Bunker shot - Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club

Only Scotland has more golf courses per head of population than Cornwall - and the pick of the Cornish courses are right here in the north of the county with a variety such that you won't know where to tee up first.


You might choose to start with Trevose Golf Club, Peter Alliss's favourite Cornish course, overlooking the majestic sweep of Constantine Bay. You can play any of three courses here, each of which will have your handicap running for cover.


Across the Camel Estuary, you'll be tempted by the Roserrow Golf and Country Club, offering luxurious facilities and a parkland course which will stretch experienced golfers yet not intimidate newcomers. Trethorne Golf Course, a short drive away and once described by Fore magazine as probably the best 9-hole course in the country, is now an 18-hole course. And the news is that the new holes are even better.


If you're new to the game, then head for the pay-and-play course at St Kew. They'll hire you all the gear you need - even a motorised buggy - and there's a driving range where you can limber up.


North Cornwall Golf Courses


Bowood Golf Club (18-hole) (01840) 213017
Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club (18-hole) (01288) 352006
Ivy Leaf Golf Course (01288) 321592
Lanhydrock Golf Club (18-hole) (01208) 73600
Launceston Golf Club (18-hole) (01566) 773442
Roserrow Golf and Country Club (18-hole) (01208) 863000
St Enodoc Golf Club (18-hole) (01208) 863216
St Kew Golf Course (9-hole; 18 tees) (01208) 841500
Trethorne Leisure Farm and Golf Course (18-hole) (01566) 86324
Trevose Golf Club (18-hole) (01841) 520208


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