St Mellion International Resort is back among Europe’s top golf and leisure destinations following Crown Golf’s £20 million refurbishment of the flagship property.
Jack Nicklaus’ first ‘signature’ golf course in the UK has been restored to European Tour standard in advance of hosting the English Open in 2011. The resort also features a new 80-bedroom four-star landmark hotel, with conferencing and leisure facilities.
Both golf courses at St Mellion International Resort have received widespread alterations, with £2.5m spent on a major bunker rebuilding programme, plus remodelled greens, new tees, a new cart path network and a new fairway irrigation system.
The Old Course, opened by brothers Martin and Hermon Bond in 1976, and which hosted St Mellion’s first professional golf tournament – the Benson & Hedges International Open in 1979 – has been re-named The Kernow Resort Course.
The Nicklaus Course, which opened in 1988, and which was Jack Nicklaus’ first golf course design project in the UK, has been re-named The Nicklaus Signature Course. This golf course celebrates its 21st birthday in 2009. With new championship tees and an upgrade to every bunker, this famously tough 7,000 yard golf course will host The English Open when The European Tour returns to St Mellion International in 2011.
Situated near to Saltash in Cornwall, close to the beaches and attractions for which the county is famed, but also within twenty minutes’ drive of Plymouth’s railway and airport, St Mellion offers easy travel links via Air Southwest, a low-cost airline offering daily scheduled flights into Plymouth from 11 airports across Great Britain & Ireland.