Bovey Castle Golf

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£59.00
1 golf course
18 holes
The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gain…
Founded
1926
Green fee weekdays
£59.00
Green fee weekend
£59.00

Total score

  • course maintenance8.3
  • facilities7.6
  • clubhouse7.8
  • Value for money7.0
  • hospitality8.0
  • surroundings10

Latest reviews

9.4
Played on: 4 September 2019
Handicap while playing: 14.8

Located north of Dartmoor and to the south-west of Exeter. Bovey Castle fantastic venue for short break, involving superb golf, great Spa facilities, stunning accommodation and exquisite food and drink. 

Course - plenty of pedigree with this course. Front nine holes weave their way through a wooded valley, sharing the space with the River Bovey. Crossing the river no less than five times, you have to choose between chasing the birdies/eagles and the risk that accompanies that decision, or laying up as closely as one dares to the river. The back nine raises one up from the valley and on to the undulating manor grounds. These holes have a more heathland feel to them, with firmer fairways and patches of gorse/bracken adorning the fairways. Clubhouse - No clubhouse as such, it's a 5-star hotel so that serves as the clubhouse. Fantastic food and a good selection of drinks. The smoking room (non-smoking) has fantastic views of Dartmoor, the surrounding countryside and the course. Facilities - Pro-shop, Driving Range, Putting Green, changing rooms and Spa Staff - First class, knowledgeable and welcoming. Highlights - My first highlight would be the first hole, teeing off from next to the Manor House down a steep fairway, then across the River Bovey to the bunker protected green. My second has to be the par 3 third hole. Surrounded by trees, it feels like you need to thread your tee shot through a narrow passage to a green surrounded on three sides by water. To add to the pressure when putting, you are in full view of the hotel perched high on the hill to the north. Lowlights - Pro-shop, very small, limited choice of clothing and equipment. Lack of space is probably the cause of this shortcoming.

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6.8
owen_nige
Bronze
Played on: 11 May 2019
Handicap while playing: 19.0

Beautiful setting, wonderful hotel, nice mix of holes.

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7.9
jaclafon
Silver
Played on: 19 November 2019
Handicap while playing: 16.9

Bel endroit, magnifié par le château hôtel austère mais impressionnant. Le parcours est de très bonne qualité, varié, jamais monotone. L'accueil est sommaire, pas de proshop. Le bar de l’hôtel est superbe à l'anglaise. Et la terrasse domine le parcours. Un conseil, utiliser le parking de l'hôtel, pas celui du golf qui n'est pas digne de ce nom!

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Bar

Restaurant

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Courses at Bovey Castle Golf

8.2
6 reviews

Bovey Castle Golf Club

18 holes

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+44 (0) 1647 445009
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