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Yelverton Golf Club

Address Yelverton Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Yelverton, PL20 6BN
Telephone +44 (0)1822 852 824
Holes Delightful 18 hole course with great character, that is testing yet fair to all standards of golfer. Good drainage.
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Yardage 6353
Par 71
Visitors Must have handicap certificate and subject to availability, advisable to contact in advance.
Offers available at this course Open Fairways Golf Discount Scheme
Play Sun-Fri at all times except Wed & Thu between 9.00am-11.30am, all tee times are subject to availability. Offer applies to 3 or 4 golfers only. Please telephone club in advance to make a booking.
Societies Welcome by previous arrangement. Packages.
Green Fees
Weekdays D / Weekends E
Course Designer The Club was founded in 1904 as a nine hole course, which was upgraded to eighteen holes in 1912. The present course was designed by Herbert Fowler.
Location Situated just ten miles north of Plymouth, on Roborough Down within the Dartmoor National Park.
The GolfMark High Achiever Award This club holds the GolfMark Award, meaning that it is a safe and fun environment for junior golfers to discover, learn and play golf.
• Snooker room
• Golf Tuition, club repair service, custom fitting and comprehensive service for society days
• Junior Section
• Putting and chipping green in front of the club-house, indoor practice net and 'state of the art' indoor Teaching Academy at the rear of the building.
The practice ground is extensive with pitching green and practice bunker.
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Course Description Testing moorland course with extensive views of Dartmoor and across the River Tamar into 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 have been used to enhance the degree of difficulty of several of the holes. With fairways lined by gorse and heather, and with fast and true greens, the Par 71, SSS 71 course provides a challenge for all golfers.
The course has hosted many top quality competitions over the years. Henry Longhurst began his long love affair with golf here; in his book 'My Life and Soft Times', he recalls the time at Yelverton in 1920 when he was first introduced to the game - "...I was hooked for life. A set of three or four clubs was procured for me from the Pro at Yelverton, who also gave me a lesson, and thus it was on this charming heath-and-heather course that I hit my first 'proper' shot at golf."

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I joined here from Boringdon Park just over a year ago - the best move I ever made on the golf course. Boringdon Park is absolutely terrible and Yelverton is a terrific course - certainly and by far the best course in the Plymouth/West Devon/East Cornwall area. It's playable on proper tees & greens all year around and offers plenty for everyone - there are both short & long versions of par 3's, par 4's & par 5's. You have to be accurate but you also have to hit the ball a decent distance. It offers scoring opportunities on the front 9 but the back 9 (particularly the stretch from 10 to 13, known to members as The Murder Mile - over 1500 yards covering 4 holes with no par 5's - 3 long par 4's & a tricky par 3) makes a score very difficult to maintain. It also has a difficult closing stretch from 16 - 18. To sum up, it's a tremendous course and will test every facet of your game - if you don't hit it straight/keep your ball in play, you will pay the price. It's the best conditioned course around and nature has designed it, rather than some guy with a big ego and more money than sense trying to create something out of nothing and failing miserably, as is so often the case with new courses nowadays. Yelverton has been around for over 100 years for a reason!
Mark: 10
Value For Money: Good
Neil Harris May 21, 2013

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