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Holiday guides: the best golf courses in South Devon

Golf. It tends to be a sport that you either love or hate. If, like us, you quite enjoy a round on a perfectly manicured course then Devon is the place to be!

The region is home to some top courses. From lush parkland courses with mature trees and to exquisite links courses with sea view to die for…

But with so many top golf courses in South Devon, which ones should you play during your stay at our Torbay holiday park? To help inspire you we’ve put together a mini guide to some of the region’s best. Just don’t forget to bring your clubs!

Churston Golf Club

With stunning views out over Tor Bay, there are few better places to play golf than nearby Churston. Sitting proudly on the coast between Brixham and Churston, the course has been dealt a helping hand by mother nature, with the sub strata of shillet and shale being perfect for golf course drainage. This means you can play golf here year-round. The course itself is a magnificent example of a parkland course by the coast, offering something for golfers of all abilities.

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club

Benefitting from a superb location, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club is not only home to one of the South West’s finest course but it also boast a top leisure complex. Designed by Jeremy Pern, Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers an exceptional Championship golf course, created with sweeping fairways, ample year-round tees, and superb greens created from the dramatic surrounding landscape.

Torquay Golf Club

Founded over a century ago, Torquay Golf Club has evolved into the first class parkland course it is today. Offering a challenge for golfers of all abilities, this course is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy extensive views from Lyme Bay in the east to the rugged landscape of Dartmoor to the west. Expect tree-lined fairways and high-quality greens.

Dainton Park Golf Club

Set in rolling countryside between Torbay, Dartmoor and the South Hams, the course at Dainton Park has continued to evolve and mature of the years. This course maintains a relaxed, friendly environment both on the golf course and in the clubhouse. Set in 125 acres, Dainton Park was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Adrian Stiff, and commissioned in 1993. It has matured into one of the best golf courses in Devon.

Teignmouth Golf Course

We’ve saved one of the best until last… Teignmouth’s golf course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie – the man behind the famous Augusta National, home of the US Masters.
Teignmouth’s course is situated near to the South Devon coast and, at 800 feet above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the sea and nearby moors. A moorland links course, this 18-hole course features six varied and challenging par 3s and no fewer than 11 two-tier greens, a true MacKenzie trademark.

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