• Overview

    The Imperial Hotel in Barnstaple, which is owned by the Brend Hotel Group who are the leading hotel group in the West Country, is a fine hotel, with old style service values, but with the modern touch in terms of quality. Two dinners will be taken in the hotel’s excellent Restaurant, which are included in the tour cost. For the other two evenings, Restaurants will be booked, which will allow us to sample the wide culinary delights of North Devon.

    The Imperial Hotel

    The Imperial Hotel is one of North Devon’s leading luxury hotels.  The hotel is located in the heart of Barnstaple and yet it has the tranquility and warmth of an elegant country house.  The hotel provides the perfect location for exploring Barnstaple, with its historic pannier market and fabulous shops, as well of course of the superb golf courses that we will be playing during the week.  Our stay at the hotel will feature first class cuisine, outstanding service and classic river views over the River Taw.

    Saunton Golf Club – East Course

    The East Course at Saunton has played host to many major national and international championships during its 110-year history.  A completely natural layout set amidst the spectacular sand dunes of the Braunton Burrows, the East Course provides a peaceful environment to enjoy our round, with only the sound of the sea for company.  It also provides a great test of golf for all standards.  Nick Faldo has been one of its many fans since playing here as a boy. To quote his own words: “I’ve no doubt that if the East Course were located on the coast of Lancashire or Kent it would have hosted an Open Championship by now”.

    Saunton Golf Club – West Course

    Set in the shadows of the giant sand dunes of the Braunton Burrows, the West Course at Saunton is a Championship course in its own right.  In 2006, it was the venue for the British Seniors Amateur Championship with competitors taking part from all around the golfing world.  The West Course will test all parts of our game, and approach shots into the well-guarded greens need to be hit with absolute precision.  Nick Faldo suggests that “the landscape on the West Course is perhaps even more spectacular than the East course and I cannot think of anywhere in England where 36 holes could be more enjoyable”.

    Royal North Devon Golf Club

    A golfing pilgrimage to Royal North Devon (England’s Oldest Links Course) is a must for anyone interested in the history of golf.  The course ‘still on its original site’ is like taking a step back in time to see how golf was played a hundred years ago.  The course however stands the test of time and is still a great test for any standard of golfer.  When visiting Royal North Devon, we must make sure that we spend some time looking around the Clubhouse.  The memorabilia and history found in the Museum is rivalled only by that found in the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse of St Andrews.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 22nd May:

    – Check in to the Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple
    – Meet with Barney in the Hotel Bar for an introduction and welcome
    – Dinner at the hotel

    Sunday 23rd May:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes Saunton Golf Club – East Course
    – Dinner at the hotel

    Monday 24th May:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes Royal North Devon Golf Club
    – Dinner at the hotel

    Tuesday 25th May:

    – Breakfast
    – 18 holes Saunton Golf Club – West Course
    – Dinner at the hotel

    Wednesday 26th March:

    – Breakfast
    – Homeward bound, or a drive along the North Atlantic Highway to Cornwall

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person


Single Room Supplement:
£10.00 per person per night

Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes

  • services of your PGA Golf Professional Host, Barney Puttick,
  • twin / double share accommodation,
  • breakfast,
  • two dinners,
  • golf,
  • prizes
  • VAT