Framed by magnificent sand hills, Saunton Golf Club (East and West Courses) are classic links and one where the character of the terrain and the vagaries of a near ever-present wind combine to create a wonderfully absorbing challenge. The landscape is spectacular we cannot think of anywhere in England where 36 holes could be more enjoyable. An Open Championship course in the future for sure.
The land at Braunton Burrows has hosted golf since 1897 and given us today’s premier golf course in the West Country since Herbert Fowler (famed designer of Walton Heath, The Berkshire, and Delamere Forest to name just a few) created the East course in the 1920s. This venue has been used ever since for major amateur championships,notably the 1937 English Amateur when Frank Pennink was victorious.
The West course emulates the general characteristics of the East course but has its own distinctions and offers no weak hole. They all require clever and strong placing of your ball off the tee to get at the greens with your approach. The green complexes demand 100% commitment but are perfectly fair if you choose the right line on which to run in your ball.