Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)

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. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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.

Location

Latitude:

50.471105

Longitude:

-4.278643

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 (Nicklaus course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

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.

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  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)
  • Photo of St Mellion International Resort (Nicklaus course)

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 Nicklaus course in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Wed £65; Thur-Fri £70; weekend £75.

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?

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.

Published ranking

England: 84th best course in England (Golf World, 2021).

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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