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Over the past few years, golf has become increasingly popular throughout Britain and visiting stunning locations to play the game even more so. In this regard, Cornwall has a huge amount to offer golf players, no matter their skill set or experience.
From sweeping coastal vistas to the gentle, rolling hills of the county’s beautiful landscape, Cornwall is a fantastic visual and atmospheric location to go on golfing holiday or even just to have a swift round on a warm summer’s day. Here we’ll be taking a look at some of the best golf courses Cornwall has to offer as well as all the key information you need to know about them.
With panoramic views overlooking the Cornish countryside, Tehidy Park Golf Club lies in the heart of West Cornwall established within the parks of a one-time eminent Cornish family in 1922. Tehidy Park Golf Club welcomes golfers at all levels of skill and experience, and even offers golf training for juniors under the age of 16, as it treasures a picturesque 18 hole par 71 parkland course.
Experience the new Golf Simulator room at Tehidy that brings you a real golfing experience indoors whatever the weather. From the Clubhouse at Tehidy Park Golf Club you can enjoy fine views across the course. It is the perfect place of relaxation as you can enjoy a quiet drink or bar meal in the lounge or dining room.
For more information, including opening hours and prices, take a look at the Tehidy Park Golf Club website.
Situated in the beautiful countryside surrounding St Austell bay, the St Austell Golf Club has a proud history dating back to 1911. Featuring a classic 18 hole course stretching across 6042 yards of well maintained parkland, the St Austell Golf Club caters for all levels of golfing ability and provides professional coaching to those wanting to up their game.
Aside from the brilliant course, the club also plays host to a driving range which is an excellent place to practice your shots or, if you’re a beginner, get into the swing of things. Buggies can be hired out to golfers on request and the clubhouse also features a shop and meeting rooms as well as a bar and restaurant if you’re looking for a bite to eat. The club opens from 7 a.m. daily with the bar and restaurant serving food and drink from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To find out more or take part in their summer Golf Week, why not visit the St Austell Golf Club website.
Overlooking the famous Camel Estuary, St Enodoc Golf Club can be found just across the water from Padstow and gifts stunning views of the river and the sea from their top tier courses. Founded in 1890, St Enodoc Golf Club has two outstanding courses to choose from, the Church Course and the Holywell Course. The former course is designed in the James Braid layout and is considered one of the finest link layouts in the West Country, as well as being much more challenging that the Holywell Course.
The golf club offers caddie services to visitors when booked in advance and buggies can also be hired from the club house. The clubhouse itself features a wonderful bar and lounge area as well as an elegant dining room which serves freshly prepared meals throughout the day. It’s important to note that the club does not allow dogs on site and a suitable golfing attire should be worn when visiting.
To find out more about this excellent establishment and any further information you may require before visiting, browse the St Enodoc Golf Club Website.
Founded in 1895, the Mullion Golf Club has the honour of being Britain’s most southernly golf club! Perched atop the cliffs of Cornwall’s south coast, the 18 hole, 6053 yard course offers some spectacular views of the sea around Mounts Bay and, on a clear day, you can even spot the famous St Michael’s Mount as you make your way around the greens. The course itself is accessible to all skill ranges and can be enjoyed by beginners and long time golfers alike, although the winds of the Lizard Peninsula can make teeing off that little bit more difficult at times.
The club’s welcoming and friendly clubhouse is open from 8 a.m. everyday and plays host to a bar and restaurant which serves tasty food and local beverages between changeable times throughout the year. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the course, however buggies are available to hire at the clubhouse and there are a number of open competitions throughout the year if you really want to challenge yourself.
You can find out more about these and other information at the Mullion Golf Club website which also has a tee booking page for visitors to the club.
Ivyleaf Golf Course situated between Bude & Kilkhampton, just off the A39, can surely claim without fear of contradiction, to have the finest view of any 9 hole parkland course in Cornwall. Ivyleafs’ golf course attracts a growing clientele of golfers of all ages and abilities. Ivyleaf is an ideal beginner’s course and many single handicaps can enjoy a challenging game.
Its’ hilltop situation, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooks an incredible vista of the North Cornish coast starting from Trevose Head to Bude on the coast and inland to both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. The par 32, 9 holes can be played in under 1 and a half hours and provides a super break for the hard pressed businessman to relax and brush up his game over this testing 2300yd course. Also provided is a 7-Bay flood lit under cover Driving Range, which also enjoys fantastic views and is very popular in wet or dry weather.
Follow this link to the Ivyleaf Golf Club website.