Rock, Cornwall, England, July 23, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The championship links at St Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, England, has been awarded 82nd position in Golf Digest Magazine’s recently-released ‘World’s 100 Greatest Courses’ rankings.
This is the first time that St Enodoc’s Church Course has featured in the influential US golf magazine’s rankings since 2014 – the year it was inaugurated – when it was listed at number 99, signifying a noteworthy rise of 17 places in eight years.
The biennial rankings are compiled by 350 panellists who reside not just in the USA but around the world which brings ‘a truly international perspective to the list’ says Golf Digest.
Courses from 25 different countries made this year’s rankings with designs from the UK and Ireland, where golf was born, featuring prominently. Scotland leads the way with 17, followed by 13 from England including St Enodoc.
The Church Course, founded in 1890, is generally regarded as one of England’s finest championship links courses.
Designed by the legendary James Braid, this ancient course is famous for its characteristic fairway undulations and firm greens as well as the breathtaking panoramas of the north Atlantic Ocean and the Camel Estuary that can be seen from every hole, giving the course a sense of drama and tranquillity.
The club is also home to the Holywell Course which has established itself as an ideal layout for a more gentle and speedy round of golf. Also boasting a number of Braid holes, the Holywell receives the same attention in terms of maintenance as the championship course and is popular amongst higher handicappers and junior players as well as holiday golfers.
St Enodoc Golf Club
The Church Course at St Enodoc is highly regarded the world over and regularly features high in golf rankings compiled by the golfing media. Thanks to the temperate micro-climate in north Cornwall, the green keepers at St Enodoc are able to maintain the links in immaculate condition throughout the year and ensure they remain open all year round.
Off the course, visitors to Rock can enjoy the stunning beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay and visit the charming fishing village of Port Isaac, now well known through the country as the location for the popular television series Doc Martin. Just across the Camel Estuary from St Enodoc, Padstow is a magnet for those looking for excellent restaurants such as Rick Stein’s collection of seafood outlets and independent shops offering local arts and crafts.