Cornwall. A land of breathtaking natural beauty, spectacular coastlines and amazing experiences. Something you may not associate with the county, however, is golf. But you should…
Cornwall is home to some of the finest courses in the land, designed and played by some of the most recognisable names in the sport. Our North Cornwall holiday park is close to some of the very best golf courses in the county, from links courses with jaw-dropping coastal scenery to lush parkland courses where you can get lost amongst the mature trees.
But, which courses should you try while on holiday at Hengar Manor? To help you narrow down your search we’ve put together a mini guide to 7 of the best golf courses in Cornwall, many of which are only a short drive (if you excuse the pun) from our park…
St Enodoc, Padstow
With a spectacular setting overlooking the Camel Estuary, St Enodoc has a location to rival its form and, as such, is regarded as one of the best courses on the planet (not just the UK). It was listed in Golf Digest’s top 100 courses in the world recently and with good reason. Undoubtedly, this course favours higher ability golfers who are adept at finding fairways so probably not one for the novices.
Signature Course, St Mellion International Resort, Saltash
Designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, the Signature Course is tough yet rewarding, whatever your handicap may be. Get ready for immaculate greens, manicured fairways, mature trees and waterways aplenty. A round here isn’t cheap but, if you’re prepared to pay then you won’t be disappointed. If you’re ability level is a few rungs lower then the Kernow Course offers more forgiving conditions and will cost you considerably less.
Trevose, near Padstow
Designed by Harry Colt, this championship course ranks among Britain’s finest. Here you will tee off on the edge of the north Cornish coast, striking your ball down the fairway as the Atlantic waves roll in out of the corner of your eye. Get ready for a real test.
Designed by James Braid, this course offers stunning views and is a serious challenge to even the most skilled golfer.
Situated on the north Cornwall coast, it boasts striking coastal views alongside narrow fairways, undulating greens and very thick rough! If you’re not on you’re A-game then you could be in for a tough day.
Only a short distance from our park is Lanhydrock – an exceptional parkland course located in a sheltered wooded valley near Bodmin. Like the others listed before, this course is not easy, even for accomplished golfers but every hole is captivating with elevated greens and plenty of water hazards and bunkers. After your round you can retire to the Nineteen Bistro and Bar, which overlooks the course.
Tehidy is a lovely parkland course and has a reputation as one of the best in Cornwall. In a county dominated by links courses, Tehidy makes something of a change if you’re more at home among plush parkland and lush fairways. But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy ride. There are many tough hole and the signature 12th hole is worth the visit alone.
Just 10 minutes from Hengar Manor is Bowood Park. Another top parkland course that is a great choice for golfers of all abilities. Wayward shots will be punished with many water hazards dotted around the course.