Church Lane, Lelant,
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DZ
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rev. F.F. Tyack
30 miles SW of Newquay
From the A30 south-east of St Ives, follow the A3074 direction Carbis Bay / St Ives. After 1 mile turn right at the Badger Inn direction Golf Links. After 500 yds golf is on your rignt.
West Cornwall Golf Club: At the long par-3 opener and par-4 closing hole, you'll be taking aim at the parish church, whose Vicar inspired the creation of this golf course in 1889.
As well as the church a whole host of other features all come into play (or view) in this lovely links setting - there is the River Hayle estuary (and harbour), a very quaint single track railway, the odd tin mine or two, sand dunes, pill boxes, the glorious beaches of St Ives Bay with views to St Ives itself, and if that wasn't enough, the stunning and often azure-blue Atlantic is continuously in view.
The terrain might be a touch rugged, and the course a tad short, but for most amateurs it will present a very thorough examination, especially on the excellent and subtley sloping greens. And when the wind happens to be blowing, as it so often does, then you can definitely gaurantee your monies worth of shots, and probably a few lost balls as well.
Visitors welcome on weekdays (not Weds during April thru' Sept) and weekends (Sat only after 1:30pm).
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Players generally walk this course.
In 1889 Reverend F.F. Tyack, Vicar of Lelant, convened other local dignitaries to plan the development of a golf course on the Towans of Lelant. The 18-hole course completed by 1896 established a layout that is essentially the same today, although lengthened over the years and now with more bunkering.
Parts of the clubhouse, not least the wood panelled snooker room, are also much as they were when the clubhouse was built in 1900. West Cornwall's most famous son is legendary golfer, James "Long Jim" Barnes, winner of four Majors between 1916 and 1925 (see Tournaments listings).
Carbis Bay, nr St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2NP
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St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DE
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