Ilfracombe Golf Club
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Stunning scenery, but an awkward Course layout.
Let's start with the positives. This is a gorgeous coastal golf course. You can see the sea from every tea and the surrounding scenes are stunning. The course is also distinctly unique in its layout. New visitors will face holes that are totally idiosyncratic. It Is certainly not one of those golf courses with a forgettable formulaic layout. Overall, the course is well kept and the greens are quick. The rough is thick and the fairways are sloped, which provides a good challenge.
However, this course is very awkward and feels somewhat dislocated. There are three 'par threes' in the first four holes, which feels contrived. There is also a lot of crossing over between holes. This becomes tedious, given the amount of waiting for others on crossing fairways. Furthermore, I don't think this course rewards good ball striking. It is tricky and quirky. Therefore, this course seems to reward insider knowledge (given the amount of slopes and hitting over hills) rather than an impressive demonstration of tee-to-green striking. This can become infuriating in locating your ball, given that many of the fairways/greens are completely hidden from the line of sight.
Overall, it is worth a game given the reasonable green fees. But make sure to take plenty of balls.
Great little track!
Brilliant little track! Awesome condition and the views are spectacular! Absolutely recommend it! Fella in the pro shop was very welcoming and friendly. Love this course!
Not a course to play in the wind !!
Unfortunately the weather was against us, for our first visit to Ilfracombe, having said that; i didn't feel welcome, hence we did not visit the clubhouse for an after round drink, which would be a normal proceedure for us. It was; here's the card and off you go !! No mention of a temporary green on the 6th, this could have potentiallt been dangerous, as greenstaff were working on drainage on the actual 6th green. The signage was awful, we played several holes from the tee without knowing which way we were actually going a simple black and white pole for the 10th rather than a sign that had been blown around in the strong wind and maybe a red and white one for the 12th. An awful tee box on the 18th yellow tees and no obviuos route back to the clubhouse after playing the 18th. Overall I might play again on a calmer day, especially now that I have an idea of the course layout, a bit disapointed would be the overriding opinoin of us.
Fab course, interesting layout particularly the part where 3 holes converge on each other. Amazing views from every hole, pick a nice day for it and you’ll have a blast
This is course is a must for any golfer,very challenging with lovely sea view from every hole would definitely go again if i holiday in Devon
The course and views were outstanding
Greens were well maintained
Weather was also good would definitely come back again
The course was in reasonable condition but the weather was atrocious, high winds and rain,which you could not forecast when booking on line weeks in advance. The staff were friendly but due to covid restrictions most of the club was not in use. I would play again hopefully in better conditions
Great location very friendly club
My third time playing this course, the weather was fantastic my golf not as good. The course was in very good condition and everyone at the club were very friendly. The course would be very different in windy conditions so we were very lucky with the weather we had.. Take time to take in the views. All the covid 19 safety measures were well explained and easy to follow . All in all a great day.
It was our 2nd time playing here while on holiday. Fantastic course ,fantastic staff in club and shop very welcoming hospitality. If your about would recommend 100% the scenery is amazing what a view from every hole.
This is the best course I have played while in England.
The greens are excellent and the views are spectacular. Everyone was very friendly in the proshop and in the restaurant. I even got a chance to speak with the greens keeper. I highly recommend that you put this course on your play list.
Scenery was fantastic, with the temperature in the mid twenties this course tested my golf and
Fitness, very high climbs and hanging lies were the norm.
Good test for the average golfer and open enough for the wayward.
Enjoyed my day and lost some calories, it is what
holiday golf is all about.
Very nice course
Very nice course would definitely recommend getting a buggy though. If u haven’t played it b4 the course layout is hard to follow but the members who are on course were very helpful. Greens were very fast but in great condition. Value for money and views that would be hard to beat on any course