After a 5-year gap, I returned to Royal North Devon with great anticipation. On my previous trip I thoroughly enjoyed the course but I enjoyed my return trip even more. Don’t expect manicured fairways and tee boxes at Westward Ho! because you will be disappointed but do expect some great greens and memorable golf holes, not least those in the famous rushes. The first and last two holes which play on low-lying ground are the weakest holes on the course, but those aside, the rest are fabulous true sandy links holes. Westward Ho! is the oldest seaside course in England and the reverent club, founded in 1864, is worthy of the journey to Devon alone. Couple this monumental historical experience with the two sensational courses at Saunton Golf Club and you will have played one of the best and most affordable seaside threesomes in the UK.
Date: April 24, 2009