Ilfracombe Golf Club
Hele Bay,
Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9RT
Tel : +44 (0) 1271 862176 Fax : +44 (0) 1271 867731

Ilfracombe Golf Club offers the golfer a golfing day with spectacular views from various places around the course. This club is suitable of those with hearing problems and those too who are partially sighted. All visitiors are welcome. Other services offered include a restaurant and bar. This 18 hole course is well maintained an always in good condition.

Who needs Valderrama when you can have Ilfracombe? Finish your round, freshen up, order a bacardi and coke from the bar and take your pew on the verandah to watch the sun go down beyond the distant island of Lundy and the Bristol Channel.

3 km east of llfracombe, towards Combe Martin

Course Details

Course Name: Ilfracombe Holes: 18 Yardage: 5893 SSS: 69
This is a course just made for late summer evenings, a moorland thrash across the cliff-tops withviews all the way across the channel to the Lleyn Peninsula in Wales.

The 13th is a marvellous dog-leg par-4 into the sun while the 4th is a treacherous 80yd par 3 over a quarry.The partially blind par-3 18th is also memorable. It's true that there are tougher courses on this stretch of coast, at Saunton and Westward Ho! in particular, but they hardly compare for a relaxing round of summer golf with such spectacular scenery.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Russ Jones 04/01

    Russ Jones wrote on: Mar 31, 2001

    I played the Ilfracombe course on 10th April 2001 following a bout of wet weather. Given a relatively short dry spell the fairways drained really well with only the odd soggy spot on the course. I absolutely agree with the previous review, this is definitely a course to play if you want spectacular views. On the day in question the course was very quiet. Though I played on my own, each of the groups I came up behind were courteous enough to invite me to play through despite a single player having no standing on the course. This really is a friendly club. Sometimes confused at where the next tee was situated, a member was always ready to point me in the right direction. Great value per day this course represents great value for money. It is however a challenge on the old legs (especially if you carry). I suspect that not many would be willing to attempt more than 36 holes. This is a course where on several occasions you play your tee shot across other fairways, so safety is of paramount importance. Interestingly, when you arrive at the elevated 16th and 17th tees (on the same tump) you have to play two balls. One to the 16th green, a par 3. The other to the 17th fairway, a par four. Then it's only a short walk from green to fairway that saves you walking all the way back to the teeing ground.
    Put this course at the top of your list if you're visiting the area.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Phil Jones 09/00

    Phil Jones wrote on: Aug 31, 2000

    The Course is most definitely one big challenge in the respect of anybody's Handicap. Many holes like the 2nd and 3rd are not much in length apart, but when the wind builds up, it can be either way with club selection, maybe on the 2nd a nice gentle 9 iron to the 3rd, 5 or even 3 wood.
    The views on this course are out of this world, take a camera (its well worth it)
    My favourite hole has to be the 14th, really big hitters can just make the green in one, (Par 4) if they dare take the tiger line, god forgive those who mess up. The tee is well elevated in respect of the green and is approx. 320 yards, (I think).
    It is a must, to any golfer in the area of Devon .