5 reviews of Killiow Golf Club
Very pleasant course in an extremely tranquil setting. Course and club have come a long way in a short space of time, and can now be truely classed as a very attractive golfing package. Although not overly long, enough to challenge even the best golfers. First hole long and fraught with danger, as is the par 5 4th. Top end of course has lots of maturing to do, but will be great in a few more years. Good faclities and food.
Best thing about club is laid back atmosphere, and friendliness of members. Especially John, who is great to have a drink with at the 19th, and made me feel very welcome. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.
Played Killiow on two occasions whilst on holiday during week 23rd June.
We found this to be a very good experience with just a couple of small qualifications to that statement.
The clubhouse seemed to be a bit wooden and old, however as soon as you walked in you found yourself in a pleasant environment with a comfortable and welcoming bar/restaurant overlooking the driving range. The food was good and a big flat screen TV meant we could watch Wimbledon in a really nice setting. The changing rooms appeared to be recently revamped as it was a modern, well equipped amenity with plenty of room and new shower facilities. It really did belie the out-dated and run-down facade people see as they walk from the car park.
The staff we met were very courteous and friendly and helped make our visits pleasurable.
The course, and in particular the fairways and tees, were in excellent condition. The greens were firm (bordering on hard)and quite undulating, however they were putting nicely. Many of them had two or three tier greens, which cause a great deal of trouble if your putting is a little awry.
The rough is cut down to a uniform couple of inches, which makes it easy to find balls but difficult to play an accurate shot.
The course runs through some well wooded areas with plenty of mature trees. This is complimented with stone walls (apparently been there for a very long time!) coming into play on several occasions.
The views are stunning across the Cornish countryside and as the course is a fair way from any main road, it made the experience very tranquil indeed.
At just under 6,000 yards off the yellows, it isn't long but is a fair test for all but the most accomplished player.
The couple of qualifications? One is that the driving range is woefully short. A well-struck 6-iron will surely see your ball sail over the trees at the back. This held the score for "General Facilities" back a bit.
Secondly the greens were not only firm (and therefore difficult to hold) but also small. These two features made the approach game very tricky and almost unfair! If they could make the greens a little bigger and/or keep them a bit softer it would definitely make the game more enjoyable albeit taking one of its primary defences away.
At £25 for a weekday round and £15 for a twilight (after 5.30pm) it made for very good value.
i was a member of Killiow golf club 2005-2006. This really is a hidden gem, and one of Cornwall's golfing secrets. I was a complete beginner when i began, and found the assistance of staff, and the friendliness of the members incredible.
The course itself is set on the beautiful Killiow Estate. Loads of old tree's and some narrow fairways make the course a challenge for any golfer.
Perhaps the most impressive thing is the micro-climate. Even if its raining in Truro, the course will invariably be fine weather. The 5th (old first) is a gorgeous home next to the lake, and mansion. Its a long and dangerous par 5 that will really sort out the men from the boys. My most vidid memory of the hole comes from me loosing a fifty pound wager with the clubs own Todd Hamilton (Chris), in a one hole shoot out. Will be going back this spring to get my muoney back!! lol.
Be sure to have a drink in the bar with the boys after, and have some food on the sun terrace.
Can't recommend the course highly enough, and i have played lots of good course all around the country, but particularly in Yorkshire where i now live.
Dr Shahab Hussain. (Regards Killiow as his spiritual home!)
played the course early morning,11/07/07 Course is well maintained and will be one for the future.
Paid £25 was well worth it greens and fairways were in excellent condition even with all the rain we've had. As a pay and play course its one not to miss out on, wide fairways and greens that are quick with many breaks. Some holes are straight forward and more bunkers could be placed around greens to make it more of a challenge, but
well worth the visit and easy to find.
Didn't use the bar area but looker rooms and shower rooms are new and very smart looking.
(clear glass wash basins)
What a superb course. A challenge for high and low handicaps alike. The course has a mixed bag of holes with greenkeepers with a wicked sense of humour with the flag postions.
Will be back next year
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