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Golf courses close to Ivybridge

There are more than 50 golf courses in Devon. For the sake of marital harmony, I haven't played all of them, but suggest you do a little research prior to commencing your holiday in the South Hams. The length, price and quality of the courses tends to vary though, for the keen golfer, there is no shortage of challenge. From heathland and moorland to links and clifftop, the courses of Devon offer that strangely alluring mix of pleasure, trial and tribulation for the high and low handicapper alike.

Rather than spoiling the fun of researching and selecting the courses you plan to play,(there are plenty of websites to help you do that, such as Golf in Devon), I have listed below the courses in & around South Hams. To assist you further, I have also included the distance of each course from Esmé's Cottage.

If you happen to venture further afield on a day trip to play golf on the North Devon coast, consider Royal North Devon. Though some 70 miles from Ivybridge, RND (as it is known) claims to be the 'cradle of English golf'. A sort of St Andrews of the South, if you like. Contact details are included in the list below.

I'd welcome feedback from golfers who get around to playing a few of these courses. Suitability for different handicaps, course quality and comments on the clubhouse facilities are always useful. We plan to publish guest's comments in a later version of the website.

Courses in & around South Hams district

Distance from Ivybridge
18 hole Par
Dinnaton Ivybridge PL21 9HU, Tel: 01752 892512 1.3 miles 64 4089yds, Parkland 9
Wrangaton* South Brent TQ10 9HJ, Tel: 01364 73229 3.2 miles 69 5623yds, Parkland 18
Elfordleigh Hotel* Plympton PL7 5EB, Tel: 01752 348425 8.9 miles 69 5456yds, Woodland 18
Bigbury* Bigbury TQ7 4BB, Tel: 01548 810055 11.1 miles 70 5896yds, Parkland 18
Tavistock Tavistock PL9 9AQ, Tel: 01822 612344 11.8 miles 71 6104yds, Moorland 18
Staddon Heights Plymstock PL9 9SP, Tel: 01752 402475 13.6 miles 68 5869yds, Clifftop 18
China Fleet Saltash PL12 6LJ, Tel: 01752 848668 15.0 miles 72 6254yds, Parkland 18
Thurlestone Thurlestone TQ7 3NZ, Tel: 01548 560405 15.1 miles 71 6182yds, Clifftop 18
Yelverton* Yelverton PL20 6BN, Tel: 01822 852824 17.0 miles 70 6108yds, Heathland 18
Stover Newton Abbot TQ12 6QQ, Tel: 01626 352460 19.2 miles 68 5527yds, Wooded Parkland 18
Dainton Park Newton Abbot TQ12 5TN, Tel: 01803 815000 19.3 miles 71 5760yds, Parkland 18
Dartmouth Totnes TQ9 7DG, Tel: 01803 712686 20.7 miles 72 6663yds, Parkland 18
Royal North Devon Bideford EX39 1HD, Tel: 01237 473817 67.8 miles 72 6424yds, Links 18
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