In the recently completed booklet, Golf in Cornwall: England’s Best Kept Secret, Wellington-based golf writer Mike May provides a short description of the top 10 golf designs in England’s county of Cornwall.
When people conjure up images of England’s most southwesterly county of Cornwall, they often think about the area’s rugged, cove-filled coastlines, its beautiful beaches, the many quaint seaside villages, the BBC shows Poldark and Doc Martin (filmed in Cornwall), and the area’s famous foods such as Cornish clotted cream, Cornish pasties and freshly caught seafood, which is hauled in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to being one of Great Britain’s more popular vacation destinations, Cornwall is home to a number of first-class golf courses — both links and parkland courses. The first golf course in the county was opened in 1889. It’s the West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant, located in western Cornwall. Today, the Cornwall Golf Union boasts more than 30 golf courses.
To that end, it’s clear that the Cornish have some great places to “pepper the pins” in pursuit of eagles, birdies and pars. While Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England’s county of Kent and England’s county of Lancashire are popular golfing hotspots, England’s county of Cornwall provides golfers with everything they want and need in a golfing getaway, especially in the spring, summer and fall.
This 29-page booklet also includes information on places to stay and dine while visiting Cornwall. It is posted at EnglandGolfer.com at www.englandgolfer.com/articles/golf.cornwell.golf.guide.pdf.