The West course at Saunton does not have the “bigness” of its older brother the East, but in my view, the West is more enjoyable for the handicap golfer, especially played from the back tees. Considering the West’s modest yardage, even from the tips, the course did not feel in any way short, nor was it easy. With tighter fairways, smaller teeing areas and slightly smaller greens, the West is a perfect warm up to those fit enough to take on 36 links holes. The clubhouse terrace is a fabulous place to enjoy lunch and a drink on a fine day. Saunton might be England’s only 36-hole seaside experience but it’s a brilliant facility and without doubt Devon’s premier golf club.
Date: April 24, 2009