Torquay is a town that looks like few other English destinations. Sitting in a region known colloquially as the English Riviera, Torquay is a wonderful and picturesque coastal town. The whole area has a rich marine history and with many water sports activities on offer you better pack your best sailing as well as golf attire.
East Devon Golf Club is a real seaside treat and it’s architects area a who’s who of some of the great names in the field. Henry Colt, Herbert Fowler and James Braid crafted this course that’s perilously perched on a coastal ridge giving it some breath-taking vistas. This is a charming little course and one that will stay with you once you’ve played it. Burnham & Berrow is a must-play course for fans of the design work of Harry S. Colt. A course with an interesting history, including requiring a slight redesign to avoid balls hitting a local church, this is a fun yet tricky course. There is also a great pedigree here with some great amateur events being played out on this links including the Brabazon Trophy and the English Amateur Championship. Another great course in the area is Newquay Golf Club. A short course by modern standards at 6141 yards, its seaside position makes this length ample when the wind gets up. As you make your way around Newquay you get some glorious views of Fistral Beach. Don’t let the views distract you though, this tricky course is littered with hazards that are in your interest to avoid. Also in the area: Saunton, Dartmouth, St Enadoc, Bristol, Bovey Castle, Lanhydrock and Thurlstone.