St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RD
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
J. Hamilton Stutt
20 miles SE of Newquay
From the A30, south-west of Bodmin, turn left at roundabout onto the A391 direction St Austell. After 5.8 miles turn right at traffic lights direction Carlyon Bay. After o.5 miles turn left direction Carlyon Bay. After o.2 miles turn left direction Carlyon Bay. After 1 mile Golf is on your left (and Carlyon Bay Hotel is in the street on your right).
Carlyon Bay Golf Club: Located just south-east of the Cornish town of St Austell, Carlyon Bay hotel and golf course commands wonderful views over the English Channel from its clifftop perch. Laid out on what was previously undulating farmland, this well-designed course hugs the cliffs as it stretches out from the hotel to the small harbour of Par, from where china clay is exported. (If you see a small plume of white smoke rising from the harbourside buildings, be assured it carries no papal significance).
This wonderfully scenic golf course, free of any residential development, makes excellent use of the open, clifftop terrain, at least for the first thirteen holes. Thereafter, on the other side of the Penzance - Paddington railway tracks, you play the final five in a more parkland-style environment. With good width fairways and not too much penal rough beyond them, the course is both fair and challenging; the degree of challenge naturally correlated with the prevailing wind speed. High and low handicappers, free-swinging big hitters and more tactical thinking players will be equally at home here. Evidence of earlier enterprises, in the guise of former quarries and mine shafts, are dotted around the course - but there's never anything to detract from those breathtaking sea and countryside views.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Carlyon Bay Hotel and golf course are owned by the Brend Hotels Group. Among their excellent facilities, Carlyon Bay boasts one of the best women's golf shops in the West Country, called The Lady Golfer. >> The railway line that bisects the golf course is the London-Penzance mainline (but be assured it is not a busy line and will not disturb your golf).
Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, nr St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RD
+44 (0)1726 812 304Visit website
Whether you come to play the spectacular, clifftop, championship golf course, or to unwind in the health & beauty salon, or just spend some quality time with the family, the Carlyon Bay Hotel is well placed to meet all your needs.
Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, nr St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RB
+44 (0)1726 812 345Visit website
Extensively refurbished in recent years, the privately owned Cliff Head Hotel dates back to 1934, when it was built as a prestigious hotel by a local tradesman.
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