Trevose Golf Club Championship Course: Review, Green Fees, Tee Times and Key Info

For many golfers, the combination of a classic seaside test with the masterful touch of Harry Colt’s design hand is hard to beat

Trevose Golf Club
Looking down on the stunning par-5 4th hole at Trevose

Top 100 Courses UK & Ireland 2023/24

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Trevose Golf Club Championship Course Key Information

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AddressConstantine Bay, Padstow, North Cornwall, PL28 8JB.
Phone Number+44 (0)1841 520208
Green Fees£100-£115 per round May to Sept; £80-£90 April & October
Visitor TimesNo stated restrictions
ParMen: 72 blue, white, yellow; Ladies: 73 red
Slope RatingMen: 128 blue, 123 white, 116 yellow; Ladies: 121 red
Designed byHarry Colt
Golf Monthly Verdict

Trevose Golf Club 4th green

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The pre-round anticipation is as strong at Trevose as anywhere as the clubhouse and 1st tee enjoy a tantalisingly elevated setting gazing out over the fairways you’ll soon be treading, and on to Constantine Bay and Trevose Head. 

Once out there you’ll particularly enjoy the 4th green’s backdrop of, hopefully, crashing waves. A strong Colt test in a wonderful spot with a relaxed holiday feel thanks to the various accommodation options available on site.


- Tremendous view out over the links from the clubhouse area

- Some excellent improvements in recent years both to individual holes and the overall look and feel

- One of the most-photographed green settings in England on the 4th hole right by the shore


UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses 2023/24 - 79

A number of seaside links in our Top 100 have reaped the benefits of Harry Colt’s legendary architectural genius, either in the capacity of original designer or sought-after remodeller. His Championship course at Trevose on the north Cornwall coast is a great example of a Top 100 UK and Ireland course that offers challenge and fairness in equal measure.

Even before you set foot on the links, you’ll be pacing around in anticipation, for the clubhouse and 1st tee enjoy a tantalisingly elevated setting. From here, you can soak in the captivating views out over the fairways you’ll soon be treading, and on to Constantine Bay and Trevose Head beyond. It is understandably one of the most popular and best golf courses in Cornwall.

The opening stretch is particularly strong, with good positional play required on the 1st to avoid a semi-blind approach. You then need a precise iron on the par-3 3rd, especially if the pin is towards the front of the pear-shaped putting surface where much of the greenside danger lies.

The 4th is then the most famous and photographed of all Trevose’s holes, a wonderful dogleg-left par 5, improved and strengthened considerably in recent years, that takes you right down to the rocks separating Constantine Bay from Bobby’s Bay. This is a great spot to spend a few minutes taking it all in if course busy-ness and your schedule allow, especially if the waves are crashing in.

The links may then move further inland, but the test and challenge carry on apace, with strong holes throughout. There are a number of thought-provoking greens – especially the 7th – that are occasionally blessed with false fronts to expose how far you really carry the ball.

The club is now well-advanced in its four to-five-year course upgrade project, with a number of bare sand scrapes emerging - very much in vogue at the moment - as more scrubland has been cleared.

Trevose is a strong Colt test in a wonderful setting, with a relaxed holiday feel about it all thanks to the on-site accommodation.

Trevose Golf Club

The 10th hole (Photo: Kevin Murray)
(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

What The Top 100 Panel Said

Sue Mawhinney UK&I Top 100 panel
Sue Mawhinney

Good course design and a solid test of golf, making the most of the stretch of land available. Only holes 3 and 4 run alongside the ocean with the remainder moving inland in a variety of directions. The numerous doglegs travel in both directions and, combined with the challenging  approaches to many greens, these will certainly test all golfers, and both faders and drawers of the ball.

Tim Gorman UK&I Top 100 panel
Tim Gorman

A course that provides a pleasing test for golfers of all abilities in benign weather on holiday; but no doubt a brutal test in bad weather from the back tees in a club competition. The bunkering uses classic links soft sand with the walls in good condition. They are well-placed and form a major part of the course's defence (I was in seven of the blighters!).

Trevose Golf Club location

Trevose Golf Club Championship Course Green Fees

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May to September 2023 - Sun-Thurs£100 / £125£69 / £95
May to September 2023 - Fri-Sat£115 / £135£69 / £95
April, October & Festive Period 2023 - Sun-Thurs£80 / £95£65 / £89
April, October & Festive Period 2023 - Fri-Sat£90 / £105£65 / £89

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Best Courses Near Trevose


This distinctive links on the Camel estuary lies on Cornwall’s chiselled northern coast 50 miles from Land’s End. Poet Laureate John Betjeman is buried at the far end of the course in the churchyard beside the 10th green, and the vast Himalaya bunker on the right of the superb par-4 6th is one of the most photographed in golf.


Running over elevated ground beside this Cornish resort town, this links was designed by the ubiquitous James Braid in 1927. Located a few miles from Newquay, it is as natural and elemental as they come, with the undulating design working its way over and through some of the most impressive and glorious dunes in the country. Such is the wildness of the topography that very few manmade bunkers are needed.

Best Places To Stay Near Trevose

Trevose Golf and Country Club -  Book now at
The best place to stay is on site, where you can enjoy the scenic views over the Championship course and out to the Atlantic Ocean. There's an outdoor pool, restaurant, shared lounge and games room, with seven great Cornish beaches within a mile. The accommodation includes a seating area and a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave.

Harbour Hotel Padstow - Book now at
Located on Padstow’s busy harbour front, this four-star hotel boasts views of the town and Camel estuary. There is a popular restaurant as well as bright, individually styled rooms. Many rooms enjoy views across the water. The Harbour Kitchen: Bar + Terrace looks over the harbour and uses Cornish produce to create a daily menu. 

Trevose Championship Course Gallery


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  • 2015/16 - 77
  • 2013/14 - 70
  • 2011/12 - 65
  • 2009/10 - 56

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most photographed hole at Trevose?

Unquestionably the quite recently remodelled par-5 4th hole and in particular its green setting. The course works its way down towards the sea over the opening holes, with the 4th hole then mirroring the curve of the northern half of Constantine Bay as it arcs left to a spectacular green right by the shore. When the waves are crashing in behind the green on a windy day, make sure you have your phone or camera to hand!

What is the cheapest way to play Trevose?

The Championship course at Trevose is one of the least expensive in the Golf Monthly UK&I Top 100 with a peak green of £115 a round from Friday to Sunday in the high season. Out of season you can play for as little as £55 a round from November to February, excluding the festive period, but if you also stay on site at Trevose during those months, it comes down to £45 a round.

Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly. He is an expert on the Rules of Golf having qualified through an R&A course to become a golf referee. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played 1,000 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts. He reached the 1,000 mark on his 60th birthday in October 2023 on Vale do Lobo's Ocean course. Put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf

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