Saunton Golf Club (East course)


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   Saunton Golf Club (East course) Est. 1897

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Saunton Golf Club (East course): Saunton's much celebrated East course occupies a wonderfully open and natural area of coastal duneland. This scenic and absorbing out-and-back layout is home to an abundance of excellent links golf holes that thread their way between good-size dunes. Between you and the ocean is a stunning area of even bigger sand hills, which thankfully provide some protection from Atlantic winds that blow in from the southwest.

The East course at Saunton is undoubtedly one of England's national golfing treasures. A classic, unadulterated and challenging links course from first to last. The number of blind drives demanded by the layout is kept to a minimum. Most of the time it's reasonably clear what's required from the nicely elevated tees, simply a matter of executing the shot! The greens are firm and true, as good as any in Britain, and the overall standard of upkeep on both Saunton's courses is usually excellent.

Assuming your objective is to score well, you'll definitely need to hit the fairways on several long par-4s. You'll not get much 'run' on the ball if you mess with the ball-grabbing rough and fine array of bunkering. Alternatively, you may simply want to enjoy the unspoilt naturalness of this glorious coastal gem. In which case a few journeys into the nether world beyond the crisp, undulating fairways should not be an undue worry.

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Making Contact

Saunton Golf Club
Saunton,
nr Braunton, Devon EX33 1LG
England
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Office   +44 (0)1271 812 436
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1271 812 013
Fax

  +44 (0)1271 814 241

Email   admin@sauntongolf.co.uk
Website   www.sauntongolf.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Albert MacKenzie (PGA Golf Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Herbert Fowler
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6729 5687 5905
Par 71 69 74
SSS or Slope 73 68 74
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-71 West Course (6,403 yards from back tees).
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How2Get There?

8 miles W of Barnstaple
From Barnstaple take the A361 to Braunton, then the B3231 to Saunton. Golf club is on your left heading west out of Saunton.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season on East or West course (May thru' Oct): £100 (all days); in Aug rate drops to £70. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 9:30 am).   Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts and/or caddies available if booked in advance.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Saunton was the scene of one of Sergio Garcia's early international wins, coming in the British Boys' Amateur Championship in 1997.

The nearby village of Braunton, is reputedly one of the largest villages in England. It took its name from the Goidel saint, Brannock, who came from South Wales as a missionary and started to convert the native Britons to the christian faith around 550 AD. The township that grew up around Brannock's church was named Brannockstood, which later became Brauntona and at the end of the nineteenth century, Braunton.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 31st best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.116391)
Longitude: (-4.207394)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Saunton Sands Hotel 4-star
Saunton, nr. Braunton, North Devon
+44 (0)1271 890 212
www.sauntonsands.co.uk

Perched high on a cliff with miles of golden sands below, the Saunton Sands Hotel offers 4-star accommodation and wonderful views, stretching along the dramatic coastline and across the fascinating World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows.

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