Cornwall is famous for being one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Set in the South West, the county has dramatic coastlines, rolling hills and amazing beaches that wouldn’t look out of place in the Mediterranean!
It’s no wonder then that Cornwall is recognised as the premier holiday destination in the UK. But fewer people know just how good the golf on offer in this county is.
There are 41 golf courses in Cornwall, which in comparison to the size of the county, is quite a small number. But where it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality.
The region has its fair share of England’s top 100 courses, hidden gems that make the UK’s top 100 under £60 rankings, and even an appearance in the top 100 courses in the world! The large majority of these golf courses are lined on the coast around Bude down to the south of the county.
And where else do we start other than at St Enodoc Golf Club? The club is the star of golf in Cornwall and the South West, ranking amongst the very best in the top 100 golf courses in the world.
The championship Church Course is one of James Braid’s finest designs and ranks amongst the best links courses on the planet. There’s little more that needs to be said about this place, you simply have to visit and see what all the fuss is about for yourself.
Just half an hour’s drive down the coast is another Cornwall classic in Trevose Golf Club. The Championship Course ranks in England’s top 100 courses and is one of the UK finest links courses. Designed by Harry Colt, there are two loops of 9 holes, both with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean that will take your breath away.
Elsewhere in the county, away from the fine stretch of courses on the north Cornish coast, St Mellion International Resort has to be the top pick. There are two courses on offer here, The Nicklaus (Jack Nicklaus’ first European golf course design) and The Kernow Course. Both are excellent options with European Tour pedigree!
You can check out all the golf courses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly below.