Perranporth - Cornwall - England

Perranporth Golf Club,
Budnic Hill,
Perranporth,
Cornwall,
TR6 0AB,
England


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Perranporth Golf Club is heading upwards in the Top 100 rankings. It's highly regarded by you and it's no surprise. Located in Poldark country, on North Cornwall's dramatic Atlantic coastline, this natural links course is sited on high ground, ensuring enchanting views across Perran Bay, where the sandy beach glistens and the aquamarine ocean sparkles.

In 1927, the great James Braid designed the Perranporth links and his layout has remained virtually unchanged ever since. J.Hamilton-Stutt (golf course consultant and architect) was impressed with Braid's Perranporth and he said that the course "is not only a rare and priceless heritage, but the inspiration on which all other golf courses ever built throughout the world are based".

If you don't like blind shots, steer clear of Perranporth. There are seven blind drives and numerous blind/semi-blind approach shots, causing a few challenges, especially when playing the links for the first time and when the ground is hard and fast. The Perranporth landscape is lunar, with a capital L. The holes wend their way relentlessly up and down the dunes. It's a tiring, fun and totally engaging experience.

The course measures a modest 6,252 yards from the back tees, with a par of 72. It is by no means long, but rest assured, Perranporth will challenge the very best golfers because every shot in the book will be required. If you suffer from a lack of balance, take your stabilisers; you will be presented with many varied sloping lies. A quick word about the greens - they are excellent, hard, undulating and fast. Many are sited on raised plateaux, calling for skilful approach shots.

Perranporth is a natural and honest golf course that you need to get to know to love. Play it more than once. It is probably the most underrated links course in the South West of England and should be taken alongside St Enodoc, Trevose and West Cornwall. The stunning views are worthy of the excellent value green fee alone. The welcome is warm and friendly too. What more can any serious golfer wish for?

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Description: Perranporth Golf Club is probably the most underrated links course in the South West of England. The stunning views are worthy of the excellent value green fee alone. Rating: 8.2 out of 10 Reviews: 46
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Tony White
This is a 6 ball course, no question. This course has the spirit of St Andrews. The most fun possible. People go on about blind shots here, but there are only 2 genuine blind shots, the 2nd shot on the 2nd and the tee shot on the 7th (one of the the best tee shots in all of golf). Enjoy.
April 05, 2013
10 / 10
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Christopher Regan
This was the first time I have ever played a links course and God what a challange. The welcome was excellent and the local knowledge from the pro shop staff to the starter was second to none. I was invited to play with 3 other members to make a four ball and was made to feel like a member myself. This course makes you think about every shot. The greens were a dream to putt on even though they had just been dressed. The scenery and the weather made this course a pleasure to play. Tip for visitors...hire the electric buggy.Perranporth Golf Club.....thank you.
October 04, 2012
10 / 10
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thomas
October 04, 2012
Ah Perranporth, now there's a special course, not special as in an immaculately groomed lush paradise, no this is golf in the raw and reading these reviews takes me back for I took my son to Perranporth for his introduction to links golf and we still talk about it today. Cliffs about 100-150 feet high with sanddunes on top. Superb greens, blind shots galore, big rough if you go offline or are overly agressive with your shotmaking, very few bunkers and best to stay out of them, especially on the tiny par-3 6th, which can be evil, wonderful views.......look to the north when playing to back nine and envisage how many more courses you could fit into the massive dune complex (assuming you could remove the caravan site and the MoD restricted area!). Very friendly and helpful staff and members, the juniors invited my son to play snooker with them afterwards. We were told that because the course is laid over what it now some kind of environmentally sensitive area they are unable to make changes to the course, perhaps this for the better, as it's a cracking place to play and a much stiffer test of golf than the card would initially suggest. A real golfing experience. If you're in the area play it, you won't regret it and will talk about it for years to come.
jermaine teague
Me and my dad have been playing perranporth gc since 1995 roughly and have enjoyed every minute of it, some years we have stayed twice in the caravans on site and found everything very enjoyable and the staff in the clubhouse etc very friendly, hence we have returned many times. While it is a very testing course it is also very rewarding when you do play well here, The greens are phenomenal and very quick also very true the views are absolutely spectacular at times throughout the round. I don’t think there’s a hole that I dislike or don’t enjoy playing Every hole is a new challenge my personal favourite is probably the 6th par 3 which is only 110yds I think but it is very tricky and quirky only a small green awaits and there are deep bunkers to the front and danger left and right but saying that I love every part of the course it really is a pleasure And a challenge which golf should always be I would strongly recommend a stay and play here. I have played many courses and been a member at a few but perranporth has always a place in my heart as my favourite course. Jermaine Teague.
August 22, 2012
10 / 10
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Simon White
Perranporth is not only a wonderful golf course, it is among the most friendly and welcoming clubs the visiting golfer could wish for.The course itself is a wonderful canvas, painted on by the ever shifting wind, demanding a low straight game that is likely to find you wanting, but still wanting more. The run of holes from two to seven offer such variety, such punishment for poor shots and reward for good ones, it just pips the brutal run into the prevailing wind of 11, 12, 13. The fourth must rank among the finest par threes anywhere – 8 iron to 3 wood, depending on the wind. A par feels like a birdie every time.All with the most glorious backdrop of the waves breaking on the beach below, the headlands marching west, and the weather rolling in across the Atlantic, borne on that restless wind.
November 04, 2011
10 / 10
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Carl Tushingham
The main review sum's up the course perfectly for me. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I thought it was excellent. It's not long but it still plays very difficult due to the blind shots you will face and the raised or hidden greens which are surrounded by trouble. The greens are full of undulations and are very quick. I found the course in super condition, in particular the already mentioned greens. A course planner is a must, a buggy advisable and don't forget your camera for the stunning cliff top views.
October 22, 2011
8 / 10
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Robert Wilman
Played this course last week on a trip to Cornwall. One of the best golfing experiences I have had. Course was in fantastic condition and the greens were the best I have played. The course was very fair. Hit a good shot and you will be rewareded, hit a bad one and you will not. The views were incredible and are probably worth paying the green fee for. I would advise that you get a yardage book if you play it because it will help a lot!
July 12, 2011
8 / 10
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Nick Adams
Played Perranporth this week on a cornish tour. Rain to start turning into a drizzle, moderate wind, abit of sunshine then a strange mist descended on the course making it difficult to see 10 yards in front of you, difficult when you have never played there before! happily this did'nt last too long and we finished in warm sunshine.Perranporth is not long but that suited my group fine. a wonderful course in my opinion with a great variety of holes. Greens not that quick but a lot of rain had fallen there that week.Forget all the talk about blind holes and enjoy a wonderful golfing experience. Highly recommended but maybe would'nt suit very long hitters. Nick
August 12, 2010
10 / 10
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Rick
October 11, 2010
A wonderful location and 6 of us played there in windy conditions all mid to high handicappers for the first time. We found the course not much fun as our scores were very high and the wind was destructive. However, a few of us agreed that to play it again in more benign conditions with knowledge of the course might be an option worth exploring in the future.
freddy
November 07, 2010
This course definately suites long hitters as there are at least 5 drivable par 4's.It is also suitable for crazy golf lovers as a lot of holes have little walls around the greens which keep your ball in play.I'm not saying it's easy but if you can avoid the blades of the windmill and get your ball through the clowns mouth you should be ok.
Harry
October 05, 2012
Oh Freddy, Dear Freddy, go back to Little Mudheap and concentrate practicing your flat putts and your lob wedge recovery shots out of clover, leave the proper golf courses for proper golfers, I sincerely hope that one day you see the light. Come down for a week with 3 of your mates and spend all week in the caravan, best deal in all of golf, it really is and then you will understand 'The Spirit of St Andrews' good luck.
Allan Wright
I played this last Saturday afternoon - prime holiday time, but we played a four ball in just under 4 hours and didn't have to wait on a single shot. The wind was a steady one club, the sun was shining, the sea sparkling - in short, pretty close to perfect for a £42 green fee. I agree this is a "marmite" course, because it is very quirky, but I absolutely loved it. The terrain is reminiscent of Ballybunion or the back nine at Tralee - massive, endless dunes on the top of a cliff. Braid's design stands up remarkably well, and what's wrong with blind tee shots - Royal County Down has 7 of them and that's a world top 10 course. I am not saying that Perranporth is in that sort of league - but every single hole made me smile, and presented a distinct challenge on at least one shot. The short holes are top quality, the 11th is one of the best par 5s in the land, and I loved the 17th, with its challenging risk/reward drive and deceptively sloping green. If you are a golfer and you are down in Cornwall you just have to give it a go.
August 09, 2010
8 / 10
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Hugh
August 10, 2010
I think this review is spot on. Perranporth is a very good course but falls short of being a world-beater. Well worth playing as part of any Cornish trip.
Rob
This is an amazing golf course. You will not play anywhere else like this.Every hole is a potential birdie, or a potential 10. Every green has putts you will remember. Miss greens in the wrong place and you have no chance.You can play well and score 85. You can hit the ball averagely and shoot 70. Theres a lot of luck, but good golfers will have a great time. The greens are sometimes stupidly quick, and when it blows a 260yard par 4 is driver 8 iron for the long hitters. I saw someone hit a full 8 iron 60 yards. Dont go for a fun holiday knock, it will murder you. Go for a proper golf experience and you will have the time of your life, and will go back time and again
June 30, 2010
10 / 10
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Anthony Daniels
July 01, 2010
I agree. Perranporth is tremendous. Great fun yes, but also a proper golf course with lots of thought required.
Andy Uren
Joined this fantastic club for a great fee. Great course, nice people and smart clubhouse. The course is a great test for any golfer weather your playing for fun or in a comp. Very well presented tees, fairway's and excellent greens. In my opinion the, blind shot's, undulating fairway's and super fast green's, not to mention the ever changing wind conditions, make Perranporth a bit more challenging than the average course. Short par 4's ? So what !! What about the courses with the huge fairway's, and huge grees to aim for ? Easy !! If you want a challenge ? Play Perranporth's, tough course with superb view's.
April 17, 2010
10 / 10
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