Saunton Golf Club


Please see a series of reviews that our guests have made after their #SauntonExperience.

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"The West to me is a great compliment to the East and it's not as cut and dried for me as to which is the better course. They both have their merits and nuances and there is no doubt that this is one of the strongest 36 hole pairings in U.K. golf.

The layout starts with two peeling par 4 doglegs to the right. The first green resides amongst an attractive dune complex and it was as I approached this green that I realised this round was going to be just as enjoyable as my morning one had been.

The run that may make or break your round comes thru holes 6-8 where you will play 3 par 4's consecutively that measure over 400 yards from the blue tees. The 6th and 7th both ask strong questiosn of your stategic outlookand the 8th really poses some jeopardy around the green, particularly long of the surface.

The most enjoyable run of holes for me came from 10-14, where you traverse the ground furthest away from the clubhouse. These holes have both a serenity and quality that genuinely made me want to walk across and play them again. 14 is stroke index 1 and it is just a great golf hole, where strategy, club selection, distance control and bravery all come in to play.

The West has more variety in terms of the dispersion of par 3's and 5's across the scorecard than its older sibling. Personally, I prefer that mixture of holes and examination of all parts of your game from the tee. The 3/5/3 finish is a really fun end to the round and would provide much potential for drama in a matchplay scenario."

"Saunton East was the first Top 100 GB&I course I had played. We managed to get a tee time on a blustery afternoon in July with the constant threat of downpour looming – a more links experience I could not wish for.

The course itself is brilliant fun. The first hole elevated tee box provides a great view out over the dunes and the fun to come. Most of the holes play in-between the dunes with menacing pot bunkers in play throughout.

As I sit back and reflect more than five months since our round, the first four holes all play fairly similarly from memory before you change direction on the very shot fifth.

Six and seven are flatter holes before you play back in to the dunes on 8, with a brilliant blind tee shot and a green with a very narrow entrance. This part of the course was my favourite, with holes nine and then particularly standing out, especially the elevated green on ten.

Eleven was the weakest hole on the course for me, playing alongside a ditch and twelve is again a flat, long par 4. It picks up again on the short par three thirteenth which is a brilliant green and fourteen to sixteen are excellent, testing par fours.

The rain and wind had started when we stepped onto seventeen making the 190 yard par 3 feel twice that length. The closing hole is a great dog-leg back up the hill to the lovely clubhouse.

A fantastic round and the greens were in excellent condition when we played it. For the green fee, a truly special experience for outstanding value."

"I wish I lived within driving distance of Saunton! The members here are some seriously lucky people. I often read in reviews about the debate of the best 36 hole golf complex in England whilst my soft spot for Sunningdale will be hard to shift, Saunton must run it pretty close.

Saunton isn’t the easiest place in the country to get to, but if you haven’t ticked it off your list, it’s a must for any golf fanatic.

From the moment you leave your car and make your way to the clubhouse entrance, you pass the 18th green of the East and look out over the undulating fescue covered dunes, it has you salivating for the round to come.

The East starts with an elevated tee box that offers views of the task that lies ahead. It’s a fantastic opening hole played over a decent carry onto a pristine green fairway. The course then meanders through the dunes, throwing you in all different directions. I’ve seen some critics say that the East has too many Par 4s (13 in total, including a stretch of 7), but they are all so much fun, testing and different, that it really doesn’t matter. There are doglegs rights and lefts, short and long, uphill and downhill approaches, blind drives and holes that are laid out in front of you. What more could you want?

Of the rest, the Par 3s are a real test! How you find the dance floor on the Par 3 122r 5th is anyone’s guess. Certainly our fourball wouldn’t be able to offer any suggestions here.

And the 208y Par 3 17th, when playing into the wind, is a strong wood for even the biggest hitters.

The course is immaculate throughout. The care and effort they put into not just the fairways, but the run off areas, paths, land around the creeks is just incredible and rarely seen at other courses. The greens ran true and were beautifully contoured throughout.

I can’t say good enough things about this wonderful course and if there’s a better 36 hole links venue in England, I’m all ears. I can’t wait to come back."

"Saunton East has long been on my list of links courses to play and finally this October I made the 2.5 hr journey there. Oh boy I should have come sooner!

When you round the corner of the clubhouse and the grandeur of the course and dunes systems presents itself you are left in awe and you know you are in for a special day.

The course is very fair off the tee and the green complexes are superb. The greens on the day I visited were in excellent condition. The 13 par 4’s provide plenty of variety. Each has its own character and you never get the feeling of playing a repetitive hole. The par 3’s are as good a set as you will find on any links course.

In my opinion Saunton is a links you cannot miss. I will surely be back soon and plan to also play the West Course too."

England Golf Awards 2023

Monday 30th January 2023


Saunton Golf Club shortlisted for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2023

Tuesday 17th January 2023


Autumn Prizegiving & Captains Handover 2022

Sunday 20th November 2022


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