Golfing breaks

BOOK NOWWith a number of fantastic coastal golf courses and driving ranges, North Devon is a wonderful place for groups to visit no matter your handicap.

Our property is perfect for a group of friends or couples to share time together; there is also a huge variety of activities to keep non-golfing partners entertained in the area.

Nearby courses include the following:

Ilfracombe Golf Course is just a mile from Marine Court and offers an 18 hole course where you can see the sea from every tee. A pro-shop offers buggy and trolley hire and there is a bar and restaurant for great food and drinks. A meal or afternoon tea here is highly recommended. Any golfers staying with us can claim a 10% discount on green fees by contacting their PGA Golf Pro to book your round.

At Saunton Golf Course, you will find 36 Holes of beautiful Championship Links Golf, with both of the courses being listed in Golf Monthly's top 100.

The Royal North Devon Golf Club lays claim to the title of being the oldest Golf Course in England. The golf course is as tough as any of the UK’s more famous links layouts and has also recently been placed in Golf World 's "Top 100 Courses in the World" that a golfer “must play”.

The Ilfracombe and Woolacombe golf range has a 300 yards, 12 bay driving range and an area for grass tees, 18 Hole Pitch and Putt and a sports hall with badminton, table tennis and indoor bowls on offer.

And finally, for a bit of lighthearted fun, there is a crazy golf course on the seafront at Ilfracombe where the competition can really begin.

Outside of the main season we offer short breaks Monday to Friday, long weekends Friday to Monday and of course you're very welcome to stay for a whole week.

An example itinerary for a short break is shown below to give an idea of what the area can offer. The Visit Ilfracombe website is a great resource for planning your stay and we also will supply you with an electronic guidebook with plenty of ideas for your stay.

Sample itinerary

Golfers Non-players
Monday morning Travel to Devon
Monday afternoon Visit the Ilfracombe and Woolacombe golf range for some warm-up practice. Enjoy indoor bowls, badminton and table tennis, or have a go on the range yourself. Alternatively near Mullacott is a riding stables and Segway activities. For something more relaxing how about a spa treatment or try the flotation tank at Reflections.
Tuesday morning Play at Ilfracombe Golf Club Explore Ilfracombe Harbour, Hirst's statue Verity and the various gift shops, art gallerys, cafes and bars. Perhaps a visit to the Chocolate museum will be in order.
Tuesday afternoon After lunch together, take a boat trip from Ilfracombe to explore the local smuggler coves and rugged coastline, keeping an eye out for seals and other wildlife. If you have enough time to spare maybe even fit in a trip to Lundy Island. (Booking essential).
Wednesday morning A trip out to see the beautiful and unique harbour village of Clovelly.
Wednesday afternoon Play at North Devon Golf Club A chance to visit Westward Ho!, the historic shipyard at Appledore or the scenic Northam Burrows AONB.
Thursday Today is the day to play a round on each of the two courses at Saunton golf club. Discover Barnstaple, including the historic Pannier Market and Barnstaple museum. For the eco conscious hunt out the Pura Vida store for eco friendly and plastic free products.
Thursday afternoon Braunton Burrows and Saunton beach are beautiful parts of our coastline. Did you know that the area was used to train troops for the D-day landings and there still remain concrete mock-ups of Landing Craft. You could also rent a bike and explore the Tarka Trail traffic-free cycle route.
Friday morning Pack and depart. Visit Depot Eatery at Mullacott for a final brunch together.
Guest Comments

We have just had the most amazing holiday staying at Marine Court. We were a three generation family with 6 children under 8 and the house was perfect for us. Lots of little extras as well as all the ...

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Visit Ilfracombe North Devon

  • Sleeps up to 20 in 8 stylish bedrooms
  • All bedrooms have ensuite showers
  • Parking in private car park
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool table
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Washer / dryer
  • No smoking property
  • Bar & drinks fridge
  • Pets by agreement