Overview of golf course named Saint Enodoc Golf Club

Saint Enodoc Golf Club

Wadebridge, England
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Holes

18

Par

69

Built

1890

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Architect

James Braid

Located on a bay in Cornwall known for the Rock and Padstow pubs, St. Enodoc achieved lasting fame when English writer John Betjeman sang its praises in a poem about playing the course, and was later buried next to the little chapel that looks out onto the 10th green. The terrain features significant changes in elevation, in particular the so-called Himalaya Bunker on the sixth hole. The venerable nature of the layout, which dates to 1907, is reflected in the inclusion of several blind shots. The Church course was one of many that James Braid designed during the boom in British golf prior to the First World War. Extensive renovations were carried out by Amateur Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Peter McEvoy some seven decades later, in particular relocating the tees for added length. There are multiple tee positions, however, so any golfer will enjoy this links experience.

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26 September
A wonderful visit this week, so good that I can vividly remember all 18 of the holes. Stay away if you don’t like blind shots or a few quirky holes but if you like a fun but tough challenge, on a beautiful course, in the most stunning of locations, kept in brilliant condition, then get yourself here immediately!!! And bring a camera! St Enodoc was undoubtably ‘the best’ Course I had played when l last visited 20 years ago, and part of me didn’t want to return and risk the memory, especially as one of our group twittered on that it is just 9 good holes, but I’m so glad I did because St Enodoc is a special special place and I certainly came away with my memories enhanced. The first two holes are a couple of crackers played through the dunes. A blind par 5, and then a long and difficult par 4 to an elevated green. The 3rd and 4th are ‘quirky’ with stone walls at various spots on each hole, including the middle of the 3rd fairway and a few feet from the 4th green, but I enjoyed them both. The 5th is the first of the excellent par 3’s whilst the 6th is another fun but tough hole, with the green hidden behind a large dune and apparently the largest bunker in Europe. The 7th and 9th are two more blind tee shots with an excellent short hole sandwiched between. The famous 10th hole played up to the church is a brute that needs to be carefully plotted, and 11 is another excellent par 3. 12 is the ‘weakest’ hole in my opinion but far from easy, whilst 13 and 14 are played along the side of a severely sloping hill to tricky greens. The views from the 14th tee above the church and across the bay are spectacular. 15th is a fab par 3, played from an elevated tee, possibly a bit out of keeping with the rest of the course, but is a stunning hole on any course. And to finish a fantastic par 5 including two blind shots, a tough par 3 and then a long, stunning par 4 to close. Like from so many spots around the course, the views from the back tee on 18 are just magnificent. A brilliant day out.
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