2-FORE!-1 six of the best

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More fantastic venues where you can enjoy a great 2-FORE!-1 golfing day out...

*St Mellion, Cornwall - Is the flagship venue of Crown Golf and staged six Benson & Hedges International Opens from 1990.  It's the home of two 18-hole courses but the No.1 St Mellion attraction  is the majestic but formidable Nicklaus layout, the Golden Bear’s first UK course project - it is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. It’s an absolute gem and masterpiece - once you’ve experienced it virtually all other courses will pale into insignificance.

There are so many star holes it’s untrue and at the start of the back nine it even boasts its own version of Augusta’s Amen Corner with the stunning par-3 11th stealing the show.

*Slaley Hall (Hunting course), Northumberland – The so-called ‘Augusta of the North’ is widely regarded as the best golfing venue in the north east and it’s easy to see why.

Deep in the heart of wild, remote Northumbrian countryside you will find a golfing oasis dominated by the stunning Dave Thomas Hunting course which has hosted several European Tour events down the years.

*Bakewell, Derbyshire - Fun and picturesque – it is in the Peak District after all – nine-hole heathland course with a par of 68 and 18 different tees.

*William Wroe, Cheshire - A top place to learn the game, this little municipal cracker is a par-64 covering just over 4,000 yards and features 10 par-4s and eight par-3s.

*Bowood G&CC, Wilts - Expectations are high from the moment you drive through the grand gates leading to this wonderful venue. And it’s highly unlikely you’ll leave disappointed by the Dave Thomas-designed course.

*St Pierre (Old Course), South Wales - Parkland golf doesn’t come much better than this which is why St Pierre has set the scene for many top tournaments including both Curtis and Solheim Cups.