18th Open Championship

St. Enodoc Golf Club, home of The 18th Open Championship Final
St. Enodoc Golf Club, home of The 18th Open Championship Final

St Enodoc has one of the finest links golf courses in the South West of England with everything you would expect from a James Braid design; undulating fairways, firm greens, some blind shots and all with the added bonus of some of the greatest sea and estuary views on any course in the world.

The Church course has a history reaching back to 1888, when a group of undergraduates played part of the present links, round the Church of St Enodoc and Daymer Bay. The Club was officially founded in 1890 with a full 18 hole course being laid down by James Braid in 1907.

Reviewed again by Braid in 1922 and subtly adjusted by Peter McEvoy in 2003, the course has been expanded and continually developed to meet the needs of the members and to keep pace with developments in the golf world, not least the capabilities of modern clubs. In fact, recently a group of senior businessmen who have played well over 50 of the top 200 courses, including five from the top ten, on leaving St Enodoc gave their consensus of opinion as “the best – our firm favourite. I cannot find words to do it justice, God’s place on earth, a wonderful course. It exudes quality, provides a stern but fair challenge and let’s not forget those wonderful greens” – a wellearned tribute to the foresight of those who have handled the Club’s development in the past, and are now guiding it through the 21st century.

It may not be long by today’s standards but it is tight with punishing rough and so requires courage and accuracy to cope with some of the problems posed. Any visitor who plays to their handicap here can leave feeling that they have done really well. Once you have played the course we guarantee that you will want to come back again!