73 Royal North Devon

Royal North Devon in England has been ranked number 73 in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Royal North Devon

73 Royal North Devon

Architect: T Morris Stats: 6,682 yds, par 72, SSS 73 GF: £48-£55 Visitor information: Visitors can choose what tees to play from W: royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk 2008 Ranking: 69 (Down 4) Improvements since 2008 Rankings: Course: None Clubhouse: None

In 2014 Royal North Devon will celebrate its 150th anniversary. It's the oldest course in England and plays over a unique and totally natural links environment delivering an experience from a bygone golfing age. This is golf in the raw and the course presents a different test to that posed by most modern tracks with an emphasis on creative shot-making, especially around the greens. Stunning 360˚ views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding small towns and countryside bring a shiver to the spine. The clubhouse museum is worth the visit alone.

Panellists' comments: "Stunning in its own way - truly the cradle of English golf"; "Nature and golf perfectly matched"

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