57 SAUNTON – West

Architect: Fowler
2006 position: 52
Stats: 6,138 yds; par 71; SSS 70
GF: £40-£100
T: 01271 812436
W: sauntongolf.co.uk

It may generally be considered the second of the two layouts at Saunton, but I found the West a joy to play.

There is a great variety of holes skirting, climbing and crossing sand dunes over rolling fairways to well-protected greens.

You’re made to think from the word go and there are some fabulous holes towards the end of the round – the short par-4 15th where a pine tree stands proudly behind the green, the downhill par-3 16th demanding accurate club selection, and the testing par-5 17th where a good drive offers you the chance of reaching in two. FB

+ Great variety; superb views; very visitor friendly
– Slightly too short; locker rooms need updating; can get busy

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