by: Martina ChanterDrive just across the Tamar Bridge from Devon into Cornwall and two great golf courses at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash, are in prime position to introduce you to some of the best golf courses in Cornwall. In the beautiful Tamar Valley near Plymouth in Devon, set in 450 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, St Mellion International Resort boasts two superb 18-hole golf courses; one of them a Jack Nicklaus Signature course which has hosted an array of European Tour events.
Top Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the UK
The Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Cornwall features an Amen Corner not unlike the renowned Amen Corner at Augusta, and includes a wicked but spectacular Par 3. One of the few Jack Nicklaus Signature courses in the UK, St Mellion features the characteristic Nicklaus' signatures... elevated tees with good views of fairways, challenging water hazards and, in order to score well, the strategic necessity to be able to place the ball. This course is regularly in the UK's Top 100 golf courses.
Perfectly complementing the Nicklaus golf course the Kernow Course, with its wide fairways and large greens, makes an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all standards and has some stunning views too. It was completely redeveloped in 2008 with new holes being added and many others tweaked.
One of the best links golf courses in the south of England
Enjoying fantastic views over Perranporth's white sand beach and considered one of the finest links golf courses in the south of England, Perranporth Golf Club (a James Braid design) will certainly test your golfing skills. It's not a long course at 6,272 yards, but don't be fooled. Several holes are long and, on the par 5 second, you might well want to consider wearing crampons instead of golf shoes.
Must-visit golf course in Cornwall
Crampons might not be needed at Lanhydrock Golf Course, near Bodmin, but thinking caps are definitely required. It's a stunning tree-lined course that has been moulded into a sheltered forested valley in the centre of Cornwall and a must-visit golf course if you are in Cornwall.
Dry stone walls, old mining works and Bronze Age settlements in Cornwall
By the time you've finished playing a round of golf at Cape Cornwall Golf & Country Club your lofting skills will be much improved... or completely ruined, as there are numerous dry stone walls dotted around the course, many criss-crossing fairways. Evidence of Bronze Age settlements and old mining works add interesting and challenging natural hazards too. Located at St Just, Penzance, the course offers breathtaking seascapes and, located on a promontory that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, is looked on as the ‘first and last' golf course in the British Isles.
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