Lake Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
Golf courses

There are lots of very good golf courses near Lake Farmhouse. These include the superb links courses at Bude, Royal North Devon and Saunton. These golf courses will test the very best golfer but there are also more forgiving courses which also have some spectacular views. Gary is a member of the golf clubs at Bude and Royal North Devon and he can arrange tee-times and introductions at both of these clubs. He has played golf at all of the courses below and he is happy to help guests choose the best golf courses for them.

Bude and North Cornwall
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club
Bude & North Cornwall is surrounded by the town and the sea. The natural all weather fairways and greens are rarely unplayable. The greens have beautiful quick surfaces with both severe and subtle borrows. The clubhouse has just been extensively refurbished and offers a comfortable and friendly bar and restaurant with an excellent choice of drinks and food. A challenging golf course that is not for the faint-hearted.

Highbullen Golf Club
Highbullen country house hotel is situated in 200 acres of glorious North Devon countryside nestling between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The award winning 18 hole U.S.G.A specification golf course is set in richly wooded parkland.

Holsworthy Golf Club
Pleasant parkland with gentle slopes, numerous trees and a few strategic bunkers. Upgraded from 9 hole course to 18 holes in 1980, the course is a good test of golf for players of all abilities. Some small greens together with some very difficult driving holes puts the premium on accurate golf.

Launceston Golf Club
The elevated levels of Launceston golf course offer spectacular countryside views over both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, while in the foreground there are majestic views of the historic town and castle. The golf club originated in 1910 and is now a well-established parkland golf course. It offers an excellent and challenging round of golf for all standards of golfers.

Okehampton Golf Club
Okehampton golf course is a typical moorland golf course situated on the edge of Dartmoor. The course is not long at only 5273 yards for the men and 4817 yards for the ladies but this doesn't mean that it is an easy golf course. The greens are well-maintained and can be very quick during the summer months, leaving even experienced putters struggling to get down in two on some holes. The three holes down by the river leave very little room for error.

Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club
This is England's oldest golf course. Laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1864, Royal North Devon is steeped in history. You should allow some time to browse round the fascinating museum in the clubhouse. At first glance the course looks flat and featureless and it's only when you're standing over the ball on the rumpled fairways tended by local grazing sheep and horses you can appreciate its many twists, turns and nuances. You'll adore putting on some of the fastest greens in Devon and dicing with the giant Cape bunker (formerly the world's biggest) which dominates the par-4 4th hole.

Saunton Golf Club
Saunton Golf Club has to be one of the biggest accumulations of links land anywhere in the world. Don't play the star-studded East without a warm-up because you start with a devilish 472-yard par-4 and things don't get much easier after that, with two more long par-4s in the next three holes. The long par 4 holes usually require a driver from the tee. The West Course is a championship course in its own right and arguably needs more attention to course management than the East. The West needs more thought to club selection from the tee and more precision into well guarded greens.

Trethorne Golf Club
Trethorne is a fast-maturing undulating parkland track with a good variety of holes, most being tree-lined and several featuring water hazards. A decent all round golfing venue, offering impressive two-tier driving range facilities and if you want to take the sporting competition indoors you can take advantage of the tenpin bowling alley.