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Prestige GOLF 2013 - ISSUE 01




History of the course


he Club lies in the heart of West Cornwall, most notable for its heritage of tin mining, many relics of which can still be seen in the area. Although only two miles from the North Cornwall coast, the course is very definitely parkland in nature, having been

established within the parks of a one-time eminent Cornish family. In 1922, businessmen from the Camborne-Redruth area leased 75 acres of the erstwhile Bassett Estate and enlisted the help of one of the great Cornishmen, the Open Champion Jim Barnes, to advise them on the layout of the first course.




Shortly after World War II, the noted golf course architect C.K.Cotton was utilised to design and build some noteworthy improvements, bringing the course to only a little short of its current length of 6241 yards.. In 1996, the freehold was purchased and in 1998 extensive work was undertaken to provide an improved watering system, which incorporated the building of three lakes, which have a significant presence on the closing holes of the course. Continuous improvement is now a watchword of the Club and the appointment in 2002 of Head Greenkeeper Andrew Eddison should ensure that future improvements are carried out to the highest standards. The lakes are also now the permanent home of a pair of swans who delight the membership annually by producing a brood of cygnets. Moorhen and Mallard may also be seen there regularly.

The Course It is currently a mixture of open holes, some with streams at strategic points, many with tree-lined fairways and 9 holes where out of bounds comes into play. The lakes to which we have previously referred also have a part to play on four holes, especially the 193 yard, Par 3, 17th where a carry from the medal tee of close to 170 yards is required to ensure safety. Societies and organisations will find our attention to detail, flexibility and top value golf packages of particular interest. There is a fully stocked Professional Shop, with something for everyone and you can develop your game with a course of golf lessons from our friendly club professional. Bespoke packages for Socieites start from ÂŁ30 for bacon roll and coffee/tea, followed by around of golf then a 2 course meal. We hope you enjoy your visit to our Club, including some time spent in our Clubhouse, which has undergone significant improvements including all the usual facilities. We hope you take away pleasant memories of a challenging, though not overly arduous course which you will be able to recommend to your friends.


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Issue 01 / 2013 Prestige Golf