St Enodoc Golf Club is a natural links golf course with everything you would expect from a James Braid design; undulating fairways, firm greens, some blind shots and great sea and estuary view. St Enodoc Golf Club is on the North Cornwall coast and overlooks the Camel Estuary, with Padstow on the far side, and to the North out across the Atlantic. The location on the sand dunes offers both interesting golf and stunning sea views.
St Enodoc Golf Club has two courses; the Church course is the James Braid designed Championship course and the shorter Holywell course which is ideal for those wanting slightly less of a challenge. Handicap requirements: Certificates required for Church Course only. As the courses are on sand, golf is possible twelve months of the year; even in winter frost is rare here thanks to the warm Gulf Stream climate.
With its hilly terrain no two holes are the same; it may not be long by today's standards but it is tight with punishing rough and so requires courage and accuracy to cope with some of the problems posed. Any visitor who plays to their handicap here can leave feeling that they have done really well.
Practice ground, two putting greens and an excellent clubhouse complete with bars and restaurant.
The original tenancy granted by Dr. Hoskin in 1905 expired in
1949, when his widow decided to sell the property. The Duchy of Cornwall agreed
to take over the whole of the land together with the Club House, and to accept
the Club as tenants under a lease.
In 1987 the freehold was purchased from the Duchy of Cornwall. Since acquisition the Clubhouse has been enlarged and in 1998 a modern computer-controlled watering system was installed, supplied from a 6 million gallon reservoir constructed on land between the first and the second holes of the Church Course. Over the years the membership has grown to 1,300.
The Church Course has hardly changed, and golfers today still essentially play the course laid out by James Braid - a tribute to that great golfer's vision, as it has stood even with the enormous changes in clubs and balls in the last seventy years.
St Enodoc Golf Club
Cornwall Golf Courses