Mawgan Porth Golf Tour

Self-catering golf break along Cornwall’s golf coast

Stay on site at the fantastic value accommodation at Merlin Golf Club. Perfect for small groups and couples, Merlin provides options for a hotel room, or 3 fully equipped self-catering units.

The accommodation overlooks Merlin Golf Course which provides golfers with an easy walking heathland challenge, a unique element in this region. Whilst perhaps not the biggest test you are likely to face on your golf break, it may be a welcome addition whilst taking on some of Cornwall’s windswept links across your week.

From this wonderful location you have easy access to all corners of Cornwall, so whilst this example package is priced with visits to Trevose, Newquay and Perranporth, there are nearly a dozen courses within an hour or so drive which are worth your consideration!

 

3 Nights, 4 Rounds

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £345pp
    £260pp
  • High Season

    £571pp
    £335pp
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  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Newquay Golf Club

  • Trevose Golf Club (Championship)

  • Perranporth Golf Club

  • Merlin Golf Club

Course overview

Lying in the heart of Cornwall, Newquay Golf Club is a scenic 18 hole course with wonderful views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This links course will suit beginners and serious golfers alike and due to its location Newquay generally offers golfers quality all year round.

There is no shortage of accommodation options within walking distance of the course and it is situated just a short stroll from the main town. The Clubhouse sits high at the top of the golf course, where the 1st tee, 11th green & 18 green all meet.

Although the course doesn’t appear to be spread out, the design gives you plenty of room between holes! A fair test but the wind can ruin any scorecard. What to look out for – The views are fantastic, even if your game isn’t at it’s best, you won’t have a sad face in the group.

Feature hole – Personally, the par 5, 8th hole is a great test, watch out for that lone bunker in the fairway, it gobbles up more drives than you think. Newquay will quite often be the staple of any golf tour!

Course Information

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    Links course
Cornwall Flag

Cornwall Ranking

7th

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    Pro shop
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    Putting green
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    Restaurant
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    Short game area

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
Cornwall Flag

Cornwall Ranking

2nd

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England Ranking

66th

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    Bar
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    Buggies
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    Driving range
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    Free Parking
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    Hotel On-Site
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    Multi-course venue
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    Pro shop
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    Putting green
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    Restaurant
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    Short game area
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    Championship
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    Coastal
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    Premium Course

A genuine hidden links gem in a glorious setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Perranporth Golf Club was designed by famous course architect James Braid and is located on the rugged cliffs above the beaches of Perranporth. This wonderfully constructed links ranks inside the top 100 courses in the UK and is one of the South West’s foremost golfing destinations.

Forever the bridesmaid to its better known Atlantic neighbours (Trevose & St Enodoc), Perranporth has been called the South West’s hidden gem. In more recent years it is however rightfully receiving the accolades it deserves, moving up to a ranking of 2nd in Cornwall and 62nd in England.

Perranporth Golf Club is full of natural contours, which means each hole is a unique experience. This 6296 yard, par 72 with its undulating fairways, lightning-fast greens and picturesque backdrops, provide an exciting challenge for players of all standards. If you are heading anyway near Padstow, Newquay, or Truro during your time in Cornwall, you simply must take a trip over to Budnic Hill and Perranporth Golf Club.

We recommend staying in a Newquay hotel, on-site at Perranporth, at Gwel an Mor Luxury Lodges or in Truro for your golf break.

 

Visitor information

Visitors are allowed at the following times;

  • Monday – after 9.30am
  • Tuesday – between 09.30am & 11am, after 12pm
  • Wednesday – before 15.00pm
  • Thursday – all day
  • Friday – after 09.30am
  • Saturday – after 12.30pm
  • Sunday – after 09.30am

Please note; groups of 16+ are weekdays only

Course maintenance week – 5th to the 9th September (discounts apply)

Course Information

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    Cliff-top course
  • links
    Links course
Cornwall Flag

Cornwall Ranking

3rd

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England Ranking

62nd

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • icon-free-parking
    Free Parking
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area
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    Championship
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    Coastal
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    Fast draining
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    Great Value
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    Undulating

A well-conditioned and easy-walking heathland course near the Cornish Atlantic coastline

A fair hill-top heathland test set near the beautiful Mawgan Porth beach. Perfect for those who are staying on-site at Merlin GC or for those wanting a day away from the nearby windswept links.

Certainly an easier challenge than its neighbouring courses, but one which will come as a welcome addition if you are planning a few days playing in North Cornwall. That said, a par 71, 6,134 is no pitch and putt! The views are fantastic and the greens tight, so your A-Game will certainly be required!

The club boasts an 18 golf course, driving range, well-stocked pro shop, clubhouse bar, putting green and driving range.

Course Information

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    Heathland course
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    Bar
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    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
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    Free Parking
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    Golf lessons
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    Hotel On-Site
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    Pro shop
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    Putting green
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    Great Value
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    Coastal
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    Easy walking
  • Merlin Golf Club Accommodation @ Mawgan Porth

Merlin Golf Club Accommodation @ Mawgan Porth

Great value self-catering accommodation in the heart of Cornwall’s golf region

Perched atop the scenic North Cornish hilltop, Merlin Golf Club is a great base for smaller groups who like their own space away from the liveliness of Newquay.

Each of the 4 accommodation options, be it the snug private room or the club flats, is designed with smart furnishings and with the comfort of the guests in mind. Light-filled interiors, contemporary designs, and balconies that offer lovely views of the on-site golf course make every stay memorable.

Guests at Merlin Golf Club are treated to more than just scenic views. The clubhouse, with its relaxed ambiance, is a great place to unwind and swap stories from the days spent on the local links. Sip on a local brew, indulge in delectable food, or simply relax on the patio overlooking the 18th green. The experience is elevated by the club’s proximity to local beaches and renowned golf courses like Trevose GC and Newquay GC.

In addition to the restaurant and bar, Merlin offers a great value driving range, 18 holes of heathland golf (unique for the north Cornwall coast) and pro shop. It’s a short drive to Newquay and Padstow. This is a great value base for those completing a North Cornwall golf tour.

Minimum stay of 2 nights plus required.

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    Bar
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    En-Suite
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    Free Parking
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Room Types

No of rooms

1

Room 5

Cosy private room with ensuite and tea & coffee making facilities

No of rooms

1

Flat 1

One bed flat with kitchen, living room area and a balcony

No of rooms

2

Flat 2 & 3

Two bed flat with kitchen and living room area and a balcony

Resort location

St Eval Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall TR8 4DN

The local area

Merlin Golf Club is close to Mawgan Porth beach and only a short drive from Padstow, the course is easily accessible from the A30 and only 5 mins from Newquay’s international airport. Using Merlin as a base for your golf tour provides access to some great courses including World top 100 St Enodoc, UK top 100 Trevose, Newquay and Perranporth.

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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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