Cornwall: In the footsteps of giants (Part 2)

Continuing his search for the hidden gems created by the designers of the Golden Age, Charles McLaughlin heads for deepest Cornwall

While some links courses are noted for their blind holes and exceptionally penal rough, Trevose offers a kinder introduction to those unfamiliar with the nuances of the “bump and run” game, thanks largely to the generosity of the fairways. As such, time spent looking for wayward shots in kept to a minimum. The rollicking front nine, which affords some magnificent coastal views, gets off to a testing start with the 440-yard par-4 opener. But the beauty of Trevose, aside from its consistently quick and true greens, lies in its variation. This is far from being a slog. From the members’ white tees, three of the four par-5s are potentially reachable in two on a calm day for competent golfers, and the par- threes, which are a delightful set of holes, won’t see you pulling off your fairway wood head covers unless it’s really blowing a gale. Whilst there are some brutish par-4s on the card, there are plenty of chances to make amends should you falter. This links really is a lot of fun and warrants a couple of rounds at least on any visit.

Clive Thomas, host at Trevose


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