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Merlin Golf Club

Course Information

Merlin Golf Club, Cornwall is an 18 hole, par 70 (6181 yard), private, heathland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6181 yards | Private | Heathland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Spring & Autumn £20.00 per round; Summer £25.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Contact Information

Address: Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4DN United Kingdom

Tel: 01841 540222

Website: http://www.merlingolfcourse.co.uk

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Merlin Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.86

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
Average Ratings
3.44 ... Overall Rating
3.47 ... The Course
2.63 ... Course Cond.
3.47 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.58 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.63 ... Pace of play
3.75 ... Hospitality.
2.75 ... Prac. Facil.
3.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

38 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1550 out of 2183.

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What the club says: Merlin Golf Club has an 18 hole course, with each hole designed to present the golfer with a different challenge which was designed to be an enjoyable walk , however the option of hiring buggies is available.



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Reviewed Jul 1 2021 by Frew Glasgow - rated 1 out of 5
Played on 1st July & greens were heavily sanded- possibly the slowest I have ever putted on.\ Tees uncut & chewed up.\ Clover everywhere on fairways.\ Course layout poor.\ Never again.
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Reviewed Jun 10 2021 by John T - rated 4 out of 5

Friendly course

A good course for all handicaps .Can be very challenging on a windy day , very often in North Cornwall .

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 98 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2020 by David E - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden cornish gem

Decent parkland course hidden away near mawgan ports and views of newquay airport and rolling fields
Some challenging holes, some being blind with final stretch easy to get after with a good score. no hospitality to review as picked up scorecard and that was it though has facilities there, decent would return
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Reviewed Jul 29 2020 by Matthew B - rated 2 out of 5

Friendly people, disappointing course

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Reviewed Jul 28 2020 by Lewis S - rated 1 out of 5

Not worth the money

Great location and was optimistic to start. Caught in the middle of two fantastic golf courses. A middle price too but not worth ?30. Chose to play this having not played it before. Fairways were OK but could do with a cut. Greens on first 10 were not great. Could do with a cut and more attention.
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Reviewed Oct 22 2019 by Terry D - rated 5 out of 5
a superb course well worth a visit greeenns were in excellent condition
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Reviewed Jun 11 2018 by Edward - Plymouth - rated 4 out of 5
I've played Merlin 2 or 3 times now in a society, most recently in May. I feel as if the course is coming on leaps and bounds and it just keeps going from strength to strength. Course is always presented well, its very well priced for how good the course is. The clubhouse is neat and tidy and the staff are always helpful and cheerful. Got a driving range so you can practice before your round (if you can call it practicing, more like gearing up for my awful golf). All in all a lovely club I don't know how anyone could moan about the course or the price. Thoroughly looking forward to playing here again in July.
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Reviewed Apr 8 2018 by Jon , Weston-Super-Mare - rated 1 out of 5
Was down in Cornwall for the week. Played Newquay and Merlin on consecutive days, which really highlighted the difference;
Course variety in holes
Course conditions
Price

Newquay has a elevation and differing holes, Merlin is generally up and backs.Newquays course and greens were good and constant, Merlins had standing water all over the course and even greens!!
Newquay was cheaper, and we were only allowed to use the buggy for 12 holes but had to play full price.
I don't think I have ever been so disappointed in a round of golf.
Value for money, 0 stars.
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Reviewed Mar 29 2017 by Jared E - rated 5 out of 5
A really friendly club and a course with just enough of a challenge, especially when the wind gets up!

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 29 2016 by Philip D - rated 5 out of 5
Well maintained course which was eminently playable even in poor / changeable weather.
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.1)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2015 by Anthony H - rated 4 out of 5
The Merlin is a well kept course the greens in pretty good condition and the rough is not unmanagable good hospitality

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Jun 10 2015 by Mark C - rated 4 out of 5

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(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed Jun 9 2015 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5
Short course but plays longer once wind gets up. Greens very good but tee areas could be improved.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 103 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed May 29 2015 by Daniel W - rated 4 out of 5
Really enjoyed the round. Good Value and the course was in good condition. A course that would suit golfers of all abilities. Would recommend!

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 89 Handicap: 20.4)
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Reviewed Sep 9 2014 by Andrew H - rated 4 out of 5
Open course with nice views. Condition was good. Wide fairways for the amateur golfer

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 83 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2014 by Stuart R - rated 3 out of 5
A very pleasant open course. Staff are friendly and welcoming to visitors and on the Saturday I played the course was very quiet. Would certainly play again.

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 16 2014 by Mark C - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.9)
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Reviewed May 22 2014 by Philip S - rated 2 out of 5
Course was virtually empty when I teed off at 5.15 for a £18 twilight round. Apart from no1, the other four par 3's are good with no 14 the real stand out.

However, there are far too many blind or semi blind shots especially on 6,8,10,11,13 and 16. Together with fast, hard and some sloping fairways, ball control is necessary to shoot close to par. The greens and their approaches was similarly fast, so some guess work involved.

However, the scenery was nice, as was the welcome; but the course was over priced for the normal rate of £25.
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Reviewed May 16 2014 by Philip S - rated 2 out of 5
Paid £18 for a twilight round; course appears wide open but the rough and gorse is thick. Far too many blind or semi blind shots, such as 6, 8, 10, 11, 13 & 16. Greens and approaches were very fast, so getting near the flag was mostly guess work.

Apart from the first, the other four Par 3's are good, with 14th the pick. All three par five's play downwind, so are reachable. £18 is a fair price.
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Reviewed Sep 14 2013 by Mark L - rated 2 out of 5
The winds made this a more interesting course, and the back nine had more interesting holes

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 96 Handicap: 0)
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