The course and clubhouse were officially opened on the 28th May 1932.
The main instigator in forming a golf club was a Mr. Raymond Penny, but it was only through the generosity of Sir John Amory who was the main employer in the town of Tiverton, that the project really got off the ground. Sir John bought Bradford Farm, just outside Tiverton and agreed to let approximately 120 acres of the farm to form a golf course. James Braid, who had won the Open Golf Championship five times in the early 1900`s was invited to come to Tiverton to design the course, which he did.
The course itself stands on undulating, but not hilly ground and is basically the same as when designed in 1931, although lengthened in some areas and played in two 9-hole loops so that the 9th and 18th holes bring you back to the clubhouse. The views from the course are spectacular, looking over the glorious Devon countryside.
The course was fairly open during its early years, but a large number of trees have been planted which has turned the course into a truly magnificent parkland course.
The clubhouse offers very pleasant surroundings for both dining and relaxing. The clubhouse faces virtually south, therefore the lounge, patio and dining areas bask in whatever sunshine is available.
Tiverton Golf Club is a very friendly club and the course itself is challenging without being overly difficult, providing you don`t go into the many trees. The club continues to invest greatly in all its facilities and has now become arguably the best parkland course in the South West. The opening hole, as shown in the photo top right, is almost without doubt, the best opening hole of any course in Devon. It is a par 5, of 500 yards, played from an elevated tee which invites you to play the course.
Much of what we have at Tiverton is due entirely to the generosity of Sir John and Lady Amory (Joyce Wethered). Without their help Tiverton Golf Club, would probably never have been formed, and certainly would not have survived to become what it is today.