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GOLF GUIDE


photographs you took. And you’ll want to start all over again, if just to cast your eyes down at the enticing yet dangerous first hole.


Bovey Castle Bovey Castle is hugely popular with Americans, not least because anything with the word ‘castle’ in always entices those who live Stateside. But it’s also because the hotel – part of the Eden Collection – offers a true green-wellied English countryside experience, and one that includes the family too. While it has the first-class spa offering


and swimming pool you’d expect of hotels of a certain class, perhaps the real differentiator comes during the summer months. It’s then that there’s a whole programme of child-friendly activities, from falconry, ferret and chicken displays (this is Devon), to archery, survival skills and even an introduction to shooting. So if you have plans to become landed gentry, this is the place to do the basic foundation course, you can even try one of the fleet of Land Rover 4x4s to sure you can tackle the


Bovey Castle


local terrain Other activities on offer include courses in making sloe gin or cider, although it’s probably best not to give this a go before testing out the Land Rovers. Naturally, Bovey Castle itself is a major


atraction of the 275-acre estate. It’s not so much a castle, more a manor house and was built at the turn of the century. It’s as breathtakingly neo-Elizabethan on the inside as it is on the outside: all oak panels, giant fireplaces, curling staircases and plush sofas, ideal for a quintessentially English aſternoon tea. Whether taken inside or on the terrace overlooking the course and parkland, be sure to have it the proper Devon way, with the cream spread before the jam, otherwise you may find yourself banished. The other way round is distinctly Cornish and frowned upon in these parts. In the evening, or indeed the aſternoon


(we won’t judge), siting around one of the roaring fires is the best place to try one of the fine single malts or Armagnacs from the bar. Then make sure to dine at either the more relaxed Smith’s Brasserie or the fine Great Western, named aſter the railway


that opened back in the 1930s. In the brasserie you’ll find well-made


comfort food such as the Dartmoor beef burger with triple-cooked chips, fish caught from the nearby port of Brixham, slow- cooked rump of Devon lamb or braised pork belly and crackling with mustard mash. As you can tell, provenance is key, but with the best of Devon’s turf and surf prety much on your doorstep, you’d expect nothing less. In the Great Western it’s just as local, but


dishes are more delicately executed. Seared hand-dived scallops with oyster emulsion and roast squab pigeon with gooseberry and radish for starters or for mains, roast fillet of john dory or a teriyaki-glazed ox cheek with smoked bone marrow and barbecue rump of beef. It’s still hearty and indulgent but is, in fact, much lighter than it sounds Go for the peanut buter parfait and


opt for cheese too — it might be seem excessive, but aſter the trials and tribulations of trying to tame that Dartmoor golf course, you’ll have more than earned it. Green fees from £49. boveycastle.com


THREE TO PLAY IN DEVON


Thurlestone Golf Club, Kingsbridge Designed by world famous designer Harry Colt, Thurlestone takes you along the coastal, cliff-top terrain on a rocky outcrop designed as a warning to golfers to keep things on the straight and narrow. This par 71, 6,200-yard course is not the longest but it’s challenging nonetheless. Greens from £50. thurlestonegolfclub.co.uk


Teignmouth Golf Club, Teignmouth It’s not every day you can play a course designed by the man behind Augusta, Cypress Point Club and Royal Melbourne, yet Teignmouth Golf Club can offer just that. Designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie, this spectactular moorland link courses features his trademark undulating greens and has plenty of challenges over its 6,000 yards, par 69. Green fees from £30. teignmouthgolfclub.co.uk


Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club, Woodbury Set amid 500 acres of parkland, Woodbury near Exeter is home to two golf courses, a championship Oaks par 73 course over 7,314 yards, and a nine-hold Acorns course. Plenty of challenges for every level of golfer with rolling fairways and water aplenty. Green fees from £45. woodburypark.co.uk


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