When you think of Cornwall what immediately springs to mind is Cornish Pasties, Clotted Cream Teas and a spectacularly rugged coastline. All of these are what the Duchy of Cornwall does so well. Yet in this, the most visited county of England, Cornwall golf courses number among the best in the country and in many cases are of international standard. They range from inland country venues to cliff top courses that would be a challenge to any golfer battling with the windy conditions of these unforgiving courses. Some are quirky by design or by nature, take St Enodoc church course which has a church next to the tenth where Sir John Betjeman is buried it was also voted number one County golf course in 2015,it is situated near Polzeath. Not far from Newquay and its airport another challenging course, Trevose, boasts a 72-par championship standard 18-hole course with two tricky 9-hole courses alongside. Some of the greens and fairways have a backdrop of the sea crashing onto the jagged rocks.
They are two of the top ten Cornwall golf courses but the county is blessed with a plethora of courses to choose from and golfing holidays to the Duchy is a growth area which is rapidly expanding in popularity, Catering for the avid golfer and golf societies with new courses opening to attract this fast increasing sector of the hospitality industry. You will be hard pressed to equal some of the locations this area has to offer in their ocean battered rugged coastal settings. Most of the links courses are able to drain very quickly even after the heaviest of rains, which allows the intrepid golfer to resume his quest for the 19th hole.
Many of the courses are dog friendly so long as our canine sidekicks are well behaved. A great many offer multi sport facilities, accommodation, fine dining and if you want to take a break from the driver wedge or putter most are situated near something that is uniquely Cornish and interesting. So, it’s time to click onto the Internet and find some of the Cornwall golf course that will remain in your memory forever.