Carlyon Bay Golf Club
Beach Rd, Carlyon Bay,
St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RD
Tel : +44 (0) 1726 814 250 Fax : +44 (0) 1726 814 250

Carlyon Bay Golf Club is a coastal clifftop course moving into parkland. Stunning views across St Austell Bay. Practice area. Food available all day.

Carlyon Bay Hotel is a 4 star AA hotel of the year 1997 with full leisure facilities 100 yards away.

From Exeter follow A38 to Lanhydrock, follow signs to St Austell through Tywardreath. Left turn at Britannia Inn, signposted from there.

Further Information
Information herein was provided by club itself on 19 May 98.

Course Details

Course Name: Carlyon Bay Holes: 18 Yardage: 6578 SSS: 71
Combined coastal and parkland course with panoramic views.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ian Brown 09/01

    Ian Brown wrote on: Aug 31, 2001

    A wonderful course kept in wonderful condition with fast running fairways and greens. It is most certainly not a links course but very good seaside/parkland layout. The first 10 holes run mainly along the cliff top with some fantastic views across the bay. The back nine generally are inland and the last 5 are flat parkland holes. A lot of the holes seemed to be quite easy but the course didn't give in that easily with some pretty undulating greens and several 2-tier greens. The only downside would have to be a 2-ball who shouldn't have been allowed on a pitch and putt course held up several 3-balls and us. Overall, not up with St Enodoc or Trevose but certainly one of the next best in Cornwall.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Simon Gaye 04/01

    Simon Gaye wrote on: Mar 31, 2001

    Hi I have been playing golf for twenty five years.
    Having been a member at the club, I found it rather poor and in a bad condition. However when I went to play there again for the first time in fifteen years I was to be quite frank with you shocked and impressed on how far the course has come along. Since playing there I have been fighting to get a competition there with my work mates and stay in the clubs hotel for the weekend. My son Richard has just at the age of seven started to play and with their great junior section I had to join him up at the superb course, Carlyon Bay.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Wayne Davis 6/00

    Wayne Davis wrote on: May 31, 2000

    What a course! Something for everyone. I was lucky enough to have a family holiday here but still squeeze in 4 rounds over the 5 nights we stayed at the hotel (that was great too!) The course was quite lush for a links course but a few days sun would I'm sure put pay to that. The greens were still very quick and for your average Parkland player and it didn't take long to work out that the lofted wedge into the green wasn't going to stop no matter how much you shouted at it.
    Over the rounds I played it became very apparent that depending on the wind direction the course took on different styles of play. When it BLEW off the sea low and straight was the order of the day but as it decreased and then turned to off the land it was very forgiving.
    I could say a lot about most holes as they were all kept in excellent condition as were all the other facilities. I nice touch from this established club is the course planner included on the card, but that small ditch marked on the 9th fairway (only 0yrds from the tee) should be shown as an open mine shaft...... lay up!!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Henry Bladon 6/00

    Henry Bladon wrote on: May 31, 2000

    Needing to win the final hole for a halved match I found a greenside bunker from the tee on 18 [a mid iron par 3]. I failed to get up and down, and duly lost my five quid - but I felt better for the experience and will definitely be back, with one proviso........I'll be phoning the assistant pro to find out if whilst watching the grass grow on the putting green he can see the sun shining overhead!
    In the clubhouse bar I was interested to note that the honours board registered the first president as being a certain Major ETR Carlyon from 1932-1938, although I was unable to glean the full story from the locals I met.
    As a footnote it is worth saying that our stay in the Hotel was first rate and thoroughly recommended. The staff are extremely efficient and from the minute the doorman welcomes you in there is that personal warmth which instantly relaxes.
    The one slight niggle was the necessity to don Jacket and Tie in the restaurant for dinner, but it didn't come as a shock when I read earlier in the hotel brochure about the adjacent lounge…… 'in the evening the Lounge assumes its natural formality' ……… I pondered for a while as to what was natural about formality……but gave up trying to fathom it in favour of another Gin and Tonic.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Steven Baker 05/99

    Steven Baker wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    This course is breathtaking. The front 9 takes you around the coastline whilst the home stretch meanders back to the clubhouse taking in countryside beauty.
    The majority of holes are varied and interesting and requires tight controlled play. Both the greens and fairways were all in excellent condition, and supplemented with friendly staff and a smart clubhouse provided for a great day.
    The only word of warning worth a note is that the ninth hole is at the far end of the course with the only
    restroom facilities (a pre-fab hut if you can call these facilities) provided at the side of the 13th hole. Don't worry if you have a bad game as the scenery on offer is spectacular.