Great Golf Courses of Cornwall
Golf courses in Cornwall are some of the most beautiful in the country. All in stunning coastal locations and offering fantastic diversity. From a Jack Nicklaus designed course to exceptional local links courses, there will be a course that challenges all levels, from beginner to pro! And if you’re not a golfer, then make the most of the friendly club houses with their wild Atlantic views. You will always find a warm welcome at Cornwall’s golf courses.
Here are a few of Cornwall’s great Golf Clubs found around the corner from our Cornish Seaview Cottages:
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club, Bude EX23 8DA
This is the club to be seen at if you’ve booked a stay at one of one our Crackington Haven coastal cottages or Fursewood at Widemouth Bay. Golf has been played at Bude since 1891 and this classic seaside 18 hole links course provides an enjoyable golfing challenge. The natural all weather fairways and greens are rarely unplayable. The course is situated close to the town and offers players of all abilities a rare opportunity to experience an old-style links with many blind shots and fast undulating greens. You’re guaranteed a playable course 365 days a year.
Image by Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club
Bowood Park Golf Club, Camelford, PL32 9RF
Bowood is less than a 10 minute drive from Boskenna in Tintagel and Seagull Barn, Boscastle. Set in the heart of North Cornwall in 230 acres of rolling hills and woodland, the Bowood Park estate once formed part of a 13th century deer park owned by the Black Prince.
The 18 hole undulating parkland course with USGA standard greens, measures 6,700 yards and is lined with Bluebell woods and streams. Bowood Park Golf Club has also been voted in the Top 100 Golf Courses under £50.
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St Kew Golf Club, St Kew Highway, Bodmin PL30 3EF
If you’ve booked a stay at Bayview in Port Isaac you are perfectly located for St Kew. This friendly golf club offers visitors’ great value and is only 15 minutes away from the house. St Kew is a nine hole eighteen tee course and driving range. The laying of greens and fairways began in 1992 and included the planting of 4,000 trees which have now matured.
Open all year round the outward nine has four par fours in its 2,213 yards and three of the par threes stretch 191,200, and 216 yards. The inward nine off different tees boast six par fours and three par threes no shorter than 138 yards. The 64 par course is “protected” by water, 22 bunkers and trees – but no hills.
Image by St Kew
St Enodoc Golf Club, Rock, Wadebridge PL27 6LD
Just around the corner from 4 Trevanger Cottages in St Minver and just across the water from our Beau Vista Apartments in Padstow, is St Enodoc Golf Course. St Enodoc is an outstanding links course set amongst the sand dunes with magnificent sea and Camel Estuary views. 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. The shorter Holywell course is an ideal course for those wanting slightly less of a challenge but which features some typical links terrain. St Enodoc is ranked 6th in Great Britain and Ireland by Golf World.
The golf club welcomes visitors and has a friendly social clubhouse with two outside sitting areas and an upstairs restaurant with commanding views of the first and eighteenth holes with the sea beyond.
Image of 15th tee by St Enodoc Golf Club
Trevose Golf Club, Constantine Bay, Padstow PL28 8JB
A mile from our Treyarnon Bay beach front properties, Primrose & Arnold Cottage, is Trevose Golf Club. The club is ranked as one of the top links courses in the country. Trevose offers superb golfing amid spectacular coastal scenery. Most holes have sea views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, but beware of the accompanying strong wind which makes this course so challenging. However, the smooth and pure putting surfaces are protected by treacherous pot bunkers and severe rough.
The 18-hole Championship Course is the main feature of Trevose and is set out in two loops of 9 holes with the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. The quieter Headland Course measures a little over 3,000 yards and the course winds its way out to Trevose Head, the greens on the Headland rival the quality of the Championship Course. The Trevose Short Course is a little nine-hole course ideal for beginners, juniors and seasoned golfers wanting to brush up on their short game.
Trevose welcomes visitors every day of the week throughout the year. The spacious, modern Clubhouse boasts breathtaking views over the golf course and out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Image by Trevose Golf Club
Merlin Golf Club, Mawgan Porth TR8 4DN
This hilltop, 18-hole golf course overlooks the sea at Mawgan Porth where our 2 bed beach house Chi An Mor is located. Designed to be an easy walking course, Merlin offers access to carefully tended greens and fairways on beautiful heathland surrounded by farmers’ fields.
Treloy Golf Club, Newquay TR8 4JN
Treloy is a 9-hole, parkland golf course close to Newquay and Surfside, our luxury home at Porth. Featuring tree-lined fairways and American style putting greens, Treloy is a testing course with a great reputation. There is also a covered 9 bay driving range. The club encourages all golfers and doesn’t require visitors to show a handicap certificate.
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Take your pick from three highly regarded golf clubs when you book to stay at Acton Castle, Rosudgeon, near Marazion, Penzance:
West Cornwall Golf Club has to be one of the oldest in Cornwall. This breezy course is challenging for golfers of all abilities and is playable year-round, thanks to the sandy loam. It aims to offer a really comprehensive and traditional golfing experience.
Cape Cornwall Golf Club is situated on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is the first and last 18-hole golf course in Britain!
Mullion Golf Club is England’s most southerly course located on the cliffs of the Cornish Lizard. It is a links style layout played along a clifftop, with some interesting feature holes. The Club boasts that weather never closes it down, temporary greens are unheard of, it is a course for rain or shine!
Image by Mullion Golf Club
Cornwall Golf Union – https://www.cornwallgolfunion.org.uk/
Top 100 Golf Courses – https://www.top100golfcourses.com/golf-courses/britain-ireland/england/cornwall