Golfer taking a chip shot on to the green in early morning sunlight
A man plating Golf at sunset with green grass and autumn trees

Devon - Royal North Devon Golf Club

Play a round on greens steeped in golfing history

Experience the history and uniqueness of this rare heathland golf course and marvel at the spectacular views over the World Heritage Jurassic Coast as you share the fairway with the occasional sheep and wild pony.

The Royal North Devon Golf Club (RND) was founded in 1864 and is thought to be the oldest golf course in England still playing over its original fairways.

The 18-hole, par 72 course is rumoured to be as tough as any of the UK’s more famous links layouts and has recently been placed in Golf World's "Top 100 Courses in the World".

RND is steeped in history and has an old-school feel, but this is a friendly place to play and the clubhouse, packed with golfing memorabilia, is a wonderful spot for a debrief over a pint.

The course was designed by Scottish golfer, Old Tom Morris and revised in 1908 by Herbert Fowler. It seems not much has changed since then so you really are playing a piece of history when you tackle this course. Oh, and the panoramic views from the clubhouse are pretty spectacular too.