North Devon

Golfing Breaks

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.

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.

Golf Clubs

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.

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.

Saunton Sands Golf Club

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 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, as well as a range. 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.

Whichever course you decide to play the Carlton team will be delighted to organise your playing arrangements and much more.


Golf Lessons

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.

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 quote today.

Book Direct

When you book direct you will always get the best offers and deals and we welcome well behaved dogs to stay for free!

Covid Safety

Please read our latest updates about Covid-19 to find out what we are doing to keep you safe on our Stay Safe policies and procedures page.


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*.


All Rooms Offer

Brand new beds & quality linen

Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.


Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards.

Ensuite Bathrooms

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.

Free Wi-fi

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.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

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