St Mellion Estate

The great GSW giveaway!

4-6 Golfers £50 GSW Credit
7-10 Golfers £100 GSW Credit
11-15 Golfers £150 GSW Credit
16+ Golfers Free place AND £150 GSW Credit
Minimum spend applies. Click for qualifying criteria and promotion T&C's

Promotion Terms: £160pp min spend. Based on final fully paid number of golfers or non-golfers whose spend exceeds the minimum requirement. For 2024/25 travel only.

Offer ends Apr 30th 2024. Credit voucher must be redeemed by April 30th 2025. Can be used as a deposit for a future break. Future break must include a hotel and golf element combined and cannot be used for golf or hotel separately. Credit voucher will be placed in the name of the lead booker and must be redeemed by such individual. Credit vouchers cannot be transferred or used for any purchase other than with Golf South West Ltd. Credit is based on final group numbers and will be adjusted as numbers change. The final credit figure will be deducted from the final total. Usual booking terms apply. Lost deposits do not count towards final numbers. Free place value based on the lowest group value. When resort venues are promoted as 1 in 12 go free, the GSW promotion will be offered as a free place and £150 GSW future booking credit. Where the venue does not offer a free place direct, only one GSW promotion will be applied.

Caddy notes on St Mellion Estate

  • Located in the Cornish countryside, set across 450 acres
  • Has hosted the European Tour British Challenge in 2022 & 2023 along with 12 European Tour events over the years with past winners like Ballesteros, Langer, and Olazabal
  • 3 bars/restaurants, leisure club, 80 room hotel,
  • Voted '3rd Best Golf Resort in UK & Ireland' by Golf World Magazine readers and 'The Best Golf Course & Golf Resort in the West England' by Today's Golfer Magazine readers
  • Nicklaus Course: A masterpiece designed by 18 time Major winner Jack Nicklaus, offering a challenging experience measuring out at over 7,000 yards from the back tees and regarded as one of the toughest tests in the country
  • Kernow Course: Provides a less challenging but enjoyable 18-hole game across the 5,800 yard course. Presents in fantastic condition and spectacular scenery

“I knew it was going to be good, but not this good… St Mellion is everything I hoped for and more”

Nestled in Saltash, at the very gateway to Cornwall, St Mellion International Golf Resort stands not just as a beacon for golf enthusiasts, but as a haven for those seeking a luxurious escape. With a proud legacy as a 12-time European tour venue, St Mellion isn’t just a resort; it’s a testament to golfing and leisure excellence. Easily accessible from the A38, it beckons those looking to either kick-start their Cornish journey or draw it to a grand close.

The resort proudly presents its twin marvels: the Kernow and the Nicklaus courses. The Nicklaus signature course, a pioneering venture into European course design by the legendary golfer himself, consistently clinches top spots in UK course rankings. Jack Nicklaus himself proclaimed, “I knew it was going to be good, but not this good… St Mellion is everything I hoped for and more, potentially standing as the finest golf course in Europe.”

Complementing this masterpiece is the Kernow course. Stretching just shy of 6,000 yards, the Kernow serves as the perfect prelude, warming up golfers with its unique challenges.

But St Mellion is more than its greens. Beyond the courses, the resort offers a luxurious retreat with contemporary accommodations that promise rest and relaxation. Each room, curated with modern amenities, offers a slice of tranquility, with panoramic views of the serene Tamar Valley.

For the gastronomes, St Mellion serves culinary delights that celebrate locally sourced produce, offering a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. And when it’s time to unwind, the Aero Leisure Spa awaits. Dive into relaxation with rejuvenating treatments, or take a refreshing dip in one of the resort’s pristine pools.

St Mellion International Golf Resort is where golfing dreams meet holistic relaxation. Whether you’re looking to challenge your skills on the course, indulge in gourmet delights, find solace in the spa, or simply revel in the beauty of Cornwall, St Mellion is the epitome of luxury and leisure.

1 Night, 2 Rounds (Dinner, B&B)

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    1 in 12 go free (Nov - Mar)

Resort facilities

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  • facilities breakfast
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  • facilities pool
  • facilities restaurant
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    Steam Room
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  • facilities toiletries
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Pricing guide

  • The pricing below shows up to date 2024 rates.
  • Current promotions for this venue are listed at the top of this page.
  • Prices displayed are per person, based on 2 golfers sharing a twin or double room.
  • The single supplement rate at St Mellion Estate starts from £50 per room, per night.
  • Package prices are "from" prices and are provided as a guide to the costs. These may vary by day, month and season. Please enquire for an exact quote.
  • Exact seasonal price points will vary at each venue. Please enquire for exact quote, but as a guide:
    • Low season: Typically November - March.
    • Mid season: Typically April & October.
    • High season: Typically May - September.
  • We display from prices for 1 and 2 night golf breaks below. Longer and bespoke stays available on request.""
Golf Packages for St Mellion Estate

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  • St Mellion Estate (Nicklaus Course)

  • St Mellion Golf Club (Kernow)

Jack did not hold back at St Mellion… one of the UK’s finest

The Nicklaus golf course at St Mellion International Resort is a world-renowned golf course designed by the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. Located in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Cornwall in the UK, this stunning course offers an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all levels.

The Nicklaus golf course is widely regarded as one of the finest championship golf courses in the UK. The course was opened in 1988 and has since hosted several major tournaments, including the Benson and Hedges International Open and the English Open. It is a par-72 course that measures at over 7,000 yards from the back tees and is widely regarded as the best parkland in the south west of England, but also perhaps the toughest.

The course has been designed to take advantage of the natural contours of the land, with rolling hills, natural water features, and lush green fairways. The Nicklaus golf course is famous for its challenging layout, with a number of strategically placed hazards, including bunkers and water hazards, designed to test even the most experienced golfers.

One of the most challenging holes on the course is the par-5 11th hole, which features a narrow fairway flanked by water on both sides. Players must navigate their tee shots carefully to avoid the water hazards and set up a good approach shot to the green.

Another notable feature of the Nicklaus golf course is its signature 18th hole, a par-4 that requires a precise tee shot to avoid the water hazard on the left and set up a short approach shot to the green. The hole is surrounded by stunning views of the surrounding countryside, making it a memorable end to a round of golf.

In addition to the Nicklaus golf course, St Mellion International Resort also features the Kernow golf course, a challenging par-69 course that provides a more accessible option for less experienced golfers.

The Nicklaus signature course regularly ranks amongst the top courses in the UK and was Nicklaus’ first venue into European course design… and what an attempt it was! “I knew it was going to be good, but not this good… it’s everything I hoped for and more… St Mellion is potentially the finest golf course in Europe”.

Course Information

  • Parkland course
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  • facilities course buggies
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    Driving range
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    Free Parking
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
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    Hotel On-Site
  • facilities course par 3 course
    Multi-course venue
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
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    Short game area
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Course overview

Formerly the Old Course, this layout has undergone a major refurbishment in recent times and is now a fantastic complement to the Championship Nicklaus. It features a great mix of holes, the pick being the sensational par-3 14th.

Originally designed and set out by J Hamilton Stutt in 1976, the course played host to the Benson & Hedges International Open in 1979, followed by the Tournament Players Championship and the Weetabix Ladies British Open.

With the arrival of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in 1988, the Kernow course was somewhat overshadowed, until in 2008 it was completely redeveloped, incorporating 9 of the original holes, extended and modernised, along with nine exciting new holes. With wider fairways, larger greens and spectacular views, the Kernow course is a wonderful and more friendly complement to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

Course Information

  • Parkland course
  • facilities course bar
  • facilities course buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
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    Hotel On-Site
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

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Destination (resort) room

The destination rooms offer a contemporary design and modern amenities such as air-conditioning, baths with showers overhead, with a king size or twin beds.

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Feature (signature) room

The feature rooms offer a contemporary design and modern amenities just like our Destination Rooms, with an added touch of beautiful views of the Cornish countryside or our signature golf course.

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Estate (superior) room

The estate rooms offer modern amenities and comfort with luxurious Elemis toiletries, breath-taking views of the Cornish countryside and the 18th hole of the Nicklaus golf course, with the added feature of a private balcony.

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1 bed cottage

St Mellion offer guests a range of one-bedroom cottages, bungalows, and duplex cottages ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday in Cornwall. Spacious and comfortable, each accommodation provides a master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and a spacious lounge/dining room with pull-down double bed. Outdoors you will enjoy your own private terrace ideal for al fresco dining and barbecues or a balcony for the first floor apartments.

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2 bed cottage

The two-bedroom cottages are on a single level. They provide exceptional space and a high level of comfort including a master en suite bedroom, a second bedroom, a spacious lounge/dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a convenient utility room with washer/dryer and ironing facilities

Resort location

PL12 6SD

Local area

Situated in Saltash, St Mellion International Golf Resort sits at the gateway to Cornwall and is easily accessible from the A38 making it an ideal place to start or end your Cornish golf tour. Plymouth is only 20 minutes drive for those looking for a bit of city nightlife.

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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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