Located in the heart of North Devon on the outskirts of Barnstaple, Portmore Golf Park is a genuinely friendly and welcoming golf club for both local members and day visitors who want to pay and play.
Their two golf courses are:
There are full changing facilities all fitted with showers and toilets.
Portmore is a family-run business renowned for quality and service. Business owner Colin Webber has designed the centre to appeal to golfers of all abilities, and has provided excellent facilities to allow beginners to learn and enjoy the game and develop their skills to a higher level at Portmore.
The centre offers a 23-bay undercover, floodlit driving range with viewing facilities, a ‘proper’ putting and chipping green, a golf shop with a wide selection of golfing accessories, trolley hire facilities, regular professional golf tuition, and of course the clubhouse with attractive restaurant, bar and meetings rooms.
Portmore is also one of the most environmentally-friendly golf clubs in the country too. Colin and his team have worked hard to convert the site from a dairy farm to the successful golf club it is now, introducing a sustainable approach to water usage and carbon emissions that won them the Environmental Golf Club of the Year Award in 2010. You can see an abundance of wildlife around the course including deer, badgers, otters, kingfishers, herons, kestrels and buzzards
Not content with just improving the environment around the course, the team have also put on a variety of fundraising events and have raised over £10,000 for charities in the Barnstaple area.
Golf tuition is available at Portmore for both beginners and those wanting to improve aspects of their game. Andy Pye is a PGA Class 1 Professional and he offers a wide range of coaching, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups. Tuition is extremely affordable, for example 5 1hr group introductory course for beginners is just £25.
Golf tuition currently available includes:
Andy is more than happy to provide one-to-one tuition on any aspect of golf so feel free to speak to him about any problems you have with your game.
Golf Driving Range
Portmore’s 23-bay driving range is modern, floodlit and undercover, with superb mats, the only Power Tees and matts in Devon and Topflite 3000 golf balls that are changed on a regular basis. The range is over 310 yards long and has targets at various lengths, plus you can have your swing analysed in the teaching studio to see where things aren’t quite right.
The range is open all day until 9pm in summer (5pm in winter) and clubs and balls are available for hire from just £3.00 for 50 balls. With the comfy clubhouse, bar and restaurant nearby the driving range is a great place to spend an hour or two letting off steam!
The Clubhouse Restaurant
The clubhouse at Portmore Golf Park is open to non-members at all times and has a lot to offer visitors, golfers and non-golfers alike.
The restaurant is renowned in the Barnstaple area for its Sunday carvery which features locally-sourced ingredients such as Exmoor beef, free-range local eggs, vegetables from Simmonds in South Molton, and potatoes from Griggs in Eastleigh.
If you prefer why not come for breakfast, or later on for a coffee and home-made cake, and enjoy the views from the terrace overlooking the course. Free car parking is available.
Party Venue, Wedding Venue & Meeting Rooms
The clubhouse at Portmore Golf Park has a variety of spaces which can accommodate up to 200 people, and is an ideal party venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, business functions, christenings and more.
Set in a beautiful location close to Barnstaple and with stunning views over the manicured fairways, Portmore is a wonderful venue for any occasion.
The clubhouse function rooms are comfortable and stylish, whilst the patio and terrace area provide the perfect setting to relax, take in the views or take memorable wedding photographs.
There are three individual rooms which can be used individually or together:
Flexible hire options can include a late bar, live music, hot or cold food, room decoration and anything else required, all at very reasonable prices.
Whether you have your day organised down to the last canape or you need advice about putting your function together, the staff are highly experienced and happy to help. Working to your budget, they can offer a wide range of catering options and help decorate the venue to create a traditional or a more relaxed ambience.
The clubhouse at Portmore Golf Park in Barnstaple is a truly delightful place to hold a party, wedding reception or even business meeting, whether your group is interested in golf or not!
Portmore Golf Park
Golf Courses & Clubs | Golf Tuition
Wedding Venue | Party Venue | Meeting Rooms
Landkey Road, Barnstaple
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Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and great cooking. So good we keep going again and again. The only problem is we cannot always get a table on Sunday as it is …
For two years we have had our Staff Christmas Party at the Portmore and the service has always been excellant, so much so that we are already booked for this …
We held a Charity Winter ball here on 28th November. From the first enquiry they were very attentive to our wishes, the evening was well planned, the room looked lovely. …
We held a folk evening with German teachers at Portmore and were well looked after from the outset. A very welcoming team, accommodating to our needs and a great night …
Very friendly Golf Club with very welcoming staff. The Club Professional is fantastic. I have attended all the Golf Clubs in this area and Portmore is by far the friendliest. …
In May 2016
Brian and Julia said