The land here at Saunton has hosted golf since 1897 and given us today’s premier golf course in the West Country since Herbert Fowler (famed designer of Walton Heath, The Berkshire, and Delamere Forest to name just a few) created the East Course in the 1920s. The East Course was host to the 1937 English Amateur when Frank Pennink was victorious and the R&A Boys Amateur in 2019, as well as many more championships in between.
The West Course emulates the general characteristics of the East Course but has its own distinctions and offers no weak hole. The West requires clever and strong placing of your ball off the tee to get at the greens with your approach. The green complexes demand 100% commitment but are perfectly fair if you choose the right line on which to run in your ball. Recent adjustments to the West Course put it right up there with the East Course in terms of presentation and design.