Somerset: In the Footsteps of Giants (Part 3)

Continuing his search for the hidden gems created by the designers of the Golden Age, Charles McLaughlin visits Devon and Somerset

Hole 12 at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, part of the Atlantic Links

With a fond farewell to Westward Ho! we headed north-eastward in search of the next in the chain of Atlantic Links. Several years ago, some of the top tracks on the coast from Cornwall to Somerset via north Devon got together and formed the aptly named “England’s Atlantic Links”. Their efforts have been instrumental in raising awareness of the heritage and sheer quality of the courses in this criminally overlooked part of the global golfing map.

As is often the case, a fair amount of driving is required to get from track to track, but given the beauty of the scenery it’s no great hardship.

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