Rosamunde Pilcher Golf Tour

Tour Overview

Rosamunde Pilcher was born in the small village of Lelant, Cornwall. In 1949 Rosamunde took to writing novels, originally publishing under the name Jane Fraser. In 1955 she started writing under her real name.

Her work has been extremely popular in Germany, as more than 100 of her stories have been produced by the national TV station ZDF. Lots of the filming took place in and around Cornwall, this has had a huge impact on tourism. In 2002 she was awarded a British Tourism Award for the positive effect the books were having on Cornwall and Devon tourism.

Our Rosamunde Pilcher golf tour starts at Gwel an Mor. The 5-star luxury lodges are perfect for all group sizes! Gwel an Mor is the perfect location for seeing lots of the filming sights, with golf courses nearby. Also featured is the famous 9! A short course based on famous holes from around the world!
Filming locations include; ; St Ives, St Michael’s Mount, Lands’ End, Minack Theatre, Cape Cornwall, Mullion Cove, Falmouth, Truro, Lizard Point, Penzance, Padstow. All of these locations are within touching distance from both the accommodation and golf courses.

Golf courses on the tour include St Enodoc, Mullion, Perranporth, West Cornwall and Tehidy Park.

All of our tours can be adjusted to suit your needs, let us know all you require in an enquiry form below.

Please Fill out our enquiry form below for your bespoke quote.

Price varies based on time of year, group size, hotel selection and board basis.

5 Nights, 5 Rounds

Self-catering

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £775pp
    £640pp
  • High Season

    £865pp
    £800pp
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  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • St Enodoc Golf Club (Church)

  • Mullion Golf Club

  • Perranporth Golf Club

  • West Cornwall Golf Club

  • Tehidy Park Golf Club

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

  • Limited visitor slots 6 days a week
  • 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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Cornwall’s southern coastal gem where history, challenge, and scenery converge

Nestled deep in southern Cornwall on the rugged cliff tops of the Lizard Peninsula lies Mullion Golf Club, a true testament to the beauty and challenge of links golf. This course, though not the lengthiest, offers an experience unparalleled in setting and condition. Overlooking the serene Mounts Bay, the historic Gunwalloe Church, and the adjacent pristine beaches, every round at Mullion becomes a rendezvous with nature.

But the beauty of the location doesn’t mean the course is without its challenges. The winds, ever-present and ever-changing, demand precision and strategy. Each hole, with its unique layout, offers both novices and seasoned golfers an opportunity to test their skills. The ravine at the scenic 10th hole and the cliff-edge tee at the 11th are just a couple of examples of the course’s thrilling challenges. Yet, amidst these challenges, the consistent quality of the greens ensures a fair game throughout the year.

Founded in 1895, Mullion’s journey over the years mirrors the resilience of the proverbial phoenix. From near extinction to being the venue for the celebrated 1966 exhibition match featuring legends like Peter Alliss and Dai Rees, the club’s rich history only adds to its charm. William Sich, the visionary behind the early years of Mullion, is credited with its iconic design. His legacy is evident in every corner of the course, from the enchanting holes at Gunwalloe Cove to the warm spot at the 17th tee, often dubbed the warmest spot in England.

For those considering a golf tour in Cornwall, Mullion stands out not just for its spectacular location but also for its unwavering quality. Despite being in one of England’s most exposed locations, the course rarely closes due to bad weather. Whilst many are first to blame a poor putt on the conditions, at Mullion, we’re afraid it’s all down to the golfer.

While Cornwall offers a plethora of links options, Mullion Golf Club, with its rich history, challenging design, and breathtaking setting, is undoubtedly worth the detour. If you’re planning a golfing getaway in the south west of England, make sure Mullion is on your itinerary. Here it’s not just a game; it’s an experience.

Course Information

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    Cliff-top course
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    Links course
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Cornwall Ranking

8th

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    Golf lessons
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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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    Undulating

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
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    Links course
Cornwall Flag

Cornwall Ranking

3rd

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England Ranking

62nd

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    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
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    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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    Great Value
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    Undulating

Course overview

Built around the sand dunes of Porthkidney, West Cornwall Golf Club offers panoramic views from almost every hole. The oldest course in the Duchy, the course runs 5,847 yards along the banks of the River Hayle and the cliff tops that overlook St Ives Bay.

Due to its location, the course can largely change depending on the wind, meaning you may never have the same experience twice, this coupled with the stunning location, makes this Cornwall links a must-visit!

Regularly ranking well inside Cornwall’s top 10 courses, West Cornwall is the definition that length does not always define the quality of a course. Over the years the course has produced some truly magnificent golfers, including “Long” Jim Barnes, a 4-time major winner!

This wonderful links is a firm favourite of the Cornwall golf tour and regularly paired with the likes of Perranporth, Mullion, Tehidy Park and Newquay to produce a simply unforgettable golf break!

 

Visitor information

  • No visitors on a Wednesday

Course Information

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    Links course
Cornwall Flag

Cornwall Ranking

5th

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    Bar
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    Buggies
  • 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

Course overview

Tehidy Park Golf Club is a traditional, well maintained, 18 hole, par 71 parkland, members golf course set in beautiful countryside just west of Redruth and very close to Portreath beach. This traditional parkland golf course features a mix of streams, ponds and tree lined fairways putting a premium on accuracy.

Despite its length (a little over 6200 yards) good scoring requires some solid golf. Tehidy Park offers your golf group value for money and will be a welcome addition to any golf tour. If you are looking to stay nearby, Gwel an Mor Resort is a 2 minute drive, or for those looking for something central the Tyacks Hotel in Camborne is an excellent option. The parish of Illogan, where Tehidy is located is ideally situated as a base for a tour incorporating the likes of Perranporth, West Cornwall, Mullion, Truro and Cape Cornwall.

Course Information

  • Parkland course
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    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course indoor simulation
    Indoor simulator
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area
  • Gwel an Mor Luxury Lodges (Redruth)

Gwel an Mor Luxury Lodges (Redruth)

Hotel overview

Gwel an Mor is one of the premiere holiday destinations in the south west of Cornwall. As of September 2017 Gwel an Mor opened the Famous 9 Golf Course and put itself on the map as a golf hotel. The resort is a unique experience with self-catering, hot tub lodges surrounded by fishing lakes, golf, restaurant and leisure facilities.

The accommodation is beautifully decorated and located in a peaceful countryside setting with sea facing views. Offering modern self-catering facilities, en-suite bedrooms, hot tubs and even TV’s in the bathrooms! Despite all this, Gwel an Mor does not break the bank and offers a fantastic option if you are planning a golf tour in the region.

The 9 hole course is an interesting experience which takes you on a journey through 9 of golf’s most famous holes in the world. Gwel an Mor is a self catering resort like no other, and offers you the opportunity to enjoy Cornwall the way you want too, without compromising on quality.

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    Breakfast
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    En-Suite
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    Gym
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    Pool
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    Restaurant
  • facilities sauna
    Sauna
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    Sky/BT
  • facilities hotel spa
    Spa
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    Steam Room
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    Toiletries
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    TV

Room types available

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Lakeside Lodges

With a glorious setting overlooking Clover Lake and adjacent to the Famous Nine golf course, the Lakeside Lodges are a popular choice for short luxury getaways. These studio lodges offer a choice of a king-sized bed or twin beds with shower room, fully equipped kitchen, open plan lounge & sitting room area, all finished to the highest quality.

Outside there’s a patio area with lake and countryside views, barbecue stands as well as a two-person hot tub.

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Tregea Lodges

With its stylish designer interiors, cosy woodburner, private hot tub and sun terrace, it’s easy to see why the Scandinavian Lodges are so popular. These exquisite lodges take luxury to a whole new level and come complete with lots of little extra touches to help you feel right at home. After a busy day on the golf course you can head back to your Scandinavian lodge and unwind in style and comfort.

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Residence Eco Lodges

If you’re looking for holidays without compromise then look no further than the Residence Eco Lodges. Taking five-star luxury to the next level, these state-of-the-art lodges offer stylish open plan living and sensational designer features. Imagine snuggling up to an ultra-modern log burner, or luxuriating in your own hot tub under a starry sky.

Every last detail has been considered in these luxury contemporary lodges – everything from a stacked log basket to mood lighting, DVD and music players and WiFi.

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Kinder Lodges

This one of a kind lodge has beautiful sea views from the upper balcony and unlike most of the lodges, has the bedrooms upstairs and living space downstairs leading out to lower large decked area, featuring a woodland lodge and pirate ship for the children.

Resort location

Feadon Ln
Portreath
Redruth
TR16 4PE

The local area

Located in south west Cornwall, Gwel an Mor is located just outside the port village of Portreath, and just minutes from Godrevy, Portreaths stunning heritage coast. Tehidy Park Golf Club is just a mile down the road and St Ives and Newquay just a 30 minute drive away.

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  • 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.

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