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GOLF IN CORNWALL: ENGLAND'S BEST KEPT SECRET

Cornwall's Top Ten Golf Clubs, Historic Road, Top Hotel, & Native Food

By Mike May


When people conjure up images of England's most southwesterly county of Cornwall, they often think about the area's rugged and cove-filled coastlines, its beautiful beaches, the many quaint seaside villages, and this area's famous foods such as Cornish clotted cream, Cornish pasties and freshly caught seafood, which is hauled in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

cornwallThere are also sight-seeing 'hotspots' in Cornwall such as Land's End, Lanyon Quoit, St. Michael's Mount, Minack Open Air Theatre, Trelissick Garden, Tintagel Castle, Truro Cathedral, Eden Project, and the world-famous Jamaica Inn, the focal point of a 1936 novel (Jamaica Inn) by author Daphne du Maurier. For walking and outdoor enthusiasts, Cornwall also has miles and miles of seaside walking opportunities -- the South West Coast (walking) Path.

In addition to being one of Great Britain's more popular vacation destinations, Cornwall is home to a number of first-class golf courses - both links and parkland courses. The first golf course in the county was opened in 1889. It's the West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant, located in western Cornwall. Today, the Cornwall Golf Union boasts more than 30 golf courses that range, geographically, from the Cape Cornwall Golf Club in the far western part of Cornwall to the Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club in the northeast section of the county, not far from the Cornwall-Devon county line.

Here's an editorial review of ten of the finest, must-play/must-visit golf clubs in England's county of Cornwall:

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pages 3-5: St. Enodoc Golf Club (Rock, Cornwall)
Pages 5-6: West Cornwall Golf Club (Lelant, Cornwall)
Page 6-7: Perranporth Golf Club (Perranporth, Cornwall)
Pages 7-8: Trevose Golf & Country Club (Padstow, Cornwall)
Pages 8-9: Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club (Bude, Cornwall)
Pages 9-11: Mullion Golf Club (Mullion, Cornwall)
Pages 12-13: Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club (Camelford, Cornwall)
Page 13-14: Launceston Golf Club (Launceston, Cornwall)
Page 14-15: St. Mellion International Golf Club (St. Mellion, Cornwall)
Page 15-17: Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club (Bodmin, Cornwall)
Page 17: The Journey Along A39: The Atlantic Highway
Pages 18-21: Budock Vean Hotel: A Cut Above the Rest
Page 22: The Cornish Staple: The Pasty....The Recipe & Its History
Page 23: Cornwall's Great Eight Fish & Chip Eateries
Page 24-25: Special Thanks: Gold Toe Socks, New Balance, and Bionic Gloves
Page 25: Important Acknowledgements

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About: Mike May


Mike May Mike May is a Wellington, Florida-based freelance golf and sportswriter, who is also a 25+ year public relations and communications executive in the sporting goods industry. He is also a veteran high school soccer official, an experienced high school basketball coach, an avid athlete, a part-time personal trainer, and a passionate golfer who is forever in pursuit of Old Man Par. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America.



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