10 of the Best Golf Courses in Cornwall
With its wild and rugged coast and moorland as a backdrop, Cornwall is well-recognised as being home to some of the finest golf courses in the country.
It’s also of course a top destination for food lovers, so with countless pretty fishing villages and harbours, historic houses and gardens and the stunning South West Coast Path nearby, there’s plenty to keep non-golfing companions happy too. Tredarrup is well placed for accessing the whole of Cornwall, being just a short drive from the Atlantic Highway, making our luxury holiday cottages the ideal base for your tour of the county’s courses. So here’s our pick of the 10 best golf courses in Cornwall to whet your appetite.
A stunning course set in rolling parkland with wonderful views and a par 72. This is an enjoyable course to play for both beginners and scratch players, and has a driving range, putting and chipping greens. Well-drained and therefore playable year-round, this is our closest course being just 4 miles away at Camelford.
Located just a mile from Bodmin and regarded as one of the best golf courses in the South West. The course hugs the wooded landscape and has numerous natural water features to challenge you. SkyTrak is available in the clubhouse and there’s a great bar and bistro too.
The Point at Polzeath
Under new ownership since 2012, and benefitting from significant investment, this now has some of the best greens in Cornwall. Playing just under 6300 yards off the back tees, the course has wonderful views out to sea and presents a real challenge whilst still being suitable for all abilities. There’s a cracking new bar and restaurant to boot.
Two undulating 18 hole links courses to try, Church and Holywell. With beautiful views over the Camel Estuary and out to Stepper Point, and with the pretty St. Enodoc’s church on the course, the final resting place of the poet laureate Sir John Betjeman. The church was previously buried in the dunes and legend has it that the vicar and the congregation had to be lowered through the roof for the annual church service. This is both a challenging and beautiful course and is very well-regarded.
One of the country’s top links courses, there are three courses on site making it suitable for all abilities. Surrounded by the Seven Bays for Seven Days around Padstow, the views out to the Atlantic are magnificent - the resulting wind can make the courses challenging indeed.
A nine-hole course but with eighteen tees plus a driving range, just along the road from us and 3 miles from Wadebridge. A quiet, friendly course with a challenging layout.
One of the South West’s finest links courses with spectacular views over the coast. Set amongst the dunes, it’s undulating and features fast greens and blind drives. One you’ll want to return to play again and again.
An 18 hole links course overlooking the stunning expanse of Fistral beach. Being on the dunes means the course is in great condition year-round. A lovely course for beginners and serious golfers alike. This is par-69 course where accuracy is key.
Bude and North Cornwall
Squeezed between the town and the sea, with undulating fairways and challenging bunkers, and enjoyable by all abilities. A seaside links course playable all year round featuring tight lies and fast greens.
Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside and arguably the most famous course in Cornwall, attracting big tournaments and famous names. There are two courses: the Nicklaus, designed by and named after the man himself, and the Kernow. Tough and challenging, there are 4 holes over 500 yards.