Carlyon Bay Hotel & Golf Course

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What we say

Clifftop golf courses don’t come more spectacular than this: Carlyon Bay Hotel & Golf Course towers above the Cornish coastline and as a result you’re treated to some fabulous views. Carlyon Bay is a round of two halves – two very distinctive and contrasting ones. Most of the clifftop action takes place on the dramatic front nine and around the turn in particular. The Jekyll and Hyde layout then turns into a traditional parkland test and you cross the railway to play the final seven holes.

A golfing trainspotter’s paradise: the Great Western Railway runs through the heart of this classic clifftop/parkland layout outside St Austell – the 2nd tee and par-5 4th green sit just yards away from the GWR.

Definitely a round of two distinct halves, this Cornish cracker is an impressive mixture of clifftop and parkland holes with most of the drama provided by the former. The par-5 10th, played from an elevated tee along the cliffs, is the star turn.

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Stretching along the coastline towards the port of Par, Carlyon Bay Hotel & Golf Course offers 6,500 yards of the most stimulating golf in Cornwall, a comfortable club house and an extensive pro shop.

It's also worth remembering that the venue specialises in three and five day golf school breaks where you can combine a stay at the luxury Carlyon Bay Hotel with instruction at our golf academy, under the expert guidance of PGA professional Mark Rowe.  

Stay & Play: There's a four star clifftop Brend hotel on site with 86 rooms.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 3 out of 5
  • TG Rating 3 out of 5
  • Players Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Address
    Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, ST. AUSTELL
  • Tel 01726 814228
  • Website

Course Information

Course 71 par
Course Style -
Green Fees From £25.00 - £48.00
Course Length 6,597 yards (6,032 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Proprietary

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course has: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course has: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 Fantastic course, lovely staff.

    By Daron

    The course was stunning. Well cared for and the greens are a credit to the course staff. Beautiful scenery. A challenging course but also forgiving. Lovely club house and very friendly and welcoming staff. A great day's golf.

  • 4 out of 5 Fantastic sea views

    By Martyn

    Lovely links course with fantastic sea views. We found the 9th particularly challenging! Excellent clubhouse with sea views. Has separate well stocked ladies club shop.