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Address: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1HD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1237 477598

Founded in 1864 on the rugged North Devon coast, this golf course is the...

Founded in 1864 on the rugged North Devon coast, this golf course is the oldest in England and Wales and is still very popular today.

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Sunday lunch at the Golf Club restaurant is a great institution for members and non members alike. The roast lunches are described as 'small' and 'large' , for which read 'large... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch at the Golf Club restaurant is a great institution for members and non members alike. The roast lunches are described as 'small' and 'large' , for which read 'large' and 'very large'. The meat is always of high quality and the vegetables ( we counted 7 last Sunday) are served separately and everything is beautifully cooked and presented.... More 

Thank RWWDevon
Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have just become a country member of the club, the golfing test and experiance is very very good, the club house is very interesting, the food I'm not that keen on

Thank Steve J
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312 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We really wanted to play this course because it is supposed to be the oldest course in England. Unfortunately they would not accept County cards from.clubs outside Devon and Cornwall. We paid £35 each which was ok. The course was very difficult indeed. What added to the level of difficulty was that finding the fairway and next tee was not... More 

Thank WarwickshireMarakesh
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Played RND yesterday with a couple of business associates. Course is located in Northam part of Bideford, it is signposted but best to use a satnav. There was ample parking when I arrived around 11am. Had coffee and bacon bap before playing and food was served quickly and very tasty! Pro shop very friendly too, I actually called to check... More 

Thank Gscholland
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great course with a lot of history. I was fortunate to play this golf course with a number of others in the area one after another and the Royal North Devon stacks up quite nicely. With a club like this one you will need to be ready to step back in time, it is dated and I expect a lot... More 

Thank RJ B
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently visited the Royal North Devon Golf Course not to play Golf, but to host a Wake for a much beloved, close Family Member. This was a catered event (I believe the options for booking were either a Hot or Cold Buffet - we opted for cold) and we also had full use of the Function Space and Bar.... More 

Thank KaelaLee
Greater London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

An excellent course and club. Staff and members friendly and welcoming. In fact the staff in the clubhouse couldn't do enough to make our three days memorable for all the right reasons. Will definitely go again next year!

Thank Japanesereds
St Albans, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is an interesting course, the greens were the best of the weeks holiday. The layout is tricky and the weather will always contribute to the challenge. The clubhouse is a museum and any serious golfer will want to spend time browsing all the artefacts. The food was good, the cake was excellent.

Thank Eddie M
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great course, great clubhouse and the friendliest of members. A sausage bap will keep you going for at least 18 holes. Sunday lunches are a feast and need to be booked well in advance.

Thank Mervyn S
Instow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

From 0830 to 1630 daily, the most glorious food is available in the club's restaurant. It is open to the public and reservations are highly recommended for Sunday lunch. Meal size options range from small, regular and to children's. There is a great selection of foods with highlights being the full British breakfast and Sunday roasts. Sandwiches served deli-fashion are... More 

Thank Dolores M

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