Saunton (East)

Anticipated Links Experience:
As Sir Nick Faldo said, “The best course not on the the Open circuit.” High-class links imbedded in a spectacular sand dune landscape with unique fauna. Really high Southport-class about everything here. Well worth the trip by itself.

Best holes:
par3: 13th
par4: 14th
par5: 2th

Worthy of Note:
There are two courses, East and West – play both. Definitely make sure to stay at the hotel you see on the hill overlooking the course – the Saunton Sands – but make sure you book ahead of time because of all the wedding parties.

History:
Saunton Golf Club was formed in 1897 and the course’s appearance varied during the first few years. In connection with its re-opening after WW1, Herbert Fowler designed the east course. During WW11 the area was used as a training ground for D-Day and the Americans drove many tanks among the sand dunes. After several years hard work the eastern course was opened again for play in 1952.

The course has been host for many amateur tournaments, such as the English Amateur, and the Senior Open Amateur. In 1997 Sergio Garcia won the British Boys Championship.

Review:

TurfHighTweedMedium
Marker PostsLowGorseMedium
SalinityMediumBunkersHigh

Blog Posts:
Saunton with Hugh

Gallery:

Website: www.sauntongolf.co.uk

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