at St Mellion Estate
The Nicklaus Course overview
Officially opened in 1988, this top layout was the first European golf course to be designed by the Golden Bear. The classic Nicklaus traits of elevated tees, numerous water hazards and the need for good golf course strategy are very evident throughout this 7,019-yard layout. Renowned as one of the UK's best spectator golf courses, many of the manicured fairways are lined by banks and the beautifully conditioned greens have been constructed to a special American specification that produces excellent surfaces.
The signature holes on the Nicklaus course are arguably the 10th to the 13th, making the most of the Cornish landscape for exceptional play. The 11th in particular features a narrow green and meandering lake, mirrored from the classic 12th and 16th short holes at Augusta Golf Club.
Did You Know?
St Mellion Resort has hosted 12 European Tour events so far, including the Benson and Hedges International Open 7 times.
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St Mellion Estate
A favourite among golfers, St Mellion Estate is set in 450 acres of stunning Cornish countryside. Known best for its two onsite golf courses, St Mellion boasts 80 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms as well as excellent service.
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"A previous European Tour course set in the Cornish countryside, The Nicklaus course presents a stern test for any golfer. A great course which rewards accuracy over distance"
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