St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course) Est. 1988

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St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course): Opened for play in 1988, St Mellion's premier layout holds the distinction of being Jack Nicklaus's first golf course design in the UK. 20 years after opening, the layout underwent a significant upgrade and renovation, further reinforcing its reputation as one of the country's most demanding championship layouts.

Dramatically different from St Mellion's shorter Kernow course, around which it is wrapped, the Nicklaus layout offers plenty of risk-reward opportunities as well as some knee-trembling tee-shots. Several drives will feel unnervingly tight, while Nicklaus's trademark earthmounding and significant bunkering is encountered along the fairways and around the greens. Water hazards also occasionally threaten; a little more so on the back-nine loop of holes.

Full of memorable golf holes, the Nicklaus course was created to challenge professional and amateur golfers alike, which it most assuredly does. The layout also provides golfers with many pleasant views over the surrounding rural countryside.

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Making Contact

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

  +44 (0)1579 350 537

Email   stmellion@crown-golf.co.uk
Website   www.st-mellion.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Darren Gass (Head PGA Professional)
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Academy
 
St Mellion Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7008 6273 5509
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 74 71 73
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-68 Kernow course (5782 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 Nicklaus course in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Wed £65; Thur-Fri £70; weekend £75. [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.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Nicklaus course at St Mellion has hosted many top-level professional and amateur tournaments, including several European Tour and European Senior Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >St Mellion). In 1999 Paul Casey won the English Amateur title here at St Mellion.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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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
www.st-mellion.co.uk

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.

Golf at this hotel St Mellion (Nicklaus & Kernow courses)
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