Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

The Best Western Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa is a well-rounded venue, and has everything that those travelling to Devon for a golf holiday would look for. There are two golf courses, including the 18-hole Championship layout, along with a Best Western hotel and holiday cottages. The extensive health club and spa just add to the quality of the resort. 
 
Jeremy Pern was the man to design Dartmouth’s Championship Course, which makes the most of the area's undulations and water hazards. All four of the layout’s par 3s feature water to some extent, with the downhill 18th being the signature hole on the course as it plays with the backdrop of the hotel. The Dartmouth Course is a 9-hole layout which offers a fun track for those getting into the game, or as a warm-up for those who are playing the Championship Course later in the day.  
 
Golf is not the only way to stay active at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa. The health club features an outdoor tennis court and a swimming pool, along with a fully equipped gym for those that want to work out. The swimming pool can also form part of the spa facility, which includes a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Qualified professionals are on hand to offer an extensive range of massages and treatments.  
 
The Best Western Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa might not have the largest array of accommodation, with just 35 rooms in the hotel. However, each room has comfort in mind. There is a variety of Twin, Family and Double Rooms available, along with the Valley Suite, while the range of Holiday Cottages provides another touch of luxury and privacy, with each offering sleeping up to six.  
 
 
  
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27 Holes of Golf

The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa is set in 225 acres of rolling South Hams countryside, and the resort features two golf courses – the 18-hole Championship Course and the 9-hole Dartmouth Course.  
 
Championship Course 
The Jeremy Pern-designed Championship course makes clever use of undulating terrain and several water features. The Par 72 layout ranges from 5,700 yards off the reds, to 7,100 off the tips, so there's something for all abilities, and offers a challenging but fun layout. Each of the par 3s on the Championship Course has a water hazard for you to watch out for.  
 
The front nine features three of those par 3s, along with three par 4s and three par 5s, with the first par 3 coming at the 3rd. The hole requires you to carry the lake all the way to the green from the tee. The 5th features water to the left and behind the green, while the 240-yard 7th hole is played over water, but it should not affect how the hole is played too much. The front nine then ends with back-to-back par 5s, with the latter bringing you back to the facility, meaning the course can be played in two loops. 
 
The back nine has six consecutive par 4s from the 10th to the 15th. Three of those (11, 14 and 15) measure more than 450 yards from the back tees, as the back nine tallies 400 yards more than the front side of the course. The 16th is the longest hole on the property, but the course saves its best till last. The par-3 finishing hole, played from a spectacular elevated tee overlooking the hotel, is a showstopper. It plays less than the carded 240 yards. Downhill, but over a large water hazard, it is a sublime way to finish your round on the Championship Course at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa.  
 
Dartmouth Course 
The 9-hole Dartmouth Course plays down the western side of the resort and can range from 2,000 to 2,500 yards depending on which tees you play from. The Par 33 layout features five par 3s, two par 4s and two par 5s, making it a fun and scorable layout.  
 
There are back-to-back par 3s on two occasions on the Dartmouth layout – the 5th and 6th, and again at the 8th and 9th. The latter brings you back to the clubhouse and is played over a water hazard, and that is not the only time that water comes into play on the 9-hole course.  

Best Western Hotel & Cottages

The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa is blessed to have a Best Western Hotel which provides much of the accommodation on site. There is also a range of Holiday Cottages for those parties that want that extra bit of privacy.  
 
The hotel does not have the largest range of accommodation, with only 35 rooms available. However, each room in the Best Western Hotel is well equipped and comfortable. There are Twin, Double and Family Rooms, while the Valley Suite is the most luxurious offering at the Best Western Hotel, coming equipped with a separate living area to the bedroom.  
 
Each of the Holiday Cottages on site at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa can sleep up to six people, with three en-suite bedrooms in each building. They are all self-catering cottages, and come with two double sofas, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and an elegant kitchen that comes fully equipped.  

Dartmouth Health Club & Spa

The Dartmouth Health Club & Spa is the perfect place for guests who want to either work out or relax to spend an afternoon.  
 
The facility includes an indoor heated swimming pool with a jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room, along with a well-equipped gym that has both cardio and strength machines. There are tennis courts at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa as well for those that want to get out on court, while for those that want to relax, the Dartmouth Spa is the place to go.  
 
There are plenty of massages and treatments on offer for guests of the Dartmouth Spa, including the Rasul Mud Experience. There are also full-body massages, deep tissue massages and facial treatments among many other options.  

FAQs about Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

Where is Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa?  
The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa is in the southwestern section of England, in the county of Devon. It is just outside Dartmouth, while Torquay is less than 20 miles northeast of the resort.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa?
 
Paignton and Torquay are on the same train line, with Paignton sitting slightly closer to the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa than Torquay. Paignton is the last stop on the service from Exmouth, with trains running in either direction every half an hour. 
 
There are closer airports, such as Newquay, but the nearest major international airport is Bristol Airport. It serves as a hub for easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and TUI Airways, with flights to most European countries each day. For those travelling to London Heathrow Airport from abroad, Dartmouth is almost four hours away by car.  

What golf facilities does Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa offer?
 
Along with the two golf courses, the summer of 2024 saw the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa open a brand-new practice facility. The eight-bay driving range will feature both grass and artificial teeing areas, while there will also be a practice chipping green with bunker and a new putting green.  

Does Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa offer golf lessons?
 
Coaching is available for both guests and members at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa. PGA-qualified professional Stuart Bartlett is the man on site to provide teaching, and he offers both individual and group coaching.  

What are the green fees at Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa?
 
The price of a green fee at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
 
For more information on current green fees at Dartmouth, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa?
 
There is a range of rooms, suites and cottages on offer at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa. Best Western run the hotel which features Twin, Double and Family Rooms along with the Valley Suites, while the Holiday Cottages are a more private offering, with cottages that can sleep up to six people.  

What other resorts are nearby?
 
The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa is one of several resorts in the southwestern corner of England. Bovey Castle and St Mellion are both on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list and are within an hour’s drive from Dartmouth. 
  
 
  
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