The Carlton provides an ideal base for exploring North Devon’s scenic golf courses. From exceptional coastal views to challenging links, there are plenty of Golfing Break options.
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Golf Breaks In North Devon
If golf is your passion then Ilfracombe and The Carlton serves as a superb base to explore some of England’s most scenic golf courses by day and relax with fine food and drink by night. A weekend, or indeed a mid week, spent on the green is time well spent.
Playing in North Devon is an experience you won’t want to pass up and our golfing breaks blog details just what is on offer from the various golf courses in the region. The Carlton has put together a golfing ‘Play and Stay’package, available throughout the year with pricing from just £89 per person in 2021.
Play and stay package
Our two day packages include a freshly cooked three course dinner in our Brasserie, two days of golf on a course of choice, great accommodation and of course a substantial, full English breakfast. You can download our Golf Breaks brochure here.
In the current Covid-19 pandemic we are following government guidance. That means we have made sensible changes to ensure you stay safe in North Devon. We have for example, reduced occupancy, removed paper materials and some decorative throws in your rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities are available on request, to ensure absolute cleanliness. And we’ve introduced single use toiletries for the time being.
It’s said that the Devon air, whether rolling across the hills and fields or breezing in from the sea, makes everyone relax. Together with our crisp cotton bedding, throws and cushions along with sumptuous beds, you are ensured a blissful night’s sleep. Guests love our new-look bedrooms that include all modern comforts like flat screen TVs (many with web access), ensuite bathrooms and welcome trays.
Flexibility for 2021
Your booking is truly flexible (without any penalty charges) when booked direct with The Carlton. Alterations, cancellations and changes to your booking may be made as close as 48 hours to your arrival time. Please note a group booking (of more than four rooms or eight guests) may be subject to different terms and conditions*.
Local Golf Clubs
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Commonly regarded as the St. Andrew’s of England, the Royal North Devon Golf Club has been around since 1864, making it the oldest golf club in the country. RND is among the more challenging courses in North Devon, but both pros and novices alike can enjoy golfing on the lush terrain. Much has remained unchanged over the years. RND still claims much of its original architecture.
Stay In Ilfracombe – Play At Saunton
Visiting players can stay at The Carlton and we can organise your fees as part of your Stay and Play package. Members enjoy a luxurious club house with a restaurant and bar, but visitors can play through the course for a fee. Amenities include the clubhouse, golf museum, restaurant and social events designed for all ages and levels of playing. Those interested in seeing how the course plays can watch golfers live on the RND site’s webcam.
Portmore Golf Park
Portmore Golf Park is a quiet course found on the outskirts of Barnstaple. The Golf Park sports 27 holes in total, a 9-hole course and an 18-hole course. Golfing at this North Devon Golf Park means you are welcome to play individually, in groups, or with your family. Portmore is very inclusive and allows both membership, or pay-by-the-day golfing. A family viewing area is available for children to roam freely while parents watch novices and professionals alike hit the greens.
Good For Lessons
Even if you have no experience of golfing in North Devon, or anywhere for that matter, lessons are hosted at the Portmore Golf Park for £35. A more advanced lesson plan is also available for £45 after completing the first, and children ages 6-15 can sign up for the Junior Coaching and Development Programme. Competitions are hosted for senior members every month.
Whichever course you decide to play the Carlton team will be delighted to organise your playing arrangements and much more.
Ilfracombe Golf Club
Golfing in North Devon has never been so scenic and the club’s motto, “See the sea from every tee!”, says it all. Sweeping shorelines and breathtaking views from atop its high cliffs make Ilfracombe Golf Club one of the most desirable golf courses in North Devon and it is open all year-round.
Facilities for this course are as impressive as those at other clubs, but the atmosphere at Ilfracombe is one of the friendliest you’ll find. However, you’ll need to dress up – Ilfracombe Golf Club has a dress code that golfers must follow to the tee.
Great Discounted Fees
Visitors can enjoy a generous discount off fees when booked through the Carlton Hotel. We have also designed Stay and Play golf breaks for the avid golfer. Like the hotel, these packages are available all year round and prices start from just £89 per player per night, inclusive of a delicious three course dinner, freshly prepared breakfast and a day’s golf. If you’re a group and are planning a few nights away please call us on 01271 862446 to arrange a quick quote today.
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Room rates start at just £45 per person per night in low season and vary according to the time of year that you stay with us and the room type.
Our standard tariff is inclusive of:
- En-suite bath or shower
- A choice of fully cooked English and Continental style breakfast options.
- VAT at the prevailing rate on booking
All are based on nightly room use. Remember to call us direct to book and ensure that you are getting the very best deal and price for those special rates that offer little extras as part of the deal, like a drink on arrival or extended check out options. Book direct here or call us on 01271 862446 today.
For the sole occupancy of Double, Twin or Queen bedded room, add a £20 per night supplement to the per person rate. An additional sofa bed can be supplied into King sized bedrooms at a rate of £10 per night (breakfast included) and just £27.50 per night (dinner & breakfast included) for any guest aged 13 years and older. Children up to the age of 12 years inclusive have a reduced rate of £8 and £20 respectively per night.
Infants stay for free. We can provide a baby cot at £5 per night. Dogs can stay with their owners at a rate of £8 per animal per night.
Golf Break In North Devon
Stay & Play Offer
This is the perfect two day package for the avid golfer. Like the hotel, these packages are available all year round and prices start from just £89 per player per night, inclusive of a delicious three course dinner, freshly prepared breakfast and a day’s golf.
If you’re a group and are planning a few nights away please call us on 01271 862446 or email us on email@example.com to arrange a quick quote today. You can download our Golf Breaks brochure here.
Subject to availability and T&C’s.
All Rooms Offer
Brand new beds & quality linen
Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.
Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards.
Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors.
Double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.
Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.
We have adapted rooms and ensuites with options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent.
Enjoy free superfast broadband where ever you are in the hotel for work or for pleasure.
Fresh & Airy rooms
Enjoy fresh, airy and spacious contemporary rooms, for the perfect ambience.
Rooms & Suites
Most rooms are accessible, step free and orientated front or rear facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian era building.
We have adapted rooms with a wet room, grab rails and space for wheeled access, as well as the option to have a carer stay in room or adjacent. (2) Two rooms are accessed by a flight of stairs. All other rooms have flat/lift access.
Our Single rooms have been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and have a 3-foot single bed. Black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Brand new windows and casements will assist in good nights’ sleep.
Double/ Twin Room
Our twin or double classic rooms are accessible step-free (1) and are orientated front or rear-facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian-era building. Each room includes:
- Brand new beds & quality linen Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains
- Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards
- Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors
- New glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting
- Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.
A larger 5” Respa matrimonial bed in a fully refurbished contemporary room. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Décor is stylish greys with natural wood finishes.
These are very large rooms, fully refurbished contemporary bedrooms with a 6” king sized bed. Dining table, desk with bedside phone & lighting control, individual art and flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. Most have ensuite shower rooms and one with shower over bath and all with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels.
Triple/ Quad Room
The triple is a large room, fully refurbished with a queen-sized matrimonial bed and 3-foot single bed, great for smaller families or individuals wishing to share. The quad is two rooms that have wider access to bath room and bathroom with a 3’6” matrimonial bed, plus 3” single bed and sofa bed, ideal for guests who have mobility issues, larger families and those that want additional space. Both rooms are fully refurbished in a contemporary style, black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. The ensuite has a shower over bath with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries.
This room has been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and has a grand 6” Respa king bed with sofa bed, local individual art and dining area. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting controls with flat screen television, personal bar, safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. This bathroom benefits from a walk- in shower big enough for two and a shower over bath, under tile heating with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries. Front facing with bay windows.
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The Carlton Hotel
Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR
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