With its picturesque countryside it should come as no surprise that Cornwall is home to some truly remarkable golf courses. If you’re planning a trip and would like to tee off while you’re in the area, there are many challenging and unique courses that you can choose from.
- St Enodoc
One of the most recognizable golf courses in Cornwall, St Enodoc is right by the coast and overlooks the Camel Estuary. It consists of two eighteen-hole courses – The Church course and the Holywell course. Of the two the Church course is the more demanding, and is a somewhat hilly links course that is bordered by sand dunes.
- The Point at Polzeath
Fairly close to St Enodoc is the Point at Polzeath that has undergone several changes over the years. Recently the golf course has had a facelift of sorts, with new tees, bunkers and fairways being structured to improve the pace of play and make the course more challenging. Along with all the changes to the course itself, the greens have seen a lot of improvement as well – and are widely regarded as the best in Cornwall.
Consistently one of the UK’s top golf courses, the Trevose Championship Course is a regular stop for Tour players. With its spectacular views coupled with a challenging course designed by Harry Colt it is an amazing experience for any player, and one that is likely to prove equally frustrating and satisfying at the same time. Aside from the Championship Course there is also a 9-hole Headland Course, or a Short Course for beginners and those looking to work on the fine points of their short game.
- St Mellion
Probably the most famous and prestigious course in Cornwall, St Mellion has the distinction of being the first UK golf course to be designed by the golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is a challenging experience that will present a varied mix of challenges to golfers, while the 5-hole Kernow Course is a more beginner-friendly alternative that is fun and fast-paced.
Situated on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula at the southernmost part of Cornwall, Mullion is a breathtaking golf location that is truly wide open and exposed on all sides. It is a treat to play at and is a course where the scenery is truly a big part of its draw. If you want to tee off with the sun sparkling off the ocean water and the waves crashing against the cliffs below, Mullion is the best place to do it from.
All in all the Cornwall golf courses are a varied mix that can cater to any golfer – regardless of their experience or handicap. Due to the natural beauty of the area, it is the perfect setting for a few relaxing games of golf where you can idly stroll from tee to tee while taking in some of the sights and sounds of the coast and Cornish countryside.