The South West’s Most Enchanting Golfing Destinations.
The South West is perhaps most famous for its magnificent coastline. Rife with fantastic beaches and enchanting scenery, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular regions for tourism in the country, but the South West of England is also home to a wide variety of 183 golf courses. While some of them are well known and very popular, others remain a well-kept secret.
Here is a short, list of some of the best and most beautiful courses:
1. Burnham & Berrow – Somerset
Opened in 1891 and located along the coastline of Burnham-on-Sea is the Burnham & Berrow Golf Club.
Their year-round, 9 hole, channel course is a great introduction to Links Golf, open to anyone from beginners to the more experienced players.
The club is also home to an 18 hole, Championship course which is situated against the sand dunes of the Bristol Channel Coast. The course ranked 1st in Somerset on the Top 100 Golf Courses list as well as being the venue for many prestigious events, from the British Ladies Amateur Championships to the Tillman Trophy.
Their Clubhouse offers full bar and catering facilities from 8.00 am daily and has beautiful views over the course and the 1st and 18th holes.
2. Remedy Oak – Dorset
In the depths of 256 acres of Horton woodland, is Remedy Oak Golf Club. Crafted in 2006 and already rated in the top 3 courses in the South of England, their 18 hole, par 72 course measures 7,010 yards and is packed with beautiful hardwood trees and water coming into play on eight holes.
Overlooking the 9th and 18th greens is their 100 seater restaurant, offering a variety of dining options from breakfast to fine dining. The restaurant and separate lounge facilities are free to use from the moment you arrive and is a key feature of the experience of Remedy Oak.
Although primarily an exclusive club for members and their visitors, a few tee times are available for all visitors with a special visitor package designed specifically so that all can enjoy the Remedy Oak experience.
3. Oake Manor – Somerset
Designed in 1992, the course at Oake Manor offers a challenging round for all. This 6149 yard, 18 hole course is complemented by enchanting views of the Somerset countryside and features water hazards on 10 of the 18 holes. With a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, Oake manor is open 7 days a week to both members and visitors. The club also holds junior training sessions where young individuals can receive second to none training from PGA Pros.
As well as their golf course, Oake Manor is also home to a fabulous clubhouse that serves food from 8 am – 5 pm daily. Their clubhouse is host to regular events ranging from live music to themed dinners and can be hired for private functions from weddings to business dinners.
4. Bullpits – Somerset
Situated on the valley sides of the River Stour directly on the borders of Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire and the most secluded on this list, is Bullpits Golf Club, Advertised as “The South West’s Most Challenging Short Course,” this 18 hole course stretches over 3132 yards of picturesque countryside. You’ll need a good club selection and a steady hand because there are more than a few hazards on this course to keep you busy.
As a small and almost private club, the clubhouse runs on honesty. With visitors welcomed to help themselves to soft drinks and leave money in the honesty box provided, however, if requested in advance, staff can provide alcoholic beverages and light food for visitors. Alternatively, the area is home to many good eateries all within an easy distance to the course.
The course is open to all visitors, year-round, 7 days a week, and with an excellent Junior section, makes the perfect family day out.