Golf on Dartmoor
Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe-inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces. But Dartmoor also has fabulous golf courses.
Bovey Castle is set amongst the mature woodlands of Dartmoor National Park. The challenging, yet beautiful course meanders through the estate and is regarded as one of England’s most idyllic destinations to play golf.
Teign Valley Championship Golf Course is set in beautiful countryside on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The 18 hole course at just over 6000 yards (par 70) is fast-draining and provides excellent all year round playability. Designed to challenge the talented, yet not too daunting for the beginner, the course takes advantage of natural features including ponds, streams and mature trees, making it a varied and interesting test of golf.
Tavistock Golf Club, situated on the western slopes of the Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding beauty. The golf course was established in 1890 and offers a challenging test to golfers of all abilities. The course looks deceptively simple with its wide fairways and sweeping vistas but it offers a challenging test. Nature has provided its own hazards, with thick gorse and bracken, plus the odd clump of scrubby trees and hidden bunkers.
Yelverton Golf Club is a delightful moorland course, where the old mine workings act as natural hazards to challenge golfers of all standards. It is a very natural course, with Dartmoor ponies and cattle sharing the fairways. It has outstanding views across Dartmoor and over Cornwall. The current layout came into play between the wars. The course has played host to many top competitions, including The Men’s Senior Amateur Championships in 2006.
Fingle Glen Golf Club was built as a nine-hole course in 1989 and then extended in 2002 to the full 18-holes. In 2004 a further extension was made to allow the golf course to be improved and lengthened and Fingle Glen now offers nearly 6000-yards of good testing conditions for golfers of all standards.