Callestock Blog

30 Apr

Golfing breaks in Cornwall

Is it really a holiday if it doesn't feature a round of golf? Cornwall has some of the finest golf courses in the South West, boasting stunning coastal views, holes for all abilities, and a warm welcome. Whatever your skill level, there's something for you.

Here are some of the best golf courses in Cornwall, along with links to find out more so you can start planning your golfing break to Cornwall.

Perranporth Links Course

This brilliant course is a challenge - it features a lot of blind holes, which can be daunting for beginners, but offers terrific views over Perranporth Bay and beyond.

Perranporth Golf Club on Facebook

There's little space between fairway and rough, so accuracy and skill is essential. A testing course, best played on a calm day!

Time from Callestock: less than 10 minutes

Par: 72

Handicap certificates: Required at weekends

Visit Perranporth Links Course website >>>

Porthpean Pay & Play

Located in central Cornwall, this hilly 18 hole course features greens surrounded by woodland, and offers stunning coastal views across St Austell Bay.

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The wind blowing in from the sea adds to the challenge, but it's not a long course, with four par threes on the back nine. Super friendly staff and great value for money.

Time from Callestock: approx. 30 minutes

Par: 68

Handicap certificates: Not required

Visit Porthpean Golf Club website >>>

Treloy Golf Club

With its well designed American-style sculptured greens and tree-lined fairways, this course is popular with both experienced and novice players.

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It is beautifully maintained all year round, offers delicious food and drink in the Clubhouse, and is suitable for all players.

Time from Callestock: less than 20 minutes

Par: 32

Handicap certificates: Not required

Visit Treloy Golf Club website >>>

Merlin Golf Course

A beautiful Cornish hilltop heathland course, Merlin affords amazing views of the North Cornwall coast. It's suited to beginners and experienced players who want a more relaxed game.

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A recent redesign has added new bunkers and tees to the course, cutting out long walks from green to tee and making it relatively accessible.

Time from Callestock: 25 minutes

Par: 72

Handicap certificates: Contact the Club directly

Visit Merlin Golf Course website >>>

Holywell Bay

A stunning 18 hole short course, set against the backdrop of the long sandy beach at Holywell Bay, this course welcomes players, whatever their standard of play.

Holywell Golf Club on Facebook

It's beginner-friendly with no dress code or handicap requirements, but when the wind is blowing, you may find it more challenging so be prepared. There is also an 18 hole pitch and putt course, where you can have a relaxed game.

Time from Callestock: 10 minutes

Par: 3 18-hole

Handicap certificates: Not required

So what do you think? Are these on your list of must-see courses? If we've missed one of your favourites, share it on the Facebook page and we'll add it below.

PS Callestock Courtyard offers an ideal base for your next golfing break. Park on a gravel driveway next to your holiday home, soak up the peaceful surroundings, and relax in good quality accommodation. Sit on your patio, overlooking the peaceful countryside after a hard day's golf, to discuss that famous big drive on the tenth, the impossible blind shot on the fifteenth, and those dramatic views from the green.

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