The course is situated between two coves and offers magnificent views across Mounts Bay to Land’s End. There are some really memorable holes at Mullion. The 4th hole provides a clifftop tee and is also the longest hole at 489 yards.
The short par four 6th slopes steeply downhill and to the right. Unless you aim left, you face the prospect of a lost ball. The long par four 7th leads to Gunwalloe Cove, the final resting place of many sunken ships. The old church bell-tower is your correct line.
The 9th is a par five of just 482 yards. However, you will realise this is no pushover when you see the steep uphill climb. The par four 10th descends to the beach but it is the second shot that poses all the problems as a ravine lies between the beach and the elevated green.
The 11th returns to the cliff edge. The 17th, described as ‘the warmest spot in England,’ is another very scenic part of the course. Mullion is rather short at only 6083 yards but on most days the wind will make up for the lack of length. You will be disappointed if you forget to bring your camera.
This review is an edited extract from Another Journey through the Links, which has been reproduced with David Worley’s kind permission. The author has exclusively rated for us every English course featured in his book. Another Journey through the Links is available for Australian buyers via www.golfbooks.com.au and through Amazon for buyers from other countries.
Date: May 15, 2015