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Thurlestone Golf Club


nr Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3NZ

  • Office

    +44 (0)1548 560 405
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1548 560 715
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1548 562 149
  • Golf pro

    Steve White

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

SSS or slope






How to get there:

20 miles SE of Plymouth

From the A38, approx 20 miles south of Exeter, take the A384 (at Buckfast) direction Totnes. In Totnes take the A381 direction Kingsbridge. After 15.5 mls, at roundabout, follow direction Churchstow / Plymouth (A379), then take the B1397 direction Thurlestone. After 3 miles follow road through Thurlestone to golf club, on your right.

Thurlestone Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1897

Thurlestone Golf Club: There are few finer examples of clifftop golf courses in England than here at Thurlestone, and very few courses anywhere that deliver uninterrupted sea views from just about every hole. The stunning clifftop scenery, with views over sandy coves, rocky headlands, Bigbury Bay, the English Channel, enchanting Burgh island and inland to the neat houses and villas of Thurlestone, does however come at a price, usually measured in the m.p.h. of the almost ever-present sea breezes (which can blow at gale force on some occasions during the winter).
Many holes on the course bring you as close to the sea as the cliffs allow. The very open, pleasantly undulating terrain is home to occasional stone walls and gorse bushes, but don't expect to find any trees lining the good-width fairways. The view from the 11th green and 12th tee, looking straight down onto Burgh Island and inland along the winding River Avon is one the best - but when it comes to panoramas, you are spoilt for choice. Creating definition for the holes in such an open layout is never easy, but the stone walls, occasional gorse and grassy rough all ensure you have a clear idea of the line for tee and approach shots. Marker posts will also help you on a few holes where blind drives are needed, but for most of the time this very well-designed course gives you a good look at the trouble ahead.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): £50 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Burgh Island, which can be seen from Thurlestone golf course is a small tidal island, near to the seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. The island, which is only 200 yards from the shore, can be accessed at low tide on foot. At high tide, a Sea Tractor is operated by the hotel providing a passenger ferry service to the island. The island is home to only two buildings : the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel, and a public house, The Pilchard Inn. Many celebrities, politicians and film crews (TV and film) have visited Burgh Island and stayed at the hotel.


  • Thurlestone Hotel4-star

    Thurlestone, nr Kingsbridge, Devon.

    +44 (0)1548 560 382

    Visit website

    Thurlestone Hotel is situated in a stunning coastal location in the heart of Thurlestone, close to both Salcombe and Kingsbridge in South Devon. It offers first class golf, leisure and spa facilities. The hotel is an ideal setting for a relaxing, family holiday with easy access to the sea.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Bigbury; Dartmouth.

  • Buckland-Tout-Saints HotelUK Top 200 Hotel

    Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2DS

    +44 (0)1548 853 055

    Visit website

    You'll need to navigate some winding country lanes to find this wonderful Queen Anne manor house. With beautiful bedrooms, award winning cuisine, and an air of tranquility throughout, this is undoubtedly one of Devons finest country house hotels. Located near Goveton, a few miles north-east of Kingsbridge.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Thurlestone; Bigbury; Dartmouth

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