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club is a 6109-yard par 69 parkland course that offers a challenging test that rewards the brave.

 

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

B&B

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £200pp
    £190pp
  • High Season

    £205pp
    £190pp
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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

  • Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club

  • Oake Manor Golf Club

  • Enmore Park Golf Club

Course overview

Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club is an 18-hole par 69 set in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackdown Hills, the course itself is set in wonderful surroundings upon Pickeridge hills and is just a short drive from Taunton. Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club is a 6109-yard par 69 parkland course that offers a challenging test that rewards the brave.

The course is excellently kept and is a delight to play at any time of the year. Take in the beautiful countryside while being challenged by the varied conditions on offer, and enjoy an invigorating day of golf. The course was founded in 1892 and is a traditional members club.

It has a thriving clubhouse that overlooks the 18th, making an ideal location to unwind after your round, where you can enjoy a pint of local ale or a bite to eat from the extensive menu on offer. Add this wonderful course to your Somerset golf break!

Course type

  • Parkland course
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Somerset 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: 69

    Yards: 6,109

  • Yellow

    Par: 69

    Yards: 5,968

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,400

Course overview

Oake Manor Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course, set in the beautiful surroundings of the Quantock, Brendon and Blackdown Hills. The 6149 yard course offers stunning rural views and challenges golfers with a variety of holes and no less than 10 holes featuring a water hazard.

Oake Manor Golf Club is a welcoming course that offers a relaxed atmosphere for visitors, seven days a week. Located in some of Somersets most stunning countryside, the course is nestled between the Quantock, Brendon and Blackdown Hills, offering stunning views from every hole.

The facilities at Oake Manor are first-rate, with a covered driving range, 9 hole par 3 course, and both a short game practice area and putting green. Add this wonderful course to your Somerset Golf Break!

Course type

  • Parkland course

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

  • White

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,105

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 5,774

  • Red

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,304

Course overview

Enmore Park Golf Club is one of Somerset’s finest parkland courses. From its highest point this course offers extensive views over nearby hills and across the Bristol Channel, and is easily accessible from the M5. The club was formed in 1906 in nearby Cannington. In 1932, the Club moved to its present location in Enmore as a 9 hole course. Then, in 1969, golf course architects Hawtree & Co were engaged to determine the amount of land to be purchased and to design an 18 hole course.

This fabulous championship golf course is a hidden gem of the South West set within the lower slopes of the glorious Quantock Hills. Two loops of nine start and finish at the clubhouse. At par 71 on 6,434 yards for men and 5,683 yards par 73 for ladies, the course offers a challenging test to all standards of golfer and is immensely entertaining.

To add to Enmore’s pristine condition, the course offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Ponds are in play on five of the holes and par 3’s which are set up to test the most accurate of golfers. The long, uphill par 4 10th requires the most accurate of drives to avoid finding the trees, and is one of the most daunting holes in the West Country.

Visitor information

  • Tee times for visitors are available from 10:30am on weekdays and midday at weekends.
  • No visitor bookings on Tuesdays.

Course type

  • Parkland course
Somerset Flag

Somerset Ranking

5th

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

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,453

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,218

  • Red

    Par: 74

    Yards: 5,683

  • Blue

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,901

  • Great Western Hotel (Taunton)

Great Western Hotel (Taunton)

Hotel overview

The Great Western Hotel is ideally located in the centre of Taunton, right on the gateway to the South West and offers town centre convenience while being only a short drive from the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills and Quantock Hills. The hotel offers a warm welcome and has a selection of comfortable boutique rooms that come complete with Wi-Fi, work desk, complimentary toiletries and coffee making facilities. If you need space to work or relax then The Lounge offers fresh coffee, tasty food and a range of locally sourced ales and ciders. The Great Western Hotel is a well located hotel just a short drive from the M5 and has a number of fantastic courses in the area, making it an ideal base for a North Devon golf break.

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities breakfast
    Breakfast
  • facilities en suite
    En-Suite
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities freeview
    Sky/BT
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

Room types available

No of rooms

King Room

The King room is the standard size room and offers a comfortable space for you to relax at the end of the day. With the same amenities as all of the other rooms, coffee and milk, a comfortable king-size bed, desk, free Wi-Fi and an ensuite shower room. These rooms are just slightly smaller than some of the other rooms.

No of rooms

Premium King Room

The Premium King rooms are the largest rooms and offer plenty of space for you to relax at the end of the day. With the same amenities as all of the other rooms, fresh coffee and milk, a comfortable king-size bed, a desk, free Wi-Fi and an ensuite shower room. These rooms are large and give you the opportunity to work or just a space to breathe.

One room also boasts a sofa, which can be made into a second bed.

No of rooms

Superior King Room

The Superior King rooms are slightly larger than the King and offer a comfortable space for you to relax at the end of the day. With the same amenities as all of our other rooms, fresh coffee and milk, a comfortable king-size bed, desk, free Wi-Fi and an ensuite shower room. These rooms give you a little more space to stretch your legs.

Hotel Location

The Great Western Hotel
Station Approach
Taunton
TA1 1QW

Local Area

The Great Western Hotel is located in the Somerset town of Taunton, ideally located at the gateway to the West Country. The hotel has an ideal town centre location with easy access to explore the nearby Exmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills and Quantock Hills as well as numerous historic houses and gardens.

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