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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sam
I have played loads of golf over the last few years taking in 70% of the top 30 on this list and I can safely say - Perranporth, what a course.This is how golf is intended to be, blind tee shots, blind second shots, fantastic scenery and lovely putting surfaces. The first eases you into your round and then bang, the par 5 uphill 2nd. From here the course will now begin to test you in ways you didn't think were possible. The 4th par 3, tee shot of 185 yards to a green half hidden by a massive dune and so it continues. Every time I play this course I come off feeling refreshed about the game of golf, none of this american c**p when you just bash away.
August 24, 2007
8 / 10
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John Perkins
There are supposedly 7 blind holes on this course but it feels more like 18. Difficult and exhausting with the hills but well worth it. It is the rougher more harcore relative of St Enodoc. Where as Enodoc can be complicated this course just punches you in the face time and again. Great fun and one we shall be visiting again.
August 23, 2006
8 / 10
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BRIAN HOLLAND
Played this course 6 times now and have just managed to work out how to play it. Lots of blind tee shots mainly on short par 4s that become easy if you hit the ball in the right place if you don't its a double bogey/lost ball. Excellent greens and some very good holes - my favs are the par 3 fourth with a view of the beach on the tee and nothing but rough ground between tee and green and the par 5 11th playing your approach to an elavated green that requires a very accurate shot or fall away on both sides. This course is not for beginners or the very unfit as it is very hilly. The green fee must be the best value for money I have played with good reasonably priced food in the clubhouse. The course has a small caravan park on its grounds that can be booked via the club - it's very good value if staying for a few days golf.
September 24, 2004
8 / 10
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Rory Warner
An excellent links course with great views and some interesting and exciting holes. Outstanding value for money.
September 04, 2004
8 / 10
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Lee Abbey
I think this is a great course. 11 blind tee shots - yep 11. Some people think this is unfair, I think you should just keep playing the course until you get to know it!Be prepared for aching legs, unless by some miracle you can keep on the fairways you'll be traversing dunes all day in search of your ball (and find it most times - the rough is penal but most of the time not lost!)The views on this cliff-top course are great on nearly every hole - the 10th is probably the only drab hole on the course.Like it or loathe it this course is unadulterated links at its best. I bet James Braid must have rubbed his hands together as he surveyed this bumpy piece of land. Probably the most natural course I've ever played.Probably the biggest bargain on the site - £25 for a 2 ball using a 2-fore-1 voucher. Stay and have lunch too. Lee A.
April 23, 2004
8 / 10
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Harrison Brown
August 06, 2014
There are not 11 blind tee shots, nope. 5th, maybe, but because you get a good look at it while playing the 3rd and you can see that there is no real danger, and the fairway just drops away, I wouldn't call this a true blind hole. 7th, Yep, this is the best tee shot on the course, angled blind shot, so challenging, genius. Then the only other possible blind tee shots are 12 & 13, both 300 yard par 4's, but you can see half of the fairways, so not 100% blind, and they are both great holes, a par being a real achievement. I would say in all honesty that the 7th is the only true blind tee shot. 11, nope!!
Billy
Fantastic links but one which you need to get to know - so many blind shots can leave you in deep trouble. Extremely natural and those views are amazing. Would never get tired of this course.
April 14, 2004
8 / 10
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