St Enodoc, Cornwall, ranked #82 in World’s 100 Greatest Courses

The championship links at St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall, England, has been named 82nd in Golf Digest’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Courses’ rankings.

It is the highest ever placement for the Cornish links since the influential course rankings were founded in 2014, rising 17 places from #99, on its only previous inclusion eight years ago. 

The biennial rankings are assessed by 350 panelists. These golf industry professionals are not just American, many live across the globe, bringing ‘a truly international perspective to the list,’ says Golf Digest.

Courses from 25 different countries feature in this year’s rankings, including several from the UK and Ireland. Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf,’ leads the way with 17, followed by 13 from England.

The Church Course at St. Enodoc, founded in 1890, is regarded as one of England’s best championship links.

It was designed by James Braid, a prolific Scottish course designer and father of the dogleg hole. St Enodoc is famous for its undulating fairways and firm greens as well as the breath-taking panoramas of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Camel Estuary that are visible from every hole.

A gentler test of golf can be enjoyed on St Enodoc’s Holywell Course. Also boasting a number of Braid holes, the Holywell is as well maintained as the championship links and is popular amongst higher handicappers and junior players, as well as the many holiday golfers who visit Cornwall each year.

For ideas and inspiration on where to stay and play on a golf holiday in Cornwall, read Surfboards and Scorecards – a guide to golf in Devon and Cornwall.

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