Perranporth Golf Club

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

Billy Mitchell has served the club as Keeper of the Green for more than 58 years!

Perranporth Golf Club Review

Read Sean Arble's tour of the course here

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.

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

By 1930, it was reported the course was 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!

Tale of Perranporth's Scorecard

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. The three Par 5's are long, averaging 539 yards. There are only three Par 3 holes here and they certainly differ from one another. Two one-shot holes bookend a long par 5 on the front nine, being the 4th and 6th holes. 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. 18 is an interesting risk-reward par 4 at just 282 yards which yields far more bogies than birdies.

Summary of Perranporth GC

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.


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