The Top 5 South West Golf Tours 2019

As we near the end of 2019, we thought it would be worth looking at which golf tours have been preferred this year.

We have so many great courses across the South West, some tagged as hidden gems and others are nationally or globally known. All our affiliated venues are well worth a visit!

The Top 5 list below is based on facts, so unfortunately there isn’t much arguing you can do with us here.

Although explained in previous blogs, tours are different to stay & plays. Stay & Plays are not included in this list, but if you’re interested in our top 10 list of those – just click here.

If you’re in need of some inspiration for next year then this may be the list for you…

…Before you all continue to the list…

From all of us here at Golf South West, we hope you have a fantastic holiday season and wish you all the best for 2020!

5. The Great Western Links Tour

2 Nights, B&B, 3 Rounds
Hotel – Great Western Hotel, Newquay
Round 1 – Perranporth Golf Club
Round 2 – Newquay Golf Club
Round 3 – Trevose Championship Course

In a nutshell… The Great Western Hotel is one of many in our St Austell Brewery Collection. Stunning Atlantic views, walking distance to the beach, locally sourced food and the occasional live band. Teamed with 3 of Cornwall’s premier links courses, all recently featuring in our South West Links blog.

Pricing – from £190pp

Great Western

 

4. The Atlantic Links Tour

5 Nights, B&B, 6 Rounds
Hotel – Various, see below
Round 1 – Trevose Championship Course
Round 2 – St Enodoc Golf Club
Round 3 – Royal North Devon Golf Club
Round 4 – Saunton Golf Club, West Course
Round 5 – Saunton Golf Club, East Course
Round 6 – Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

In a nutshell… This is usually a tour we will build based on the group requirements. Trevose have on site lodges/ apartments that are usually perfect for the first night, playing Trevose & St Enodoc. Moving up the coast you would then arrive in North Devon where a couple of nights in a Brend Hotel (Saunton Sands Hotel, The Park, Barnstaple Hotel & More) is ideal for all group sizes and needs. Finally, the tour ends on the Somerset Coastline, Weston-super-Mare is the most popular base but there are some options outside of town also.

Pricing – from £540pp

Atlantic Links Tour

 

3. The Perfect 1 Night, 2 Round Tour

1 Night, B&B, 2 Rounds
Hotel – Molesworth Arms, Wadebridge
Round 1 – Trevose Championship Course
Round 2 – St Enodoc Golf Club

In a nutshell… Easily the most popular single night tour. The Molesworth Arms changed hands in November 2019, improvements are being made this winter which means this tour will be even better next year! Trevose and St Enodoc are the perfect links combination and are playable all year. We have many groups that travel during the off season and we’ve only ever had compliments on the condition of the courses. Which of course we pass on, as we aren’t their green keepers.

Pricing – from £133pp

Somerset special

 

2. The 3 Night Somerset Special

3 Nights, B&B, 4 Rounds
Hotel – Mendip Spring Country Club, Nr Congresbury
Round 1 – Enmore Park Golf Club
Round 2 – Weston-super-Mare Golf Club
Round 3 – Burnham & Berrow Golf Club
Round 4 – Mendip Spring, Brinsea Course

In a nutshell… Somerset has quickly become one of the hot spots for UK golf travel. With the M5 splitting the County, many courses are very easy to drive to. Having Mendip Spring as your base means you will receive complimentary use of both the driving range and the 9-hole Lakeside Course during your stay. The 4 rounds are half parkland and half links, which is preferred by many groups.
There are many versions of this tour, courses such as; Clevedon, Tall Pines, Worlebury and more, are all worthy of being subbed in.

Pricing – from £275pp

 

1. The North Devon Golf Tour

2 Nights, B&B, 3 Rounds
Hotel – Brend Hotel Group, see below
Round 1 – Royal North Devon Golf Club
Round 2 – Saunton Golf Club, West Course
Round 3 – Saunton Golf Club, East Course

In a nutshell… Our relationship with Brend Hotel Group means your group has a choice of hotel. We will usually recommend a few depending on your requirements. Royal North Devon, the oldest golf club in England and the two Saunton Courses have been a popular spot for many golfing seasons now. Each course has a different challenge and despite them all being links courses they have a great variety of styles. It might not be a surprise to see this topping the charts again next year as lots of groups have already booked in for North Devon.

Pricing – from £225pp

North Devon Golf Tour

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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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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