What we say
Perranporth is one of the best and most reasonably priced golf courses in Britain, especially for those who simply want to have fun out on the links.
Perranporth Golf Club is located 10 miles south of Newquay in a gloriously picturesque part of the world. Perran Sands is a gorgeous stretch of beach whose three miles of golden sand may well surprise you with its beauty.
It certainly impressed us as we made our way round Perranporth, the course being plotted high above the beach and town on a piece of land which many of today’s designers might well turn their nose up at.
It was James Braid who took on the task in the 1920s, managing to set down a links which oozes character and appeal while also remaining a ‘proper course’.
Don’t come here, though, if you are routinely frustrated by a shot which is nearly perfect bounding down a slope and leaving you a pig of a chip.
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Don’t come here if you like to know exactly what you are trying to do and where you are going on every single shot. But make sure you do come to Perranporth if you enjoy the occasionally bonkers nature of links golf – because this course offers it more often than most others.
The views of the Atlantic and the sandy beach from the 5th and 14th are especially fine but we found more interest in the topography of the land.
Someone once likened it to playing on the surface of the moon and it is a description with much merit.
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The 2nd, called Whym Wham (This Way and That), is a brilliant double dog-leg and is but one highlight on an unremittingly entertaining links.
If the GB&I Top 100 was decided on fun alone, Perranporth would be a fixture in the top 50. Even the nasty shower which accompanied Golf World playing the final four holes did not lessen the enjoyment we took from this easy-to-love links course.
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It is plenty good enough for our Top 100 Links ranking though, as well as our English list.
Perranporth has also recently invensted in on-site accommodation in the shape of caravans and luxury lodges. They represent especially good value and make a fine base for a trip to Cornwall.
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- Address Perranporth Golf Club, , PERRANPORTH
- Tel 01872 572454
- Website www.perranporthgolfclub.co.uk
|Course Length||6,296 yards (5,757 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
great links course- always a fresh challenge depending upon the wind direction- the views are stunning over the beach/sea below- fab greens-superslick and true- lots of blind shots so try and play with someone who knows the course- great course all your round as drains brilliantly- a cornish gem