Saunton Golf Club East - No. 18
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Saunton Golf Club East - No. 18
Saunton East's 18th hole is a long par 4 that has all the look of a British Open finishing hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - No. 1
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Saunton Golf Club West - No. 1
Saunton West begins with a short but tricky par 4 played into a small green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - Back nine
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Saunton Golf Club West - Back nine
Saunton West plays on more undulating dunesland than its older neighboring course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - No. 15
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Saunton Golf Club West - No. 15
The 15th hole on Saunton West is just over 300 yards, but the approach shot is a delicate one. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - No. 4
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Saunton Golf Club West - No. 4
The par-3 fourth hole on Saunton West plays 191 yards downhill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - No. 16
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Saunton Golf Club West - No. 16
No. 16 on Saunton West is a par 3 headed straight downhill, playing 177 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
East and West courses at Saunton Golf Club
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East and West courses at Saunton Golf Club
Saunton Golf Club features two championship links courses as good as you will find in England. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club West - No. 18
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Saunton Golf Club West - No. 18
Saunton West finishes with a long, par-3 finishing hole nicknamed "Rookery." Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club - Clubhouse
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Saunton Golf Club - Clubhouse
Saunton Golf Club has the facilities and two championship links good enough to make it one of England's best plays. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club - East
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Saunton Golf Club - East
Saunton East plays on flatter dunesland compared to its newer neighbor, the West. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club
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Saunton Golf Club
Saunton Golf Club was founded in 1897, making it one of England's oldest clubs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Saunton Golf Club - aerial view
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Saunton Golf Club - aerial view
Saunton Golf Club's current clubhouse was built in 1929. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Saunton Golf Club in southwest England

Located in southwest England, Saunton Golf Club is one of the country's premier multi-links clubs, thanks to its championship East and West golf courses.

Saunton was officially founded in 1897, and the original East course went through a series of redesigns and upgrades in the coming decades. Its most elaborate came at the hands of Herbert Fowler.

The West was added in 1935, but both golf courses were closed and damaged during World War II and didn't open until 1952. Though both layouts are championship quality, they vary in playing style. The East is the longer of the two and is generally used for the club's top competitions, while the West is shorter and requires more placement than length. Many holes are also played through more rugged dunes than the flatter East course.

Both courses are certainly worthy of a play during your visit to England's southwest coastline.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. Prior to the launch of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram @btuck34.
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