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Blog 19/6/2016 – St Mellion & Charity Day

Staff Favourites – A Guide to St Mellion

16th June 2016   Posted by Craig Young

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Follow in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus as you play his signature course.

St Mellion International Resort boasts two Jack Nicklaus designed courses, the Signature and Kernow. Within walking distance of each other and the resort’s 4 star hotel, the resort is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Kernow

  • Yardage: 5297
  • Par:70
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus

Signature

  • Yardage: 6593
  • Par:72
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus

 

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The 4* Hotel boasts a 2 AA-rosette restaurant and state of the art Health Club & Spa.

Located near Saltash, just outside Plymouth, the resort is a short drive from the city centre if you want to enjoy it’s vibrant nightlife. If cocktails and clubs are not your thing, head south into the heart of Cornwall and enjoy idyllic towns like Looe and Padstow or the stunning beaches of Newquay.

With summer fast approaching, many will be taking advantage of the stunning courses and state of the art facilities at St Mellion, including one of our own staff members, Sam. Here is what he said about his favourite Cornish course.

Sam – Handicap: 5

Favourite Cornish Course: St Mellion (Nicklaus)

Whilst I do enjoy links golf, I’ve grown up on parkland courses. Perhaps this is why St Mellion remains one of my favourite ever courses. The typical Nicklaus layout demands a golfers brain to navigate the strategically placed hazards and the condition is always up to the standard you’d expect from a European tour venue. St Mellion also has one of my favourite finishing holes, the hotel situated on the left of the fairway as you play your approach makes it feel like a grand stand towering above you. The approach has got to be spot on with the pond awaiting any wayward effort on the left of the green! Off of the golf course, having stayed and eaten at the hotel, I must say the food was some of the best I’ve ever had!

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The par 3 11th hole at St Mellion is the signature hole and was inspired by Augusta

 

Other News…

In other news, we recently part of Charity Day at Wells Golf Club. We held a long-drive on the 13th tee and with the help of everyone that came along, raised over £2000 for Kidneys for Life! Thank you to everyone at Wells for hosting the event, Charlie Lewis for organising and to all the participants who showed up. Here are a few pictures from the day.

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Leaflet and business cards representing GSW

 

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The final leaderboard. #happygilmore

 

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Ryan Palmer takes home first prize with an impressive drive of 342 yards.

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