Top 10 Golf Courses – Cornwall

This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Joe Cruse (St Enodoc). Handicap: +3 1

St Enodoc

My home course is a beautifully undulating James Braid links on the north coast, known for its great year-round condition and for being the most challenging in not only Cornwall but the south west. If there's a tougher par 69 I'm yet to play it!
Green fees: From £75 Sun-Fri, Sat £85. Tel: 01208 863216.


Great championship links with birdie chances tobehadatthefourpar5sbutitturnsintoa very stern test when the wind gets up. Proof of its quality is holding elite events such as the Brabazon Trophy and this year's English National County Finals.
Green fees: £70 midweek, £79 weekends.Tel: 01841 520208.



Another James Braid links offering stunning views and a serious challenge, mainly thanks to its lightning fast greens and the elements – when the wind blows it's tricky, very tricky.
Green fees: From £38 midweek, £45 weekends. Tel: 01872 572454.  

West cornwall

West Cornwall

The oldest club in Cornwall, and if the ancient links lacks in length it will certainly test your short game. A lot of imagination is required to get the ball close on the undulating greens. Green fees: From £40 Sun-Fri, £45 Sat. Tel: 01736 753401.


The most southerly course in England boasts many risk-reward par 4s and very quirky holes, making it very enjoyable to play.
Green fees: From £30 day rate. Tel: 01326 240276.

Point at Polzeath

The most improved course in the county. New owners have made a vast difference to the quality of this parkland track which offers a lot of birdie chances. The greens in the summer now rival the best in the county.
Green fees: From £25. Tel: 01208 864601.

Tehidy park

Tehidy Park

Stands out as one of the best parklands in a county dominated by links golf. Finding the fairways is a must on every hole, and there are many tough par 4s with the signature 12th hole topping the lot.
Green fees: From £35.50 midweek, £40.50 weekends. Tel: 01209 842208.


An enjoyable links with great views overlooking Fistral Beach. Accuracy is a must to avoid the many well placed bunkers both on the fairways and greenside. A good wedge game is required to shoot a low score.
Green fees: From £32 midweek, £42 weekends. Tel: 01637 874354.  

Bowood Park

A rolling parkland which can catch even the best players out with any wayward shots. Many water hazards must be avoided with the best holes coming on a stretch early on the back nine.
Green fees: £32 midweek, £40 weekends. Tel: 01840 213017.

Carylon Bay

Carlyon Bay

A clifftop parkland combination where wind plays a massive factor. Nice variety playing the front nine along the cliffs before tackling the inland, tree-lined back nine.
Green fees: From £40. Tel: 01726 814288.

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