Golf Holiday Accommodation in North Devon at Surf Bay Holiday Park
Luxury Apartments near the Royal North Devon Golf Club
You have to be something special to receive the accolade of “Top 100 in the World” and the Royal North Devon Golf Club at Westward Ho! is just that. The oldest links course in the world outside of Scotland, the second oldest ladies golf club in the world are just some of the elements that make Royal North Devon Golf Club unique. Additionally, you could also incorporate the club rule that you may drop without penalty if your ball settles in a hoof mark, sharing the course with sheep and ponies is ‘par for the course’ at Royal North Devon.
If you want a straight, wide fairway with room for plenty of error, wide, flat greens and plenty of trees for shade, give Royal North Devon a miss. What you have here is a course that has barely changed since 1908 and retains much of the original design of the course by ‘Old Tom Morris’ and opened in 1864. The test of natural links shines through here, undulation, narrow with plenty of rough to keep you true and a breeze, or more, that often flows from the nearby Atlantic. Royal North Devon is unique, a history that is virtually unparalleled in England and the club fully embraces that history. If you play a round of golf here, it isn’t just a round of golf, it is embracing the history of the game, an experience of the most traditional links course in England, a must do experience for anyone that has a passion for the game.
If you are looking for accommodation, Surf Bay Holiday Park is perfect, a 500 yard walk to the Royal North Devon club house and it also backs onto the Northam Burrows Country Park on which the Royal North Devon is based. Luxury accommodation with hot tubs, underfloor heating and all the mod cons. Surf Bay has always been a leading accommodation provider for golfers who are basing their golfing holiday at the Royal North Devon Golf Club. This is a quiet, family holiday park, 5 minutes walk from the centre of westward Ho! and yet located at the edge of the country park with a peaceful ambience, perfect for a golfing holiday base.
If you are looking to tour the area, North Devon is an exceptional location for golfers. Saunton Golf Club sits on the other side of the Taw and Torridge estuary and is one of the finest links courses in the country. The younger sibling to the Royal North Devon and a regular host of R & A Championships and English Amateur Championships, Saunton was officially formed in 1897 and offers two testing championship links courses and is widely considered as one of the finest links courses in the country.
There are other fantastic courses as well, not least Ilfracombe where you can see the sea from every tee, a course that is famed for its testing of skill and mind with a breeze from the sea that will put your game to the test. Inland courses with great reputations include High Bullen with new and old elements to the 18 hole course and a great club house to enjoy at the end. Libbaton, set in the stunning North Devon countryside with 18 holes of parkland golf. Torrington is based on heath land, a great course that runs perfect for virtually the entire year and offers both a 9 and 18 hole course.
Enjoy North Devon’s fine collection of golf courses with a stay at Surf Bay Holiday Park with a range of quality holiday apartments that are warm and welcoming. This four star park is kept to the highest standards and offers a peaceful base for a relaxing holiday with a range of excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs in Westward Ho! The village itself has undergone a significant transformation in recent years developing itself with a reputation as a modern holiday resort with a sophisticated atmosphere.