Perranporth Golf Club

At first glance, Perranporth Golf Club looks unplayable. Untamed, unbridled, and no let-up from 2 to 16!

Perranporth Golf Club

Cornwall, England

Overview

James Braid's uncanny ability to route a course through unfathomable terrain is on full display at Perranporth Golf Club.

Don't take yourself too seriously the first time around. Throw away the scorecard before you wind yourself up and just enjoy the ride.

Be prepared... it looks impossible, seems it at times and you'll probably get lost - more than once.

Forced carries and blind tee shots are the rule rather than the exception. Smile and embrace the challenge that is and you'll enjoy your time here.

Billy Mitchell has served Perranporth Golf Club as Keeper of the Green for more than 58 years!


Golf Course Review

Perranporth Golf Club is situated on the cliffs above the seaside resort town of Perranporth, Cornwall, England. With expansive views of Perran Bay and Perranporth Beach which stretches for three miles along the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Perranporth Golf Club History

Construction of the James Braid design began in January 1927 and was nearly completed by December of the same year. It was reported the front nine was complete and the majority of the back nine was nearing completion. It would seem the course was completed fully and in play sometime in 1928.

By 1930, it was reported the links were maturing nicely and measured 5750 yards - just 547 shorter than the back tees today! Just imagine the test of golf it would have been when it was played with hickories!

Perranporth Golf Club Synopsis

With three sets of tees, the course can play anywhere from 5297 yards to 6296 yards. Don't be fooled, Perranporth is one of those courses where yardage is almost irrelevant.

Along with three par 5's, there are only three one-shot holes balancing them out. The par 3's certainly differ from one another. Two one-shot holes bookend a long par 5 5th on the front nine. The 6th is a short 128-yard uphill par 3 which plays much longer and where only finding the putting surface will do... The third par 3 comes ten holes later on the 16th.

The home hole is an interesting risk-reward par 4 at just 282 yards that yields far more bogies than birdies.

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Featured Architect: James Braid

James Braid moved very little earth due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features are present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of the approach. Alternative tees are provided to allow play in all conditions. Bunkering...

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Cornwall, TR6 0AB, England

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Featured Architect: James Braid

James Braid moved very little earth due to technological constraints. Minimal artificial features are present. Putting greens must be well guarded, often by dykes, directly in front of greens. Green size is governed by the length of the approach. Alternative tees are provided to allow play in all conditions. Bunkering...

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