Bude & North Cornwall Golf Course starts in the middle of town, with shoppers, and office-workers and holiday-makers wandering by - it's a bit like teeing it up at St Andrews - quite daunting if you're a nervous starter.
The first few holes are links holes. Great views of the sea, but tough to play when the wind blows.
After that, the course meanders inland where it is more sheltered and more parkland than links.
The course is undulating, picturesque, a very fair test of golfing skill - and the greens are fabulous - fast, true and loaded with subtle borrows.
The club was founded in 1891, when the town of Bude was just a few scattered buildings. The course was here first, and the town kind of grew around it. Bude is now a thriving seaside town - but golf is still very important here.
Bude is not an expensive place to stay. Golfers can lodge in cosy hotels and guest houses for just a few pounds a night, so accommodation easy to find, and a lot of it is just steps from the clubhouse - perfect for small golf societies.
Bude is also a wonderful, welcoming, safe seaside town - perfect for a family holiday. Plenty for the family to do while you take care of business on the golf course!
Our Verdict: Bude & North Golf Club is an excellent choice for holiday golf, and is especially good for small golf societies.
The clubhouse is comfortable and welcoming, drinks are not over-priced, there is plenty of parking space, and the food is plentiful and very tasty.
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