Christmas has come early in Cornwall for golfers who love to experience championship links at their finest with the news that St Enodoc (www.st-enodoc.co.uk) has frozen its green fees this winter.
Located in Rock and opposite Padstow in north Cornwall, St Enodoc is offering a green fee over its revered Church Course of just £40 per player which includes coffee and a bacon sandwich on arrival and a two-course meal after golf when a minimum of eight people book 18 holes.
Up until March 31st next year, golfers can warm up over St Enodoc’s extensive practice facilities after breakfast, play the award-winning 6,547-yard Church Course and dine in the newly-refurbished clubhouse afterwards for almost half the price of the summer green fee of £75.
The James Braid-designed Church Course is considered to be one of the premier championship links courses in south west England and regularly features in golf’s most credible golf course rankings. One of the UK’s top golf magazines, Golf World, this year voted the Church Course in 39th place in its ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland’ whilst Germany’s Golf Journal magazine awarded the course 51st spot in its ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe’.
The course is also well-known for its stunning vistas of the Camel Estuary and the north Atlantic Ocean from almost every hole. It was poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s favourite golf course and featured in his famous ode, ‘Seaside Golf’.
Meanwhile the club is maintaining its 2013/14 rate of £25 per person on its ‘Golf & Grub’ Winter Special (also available until the end of March next year) over its Holywell Course as long as a minimum of six players make a booking.
This is ideal for golfers who may not be up to the tough challenge of the demanding Church Course, but who will enjoy a round over the relatively-short Holywell layout followed by the classic combination of ham, egg and chips in the clubhouse of one of England’s most historic golf clubs.
More manageable in length and carries than the Church Course, the Holywell is ideal for beginners, juniors, seniors and golfers without a valid handicap and also perfect for experienced golfers who would just like a quick round of golf.
Though just 4,082 yards, St Enodoc’s second 18 still boasts some demanding holes with small, testing target greens making it a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
All visitors to St Enodoc are more than welcome to make use of the club’s excellent practice facilities which include a driving range complete with a target green and covered bay facility, two putting greens, a short game practice area and two PGA coaching professionals. In addition, the recently-upgraded clubhouse provides the full range of the usual amenities in stylish, elegant surroundings.