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Atlantic Links 10 Night Golf Tour

There are many superb links courses within the United Kingdom.  There are also regions where some of them are clustered together.    The West Country is one such area, and Atlantic Links Golf is providing the opportunity to play a series of beautifully located, high quality links courses.


The counties of Devon and Cornwall form the most south westerly region of the UK, and boast some of the most enchanting coastal scenery in England.  With fishing villages full of character, beaches that will take your breath away, cliffs that one could walk along for hours on end, superb restaurants, charming pubs and inns, Devon and Cornwall have a very special magic, that everyone should experience.


Add to the wonderful setting, six of the best links courses and you have an opportunity for a golf holiday that will live long in the memory.  Our recommended 7-night golf holiday itinerary involves staying in North Devon before moving further west into Cornwall.  You will play both of the courses at Saunton Golf Club, Royal North Devon, Burnham & Berrow, Trevose and St Enodoc.  Six fine and welcoming golf clubs and each with its own unique links setting.


Six classic links courses, two wonderful hotels and an inspirational region of the UK present the opportunity for a quite wonderful ‘Atlantic Links Golf 10-Night Golf Holiday.’



Welcome to one of the most beautiful regions of the United Kingdom.  North Devon is wonderfully picturesque, with rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, superb beaches and enchanting coastal villages and market towns.  You will check into the Yeoldon House Hotel, which overlooks the River Torridge, close to the town of Bideford.  Originally a Georgian Gentleman’s residence, the hotel exudes the elegance and charm of yesteryear, whilst offering modern comforts.  The Yeoldon House Hotel has beautifully appointed bedrooms, each of which have their own unique character, and provides the perfect setting for the North Devon leg of the golf holiday.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



Having enjoyed your first hearty North Devon breakfast, drive around the Torridge and Taw Estuary to Saunton Golf Club.  Saunton boasts two magnificent links courses, the East and the West, and it is the East Course that will be played today.  This wonderful links course has hosted many major national and international championships during its 120-year history.  A completely natural layout set amid the spectacular sand hills of Braunton Burrows, the East course provides a peaceful environment with only the sound of the sea for company.  It also provides a great test of golf for all standards.  Nick Faldo has been one of its many fans since playing here as a boy.  To quote his own words “I’ve no doubt that if the East course were located on the coast of Lancashire or Kent it would have hosted an Open Championship by now”.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



It will take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to drive to Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, but the drive is most worthwhile.  Founded in 1890, Burnham & Berrow is particularly noted for its distinct sand dunes that form stubborn, natural obstacles along with the buckthorn and even marsh holes.  Throw in the prevailing south westerly winds that whip in from the Atlantic and along the Bristol Channel, and one is left with a links challenge that is not for the faint-hearted.  The course has evolved over the decades, but today’s layout is largely the work of Harry Colt.  The club’s first professional was the legendary JH Taylor, the five-time Open champion, who described the course as “one of the most sporting courses conceivable”.  Testament to the quality of the course, Burnham & Berrow has hosted a string of prestigious amateur tournaments, most recently the 2011 Brabazon Trophy and the R&A British Boys Championship.  Previously it has hosted the English Amateur Championship in 2006 and the Tillman Trophy in 2009 and 2013.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



A day away from the fairways today, and indeed there is much to see and do in North Devon.  Our suggestion would be to spend the morning venturing around the coast to Lynton and Lynmouth, two coastal villages set amongst the cliffs of the Exmoor National Park.  The area provides a real taste of the dramatic North Devon coastline and is nickname “England’s little Switzerland”.  In the afternoon, perhaps drive to Torrington and visit the Dartington Crystal factory.  Watch the highly skilled glass makers shape beautiful crystal, perfecting an art form that has been 3,000 years in the making.   A tour of the glass factory allows visitors to get really close on elevated viewing galleries.  You can also save a fortune in the factory shop, the biggest glass shop in the country.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



A return to Saunton today to play the West course.  Set in the shadows of the giant sand hills of the Braunton Burrows, the West course at Saunton is a Championship course in its own right.  In 2006 it was the venue for the British Seniors Amateur Championship with competitors taking part from all around the world.  The West course will test all parts of your game, and approach shots into the well guarded greens need to be hit with absolute precision.  Nick Faldo suggests that “the landscape on the West course is perhaps even more spectacular than the East course and I cannot think of anywhere in England where 36 holes could be more enjoyable”.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



After another fine breakfast, travel the very short distance to Royal North Devon Golf Club.  A golfing pilgrimage to the club, which is England’s oldest links course that remains on its original land, is a must for anyone interested in the history of golf.  Playing a round on the course is like taking a step back in time to see how golf was played a century ago.  The course, however, stands the test of time and is still a challenge for any standard of golfer.  When visiting Royal North Devon make sure that you spend some time looking around the club house, where the memorabilia and history found in the museum is rivalled only by that found in the Royal & Ancient club house of St Andrews.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon



Having checked out of the hotel, head on to the A39 or North Atlantic Highway as it is often known and travel west to Cornwall.  We would recommend stopping to visit the village of Clovelly, one of the most dramatic villages in the UK.  A picturesque fishing village set amongst the rugged North Devon cliffs, Clovelly has been associated with just three families since the middle of the 13th century, a period of nearly 800 years.  Donkeys are still used to carry goods down the steep cobbled streets.


From Clovelly it does not take long to reach Cornwall, and the quite stunning Port Gaverne Hotel.  Port Gaverne itself is a tiny, peaceful cove on Cornwall’s dramatic north coast, one headland away and five minutes’ walk from Port Isaac, a 14th century fishing village with winding lanes and whitewashed cottages.  For such a tiny fishing village in a secluded cove, Port Gaverne played more than its fair share in Cornwall’s history.  With the establishment of the great slate quarry at nearby Delabole in the nineteenth century, Port Gaverne developed into a thriving trading port.  For most of the nineteenth century the narrow streets were full of the noise of carts laden with slate advancing to the waiting sea ketches to be exported overseas.  It was also for some time one of Cornwall’s most important and profitable pilchard and herring ports.  So successful was the industry that four huge cellars were built in Port Gaverne to cope with all the fish.   With the arrival of the railway in 1893 Port Gaverne began to decline as a trading port and the peace and tranquillity, so valued by visitors today returned.

Overnight: The Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall



North Cornwall, drama, contrast, beauty and raw, amazing energy.  Cornwall is the most south westerly county in the UK, surrounded and defined by the Atlantic Ocean.  The first Cornish golf experience is at Trevose.  Sheltered by the majestic Trevose Head, the experience of playing at Trevose is enhanced by the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, wide sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs.  Located on the North Cornwall coast, overlooking the Atlantic and surrounded by six sandy bays, Trevose offers a true test of links golf.  The course was designed by Harry Colt in 1925 and incorporates all aspects of the game.  The wind obviously plays a big part in how the course plays and you can guarantee a different round almost every day.  With stunning views, a meandering stream and fast running greens all year round, it promises never to disappoint.  Testament to this is that the EGU hosted the English Men’s Amateur Strokeplay Championship (Brabazon Trophy) here in 2008, and that annually the club hosts many prestigious tournaments.


After your round, please make time to visit Padstow.  A fishing port, tucked into the Camel Estuary, with the Atlantic Ocean in view, the village personifies the character and charm of Cornwall.  Quaint cottages, good eateries, including Rick Stein’s famed Seafood Restaurant, here you can experience the very essence of Cornwall.

Overnight: The Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall



The coastline of Cornwall is enchanting from start to finish, and even if one had a month to experience it all, it would not be enough, let alone one day!  To get a feel for the very best of Cornwall however, our recommendation is to head to St Ives in the morning and spend a good few hours looking around the town, its beaches and headlands, as well as plethora of art galleries and eateries.  St Ives is famed for its light, and with it have come droves of artists over the years.  With its narrow cobbled streets, old fisherman cottages and magnificent harbour and beaches, the town really does personify Cornwall.  In the afternoon, we would recommend traveling the relatively short distance to the south coast and St Michael’s Mount.  If time allows, please do walk up to the castle, where you can walk around inside and learn all about the history of this famous landmark.  Depending upon the tide, you will either walk along the causeway to St Michael’s Mount, or take a boat.  The combination of St Ives and St Michael’s Mount will give you a true flavour of Cornwall and all that it has to offer.

Overnight: The Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall



All six courses in the itinerary are of the highest quality.  Arguably however, we save the best for last.  The Church course at St Enodoc is the jewel in the crown of links golf in the South West as the James Braid design is set on the cliff tops overlooking the Camel Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.  No two of the undulating holes are the same and the course features the famous Himalaya Bunker on the sixth hole (reputedly the tallest in Europe), as well as the 10th hole which winds down to the Norman St Enodoc church.  St Enodoc is one of the prettiest links courses, as well as one of the most challenging, and has over the years played host to many top amateur events.  A fitting finale to a quite wonderful golf holiday.

Overnight: The Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall



One final morning feast, before the holiday draws to a close.  We like to define a week of golf in Devon and Cornwall not necessarily as a golf holiday, but as a holiday to one of the most beautiful regions in the UK, playing six of the very best links courses in England.  We hope you will agree, that it is a difficult combination to beat!


Prices per person£1,385.00
Single room supplement£110.00per person per night

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