Herbert Fowler's East Course is ranked just outside England's topten, and at 6,700 yards it provides a stern test to even the mostskilled golfers. The rugged sand dunes of Braunton Burrows are thesetting for this fine golfing destination, a site that has beendesignated as being of international importance by UNESCO. The realchallenge of the East comes in the shape of the tough par-4s, eight ofwhich measure over 400 yards, while the charm of the course isaccentuated by the feeling that every hole is cut distinctly throughthe dunes.
The West Course was originally opened in the 1930s, but was used asa training field during the Second World War and subsequently laydormant for some 40 years until the esteemed Frank Pennink revived itin 1975. The West may be shorter than the more prestigious East Course,but it remains a considerable test, with a network of burns and streamsinterspersed through the dunes.
Both courses are reputed to boast someof the finest putting surfaces in England, and together they representa truly terrific links golf destination.