Overview of golf course named Royal North Devon Golf Club

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Bideford, England

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1864

Type

n/a

Architect

Old Tom Morris

Access

Visitors welcomed

The course stretches out to over 7,000 yards from the championship tees (used for the West of England Championship – one of the top amateur events in the calendar), although most will agree that it’s a suitably stiff test at 6,650 yards, especially when the wind blows. Even with today’s modern equipment a par score for the top scratch players is never easy. Above all, this is a great, natural golf course that is largely unchanged from the moment 100 years ago when Harold Hilton et al pronounced Westward Ho! to be England’s number one competition golf course. RND is pure raw exhilaration and ultimately, the experience of playing a fast running links in a stiff breeze still tests the very best in the game.

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 12 78 courses played
Very good
30 August
Steeped in history and so very different to anywhere else you might play! That’s what makes it such fun! Go to RCD and embrace it for its history and for what it is & not what it isn’t. You could view the course conditioning as a little variable with sheep, horses, ramblers, dogs and who knows what else roaming the common land that make up the course but this is a major factor in RCD’s uniqueness, and the greens are always good. Would I want to play it every day? Certainly not. Would I happily play it once a month - without a doubt.
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Niederrheinischer Golfclub e.V. Duisburg
Hcp 21 16 courses played
Very good
October 25, 2016
The oldest links course in England. From hole to hole and Time to time you may meet horses or sheep
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