Review for West Cornwall

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West Cornwall is not long at only 5884 yards, but some of the holes are very tightly situated, particularly with greens up against boundary fences and cliff edges. The first two holes especially can be very tough if you have not played the course before.

The opening hole is a par thee, slightly downhill and 229 yards in length. The green is well guarded with bunkers and mounds and, for the first-timer, it is very difficult to judge the actual length of the shot.

The second hole is index 3 on the card and takes on the appearance more of the typical sort of blind shot to the green that one expects on Irish courses. Two large sand dunes guard the green with only a portion of it being open to view for the second shot.

The par four 11th is a very good hole, with the tee right beside the railway line. The second shot is over a ridge to a green in front of a gorse-clad hill. The 12th and 16th are the only par fives and run more or less parallel, but in opposite directions.

The 17th is a par three of 194 yards uphill. Three of the five par threes are over 190 yards so you won’t achieve a good score at West Cornwall unless you play the short holes well. Keep the ball straight and you will have more opportunity to admire the views across the cliffs.

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 and through Amazon for buyers from other countries.

Date: May 14, 2015

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