In golf, when you can travel in shoulder season you are going to get great course conditions, far less competition for tee times and the full options in local fare and lodging. Your chance to play golf where Golf Meets The Atlantic!
Pack up those sticks and head across the pond for St Enodoc Church Course, consistently regarded as a must play. And, with their special September and October Stay & Play rates, you also save while experiencing one of the top 100 golf courses.
The Church Course is going to give you a unique blend of visuals with its’ location viewing both the Camel river and the Atlantic Coast.
The golf is both visually stunning and challenging with some blind shots, ups, downs, and some gorse to catch those errant shots. This might be one course where you can play round after round and not get bored or in a swing rut. And, a signature hole with history as it snakes its way towards the 11th century St Enodoc Church, where poet laureate Sir John Betjeman lies buried beside his favorite course.
The club’s location on the high sand dunes of the north Cornwall overlooking the Camel River and Atlantic coast means the Church Course is set against the backdrop of some of the most fabulous sea and estuary views of any 18 holes in the world.
The 10th that is referred to as the signature hole as it winds its way towards the 11th century St Enodoc Church, where poet laureate Sir John Betjeman lies buried beside his favorite course.
Golfers can choose to play all three rounds at St Enodoc, although there is the option to play Perranporth or Bowood Park. Perranporth is a natural links course set on the high ground giving stunning views over Perran Bay. Though challenging thanks to numerous blind shots and tricky greens, Perranporth regularly charms visiting golfers when a stiff sea breeze whips up, it becomes a genuinely severe test of golf.
A different kind of golf is Bowood Park, set in rolling hills and woodland, designated an area of Special Landscape value. With well-drained greens and abundant water hazards, the signature hole is the 385-yard 12th, the Azalea hole, which is a challenging par 4 with an island green reached by a covered wooden footbridge reminiscent of New England.
Golf at St Enodoc allows you to visit Cornwall with a myriad of activities and adventures. Take the ferry to Padstow, where celebrity chef Rick Stein placed his first seafood restaurant. When golf needs a break, long walks along the beaches of Polzeath and Daymer bay provide both relaxation and inspiration.
A little way along the coast, culture hounds can enjoy a visit to the Tate St Ives, featuring local as well as international artists, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and for garden-lovers, there are the fascinating Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.