18 reviews of Trevose Golf and Country Club
One word, sensational. Quite unlike any golf club I've been to before - incredibly hospitable team, fabulous course(s) and some of the best resort accommodation I have ever come across. I took the family down and we all loved it.Very family and children friendly with some fab attractions, beaches and things to do and see right on the doorstep - an absolute must for golfers and non golfers.Can't wait to go back next year! If you're just visiting for the Championship course you won't be disappointed...one of Colt's gems.
played here early september, nice calm day,wind strong but not gale force, i really enjoyed this course,thought it was one of best we played,greens were very good pace, each hole had plenty of problems to offer but also rewarded a good shot 5th very nice tough hole,9th was a tad weak par5 shud be a strong 4,back 9 is as good as front 9,starts strong 10 11,and with a strong finish 17 18, bit of a dodgy but busyish road to go over on your 2nd shot to the green, will be 1st on the list next year,club house nice food excellent
day2 afternoon round 13sept, i really enjoyed this course i had this up there with st enodoc, loved the lay out,the pace of the greens everything ,even the fit looking barmaid,some really tough holes on here 1st 5th,6th the day we played as into wind, 10th 18th great finishing hole,play around your handicap and you have down well,there was a course marshall about nice bloke who was happy to help,nice looking club house that did very nice food,easy walking course,worth every penny
I've visited Trevose almost every year for the last 20 and it's only got better and better every year. I did read the review from the competitor recently and have to say how wrong he is. At no point has the club hidden any facts about the greens condition and there green fees reflect this (they are almost half price so I don't know where he gets his facts!)if all clubs dealt with the problems Trevose have in the professional way, it would be a breath of fresh air.
Having played today I can report that there was very little side way movement on putts and they rolled well. Their stardards are normally very high and if you go by that, the greens are still not quite there but perfectly good enogh at the moment (probably 85/90%)- it won't be long before they are back to normal so forget all those comments you have read about it being over a year to grow them in, just go and look for yourself to understand why I say this - it will only be weeks before they are back to normal.#
I did ask the Club about the championship refered to by someone else and was told that they forgot to mention the gales/rain/cold and severe rough that contributed to the poor scoring!!
It is a great venue and hosting the Brabazon last year is testiment to that - you must go and play it.
I played in a national competition all week this week, hugely dissapointing springs to mind. Whatever they've done to the greens has completely killed them, roots and all. There is no grass, you are puttiing across channels of dirt and 3 or 4 putts are commonplace. The maximum handicap was 5, the lowest -1 and gross scores in the 90's were a regular occurrance. The rest of the course is quite nice, long when the wind blows and some great views but no matter how nice the rest if it is, I'd probably avoid it for at least 18 months just because they are having to grow new greens from nothing but are still letting people play on it. What frustrated me was that the club are keeping very quiet about the dead greens which is unfair on those who travel great distances to play only to find that full green fees are due for what amounts to a shocking experience. Clubhouse is nice, the foods pretty good and the catering staff helpful and friendly. To the idiot who complained earlier about the taxpayer paying for the navy golf championships, they all pay into a national sports association on a monthly basis, that's what pays for it not the taxpayer, so it's their own money not yours!
Having known this course as one of the very best in Cornwall, we were all very disappointed! The greens were unplayable, due to a problem they have experienced over the last 4 months. The expectation is that this will not be resolved for AT LEAST a year!
The setting of course is wonderful, but without greens its no fun! They did reduce the green fee due to the current problems.
Overall, avoid this course for at least the next year and i'm sure you'll be fine after that.
Day 4 of Cornwall 2008 and that meant tackling Trevose's Championship Course.
So what's it like?
In one word: overrated.
I mean just ask yourself: how many truly memorable holes are there here? No, not half-decent holes but I mean *truly* memorable ones? You know - the kind of holes that have you standing on the tee thinking "God I'm lucky to play this game" or that you drool over in the bar afterwards like some demented canine eyeing up a juicy fillet steak.
OK there's the par 5 4th with the scenic 2nd/3rd shot towards the crashing ocean waves. How many others? Er... Yes, quite.
And all this from a former Top 100 course (although the rankings people seem to have since woken up).
However, this criticism is not to deny the test. When we played, the Navy were having their week-long championship here (that's a separate argument I'd like to have about whether taxpayers money should be funding their week-long golf jolly) and the proper rough had been lengthened to knee-height so that anything beyond 10 yards either side of the fairway was an almost guaranteed lost ball that sure concentrates the mind quickly enough, even if it does nothing for the pace of play, which was atrociously slow.
Anyway, the enforced difficulty of the rough does give the course an element of 'championship' feel and the Great British Summer weighed in with its part: driving rain, hail and sun, all in the space of the opening hole. However, Jeeves in particular overcame both to respond with a good score on the day.
Overall, though, too much of this course is bland. How on earth can this ever be considered superior to Perranporth by any criterion other than length? Answers on a postcard please...
As we checked out the local Chinese (takeaway), it was a sobering thought to reflect that there was already only day of Cornwall 2008 left and that meant destination St Enodoc.
'Young P' h/c 10)
If you have not been to Trevose for 2 years or more you need to get back and enjoy the fantastic changes/investment that has been made to seriously upgrade this course. I have played golf at Trevose for over 20 years and I can't get over the improvement in recent years - hence this review. The fairways have great definition, pot bunkers everywhere and generally it is in superb condition. This is now a top flight golf course.
This is what golf should be like a stern test on a well cared for course with great views.
when the wind blows the first 6 holes are tough so be aware!!!
Club house was friendly so there is no excuse for you not to go.
Played Trevose over three days at end of September, as destination for our group golf weekend. Course was in great condition with superb views, especially at 4th green which is nearest the sea. The wind really sets the challenge, which forces you to think, and waterproofs in the autumn are highly recommended, even if you start your round in brilliant sunshine.
Very hospitable clubhouse, especially if you remember that a shirt with a collar is required in the evening, although jeans, shorts & trainers did not appear to be a barrier to entry.
Overall great as a golf destination, with decent mix of accommodation on site.
Played here as part of a golf trip (£20 each using 2 FORE 1 ).Overall impression of this course was not as good as we were expecting.Anticipation was high after reading about this course as we made our way to the course.However after pulling into the car park this seemed to diminish slightly as we looked at the course layed out down below us(& the caravan park across to the right in the distance).The sense of magic & mystery didn't seem to be quite there & expectation was replaced by hope.
After initially trying to charge us full green fees instead of the 2FORE 1 s that we had booked we started off on the white tees (admittedly we should have asked)and within a nano-second a member appeared out of nowhere to ask us what we were doing (hardly crime of the century).We then moved to the yellows while he stood there & watched all 4 of us tee off.
There's a nice par 3 third hole & the 4th is the best hole on the course .A great par 5 that sweeps round to the left to a green by the sea. But then that's more or less it as the course comes back inland for the rest of the round.The front 9 is easily the better as the back 9 is unremarkable with few memorable holes.Course condition was reasonably good & £20 is good value but St. Enodoc & Perrenporth are the real deal.
I'm an 18 handicap and played at c. 4:45pm on an August weekday (25 pounds 'twilight rate').
Overall I think this is a strong course, with the front nine more memorable than the back nine.
The hole highlights are both rather early: holes 1 (par 4 that plays longer than its 440 yards, although the wind was a factor) and 3 (nice par 3).
The greens are fantastic - very very quick. The rough, meanwhile, is punishing.
I was disappointed that despite being very much a links course, few holes are immediately next to the sea - most are practically inland, although the sea is visible from most holes.
The wind was not strong when I played, but it did make a real difference - one par 5 was easily reachable in two shots, whereas I had trouble making a par 4 in three shots!
I don't think the course is worth the usual green fee of 50 quid - do what I did, and wait until it's the twilight rate.
I shot a 95, which was c. five over my handicap. I blame the greens (quick) and wind!
Great layout. Playable for all levels of golfers. Condition of course can't be faulted, particularly the greens which are in exceptional shape. Fairways are generous, but rough penal. One slight gripe £50 green fee for playing with a member is a little steep.
What a great course.I played Trevose in late October when there had been floods all over Cornwall. The tees, fairways and greens were in great condition and bone dry;the course played like most courses play in summer. Trevose is a good test of golf. The scenery was magnificent and the welcome warm. Even in the wind and the rain we had a great day.
Coming from Australia where we have little in the way of true links courses, this was a real joy to play. Superb, quick and true greens, a great variety of challenges on most holes, excellent turf to hit from, and when the fog and mist lifted an indication of marvellous scenery.
I have been fortunate enough to play on some of the highest rated courses in the UK, and would certainly put Trevose well up at the top of any list. With the other great courses in the area this would be an area of England well worth diverting to spend some time in.
Excellent course! Played this in early june on a fantastic sunny day. Lady luck was upon us as there was hardly a hint of wind. The greens were in fantastic conditon probably the best ive played on in the uk. Reception wasnt the most welcome though. Great value for money, make a beeline for this place if you are in the area.
Played Trevose for the first time on Sunday 2nd July and found everything as I had expected having played across the estuary at St. Enodoc two days earlier. Long rough and bone dry, hard fairways and just simply fantastic greens. As you might expect with older links courses, you'll find par 5's reachable in two and tricky par 3's. Strongest hole is the last, long, uphill to plateau green to the side of the clubhouse. Very much worth going out of your way but if time is limited, St. Enodoc should be your priority.
Just stand in front of the clubhouse and look out over the course dropping away towards the sea and you will already begin to appreciate this lovely course. However if the winds blowing you may have \r\ntrouble just standing there.\r\n I've played this course on 2 days over the last two years and on the first day the wind blew\r\nI hit a par 5 of over 500yds. with a drive and 9\r\niron, then had trouble reaching a 380yds. par 4 in 2.\r\n It's a challenge to all types of golfers and the views over Padstowe are unbelievable.\r\n Don't miss this course if you're playing in Cornwall.\r\n \r\n\r\n
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