Discover Golf : April 2015
20 discovergolf.com.au St Enodoc, located in the north Cornish town of Rock, is widely recognised as one of England’s most beguiling championship links courses. The Church Course’s location on the high sand dunes of the North Cornwall coast overlooking the Camel Estuary, with Padstow to the west and the Atlantic coast to north, makes for ideal links golf and stunning sea panoramas from almost every hole. As one of esteemed architect James Braid’s finest links designs, the 6,007-metre layout is characterised by heavily undulating fairways, firm greens and its distinctive and fearsome Himalaya bunker on the 6th hole, which is reputedly the highest in Europe. The course opens with a gentle par-5 and although it’s one of the easiest holes on the course, you have to thread your way carefully between the sand dunes. The green is beautifully framed by Stepper Point and the sea. The sixth hole is stunning. A 341-metre, par-4, that kinks left at driving distance then climbs up to the green. A hidden fairway bunker may catch out longer players seeking a view of the green. But laying up short and right leaves a blind shot over the cavernous ‘Himalaya’ bunker you simply don’t want to be in. Use your head on this one because it’s very easy to make an error here. The marvellous 10th is often described as the course’s signature hole as it winds its way towards the 11th century St Enodoc Church, where Image Credit: St Enodoc Golf Club, Hole 1.