Trevose (Championship) - Cornwall - England

Trevose Golf & Country Club,
Constantine Bay,
Padstow,
Cornwall,
PL28 8JB,
England


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On the north Cornwall coast lies the olde worlde fishing village of Padstow and Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant. There’s plenty of action going on in this neck of the woods, including offshore shark fishing. And, there’s also plenty of excitement at Trevose Golf and Country Club, located a little further south, along the Atlantic coastline at Constantine Bay. With dramatic views across the golden sandy shore of Boobys Bay to the rugged coastline of Trevose Head, it’s sheer drama.

Founded in 1926, the great Harry Colt designed the Championship course at Trevose, and Sir Guy Campbell made minor revisions just before the Second World War. It’s an exhilarating windswept links where little else other than dune grasses survives in the bleakness.

Trevose is a stern test of golf, especially when the wind is up. There are four teeing areas to choose from, and the par 72 (73 for the ladies) links stretches out to a stern 7,172 yards from the back tees. The crumpled fairways are generous in width and the rough is kept short to keep up the speed of play and prevent too many lost balls.

Some regard Trevose as holiday golf, but the course is technically challenging and will test the very best golfers. The course record of 66 stands as a testament to its level of difficulty. Birdie opportunities are there for the taking on the three short par fives, but make the most of it because many of the par fours are aggressive and supremely challenging. Five of them stretch out over 400 yards.

The short holes are also memorable and exciting, especially the 3rd, measuring 166 yards and the 199-yard 11th, with its two-tiered plateau green. The photogenic par five 4th hole is renowned for its glorious greensite location, set hard against Boobys Bay, but many felt the hole failed to live up to its spectacular backdrop.

In 2016, as part of Mackenzie and Ebert’s masterplan, the 4th was overhauled with new tees, bunkers and a massive new undulating green. The club is clearly not content to rest on its laurels. Seven holes have already been extensively reworked. In 2018 work on the 14th, 15th and 16th completed, which included bunker modifications, extensive green surrounds work and the opening up of bare sand areas to rejuvenate habit and add interest to this trio of rather dull holes.

Some excellent facilities accompany the testing Championship course and there’s a very pleasant nine-hole course, designed by Peter Alliss, called the Headland. This shorter course is an nice warm-up ahead of Trevose's real Championship challenge.

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Description: With dramatic views across the golden sandy shore of Boobys Bay to the rugged coastline, Trevose Golf & Country Club is sheer drama. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 43
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Rory Warner
The greens were excellent and extremely fast. A pleasant course with some nice holes. It was expensive when I played and I think Perranporth is a more interesting course.
September 04, 2004
6 / 10
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Lee Abbey
A very open course, the rough is kept short for all the holiday golf that goes on here. You don't see too much of the sea either, the par 5 fourth plays down to the bay so take a good look as that's about the last you'll see of it until you get back towards the clubhouse.I've played the championship course three times in all weather and it's always been in excellent condition.An enjoyable course, good value for money and great facilities. If you want a pure links course in Cornwall then try Perranporth but if you're after a great spot to stay for a while with some golf on the side then you can't go far wrong.Lee A.
April 23, 2004
6 / 10
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Billy
A classic natural links in a divine setting. A very welcoming club and good value too. Don't dismiss as holiday golf - this is the real thing.
March 28, 2004
6 / 10
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