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St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion,

Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD

  • Office

    +44 (0)1579 351 351
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1579 352 023
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1579 350 537
  • Golf pro

    Darren Gass (Head PGA Professional)
  • Academy

    St Mellion Golf Academy

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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.

Location

Latitude:

50.471105

Longitude:

-4.278644

How to get 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).

St Mellion International Resort (Kernow course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1976

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on the Kernow course in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Wed £40; Thur-Fri £45; weekend £50.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

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).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 15th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • St Mellion International Resort3-star

    St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD

    +44 (0)1579 351 351

    Visit website

    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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