Golf Locally

As a keen golfer with a handicap index of circa 16, I can confidently recommend a number of the courses locally. If you’re interested I can also offer advice about many of the local courses and how to go about booking tee times, simply ask via We can accommodate up to 6 golfers in our B&B in either double or twin rooms.

I also organise the annual Hope Cope Lifeboat Charity Golf Day at Thurlestone GC every year. This is a very popular golf day which raises much needed funds for the lifeboat. This is typically in May or June and is open to guests staying with us and others.  

Golf at Thurlestone

More details to follow, but here are some local courses you simply must play…


The wonderfully scenic Thurlestone, just 12 minutes away. The course runs along the stunning coastline of Bigbury Bay, is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with the latter providing breath-taking views of the legendary Thurlestone Rock to the East and the beautiful Avon Estuary and Burgh Island to the West. The 6,230 yard par 71 is an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all levels (particularly if it’s windy).


Bigbury is a lovely cliff-top golf course just 25 minutes or so away. It offers challenging; yet forgiving coastal golf of some 6000-yards and is a very fair par-70. There are stunning views in all directions: Dartmoor to the north, Burgh Island to the west and on the eastern flank, Bantham Beach and the winding River Avon. Again sea breezes can make it interesting and different every time.

Other courses worth considering include Dartmouth, Churston and Dainton Park, click here for details of courses in Devon