There are some fantastic golf courses in North Cornwall and over the border in North Devon, including the oldest seaside links in England, Golf Monthly Gold Course Award winners and a course Jack Nicklaus described as one of the best in Europe.
So whether you just want to sneak in a round during a family holiday or you want to build a long weekend or even a full week around golf, you’re sure to be able to find what you want. Here are some of the courses you can choose from, including how far each one is from West Woolley Farm.
|Bude & North Cornwall – 9 miles
Burn View, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8DA
Tel: 01288 352006 http://www.budegolf.co.uk
A traditional links course established in 1891. Situated in the centre of Bude with magnificent views to the sea. A challenging course with superb greens. Excellent drainage enables the course to be playable throughout the year off regular tees and greens, making this one of Cornwall’s finest golf courses.
|Holsworthy – 12 miles
Killatree, Holsworthy, North Devon EX22 6LP
Tel: 01409 253177 http://www.holsworthygolfclub.co.uk
Probably the best maintained parkland course in Devon, now with new Clubhouse facilities to match. Holsworthy is a challenging course for beginners and low handicap players and noted for superb greens.
|Royal North Devon – 18 milesGolf Links Road, Westward Ho! Bideford, North Devon EX39 1HD
Tel: 01237 473817 http://www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk
The oldest seaside links in England, the Royal North Devon is steeped in history and often regarded as the St Andrews of the South. The clubhouse with its golfing museum offers a warm welcome to golfers today, as it has done for more than a century. Spectacular views over Bideford Bay and Lundy Island on the horizon.
|Launceston – 22 miles
St. Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8HF
Tel: 01566 773442 http://www.launcestongolfclub.co.uk
The elevated levels of Launceston Golf Club offer spectacular countryside views over both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, while in the foreground there are majestic views of the historic town and castle. The club dates back to 1910 and is now a well-established 6385 yard par 70 parkland course. It offers an excellent and challenging round of golf for all standards of golfers.
|Torrington – 25 miles
Weare Trees, Torrington, Devon EX38 7EZ
Tel: 01805 622229 http://www.torringtongolfclub.co.uk
The Club was established in 1895 and is set in some of the most attractive countryside in Devon. The course offers an attractive and enjoyable layout which provides a challenge for every level of ability. Maintained to a very high standard, the greens are renowned to be among the best in the county.
|Bowood Park – 25 miles
Bowood Park, Lanteglos, Cornwall. PL32 9RT
Tel: 01840 213017 http://www.bowoodpark.com
‘If you do nothing else in Cornwall you must visit Bowood’ – Golf Monthly
Set in 230 acres of rolling hills and woodlands, once the Deer Park of the legendary Black Prince. Regarded as one of the leading parkland golf courses in the South West along with being a coveted winner of the Golf Monthly Gold Course Award – it boasts U.S.G.A. specification greens providing year round golf, with NO temporaries. The course is suitable for all abilities due to the careful design strategy.
|Portmore – 26 miles
Portmore Golf Park, Landkey Road, Barnstaple
Tel: 01271 378378 http://www.portmoregolf.co.uk
With stunning views over the town of Barnstaple this challenging 27 hole layout will offer all golfers an enjoyable golfing experience.The 18 hole Barum course measures 6289 yards as a par 71 with 8 holes featuring water. The 9 hole Landkey course while user friendly from the front tees offers a true test of golf from the back tees.
|Trethorne – 30 miles
Kennards House, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8QE
Tel: 01566 86903 http://www.trethornegolfclub.com
Trethorne is a picturesque and challenging parkland course, with numerous water hazards and tree-lined fairways. The club is well known for its friendly and down to earth Cornish hospitality, offering good quality home cooked food in a relaxed and welcoming Clubhouse.
|Saunton Sands – 33 miles
Saunton, Nr Braunton, Devon EX33 1LG
Tel: 01271 812436 http://www.sauntongolf.co.uk
The famous links courses at Saunton justify the claim to be among the finest in Britain. The Championship East Course on 6779 yards, par 71 now sits alongside the newer West Course 6403 yards par 71. Golf World rank The East Course as the 60th best course in the world.
|Okehampton – 33 miles
Off Tors Road, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1EF
Tel: 01837 52113 www.okehamptongolfclub.co.uk
Okehampton Golf Club was formed in 1913 and was described as the jewel in the heart of Devon. Built into an ancient deer park, with mature oak woodlands and the West Okement river running along its northern border, this truly is a magnificent setting in which to play golf. Deer can still be seen in the early morning or at dusk grazing their way across the course. The greens are renowned for being some of the fastest and most challenging in the county, giving golfers a unique experience.
|The Point at Polzeath – 37 miles
St Minver, Nr Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 6QT
Tel: 01208 864601 http://www.thepointatpolzeath.co.uk
Situated in the hills above Polzeath, the course has spectacular views over the hills and valleys towards the sea and Pentire Point in the distance. The course design appeals to golfers of all levels and abilities.
|St Mellion – 37 miles
St Mellion Cornwall PL12 6SD
|St Enodoc Golf Club – 40 miles
Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall. PL27 6LD
Tel: 01208 863216 http://www.st-enodoc.co.uk
Consistently rated as one of the top links courses in the UK, St. Enodoc boasts superb year-round conditions and wonderful coastal views. Visitors return to this unique layout year after year to experience the rolling dunes and well maintained courses. The Church Course is a solid test for any golfer and the Holywell Course offers a shorter version for those looking for a more relaxing round.
|Trevose Golf & Country Club – 46 miles
Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8JB
Tel: 01841 520208 http://www.trevose-gc.co.uk
Trevose has been host to the English Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy), the 2012 McGregor Trophy and the 2017 English Men’s Finals. Open 365 days a year and in guaranteed Championship condition throughout. The complex comprises of an 18 hole Championship course along with a full length 9 hole course and short academy 9 hole course.