St Enodoc Golf Club is unquestionably one of the world’s finest courses. Lying in situ in the most south-westerly tip of England in Cornwall, its panoramic coastal views of the Celtic sea are simply marvellous. This hilly links course will challenge all manner of players, with the seaside terrain a very fitting natural background for the traditional links game.
St Enodoc is home to two outstanding courses. The first , “The Church”, is a classic James Braid design from the 1900’s. Braid worked on the course several times over the following thirty years, but he left it in such good stead that no major renovations have taken place since. The ball bobbles down the fairways while the players amble down behind them, soaking in the earthy atmosphere from created in this natural amphitheatre. Braid’s course is famous for some treacherous bunkers, including the famous “Himalaya” bunker on the sixth hole.
The Holywell course is the second at St Enodoc. It is a short course, just over 4000 yards, but it helps St Enodoc retain its roots, with golf being a game for everyone here. With nine par three and nine par four holes, it is a fun run around, with ample opportunity to hit some wonderful golf shots.
Golf Digest has ranked St Enodoc in its World 100 Greatest Courses, and with good reason. This classic links outlay features some of the great holes that can be found in England. Mix that with the natural splendour that never leaves you, and it is easy to see why it has such a phenomenal reputation.