• Both lounge and dining room overlook the patio area with views of the 12th, 17th & 18th holes with the sea beyond.
• Lessons, high-tech workshop and performance centre
• Putting green, chipping zone, full length practice ground
• Self-catering bungalow
There are outstanding views from almost everywhere on the course, with Dartmoor to the north, the winding river Avon running near a number of holes and breathtaking scenes of Bantham beach and Burgh island.
It's an ideal holiday course: challenging enough for the low-handicappers but not too daunting for the holiday maker.
What a great location for a golf course. I have played it a couple of times now and will certainly play it again when I next visit the area. The views are fantastic, the course is a good challenge for most golfers and the welcome you receive is first class
Value For Money: Good steve March 4, 2014
Having visited the course on a number of occasions I have always been struck by the warm welcome provided by the members.
The course is a pleasure to play and provides a test for golfers of all abilities, particularly when the wind blows, which I found to my cost on more than one occasion! But the round has always been enjoyable, not least for the views from almost anywhere on the course, taking in the Channel, the Avon Estuary and Burgh Island.Definitely a place to return to.
Value For Money: Good Roger Herring ton February 21, 2014
I have played Bigbury Golf Club a great many times as a holiday visitor in fact, several times every year for as long as I can remember.
I have seen this cliff top course, overlooking the sea which was always a delight to play gradually improve and mature over time. It is now a course which is not only interesting, very scenic and decently challenging, but it is also one which has been thoughtfully improved - with often quite small, but usually wise and intelligent, changes to the layout and design.
It has also been maintained to a high standard whenever I have visited.
The greens are usually in fine condition and, especially in the summer months, pretty quick. Whilst the surfaces are smooth and true, the greens are, for the most part, also undulating and require careful lining up of your putts.
The fairways seem to get just a little narrower each year, and the semi rough a little more noticeable, but that might just be my personal impression as the passing years seem relentlessly to make the game generally that bit harder.
The views are a real panoramic delight whether inland towards the hills and moors of Dartmoor, or along the beautiful Avon river estuary as it winds upstream from Bantham to Aveton Gifford; or out to sea, taking in the rolling surf and, for example, the magnificent sight of Burgh Island and the tiny fishing port of Hope Cove. Wherever you look, in fact, if you can raise your eyes from the course itself, delightful vistas abound.
The clubhouse always offers the visitor a genuinely warm welcome, a good bar and simple but appealing, and well prepared, food.
The welcome is also evident in the pro shop, which is well stocked with a wide variety of clubs, clothing and accessories.
The green fees are fair and reasonable and offer excellent value, especially when the charm and quality of the course are taken into account.
Although it is a course that is well protected by sea breezes, good bunkering and numerous bushy trees, it is also a fair test of golf so that it can be played and enjoyed by high and low handicappers alike.
I would suggest that it has something for everyone and, if you have happen to suffer one of those poorer golfing days which afflict us all, then you still have the pleasure of enjoying a beautiful walk in delightful surroundings.
If you are in, or anywhere near the South Hams of Devon, why not give it a try? If necessary, take a little detour and try it out. I suspect that, like me, you will enjoy it.
Value For Money: Good Michael Smith February 4, 2014
On a windy day, the course will test your ability not to lose any balls. On all other days the course is a good test for any golfer. The stunning views, beautifully presented course & excellent golf club facilities & good food make this one well worth a visit when in Devon.
Value For Money: Good Paul February 3, 2014
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