Golf Links Rd,
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6BN
18 holes. Moorland & parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Moorland and woodland.
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; no visitors on Saturdays.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
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.
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DA
+44 (0)1822 852 245Visit website
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.
Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8YG
+44(0)1822 613 221Visit website
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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