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10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Cornwall

By: Liam Moore | Fri 14 Jul 2023

Cornwall has always been a desirable holiday destination, but were you aware of the fine collection of golf courses the region has to offer?

There are plenty of golfing challenges to be had in Cornwall, and we provide information on ten of the very best below.

St Enodoc Golf Club

St Enodoc

Situated on Cornwall’s rugged north coast lies St Enodoc Golf Club, a tremendous links that is surrounded by natural beauty. Golfers will revel in the picturesque views as the layout boasts outstanding sea views from all corners of the facility. There are two courses located on site and The Church Course is ranked as the 74th in the world by Top 100 Golf Courses. If we also consider that James Braid was the original designer of this stunning offering then St Enodoc is beyond a must play.

Golfshake Review: “This golf course is fantastic! The scenery is beautiful; the course is well-maintained. It’s a links golf course, so the quality is great and the views are incredible. The course is challenging but fair and the location is great too. Overall, this is an amazing course and I had a great time playing here.”

Trevose Golf Club


Trevose is another Cornish facility that offers two courses, although the Short Course has been designed with the novice golfer in mind. The Championship Course is a work of beauty and it proudly presents unbelievable vistas in every direction. A challenging layout, the premium offering will test all levels of golfers and once you’ve finished playing in paradise, you can take advantage of the many additional facilities that Trevose offers.

Golfshake Review: “The staff were incredibly friendly and the atmosphere was unpretentious. The views were fantastic and the course itself was both historical and challenging. It is a superb links course and was set up and kept in amazing condition. Highly recommended!

Mullion Golf Club

Whilst not the longest on this list, Mullion Golf Club still provides a stern test of golf as the sea breeze holds the potential to play havoc. It is actually the most southernly based golf club in England too. Having been founded in 1895 as a 9-hole layout, it has since been bolstered and lengthened to the standard it lies in today. A big bonus of Mullion is its year-long viability, with the greenkeeping staff largely not relying on temporary greens and tees during the off-season.

Golfshake Review: “The course provided a good challenge and the scenery was beautiful. The greens were in excellent condition and the staff and members were very friendly and welcoming. I particularly enjoyed the quality of the greens.”

St Mellion

St Mellion

When you think of Cornish golf, you will be excused for immediately visualising St Mellion - it is a cornerstone of golf in Cornwall. Every ardent golfer will want to experience the magic that resides at the resort, with several courses that have been designed to the highest standard. Naturally, those who visit for the first time will be very interested in the Nicklaus Signature Course, which has played host to the European Tour on 14 occasions.

Golfshake Review: “The Championship Course was a great challenge and a lot of fun. The fairways and greens were in perfect condition. The staff were so attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend this course.”

Perranporth Golf Club


Perranporth ticks a lot of boxes for ardent golfers. It is a James Braid design, it is ranked as one of the top 100 Links Courses in Britain and it is situated on the beautiful north coast of Cornwall. The golf course lies adjacent to Perranporth beach and from the beach, the daunting elevation changes are even more apparent from here. If you’re looking for a quality links test in a bustling area, then Perranporth is certainly for you.

Golfshake Review: “This was a real treat to play while on a short break in Cornwall. The course overlooks Perranporth Town and beach, and it is nothing short of spectacular! Every hole is a test with lots of blind shots carrying dunes and hills. Can’t wait to have another go at this one again!”

Tehidy Park Golf Club

Tehidy Park is a parkland layout that offers a real challenge to every golfer who experiences the fine course. The course is defended by strategic streams and there are nine holes with out of bounds in play. Considering there are many tree-lined fairways too, accuracy will be your friend for a trip to Tehidy!

Golfshake Review: “I recently joined this club as a country member. Friendly welcome from secretary, pro, vice-captain and many others. The course is in great condition. Easier front nine, back nine pretty tough. Always relieved to make the 19th and a good pint! Can not recommend this great club enough.”

Isles of Scilly Golf Club

Isles of Scilly Golf Club first opened their doors back in 1904, which is a testament to their longevity. During calm conditions, this golf course can produce very low scores but if you were to visit on an especially breezy day, then the wind can be a real challenge to judge correctly. With outstanding panoramic views of inhabited islands, blue seas and rocky outcrops, this is more than your standard golf club.

Golfshake Review: “Visited the Isles of Scilly for a week with the wife and found the golf club to be very nice indeed. The views were great, the greens well presented and the food in the clubhouse is a must. Would very much recommend this course to everyone!”

Porthpean Golf Club

Porthpean is a unique and cheaper option to those previously listed, but it is a deal that every golfer should take advantage of. The front nine is in a parkland setting whilst the latter half showcases the raw beauty of St Austell Bay. The golf club, which provides on site accommodation, is priced very generously. Porthpean Golf Club will be ideal for those on a budget, but the course’s reputation should entice all players regardless.  

Golfshake Review: “Really pleased that we chose to play golf at Porthpean Golf Club. A really enjoyable round with fantastic sea views on the back nine. The staff at the club were very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed. Definitely worth a visit.”

Truro Golf Club

Truro Golf Club has been in operation since 1937, so it is a historical club like many located in Cornwall. The layout is set in a brilliant landscape that is populated by mature trees. It provides a test for all golfers and it is quite short in length, failing to exceed 6,000 yards. Both the fairways and greens are always in terrific condition, and this is especially true for the summer season.

Golfshake Review: "Surprising parkland course with amazing views and each hole different in style. Plays short but requiring accuracy and a good test with well kept fairways and greens. Extremely enjoyable and would definitely recommend to anyone."

The Point at Polzeath

Point at Polzeath

The Point is located closely to Camel Estuary, Wadebridge, Rock and St Enodoc, meaning it’s a viable option for a potential golf tour of Cornwall. The course offers a real challenge and measures just short of 6,300 yards from the tips. Following hefty investment, the greens at The Point can rival any in the county and their devious undulations will always need careful thought and consideration.  

Golfshake Review: “High standard parkland course with a good variety of holes. Tricky course in the wind as with most courses in the region. Bunkers here were very good in terms of placement and fluffy too! Very enjoyable course.”

Make sure you check out as many as possible when you next journey down to Cornwall!

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