Having been inaugurated in 1864 then gaining Royal status just 3 years later, Royal North Devon is the oldest golf course in England still using its original fairways. Often known as Westward Ho!, after the town of its location, this is the oldest links course outside Scotland, and it is firmly entrenched among the most desirable courses in the country.

As a regular feature within the Top 100 Golf Courses in The World, Royal North Devon, or RND to many, is a unique golfing proposition rich in history. This history includes some of the pioneers of golf, ranging from JH Taylor, one of the great triumvirate, who started as a caddie at the course, to the likes of Horace Hutchinson, Harold Hilton and Herbert Fowler. As well as being a previous host to The Amateur Championship (1912, 1925 and 1931) as well as sharing The West of England Championship with Saunton Golf Club.