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England, North Cornwall GRD Rating 8.8

Trevose Golf & Country Club

Golf breaks at Trevose Golf & Country Club, England. GRD Rating: 8.8





Resort Summary

A Stunning Location for a Great Golf Resort

It is very difficult to find a great golf course, which is not only a really good test to play, but also a genuinely welcoming place for families and children. It is almost impossible to find one as picturesque at Trevose Golf and Country Club in Cornwall. Trevose is located on the north Cornish coastline, one of the most spectacular locations in the UK. From the bar and restaurant's panoramic windows the view stretches out towards Trevose Head and the Atlantic Ocean over sand dunes, streams and the tamarisk dotted fairways to Booby's Bay, Mackeral Cove, and far out at sea, the Quies Rocks. This is the real Cornwall where little has changed for decades. Seabirds cry, wild flowers bloom in the hedgerows, sandcastles crumble under the incoming tide and there is always another rock pool to explore. Trevose offers us all the chance to recapture those days and remember what it felt like to be the first one to see the sea when arriving at the coast after a long journey. The club is beautifully run by Nick Gammon, the third generation of Gammons at Trevose. Nick is a one-handicap golfer with a young family, and he has spent most of his life at Trevose. He spoke with Golf Resorts Direct...

'We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful set-up to offer our members and guests here at Trevose. However, we never take it for granted and we work as hard as possible to ensure that the club prospers and all of our customers green fee visitors, residents, members, etc., are all looked after as best as possible. In August, and at other peak holiday periods, the facilities can become quite busy, so we try to maintain good efficient systems, while also continuing to foster a relaxed and informal manner.'

The accommodation at Trevose has evolved over the years and now offers a variety of options for those wishing to stay. They can accommodate up to 130 people at any one time, with all of the apartments, lodges, flats and cottages being finished to a very high standard. The Fairway Lodges are the latest additions tucked away below the 18th green, and offer unprecedented comfort and luxury. They form two separate buildings which curve gently into the surrounding landscape, incorporating many environmentally positive features, including super insulation, ground source heating systems, rainwater harvesting for re-use on the golf course and extensive green roof space supporting biodiversity. Consisting of three single and four two-storey lodges, every effort has been taken to create the very best in luxurious, environmentally-friendly accommodation. The Fairway Lodges were particularly difficult to build, due to the planning restrictions imposed by the Local Authority, but are used as the latest standard for environmental buildings in the region.

The Trehuel Apartments, have magnificent views over the ocean and the course. They sleep up to 4 persons and are soundproofed and double glazed throughout. Dining after a hard days golf is always pleasant, but it is a real treat when the food is so beautifully prepared. The Links Restaurant is run under the guidance of head chef, Radek, and his talented team, and has built up a reputation for delivering first class cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.

Trevose has a long and distinguished history of hosting many prestigious tournaments, most notably The Brabazon Trophy in 2008. They continue to host a number of high calibre regional and national events, and are honoured to have been awarded hosting rights for The McGregor Trophy in 2012. Nick Taylor is the head greenkeeper and does a fantastic job of keeping both the Championship Course, the other courses and all the other grassed areas in tip-top condition. No easy task in the busy summer months, or in the more challenging weather conditions out of season. On the Championship Course, pace of play is a bit of a hot issue. Golfers are expected to keep up and play briskly. At peak times it is restricted to two balls, so a leisurely fourball will not hold up the entire field. This is a good way of blending the traditional values, particularly as golfers can play in any format on the nine-hole course.

The 9 hole Headland Course provides a good test of golf for all levels, and was opened in 1993 by Peter Alliss, whose eldest son Gary was professional at Trevose at the time. At just over 3,000 yards, the course gradually winds its way out to Trevose Head, opening up one of the most picturesque views you are ever likely to find on a golf course. As you approach the 5th green, you will see nothing but ocean and the huge expanse of coastline that stretches for as far as the eye can see on a clear day you can see all the way down to St.Ives!

Less busy than the Championship Course, but with comparable course conditions the Headland Course will ensure all golfers of all abilities enjoy this course. In addition it is a handicap rated course, so those wishing to put cards in for handicap review can do so.

The short course is another great opportunity to play less formal golf within the Trevose complex. As a family destination, there is a real link for all the generations, with new golfers always welcome and there are excellent short game facilities and a useful golf range to help with further practice.

Trevose head professional is Gary Lenaghan. He has been a member of the PGA since 1994, and resident professional at Trevose since 2006. Prior to joining Trevose, Gary worked at Woburn Golf & Country Club. Gary is a first class professional and manages the golf shop as a well as providing tuition to all standards. The practice facilities are ideal for him to be able to teach in all weathers and seasons and coach golfers of mixed abilities on the course and on the range. There is a healthy trade in golfing apparel and Trevose branding is very strong amongst members and visitors. As a golfing destination for so many types, what are the challenges for Nick in managing the complex?

'We endeavour to keep our customers happy at all times, which can be tricky at the busier times. Also, we have to continue to develop the business and the cost of building new accommodation is very expensive, with the planning regulations being tougher every year. On the whole, the course is in very good condition all of the time, but we did have a problem with our greens a couple of years ago, when, in an effort to use water in an eco-friendly way, we unwittingly damaged their condition for several months. That is all behind us now, but it clearly showed us who our friends were!'

Golf Courses

The Championship Course
18 holes
6187y
5657m
Par 71
Designed by Harry Colt
Like so many 'Colt' courses, including Augusta National, Pine Valley, Sunningdale, Royal Portrush and Muirfield, Trevose guarantees a unique golfing experience...twelve months of the year. Like all great links courses the difficulty lies in the wind so beware when the wind blows! No two days are ever the same, and those who are prepared to be more creative with their shot making will be well rewarded. The greens are often wide and the fairways generous, but trouble awaits any errant shots. The rough can be penal in places, and watch out for the carefully crafted bunkers that are strategically placed throughout the course. Come rain or shine, wind or calm Trevose will test every shot in your armoury and every club in your bag! The Championship Course has four sets of tees offering different levels of difficulty blue (championship) white (club competitions) yellow (mens day) and red (ladies day).
The Headland Course
9 holes
3031y
2772m
Par 35
Whether youre an experienced golfer looking to fine tune your game, less experienced (intermediate level) but looking to improve your skills or simply looking for a course to try out some new tips picked up from the Professional then this course is for you! Measuring a little over 3,000 yards the course gradually winds its way out to Trevose Head, opening up one of the most picturesque views you are ever likely to find on a golf course. As you approach the 5th green you will see nothing but ocean and the huge expanse of coastline that stretches for as far as the eye can see on a clear day you can see all the way down to St.Ives!
The Short Course
9 holes
1360y
1244m
Par 29
Many of the members and visitors to Trevose started their distinguished golfing careers here, and many continue to call upon its services as they battle to iron out any gremlins that may have crept in to their game! So if youre looking for a place to re-launch what should have been a budding career in golf, or youre just looking to give golf a go for the first time then look no further than this little gem. Like its two big brothers (The Championship Course and The Headland Course) the Short Course is always in excellent condition, with greens prepared to a consistently high standard.

Accommodation

Trevose Golf & Country Club have an impressive range of 3 to 5 star self catering apartments and lodges, for groups of between 2 to 6 persons. With state of the art fit outs, including comprehensive self catering amenities every effort has been made to ensure all accommodations will provide you with a comfortable and relaxing stay. So whether youre on your own, with some friends or looking for a retreat to take the whole family, look no further than Trevose.

Food and Drink

Under the guidance of Head Chef Radek and his talented team, 'The Links has built up a reputation for delivering first class cuisine and a dining experience of the very highest standard. Our front of house team will take good care of you, leaving you to relax and absorb the stunning views over the golf course and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Menus are imaginative and offer extensive choice, using fresh, local produce complimented by an extensive wine list. With its spacious layout, the restaurant seats up to 130 guests at any one time. The interior is modern and has been furnished to the very highest specification, with every detail being carefully planned to create a truly special experience.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

From time to time even the golfing elite need to invest time and effort in fine tuning their skills, such is the way with the game of golf - so much so the phrase practice makes perfect. Trevose Golf & country Club have taken note and have developed a comprehensive range of practice facilities. These include,

Comprehensive driving range (with covered bays)
Range balls can be purchased from the Professional's Shop
Specially designed short game area
16 hole putting green
2 x practice greens with accompanying bunkers

Whether youre looking to have a first time hit with some friends, or seeking some tuition to get you started we can help provide for your every golfing need. With first class practice facilities and PGA qualified Professional tuition on site there can be no better place to take your first swing.

Location

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Quote: GRD10243
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Tel: 01841 520208

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.

Website: http://www.trevose-gc.co.uk

Address

Trevose Golf & Country Club
Constantine Bay
Padstow
North Cornwall
PL28 8JB
England

Getting there

Travel options: From London - The quickest route is to take the M4 to Bristol, M5 to Exeter, and then the A30 Westbound. From all other destinations - Head for Exeter by whichever motorway is most convenient, and then take the A30 Westbound. A30 to Trevose - Take the A30 and head west on the dual carriageway. Continue on the A30 past Bodmin and then at Indian Queens take the slip road down to a roundabout, turn right signposted A39 for Wadebridge. At the next roundabout turn right again signposted A39 Wadebridge. Go straight across the next roundabout, again heading for Wadebridge. At the next roundabout turn left following the signs for Padstow (B3274). After three miles take a left turn to St Merryn. In the village turn left at the crossroads and after approx 600 yards turn right signposted for Trevose Golf and Country Club.

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Resort facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Water sports

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
 

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