Porthpean Golf Course creates unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. 18 holes of great golf in Cornwall.
Dont miss what are probably the best views from a golf course anywhere in Cornwall
The first 9 holes are in a pleasant parkland setting with good views of Penrice Woods and distant views of rural Cornwall. The returning 9 holes offer magnificent panoramic views overlooking St. Austell Bay.
1st - 386 yards - A slight dogleg to the right - 'mind the hedge on the left'. Par 4.
2nd - 394 yards - Cross the road and tee off avoiding the copse on the left. Playing down the hill to the green enjoying fine views of central Cornwall. Par 4.
3rd - 133 yards - A short par 3 in the park.
4th - 359 yards - A walk back to the tee is rewarded by parkland views. Par 4.
5th - 337 yards - A signature hole for our course. A good par 4 with a lateral water hazard
on both sides of the fairway. The second shot is over an oak tree to a two tiered green. Avoid the pond to the left of the green.
6th - 353 yards - A par 4 with fabulous views of Penrice woods as you come over the brow of the hill.
7th - 348 yards - An accurate drive up the hill is essential to make the green with your second. Par 4.
8th - 229 yards - One of the longest par 3's in Cornwall to a tiered green.
9th - 483 yards - A par 5 with a dogleg to the right. Mind the out of bounds on the right.
10th - 335 yards - Recross the road and tee off on the seaward side of the course. Not a long par 4 but with a small green tucked into the right hand cornerit is still a challenge to reach in two.
11th - 152 yards - Walking through the bridal path from the 10th you can see the full extent of St. Austell Bay. A fairly gentle par 3 down the hill.
12th - 176 yards - Another good par 3 but more challenging than the 11th.
13th - 310 yards - A good tee shot is rewarded with a short approach to the green nestling in a bowl. Par 4.
14th - 282 yards - A challenging drive over the corner of the hedge bounding the bridal path. Mind the fairway bunker. Par 4.
15th - 188 yards - A good tee shot is required to reach the green. Par 3.
16th - 147 yards - A new par 3 has been brought into play with a bunker on the right to be avoided.
17th - 472 yards - The "old 16th" has been substantially extended to make a challenging par 5, dogleg left with a narrow fairway to start the hole an accurate drive is essential.
18th - 356 yards - A pleasant par 4 to finish but beware of the pond on the right of the green.
Now proceed to the 19th!
All distances quoted are measured on the white tees.