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Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6774 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6774 yards
White 71 6444 yards
Red (W) 74 5934 yards
Yellow 70 5708 yards
Scorecard for East
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/121 478 526 402 441 122 370 428 380 392 3539 337 362 414 145 455 478 434 207 408 3240 6779
White M: 71.4/117 470 499 367 428 113 343 402 357 378 3357 313 349 396 138 432 463 406 186 387 3070 6427
Red W: 70.7/113 390 462 359 433 104 299 381 312 370 3110 295 316 386 120 412 435 370 166 350 2850 5960
Handicap 5 13 9 1 17 15 3 11 7 8 12 4 18 2 14 6 16 10
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 5 3 9 17 15 1 13 7 6 10 14 16 4 8 2 18 12

Course Details

Year Built 1897
Golf Season Year round
Architect Herbert Fowler (1919) Tom MacKenzie (2013) Martin Ebert (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denims, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, trainers on/off the course. Tailored shorts, Sports socks/knee-length socks required.

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Southwest Championship Links

Saunton has two courses,the East and the West. I would suggest playing both but I only had time for 1 course so I chose the East. The East is the older of the two, has a name designer and is used for Open Qualifying and other tournaments. This is a great test of links golf. The ocean is nowhere in sight, but the course plays firm and fast, there is some wind, the fairways have some slope and the shot options which make links golf a joy are available in abundance. The routing is a large loop so you get all parts of the wind. Not an abundance of bunkers but some well placed ones to keep things interesting. The green sites are good and not a lot of contour.
What makes Saunton unique is the fact that 11 of the first 12 holes are par 4s and 1 par 3. Be ready with your driver immediately or be ready for a long day. The last 6 holes are a lot of 5s and 3s to make the round interesting. My guess is that this makes a match play round quite interesting. Saunton is a good test and the onslaught of par 4s certainly add to the challenge.
The club has a putting green, range, restaurant and all of the amenities that you will need for a proper day. The membership is quite nice and welcoming as are the staff. Greens fees are quite good for a course with a pedigree; you'd pay about double in the states, They have twilight rates, day tickets to play both courses as well as day tickets for 36 on one course.
No blind shots or quirk here. A perfect course for an introduction to English countryside golf. MY only regret is not playing both courses. If in SW England this should be on the itinerary.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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