Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD
Office+44 (0)1579 351 351
Pro shop+44 (0)1579 352 023
Fax+44 (0)1579 350 537
Golf proDavid Moon (PGA, Golf Mgr).
AcademySt Mellion Golf Academy
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Above distances are for the Nicklaus course. Also at St Mellion is the 18-hole Kernow course (par-68; 5782 yds from back tees) and five-hole par-3 Short course.
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 (Nicklaus)
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.
Stay&Play at St Mellion: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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.
England: 96th best course in England (Golf World, 2023).
St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD
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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.
St Mellion (Nicklaus & Kernow courses)
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