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By Mike May

For decades, golfers from around the world have been traveling to the British Isles. Upon arrival, they have consistently made a beeline for the home of golf and the many world-famous golf courses in Scotland such as St. Andrews (Old Course and New Course), Carnoustie, Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Gleneagles, Royal Dornoch, among others. As great as those Scottish destinations truly are, they aren't the only memorable golf courses in Great Britain. Instead of heading north after arriving in London, golfers should seriously consider going against the tide, so to speak, and head to the southwest of England -- specifically to the counties of Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall. Those three counties are blessed with a number of links golf courses that will give you everything -- and then some -- that you are looking for in your British golf getaway.

One specific golf destination in the southwest of England worth putting on your 'priority bucket list' is the group of six championship links golf courses known as the Atlantic Links ( This group of links courses overlooks the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bristol Channel. One of the courses (Burnham & Berrow Golf Club) is in Somerset; three of the courses (Royal North Devon Golf Club, Saunton East, and Saunton West) are in Devon; and two are in the Duchy of Cornwall (St. Enodoc Golf Club and Trevose Golf & Country Club). In fact, all six championship golf links are listed in Golf Monthly Magazine's (U.K.) Top 100 in the U.K. & Ireland.

Pages 5-10: Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset)
Pages 11-16: Royal North Devon Golf Club (Bideford, Devon)
Pages 16-21: Saunton Golf Club: Saunton East and Saunton West (Braunton, Devon)
Pages 21-22: The Journey Along the A39: The Atlantic Highway
Pages 22-27: Trevose Golf & Country Club (Padstow, Cornwall)
Pages 27-30: St. Enodoc Golf Club (Rock, Cornwall)
Page 31-33: Saunton Sands Hotel: Devon's Dynamic Destination (Braunton, Devon)
Page 34: A Cornish Staple: The Pasty...The Recipe & Its History
Page 35: Antigua - Golf Apparel That's Built To Perform
Page 36: Gold Toe Socks -- They Are Second To None
Page 36: New Balance - With Me Every Step of the Way
Page 37: Bionic Gloves - Simply the Best
Page 37: Special Acknowledgements

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About: Mike May

Mike May Mike May is a Wellington, Florida-based freelance golf and sportswriter, who is also a 25+ year public relations and communications executive in the sporting goods industry. He is also a veteran high school soccer official, an experienced high school basketball coach, an avid athlete, a part-time personal trainer, and a passionate golfer who is forever in pursuit of Old Man Par. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America.

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