TRURO Cornwall TR3 6LQ
The endless coastline, rugged landscapes and quaint fishing villages of Cornwall make it the perfect spot to host some incredible golf courses. With such spectacular scenery, there are many to choose from, so here are 6 of the best!
Boasting two championship level courses, St Mellion plays host to one of the most difficult courses in Britain, designed by Jack Nicklaus. One of the best courses in Cornwall, this club was once home to European Tour events. Unfortunately, it was determined that the transport links to Cornwall at the time were not up to the tens of thousands of golfing fans looking to catch a glimpse of the professional event. Nestled into the Tamar Valley, what was once rolling farmland is now an intricate course of sculpted fairways. With multi-tiered greens and numerous water hazards in tricky places, this certainly isn’t an easy course, even proving challenging for some pros!
Overlooking the ocean, this golf course will feature some of the most stunning views you’ll ever have the pleasure of playing by. A challenging course paired nicely with the dramatic cliff views overlooking Constantine Bay makes for an exhilarating experience; although the sea wind could get the better of you! In addition to the main course is a full-length nine-hole course and a testing par-three. Once you’ve finished the round, head to Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant, which is nearby, to refuel!
Located along the dramatic Atlantic coastline, the natural links course overlooks the sandy beaches and sparkling seas of Perranporth Beach. The biggest challenge of this course is the number of blind drives; seven in total! This clifftop course also has the added difficulty of windy weather.
This course provides something for everyone, with the first half of the course following proper links along the cliff tops before heading inland to play out the rest of the course in the natural countryside area. This variety, combining clifftops with parkland, makes for a truly exciting experience. The location makes for a stunning round but be warned; you could easily lose a few balls over the side of the cliff!
One of the best parkland courses in the county, Killiow Golf Club near Truro is one for the nature lovers, who like to experience wildlife as they play. Amongst the trees and numerous water hazards are an array of animals and birds, including rabbits, jays, woodpeckers and buzzards. Despite this, dogs are also allowed on the course, if kept on leads, making this the perfect place to stop off for a round when out for a walk along the gorgeous Roseland Coast.
The course is the most southerly in England, sitting atop the cliffs of the striking Lizard Peninsula, making it one of the most beautiful as well. The course at Mullion certainly has character, with plenty of quirky holes to play. While not the most challenging of courses, like many of the other Cornish golfing hotspots, a strong sea breeze can add difficulty to even the best golfers!
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