The feature of the Teignmouth course, which is bound to strike the golfing visitor before any other, is the magnificence of its situation. It is laid out on the high moor of Little Haldon, over 800 feet above sea level. From the fairways of the outgoing half we look down on Teignmouth itself, nestling into the foot of the slope, and over the estuary of the River Teign to the Devon coast as far as Berry Head. From the inward holes we have a view of the estuary of the Exe, and on a clear day we can follow the eastward coastline as far as Portland Bill. To the west is Dartmoor, rising in the far distance into the grey bastions of Hay Tor, Saddle Tor and Rippon Tor. To the north lies the hinterland of Devon and the Blackdown Hills.
Our designer, the famous Dr A MacKenzie of Augusta U.S.A. fame, laid the course for the mere sum of £3,500. Teignmouth is not a very old club as golf clubs go, for it was at a meeting of the directors held on April 26th, 1924 that an announcement was made that the course was ready to play.
The views are spectacular with the sea on one side and Dartmoor on the other. This course is largely heathland and offers you a decent chance if you can avoid the heather. Some of the holes require you to fire over old quarries where trouble lurks everywhere. I,ve played this course several times now and the weather changes it dramatically. It can be very challenging in the wind and the course can sometimes mist over very quickly. I think it's a gem of a course and well worth the visit.