Alternative Cornish Festival Tour

Tour Overview

2017 & 2018 saw GSW favourite Carlyon Bay continue as the third host venue for the famous Cornish Festival.

This 4* hotel and spa resort is also home to a magnificent and challenging cliff top links course. Trevose and St Enodoc continue to feature this year and both regularly feature inside Englands’ top 50 courses.

Whether you are warming up for the main event, want to recreate your own Cornish festival or are just looking to play some of the Counties finest courses, this package is for you.

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

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Prices from

  • Low Season

    £390pp
    £275pp
  • High Season

    £490pp
    £455pp
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  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Carlyon Bay Golf Club

  • St Enodoc Golf Club (Church)

  • Trevose Golf Club (Championship)

Course overview

This 4* luxury Golf and Spa resort boasts a stunning par 72 championship course, 6500 yards of challenging golf with immaculately kept fairways and greens all whilst being surrounded by spectacular clifftop views. The course is considered to be one of the best kept in the county with rolling fairways, manicured greens and maintained hazards. The venue offers comprehensive practice facilities with two putting greens, 6 acres of practice ground and a 9 hole approach course, allowing you to brush up on your swing before tackling the championship course.The course offers a unique cliff top challenge including a refreshing mix of parkland and links style golf to test all aspects of your game.After a challenging and unforgettable round you retire to the grand hotel and clubhouse overlooking the bay and course.

Carlyon Bay Golf Club is simply one of the bucket list venues in the south west. It is easily accessible, ideally located near the town, home to a luxury hotel, spa facilities, a uniquely styled golf course, excellent restaurants and if you are looking for variety, nearby to St Austell Golf Club if you are looking to make your stay and play visit a golf tour!

Course Information

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    Cliff-top course
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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!

View Trevose stay & play packages >

 

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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    Links course
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Cornwall Ranking

2nd

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England Ranking

66th

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    Bar
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    Driving range
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    Hotel On-Site
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    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
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    Restaurant
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    Short game area
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  • Pentire Hotel (Newquay)

Pentire Hotel (Newquay)

Hotel overview

The Pentire Hotel is located in the bustling tourist town of Newquay, just a stone’s throw from Fistral Beach and boasting stunning views out across the Atlantic. Many of the 75 rooms come with a beautiful sea view and can accommodate almost any group size.

Residents also get access to the onsite pool and steam room, allowing you to unwind after a day on the course. In the evening you can get a bite to eat in the hotel’s restaurant and bistro sourcing seasonal local ingredients.

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    En-Suite
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    Restaurant
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    Sports Channels
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    Steam Room
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    Swimming Pool
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    Tea/Coffee
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    Toiletries
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    TV
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Resort location

60 Pentire Ave
Newquay
TR7 1NU

The local area

With the Pentire Hotel as your base you can explore the plethora of natural wonders that Cornwall has to offer not least the headland itself, allowing you to enjoy the sun setting over Fistral beach. Within a short drive you could visit the world-famous Eden Project at St Ives or visit Port Isaac, home of TV's Doc Martin.

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General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are first and foremost 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 and service available for golf travel within the region.

    In 2023 we welcomed 2 new brands into the GSW family. Golf South East and Golf North West. Both offering the same expert service which our clients have come to expect from Golf South West, with experts in each respective region.

  • 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 insured by an ABTOT bond, meaning your money is secure and safe.

    We offer tours to a largely exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the Southwest 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 the West Country.

  • Who are ABTOT?

    A name and logo you will very likely recognise if you have taken a holiday in the UK. ABTOT insure non-flight inclusive package travel.

    ABTOT is an approved body (approved by Department for Business and Trade) which oversees the bonding process to ensure that ABTOT Members financial protection are at an adequate level to meet their insolvency requirements in the event of their financial failure as defined by The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

    In plain English, ABTOT work closely with their members to ensure that we as a tour operator are keeping your money (as our client) money is safe and secure in the event of any solvency issues.

    The rules for membership acceptance are stringent so you can rest assured that any tour operator displaying the ABTOT logo is a trusted company in their sector.

  • 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.

    Our bond is provided under our ABTOT membership. The ability to display this recognisable and trusted logo does not come easily and only the most trusted tour operators pass the application. We are proud to be members of ABTOT and by booking with an ABTOT member you can rest assured that you are dealing with the industries finest and most trusted tour companies.

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

    Holding 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. Full deposits are non-refundable so please only commit and pay for those in the party who are definitely able to attend the trip.

     

    * Some venue restrictions apply. Terms vary depending on the venue and cancellation term booked. Phone GSW consultant can advise you of this.

  • 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. Please note a £25 admin fee will be applied for changes inside 6 weeks.

  • 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 most trips AND run an exclusive credit system to reward repeat bookers.

    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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