“St Mellion will always have a special place in my heart” -Jack Nicklaus.
After a £20m transformation, St Mellion International Resort has reopened, confirming its status as South West England’s premier golf and leisure destination.
With Jack Nicklaus’ first ‘signature’ golf course in the UK extensively refurbished, and restored to European Tour standard in advance of hosting The English Open in 2011, golfers from around the world can now enjoy one of Europe’s highest quality playing experiences at St Mellion.
And a new 80-bedroom four-star standard landmark hotel, with conferencing and leisure facilities, has also opened at the resort, meaning that Crown Golf’s most prestigious property is now fully equipped to realise the dream of its original founders – to create a world-class championship golf resort in the heart of the South West.
I knew it was going to be good, but not this good its everything I had hoped for and more& St Mellion is potentially the finest golf course in Europe.
At just over 7,000 yards from the tournament tees and 6,000 yards from the medal tees, the Nicklaus Course provides a truly outstanding test of golf for people of all abilities. Each hole from the 1st to the 18th provides its own unique test, with character and beauty, as a golfer whilst enjoying a round on the Nicklaus Course there really would not be a place you would rather be playing!
The twelfth is the most picturesque of the par threes with the lake being quite intimidating to the nervous player however, to hit the green is most satisfying. The Old Course finishes with the fantastic par 4 eighteenth which provides a fitting end to a memorable 18 holes.
The Old Course is a delightful course with wonderful scenery, and extremely popular with both members and visitors of all handicaps alike.
The Nicklaus Course is a really tough but fair test and when I last visited the course was in exceptional quality.
The fairways are tight and intimidate as you stand on the tee. Sometimes I would prefer to tee off with an iron, but the holes are long as well.
The greens are tough and its really important to hit the right part of the green as many of them are multi layered and exceptionally quick.
The course is for the better golfer or the golfer who wants a real test - if you want to smile a little more, play the other course.
Hit the fairways
Favourite Hole: 18
Last Played: 18 May 2010.
Monday - Wednesday
£75.00 (Jnr £40.00)
Thursday - Friday
£85.00 (Jnr £45.00)
£95.00 (Jnr £50.00)
Sorry, this club has not added their Membership prices.