Yelverton Golf Club


Unrated course. Not yet visited by the Where2Golf Team.
   Yelverton Golf Club Est. 1904

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Yelverton Golf Club: Yelverton commands a fine reputation as one of the best moorland courses in south-west England. Situated just ten miles north of Plymouth, on Roborough Down within the Dartmoor National Park, the course has many picturesque views onto the moors and across the Tamar Valley towards Cornwall. The course is built on the site of the old Yeoland Consuls mine workings, and is renowned for a variety of interesting ravines caused by the past mining activities; these natural features enhance the degree of difficulty on several holes. The present layout bears many similarities with the notable Surrey heathland courses, not least Walton Heath, with whom it shares the architect Herbert Fowler. However, whereas the Surrey courses have gradually become more tree-lined over the years, trees struggle to grow high up on Dartmoor. Yelverton therefore retains its open moorland environment, where heather and gorse bushes, rather than trees, lie in wait for those stray drives and approach shots. The course drains well in the winter, when the streams that once provided Plymouth with its water supply, are again filled with water. Being situated on natural moorland, the course is blessed with a wide variety of fauna and flora, with rare orchids and eyebrights (see Did You Know) found along its fairways, and buzzards and Dartford warblers frequently seen overhead.

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Making Contact

Yelverton Golf Club
Golf Links Rd,
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6BN
England
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Office   +44 (0)1822 852 824
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1822 853 593
Fax

  +44 (0)1822 854 869

Email   secretary@yelvertongolf.co.uk
Website   www.yelvertongolf.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Moorland & parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Moorland and woodland.
 
Designer: Herbert Fowler
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6351 6110 5605
Par 71 71 74
SSS or Slope 71 69 74
 
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How2Get There?

10 miles N of Plymouth
Leave the A38 in Plymouth and head north on the A386 direction Tavistock. After approx 7 miles turn left into Golf Links Road (well before the village of Yelverton). After o.7 miles clubhouse is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Oct): weekdays £30; weekends £35. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; no visitors on Saturdays.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Eyebrights, as mentioned in the above course description, are small white-flowering plants, traditionally used as a remedy for eye problems. They are just one example of the fabulous array of flora and fauna that inhabit Dartmoor - one of the UK's most natural and visited areas of wild, rugged, open moorland.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.479947)
Longitude: (-4.094601)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Moorland Links Hotel 3-star
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DA
+44 (0)1822 852 245
www.forestdale.com

Within the Dartmoor National Park, the Moorland Links Hotel is set in nine acres of award-winning gardens, with wonderful views over the Tamar Valley. Tastefully decorated and furnished, the hotel has a reputation for excellent cuisine, combined with a relaxed ambience.

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Bedford Hotel 3-star
Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8YG
+44(0)1822 613 221
www.bedford-hotel.co.uk

On the site of a former Benedictine Abbey, the impressively castlellated building that comprises the Bedford Hotel was previously the residence of the Dukes of Bedford. Located in the historic market town of Tavistock, the Bedford is an excellent base from which to explore Dartmoor and the wealth of National Trust Houses and Gardens. The Hotel has 29 attractively furnished bedrooms, an award winning restaurant and large private car park.

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