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Our guide to the best golf courses in Cornwall
When people think of Cornwall they tend to conjure up thoughts of the county’s stunning beaches, crashing waves and, perhaps, even Poldark and Cornwall’s rich mining heritage.
But the county is also a major draw for golfing fans and is home to some of the best courses in the UK. Whether you consider yourself the next Tiger Woods or just enjoy a leisurely round every now and again, Cornwall is certainly the place to be for golf holidays.
But with so many fantastic course to choose from, which should you try during your stay at our Cornwall holiday park? To help you narrow down your choice, we’ve put together a mini guide to just a few of our favourites, many of which are only a short distance from Tehidy…
1. Tehidy Golf Club
As the name suggest, this golf course is very close! It’s regarded as one of the best parkland courses in Cornwall and we’re lucky to have it right on our doorstep. It is an 18-hole, par 71 course and enjoys panoramic views over the Cornish countryside. It has many testing holes and is suitable for golfers at all levels of skill and experience.
If you’re a golfer who likes a challenge then look no further than Perranporth Golf Club. This links course was designed by the legendary James Braid and offers serious competition to even the most skilled golfer. Expect thick rough, tight greens and undulating lies. If the wind is blowing then it really can be a scorecard wrecker.
Located just outside the town of Bodmin, near the A30, is Lanhydrock Golf Club. Like Tehidy, this is an immaculate parkland course. It represents a real challenge but good shots are always rewarded. Expect plenty of water hazards, bunkers and tricky greens. The clubhouse here is worth a visit on its own – and is a great place to grab a bite to eat while you look out over the action on the course.
4. St Mellion International Resort
Located near Saltash, this club boasts two fantastic courses and it is the Signature Course, designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus that really draws the crowds. It is a tough yet rewarding, course. Expect immaculate greens, manicured fairways, mature trees and water hazards aplenty. It’s also not cheap but, then, its little more than you would expect for such an exceptional course.
5. Carlyon Bay Golf Course
If you’re looking for jaw-dropping views then head to the south coast, near St Austell and try your look at Carlyon Bay. Stand on the first tee of this championship course and the views across the cliff tops and over the shimmering bay will take your breath away. It is a truly magical combination of beautifully manicured fairways and greens set in captivating scenery, while providing an exhilarating golfing challenge.