Saunton Easter open

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Just a question on these opens, would it generally be for low handicap players or is it a real mix? Played Saunton once before and it was very very tough in a howling wind and driving rain, but I love North Devon and would love to give it another go now I'm more improved.
 
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I think a lot of them do have handicap limits, but some say that you can play if your HI is higher, but for the results you'll be playing off 18 for example. From what I have seen a lot of the opens are quite inclusive HI wise, but there are then some aimed at the better golfer which are limited to the old CAT1.
 

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Just a question on these opens, would it generally be for low handicap players or is it a real mix? Played Saunton once before and it was very very tough in a howling wind and driving rain, but I love North Devon and would love to give it another go now I'm more improved.
Would depend on which open, some are for low handicappers but the opens say what the handicap requirements are.

So for example iirc I think Saunton Easter ones are mid handicap or lower, but their 3 ball opens are mid twenties.

Many are higher, for example I enter mixed opens and handicap allowances go higher. Opens are great fun days, quite a bit cheaper than green fees.
 

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Thanks chaps, I'll give it a miss for this year certainly but it's an interesting option for when I'm hopefully well into single figures in 2023 :D
 

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Thats the spirt! I mentioned Bideford Bay Open in July... pairs event. 18 on Saunton East and 18 at R.N.D... really good event.
Now that does sound good, I was thinking of planning a trip this summer to maybe play Saunton and RND (Never played it but "England's oldest course" makes it bucket list for sure) so that event could well be on the agenda next year
 
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