St Mellion International Resort (Kernow course)

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   St Mellion International Resort (Kernow course) Est. 1976

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St Mellion International Resort (Kernow course): Laid out on top of a hill, although not onerously hilly to play, the Kernow course dates back to the mid 1970's and the beginnings of the St Mellion story. This pleasant parkland layout, originally known as the Old Course, provides a relatively easier-going outing than the resort's tougher and newer Nicklaus layout. The Kernow also offers many scenic views onto surrounding hills and into the the village of St Mellion, complete with its picturesque church.

Although the shorter of the two St Mellion layouts, the Kernow still offers a good test of golf and is not without its challenges. Substantial improvements were made to the course during the 2008 revamp of the resort. Good quality bunkering continually threatens, while the greens are quick and tricky to putt on. The Kernow makes good use of the terrain's natural soft contours, in contrast to the Nicklaus course where dramatic mounding has been incorporated along the fairways and around the greens.

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St Mellion International Resort
St Mellion,
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD
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Office   +44 (0)1579 351 351
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1579 352 023

  +44 (0)1579 350 537

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Golf Pro
Darren Gass (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: The original Old course designed by J. Hamilton Stutt was significantly revamped by Alan Leather in 2008. With nine new holes blended into nine from the Old course, the course was re-named as the Kernow course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5606 5297 4871
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 68 67 70
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Nicklaus course (7008 yds from back tees); 5-hole par-3 Short course.
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How2Get There?

12 miles NW of Plymouth
From Plymouth follow the A38 westbound across the Tamar Bridge and through the Saltash Tunnel. After o.9 mi from the tunnel turn right at roundabout onto the A388 direction Callington / St Mellion / Launceston. After 4.7 mi turn left into St Mellion Hotel (just after St Mellion village).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on the Kernow course in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Wed £40; Thur-Fri £45; weekend £50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

Prior to the advent of the Nicklaus course, which has hosted St Mellion's top events since 1990, the Kernow (formerly Old) Course hosted many professional and amateur tournaments. Included among these were European Tour events and the Women's British Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >St Mellion).

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Latitude: (50.471105)
Longitude: (-4.278644)
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St Mellion International Resort 3-star
St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD
+44 (0)1579 351 351

With a choice of either half board or self catering St Mellion is a popular choice for holidays in Cornwall, with golf packages to suit all budgets. If you prefer holidays which offer something special, stay in a tastefully appointed St Mellion Fairway Lodge in the heart of the golf courses, just a short stroll from the clubhouse.

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