South Devon golf tour a huge hit


The popular South Devon Golf Tour is set to expand for 2011 following overwhelming positive feedback from golfers taking part in its first year of operation.

Launched last spring, the South Devon Golf Tour was the brainchild of the management team at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, who brought together seven of the region’s top golf venues to offer travelling golfers an affordable way to sample the area.

Last year’s participants were surveyed on their experiences and the results showed that 100 per cent rated the tour as excellent or good with all stating that they would book a repeat tour for the future. The tour also rated strongly on value for money and location of courses.

Buoyed by the success, more courses are being added to the portfolio for 2011. Oake Manor, a popular course close to the M5 at Taunton, has already joined and more courses are expected to be confirmed before the season starts in earnest.

The tour was also recognised for its success in attracting golfers to the South West when it was recently shortlisted at the South Devon Excellence Awards.

The news comes at a time when Dartmouth Golf & Country Club is seeing a spike in 2011 bookings. Reservations for stays between March and May have soared by 21 per cent on 2010 – which was a record year – and web traffic has increased by 43 per cent.

The South Devon Golf Tour packages, based at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, start from just £159 per person for two nights’ bed and breakfast, one two-course dinner and three rounds of golf.

Golf rounds are made up of one round on Dartmouth’s Championship course and two rounds on a choice of China Fleet, Bigbury, Dawlish Warren, Dainton Park, Churston and Oake Park, while golfers can also enjoy unlimited golf on the nine-hole Dartmouth course during their stay.

For a £30 supplement guests can play one of the rounds at the renowned Bovey Castle. Guests also receive complimentary use of Dartmouth’s leisure facilities, which include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club is located just four miles from the historic town of Dartmouth and is the ideal base from which to explore the delights of south Devon, with Dartmoor, the River Dart, fantastic beaches and a host of picturesque towns and villages nearby.

The area is also something of a 2-FORE!-1 stronghold with the likes of Dartmouth G&CC, Dainton Park and Oake Manor all involved and offering half-price green fees - with a 2-FORE!-1 voucher. 

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