Camel Estuary Golf Tour

A trip of one of Cornwall’s best known tourist hot spots and home to some of the county’s top courses.

Your base for this tour is the fantastic Point at Polzeath. The on-site contemporary apartments are of the highest quality and rival any self-catering offering across the southwest. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available in the clubhouse restaurant and guests have access to the pool and leisure facilities on-site for the duration of their stay.

When you’re not playing golf, there is a short walk through the course to Polzeath beach and for those wanting to venture slightly further, Rock is a couple of miles away and walkable, plus Padstow is accessible via the ferry across the Camel Estuary, which connects the two towns.

On the course you are treated to some of the finest golf England, let alone Cornwall has to offer.

The furthest journey from your base is Trevose. Whilst as the crow flies it is just 8 miles, the Camel Estuary forces you to take a 16 mile trip, achievable in around 30 minutes. Whilst some will choose to play this course on the first or last day, we recommend a midweek trip and perhaps 27 holes during your visit. 9 holes can be played in the morning over the Peter Alliss designed Headland Course and after a spot of lunch to refuel, you can take to the Championship Links fully warmed up.

Your second away day comes at the pinnacle of southwest golf. World top 100 ranked St Enodoc Golf Club is a bucket list course when visiting the region and the highlight of many a golf trip. Located just 5 minutes from The Point, any serious golfer cannot pass up the opportunity to play this immaculate, yet challenging course whilst in the area. Again, for those with the energy to play more than one round, St Enodoc offer a day ticket to allow play at both the championship Church Course and the fantastic par 63 Holywell Course. A morning on the shorter course, of which some holes were from the initial Braid design, will warm you up nicely for the main event. The Church Course is breath-taking, challenging and pristine. It is a genuine test and golfers are asked to maintain a handicap of 22 or below to ensure the experience is fully enjoyed. This course sits 74th in the World rankings for a reason!

A day golfing at The Point means you can leave the car alone and take a short walk from your accommodation to the first tee. Whilst the course may not rank at the same level as the other two courses on this tour, it more than holds its own as a result of significant investment over the past decade. Despite course rankings often being dominated by links courses, The Point has been making a mark as a top parkland, and is now seen as one of the counties top destinations. Affirmed with its recent hosting of the prestigious Cornish Festival. A round here is certainly not a convenient filler and most will return from their tour with a glowing review of this excellent course.

3 Nights, 3 Rounds

Self-catering

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The South West’s finest and World top 100 course

Located on the northern Cornish coast, St Enodoc Golf Club is the #1 golf course in Cornwall and a true bucket list course for the discerning golfer. The links course is officially ranked as the 74th best golf course in the World, 29th in the UK, and 10th in England. Situated on the north Cornish coast, it boasts spectacular views overlooking the River Camel and outwards into the Atlantic Ocean.

St Enodoc Golf Club is steeped in rich history, dating back to the late 19th century, and has hosted a number of prestigious events including the English Men’s Amateur in 1999 and 2008 and the corresponding women’s championship in 2018. It has also been a regular host of the prestigious West of England Championship over the years. The course was originally designed by James Braid, a five-time Open Champion, and has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the years to maintain its status as one of the premier golf courses in the world.

Courage, accuracy and concentration are a must if players want to make a good score. The latter can, however, prove a little tricky as you look out across the stunning Camel Estuary at Padstow and the Atlantic Ocean from your perfectly manicured location.

A course does not make it firmly into the World top 100 list without a number of notable holes. We could spend all day talking through the number of fantastic holes at St Enodoc, but we’ll save you some surprises for the round. That said, a few that are certainly worth highlighting.

Ask anyone about St Enodoc and they will immediately reference the 6th. It’s the one that sticks in the mind as 100 yards from the green you must navigate the largest “bunker” you are ever likely to see. This 75-foot giant dune is aptly named the Himalayas and also gives its name to the hole itself.

As you turn for the back 9, number 10 is a marmite hole for many. Personally a big fan of the tight par 4 which has a bank on the right, a snaking fairway, plus water and out-of-bounds down the left. If that isn’t enough, the green slopes from left to right and front to back making holding your approach a challenge. All of this is set against the backdrop of the famous John Betjeman church for which St Enodoc is so indelibly associated.

One final mention must go to the dramatic card wrecker of a par 5 which is the 16th. As you head for home, this 560-yard par 5 runs along the camel estuary with views of Padstow to your right… along with the out-of-bounds. The tiered green is tricky to find with bunkers and dunes left and no mans land right.

St Enodoc Golf Club is easily accessible from several major towns and cities in Cornwall, including Padstow, Newquay, Bude, Truro, Bodmin, Saltash, and Launceston. And, if you are looking for more golf during your trip, the club is only a short distance from another great course in Trevose Golf Club.

If you are planning a golf trip to St Enodoc, there are several accommodation options nearby. The Point at Polzeath offers contemporary apartments with stunning views of the ocean, while St Enodoc Hotel provides luxurious accommodation and fine dining in a beautiful setting. And for those who prefer a more traditional experience, the newly refurbished Oystercatcher, owned by St Austell Brewery, offers comfortable rooms and a warm Cornish welcome. If you’re planning to play both St Enodoc and Trevose during your time in Cornwall, the Molesworth Arms could be the best base for you.

Drop us a line with your requirements for your next Cornish golf trip and we’ll pull together a bespoke quote for you and your group to come and experience this great county and this magnificent World ranked golf course.

 

Visitor information

  • Visitor slots 6 days a week PM
  • No visitors on a Saturday
  • Handicap Index restrictions apply for the Church course, 21.4 Men and 22.7 Ladies. Handicap certificates/CDH numbers to be provided in advance of play.
  • Buggies are limited and can only be hired due to medical reasons
  • 36 holes on site at St Enodoc. The Church Course and Holywell Course

 

Course Information

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Cornwall Ranking

1st

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England Ranking

10th

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UK Ranking

29th

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World Ranking

74th

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Current host to the Seniors European Tour. Championship links golf in its truest form 

Are you looking for a links resort golf break? Trevose Golf Club is very likely the answer for your next golf trip!

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The Championship Course at Trevose is the most southerly of the famed Atlantic Links network and is widely regarded and one of the finest links golf courses in England. Currently a host venue on the European Seniors Tour and in recent years a host to huge prestigious events including The Brabazon Trophy (2008), The McGregor Trophy (2012), and the English Men’s County Finals (2017).

Trevose is more than a links course where wind is its only protection. Recent extensive course developments mean each hole has real definition and the incorporation of dunes and sand into certain holes such as the 2nd and 15th give an almost desert feel to particular areas of the course. The 3rd is a spectacular par 3 over a valley, running parrell to the beach whilst the 4th is perhaps one of the most memorable par 5’s in the South West. A risk-reward dog leg that has your approach played into the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and cliffs of Trevose Head.

Condition is generally very good 12 months of the year, but of course peaks in the summer months where Trevose is only rivaled by it’s neighbour in St Enodoc Golf Club.

After you’ve played the final 4 par, an uphill challenge to an elevated green set between the clubhouse and fairway lodges, you’ll retire to surely one of the finest clubhouse views you’ve likely ever seen. The contemporary clubhouse offers panoramic views across almost the whole course which is best enjoyed with a pint of Tribute and Cornish Pasty!

Trevose has various accommodation options on-site and a number of off-site activities including a swimming pool, tennis courts and games room. View our resort page for more info.

Visitor Information 

  • Green fee notice: Non-resident visitors after 2pm on the Championship course in high season
  • Discounted green fees available when staying on site
  • 2 balls only before 10am

Course Information

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Cornwall Ranking

2nd

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England Ranking

66th

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One of Cornwall’s finest coastal parklands

Nestled along the North Cornish coast, The Point at Polzeath offers a golfing journey that balances challenge with the sheer joy of the game, against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery. This 18-hole, par-72 course stretches across 6,494 yards of diverse landscapes, making each round a fresh adventure.

Under the stewardship of passionate owners, The Point has undergone significant improvements, transforming both its playability and aesthetics. The course layout is a thoughtful blend of strategic challenges and natural beauty. Features like Bee Park and Goosey Meadow guide players through a variety of settings, from serene wooded areas to expansive greens. A standout hole, Shilla Mill, is a picturesque par-3, tucked away in a tranquil beech grove, offering a quiet moment of reflection amidst the competition.

The course is designed to engage golfers in a thoughtful game, with bunkers placed to encourage strategic play, and fairways that command precision. The greens stand out for their condition, considered among the county’s finest, ensuring a smooth, consistent roll. The journey culminates at the ninth and eighteenth holes, where the challenge of the game meets the beauty of the Cornish coast, leaving players with a sense of accomplishment and awe.

Beyond the greens, The Point’s facilities, including a 14-bay covered driving range, cater to every golfer’s desire to improve their game in a picturesque setting. With vistas over Hayle Bay and Pentire Point, and close proximity to Cornwall’s renowned golf courses, The Point at Polzeath is a must-visit for those exploring the region’s golfing offerings.

The Point at Polzeath encapsulates the spirit of golf in Cornwall—challenging yet deeply rewarding, set against landscapes that inspire and rejuvenate. It’s a place where the game is celebrated not just for the score but for the experience it offers amidst the natural beauty of the coast.

Course Information

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Cornwall Ranking

10th

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The Point At Polzeath

Coastal golf and leisure resort set in of one of the top holiday regions in the UK and near to the southwest’s finest courses

Nestled on the North Cornish coast, The Point at Polzeath brings together the essence of Cornwall’s natural beauty with a golfing experience that’s both engaging and relaxed. The 18-hole course stands out for its perfect blend of challenge and scenery, offering more than just a game with its stunning views of the coastline and countryside above Polzeath.

Recent enhancements, including the introduction of a state-of-the-art irrigation system in 2023, have elevated the course to become a standout destination for coastal parkland golf in the region. Positioned just a mile from the renowned Church Course at St Enodoc and a brief drive from the Championship course at Trevose, The Point serves as an excellent base for golfers looking to explore Cornwall’s premier golfing spots.

Beyond the greens, The Point is equipped with an array of facilities designed for relaxation and recreation. The health club, featuring a gym and classes studio, along with an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna, provides visitors with ample opportunities to unwind or engage in other activities. Tennis and Padel tennis courts are also available, offering diverse options for staying active.

Dining at The Point emphasizes local flavours and ingredients, served in a setting that boasts spectacular sea views, enhancing the overall experience. The commitment to sustainability is evident in the resort’s operations, aiming to preserve the beauty of its natural surroundings through environmentally friendly practices.

Each apartment at The Point at Polzeath has been thoughtfully designed to ensure guests feel right at home, with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings throughout. Ranging in size and layout, there’s something to suit every need. Rooms can be set as a twin or double layout and there are shared lounge/kitchen spaces within each apartment. The majority on en-suite although some do have a separate bathroom. The interiors are bright and inviting, with plenty of natural light and contemporary decor that reflects the serene coastal environment outside.

Location is a key highlight of these apartments, providing guests with easy access to not only The Point’s exceptional golf course but also to the stunning beaches and coastal paths that make Polzeath so special. After a day spent exploring the rugged coastline, playing a round of golf, or simply relaxing by the sea, these apartments offer a peaceful haven to return to.

The Point at Polzeath is more than a golfing venue; it’s a destination where the charm of Cornish landscapes meets the love of the game, offering a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who visits. Whether it’s for the golf, the views, or the serene escape, The Point at Polzeath is a place where every visit is memorable.

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Resort location

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The local area

There are many wonderful destinations within a short drive of The Point at Polzeath. The idyllic towns of Rock, Padstow and Port Isaac are all just a short drive away, whilst if you fancy a day trip, you can visit the world renowned Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the beautiful southern town of St Ives.

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General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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