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Royal North Devon Golf Club

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Royal North Devon Golf Club

Royal North Devon Golf Club was founded in 1864,[1] and is the oldest golf course in England.[2] The course was designed by Old Tom Morris.[3] Royal North Devon Golf Club is located on Northam Burrows between Northam and Westward Ho! Traditionally the course has been referred to as Westward Ho!.

Northam Burrows is common land and golfers share the environment with sheep, ponies and walkers.[4]

The Club provides facilities for one of the largest Junior Sections in the country.

The course has hosted The Amateur Championship on three occasions, in 1912, 1925, and 1931.[5] One of the Great Triumvirate, J.H. Taylor, learned his golf at Royal North Devon Golf Club[6] and was invested Honorary President of the Club in 1957.[7] Royal North Devon was also the home course for the noted amateur golfer Horace Hutchinson[8] who won the British Amateur in 1886 and 1887.


  1. ^ Telegraph - Golfing holidays in the West Country The Telegraph, 15 December 2010, accessed 30 January 2012.
  2. ^ Dowell, Phil, The English Golf Coast, Melrose Books, 2006, ISBN 1-905226-43-8.
  3. ^ Old Tom Morris Golf Course Architecture, 1 July 2006, accessed 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ The Draft North Devon AONB Landscape Assessment, The Countryside Agency, May 1999, accessed 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ Amateur Championship History The R&A, accessed 30 January 2012.
  6. ^ MacWood, Thomas, A Round of Golf Courses: Bernard Darwin - Inward Nine, Golf Club Atlas, August, 2007, accessed 30 January 2012.
  7. ^ The oldest Links in England - RND History, Royal North Devon Golf Club, accessed 30 January 2012.
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