Top ten golf courses in Cornwall

With over 47 golf courses to choose from, Cornwall is a hotbed of British golf. We've picked out ten courses we like.

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Wed, 5 Jun 2013
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1. St. Enodoc Golf Club

St. Enodoc has often ranked inside the top 20 courses in the country. There are two courses - Church and Holywell - both of which were designed by legendary course architect James Braid. Situated in Rock, St. Enodoc is a links course that will provide a stern test to any handicapper.

Postcode: PL27 6LD
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £25-85
Playing requirements: None
Website: St. Enodoc Golf Club

2. West Cornwall Golf Club

West Cornwall is a classic links golf course, whose rolling hills and deep bunkers are sure to test strategy as much as skill. It is located on St. Ives Bay, just a few hundred yards away from Lelant train station.

Postcode: TR26 3DZ
Closest station: Lelant
Cost of round: £37-42
Playing requirements: No visitors before 1.30pm on Saturdays, or at any time on Wednesdays during summer.
Website: West Cornwall Golf Club

3. St. Mellion International Resort

St. Mellion boasts two championship courses - the Kernow Course and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, one of only six courses designed by the Golden Bear in England. Both of these courses could feature here in their own right, but the Nicklaus course is the main attraction. Has been voted as the second most difficult course in Britain (behind Carnousite). Although the green fees are steep at peak times in summer, there are some much more reasonable twilight rates.

Postcode: PL12 6SD
Closest station: Saltash
Cost of round: £12-95
Playing requirements: None
Website: St. Mellion Golf Club

4. Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club

Bude's 6,057-yard par-71 course is always well kept, but the hilly nature of this links track makes for plenty of blind tee shots and a tough day's golf.

Postcode: EX23 8DA
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £33
Playing requirements: None
Website: Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club

5. Mullion Golf Club

Mullion is located on the cliffs of the lizard peninsula, making it the most southerly golf course in the country. At 6,083 yards off the white tees and 5,902 off the yellows, it's not the longest course around, but if the wind is blowing off the sea, then there will be more than enough to challenge any golfer.

Postcode: TR12 7BP
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £35 for the day
Playing requirements: None
Website: Mullion Golf Club

6. Carlyon Bay Hotel

The first ten holes of the course at Carlyon Bay stretch along the cliffs of Cornwall's south coast, before turning back for home on the 11th. It's quite an open course, but the howling winds ensure it's anything but easy.

Postcode: PL25 3RD
Closest station: Par/St. Austell
Cost of round: £25-48
Playing requirements: None
Website: Carlyon Bay Golf Club

7. Trethorne Golf Club

Trethorne is one of the few inland courses on the list, located just outside Launceston, west of Dartmoor National Park. It's a 6,375-yard parkland course, with numerous water hazards and tree-lined fairways.

Postcode: PL15 8QE
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £10-40
Playing requirements: No visitors after 2pm at weekends.
Website: Trethorne Golf Club

 

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