St Enodoc Golf Club

One of England's most understated links. Memorable and strategic, it is a world-class experience.

St Enodoc Golf Club

Cornwall, England

Overview

Himalaya bunker is the show stopper at St Enodoc Golf Club. A forty-foot high dune needs to be hit over or around to access the green.

The famous poet John Betjeman is buried in the churchyard. His poem, 'Seaside Golf' was penned after a birdie on the 13th.

Tom Doak & St Enodoc Golf Club

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay attention to the routing of St Enodoc Golf Club.

See a 3-minute video of Tom Doak's feelings and impressions of the golf course here.

St Enodoc Golf Club Videos

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St Enodoc Golf Course Reviews

Evalu18 took a deep dive in the incredible 4th hole on the Church Course.

Golf Club Atlas' review of St Enodoc Golf Club can be found by clicking here.

Sean Arble's tour of the course can be found by clicking here.

Clyde Johnson contributed an analysis of the 4th hole on The Fried Egg.


Golf Course Review

St Enodoc Golf Club is a James Braid design which dates from 1890. With spectacular views over the Camel Estuary to Padstow and the Atlantic Ocean, this staple of the Top 100 lists is the anchor to any Cornwall golf getaway. The Church Course is one of the West Country's finest links and is counting by many to be among the best in the world.

Initially, golf was played around the church of St Enodoc and down to Daymer Bay in 1888. The following year, more holes were routed in the massive sand dunes to the south nearer Rock. In 1890, the St Enodoc Golf Club was formalised and established being played over a 27 hole course. In 1907, James Braid arrived and found 18 holes. In 1922, he revised his previous layout and added the 8th, 11th and 12th holes. In 1930, Tom Simpson was called in and left us the 5th hole. In 1937, James Braid would return to reroute the 17th and 18th holes when the new clubhouse was constructed.

The 6th is perhaps the most famous bunker after Pandy, Road or Hell. The mountainous dune is aptly known as Himalaya and is purportedly the largest in Europe. The 10th is another which divides opinion but one thing everyone does agree on is it is difficult. At 450 yards, it is quite possibly the hardest yard for yard par 4 in golf. In all, St Enodoc is not a long course at just 6557 yards. However, a par of 69 does little to help comfort those totting up their scores at the end of a round.

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Golf Architect Tom Simpson at his desk designing golf courses.

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Tom Simpson was known for: Routings often contain sets of triangles. In fact, when routing a golf course he would divide the parcel of land into three triangles. Every natural green site would be explored and identified as suited for a Par 3, 4 or 5. Strategic placement & minimal amounts of lace-edged...

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Cornwall, PL27 6LD, England

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Golf Architect Tom Simpson at his desk designing golf courses.

Featured Architect: Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson was known for: Routings often contain sets of triangles. In fact, when routing a golf course he would divide the parcel of land into three triangles. Every natural green site would be explored and identified as suited for a Par 3, 4 or 5. Strategic placement & minimal amounts of lace-edged...

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