Welcome to cape cornwall club
Golf is the heartbeat of Cape Cornwall Club and our friendly members will always give you a warm welcome.
The Club has been quoted as having ‘the most spectacular golf course scenery in Great Britain’ by Marcus Weatherburn of PlayMoreGolf, who has visited over 250 courses in the UK.
One of the strengths of the Club is a membership drawn from a broad cross section of locals born and bred, and those who have chosen to settle here.
There is always ‘golfer’s grub’ on our menu after every competition at the 19th hole, where you can come in out of the elements and enjoy our fine food, superb local real ales and warm open fire while still enjoying spectacular views.
The Club History
The Club was once Nanpean Farm owned by the Payne family, but in the late 1980s, Donald Payne turned it into an 18-hole golf course with the course designer Bob Hamilton.
They converted the stone wall barns and farmhouse into the Club House and opened up to the public in 1990. The first club competition was a Texas Scramble, which is commemorated every year in May. Soon, the founder’s two sons Nigel and Robert took over running the operation until the early 2000’s, and since then, it has been through several pairs of hands until Andy and Leanne Cleary bought the property in July 2019.
The Club has always been known throughout Cornwall for its friendliness and unpretentious atmosphere, where businessmen, farmers, fishermen, artists and everyone in between mix together having a drink and laugh at the 19th hole.
According to one of our longest standing Members, Club Captain Bill Arnold, many years ago when the Payne family first ran the bar, sessions would rock on until the wee hours of the morning, and skinny dipping in the pool was encouraged! To celebrate the Millennium, the Club had a fancy dress party and Nigel Payne put on a firework display – the only problem was that the thick Cornish mist descended. “We could hear the rockets going wiz… bang! But no one could see a damn thing!”
The Golf Course
The Cape Cornwall Club offers an 18-hole golf course with a challenging par 70/5672 yards off the white tees, all the way down to a shorter par 63/4105 yards from the forward blue tees intended to encourage beginners and those with the highest handicaps. Features of the course include Cornish hedges and rocky walls, which, along with the capricious winds, add to the challenge and can alter your choice of club significantly each time you play.
Each of the 18 holes offers incredible views with some of the most scenic geographical features in the United Kingdom. On a calm, sunny day, you can see all the way out to the Isles of Scilly.
In 2020 the World Handicap System will be introduced for all players throughout the globe, and like other courses, we shall then be embracing a Slope Index for our course.
Golf Club Booking and Membership Information
Pro shop: We have a selection of golfing attire branded with our CCC logo for visitors and Members alike on sale in the reception area.
Dress code: We’re an informal club, where jackets and ties are rarely seen, but we encourage normally accepted golfing attire, no jeans. If you are in any doubt as to what to wear, please ask our reception team when booking your round.
Bookings information and visitor green fees are as follows:
Our online booking system is coming soon, but in the meantime, dial 01736788611, or send a booking enquiry to email@example.com
Become a Member:
- The various memberships entitle you to play in 6 competitions a week all year round, within three main sections being Ladies’, Men’s, and Seniors’.
- Please get in touch on our contact page to enquire about our membership fees.
Visitor Tee Booking: Please call us on 01736 788611
Become a Member:
- Please get in touch via our contact page to enquire about our Members Fees
- There are various memberships available with the full membership fee being only £565 per year
- Please get in touch via our contact page to enquire about memberships.
Score Cards: Score Cards are available at reception for players.
Events & Competitions
Club Calendar: Our regular events and competitions are well supported, and regularly updated. Please get in touch via our contact page for the latest news or find us on Facebook
- Men’s: CCC has a thriving Men’s Section with competitions held on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year. The main club competition is held on a Sunday, and is often a 9:30am ‘shotgun’ start meaning the course is full all morning and the bar, all afternoon.
- Ladies’: The Ladies’ main competition day is Saturday and we have a roll up for 9 holes each Thursday morning. After play we usually gather in the bar whilst the results are processed and announced. Although small in number
s, we readily participate in events at other Clubs and those run by the County Ladies’ Association. We also have a team in the Cornwall Ladies’ League Competition. Each year the Ladies’ section organises a fun ‘Away-Golf-Weekend’, which is usually very enjoyable! We keep in touch via a WhatsApp group and one of our members maintains a blog under the heading of ‘The Awesome Adventures of Cape Cornwall Ladies’ We are a particularly friendly and sociable group, and welcome new members and visitors.
- Seniors: We have a large section of Seniors. Competitions are arranged on Tuesdays and Fridays, along with our famous annual tour to Brittany.
- Juniors’: We have a Colts membership package and one of our priorities will be offering initiatives to support young golfers.
Current Club Officers:
- Presidents – Lyn Lugg and Roy McDiarmid
- Club Captain – Bill Arnold
- Lady Captain – Di Hillage
- Senior Captain – George Higgins
- Committee Members – Brian Polglase and Tim Boyle
- Secretary – Rob Atkinson
- Treasurer – John Payne
- Head Greenkeeper – Mark Prisk
Past Club Officers:
- President – Mike Lawrence
1 Course Inclusions
All internal walls and bridges are integral parts of the course. However, a player may not climb or stand on a wall to play a ball. A player unable to play a ball which has come to rest on top of an integral wall whilst standing on the ground must declare the ball unplayable and proceed under penalty of one stroke (Rule 19).
2 Out of Bounds
The inner faces of any wall, fence or gate bounding the course constitutes the boundary of the course. The car park and Clubhouse are not part of the course.
The following areas are out of bounds:
A The badger set on the 4th.
B The 4th hole when playing any other hole.
C Any other hole when playing the 4th hole.
D The 13th hole when playing any other hole.
E Any other hole when playing the 13th hole.
F The elevated area by the 16th tee.
G The practice ground bounded by the 16th, 17th & 18th.
A Loose stones in bunkers and loose impediments (see rule 15.1).
B All tee marker and commemorative stones are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under rule 16.1.
C Any loose or solid-surfaced path is an immovable obstruction.
Any ball which strikes any overhead wires must be replayed without penalty.
5 Discontinuance of Play
A A player may discontinue play during a hailstorm. Play shall be resumed immediately upon the end of the hailstorm.
B The klaxon will sound as follows:
3 long blasts will abandon the game;
2 short blasts will pause play;
1 long blast will resume play.
A Please repair pitch marks or divots.
B Please be careful of cars and walkers using the road along the 12th hole.
C Attention must be given to road users when crossing the road between the 2nd & 3rd holes and 11th & 12th holes.
7 Penalty Areas
When a player’s ball is in a penalty area, including when it is known or virtually certain to be therein even though not found, the player may take relief using one of the options under Rule 17.1d. When playing the 14th hole, players may also take relief by using the drop zone.
All measurements are to the middle of the green.
Hole 1Learn More
Par 4 - 371 yards
“Because we have a wall 180 yards from the tee, I would play a 5 iron for position short of the wall, then a 5 wood and then a wedge on the green.”
Hole 2Learn More
Par 4 - 362 yards
“Use a driver off the tee, then a 5 iron and then a wedge onto the green. Bunker is left of the green.”
Hole 3Learn More
Par 3 - 177 yards
“With the wind in my face I use a 3 wood, down to a 9 iron with the wind behind.”
Hole 4Learn More
Par 4 - 255 yards
“I would hit with a recovery wood or a driver, depending on the wind, then a pitching wedge or 8 iron to the green, depending on the wind. This is a dogleg right with a mineshaft about 140 yards to the right.”
Hole 5Learn More
Par 3 - 220 yards
“Driver, whatever the weather, then anything from a pitching wedge to a 6 iron. Approach the green from the left, everything runs right.”
Hole 6Learn More
Par 4 - 450 yards
“Start with a driver, then a 3 wood, then anything from 8 iron to a rescue wood. Approach it from the right, beware of adders in the wall on the left.”
Hole 7Learn More
Hole 7 - par 5 - 500 yards
“Use a driver from the tee, then a 3 wood, then a rescue wood. Approach to the green beware of being too long or the ball will go OOB.”
Hole 8Learn More
Par 5 - 481 yards
“I’ll use a driver, then a 3 wood, then an 8 iron.”
Hole 9Learn More
Par 3 -161 yards
“Driver off the tee then a pitching wedge.”
Hole 10Learn More
Par 4 - 249 yards
“Driver to the green. It’s a straight forward hole. There’s a bunker to the left and right.”
Hole 11Learn More
Par 4 – 306 yards
“Driver then an 8 iron. There’s a bunker left of the green and fairway bunker.”
Hole 12Learn More
Par 4 - 289 yards
“Driver off the tee then a pitching wedge. This one plays downhill and approaches to the right hand side of the fairway. Everything kicks to the left.”
Hole 13Learn More
Par 3 - 144 yards
“I use a driver then a pitching wedge. It plays uphill out of bounds on both sides.”
Hole 14Learn More
Par 4 - 275 yards
“Driver then pitching wedge. Everything slopes drastically to the right.”
Hole 15Learn More
Par 4 - 340 yards
“I use a rescue wood, then a rescue wood again, then a pitching wedge. There’s an orchard at about 190 yards; most people lay up and take a second shot to the green.”
Hole 16Learn More
Par 4 - 368 yards
“Driver then a 5 iron to the green. Wind in face, I use a 4 iron; wind behind, a 9 iron. It slopes to right, so approach to left side of the green.”
Hole 17Learn More
Par 3 - 220 yards
“Again, keep to the left of the fairway. Can be a difficult green for putting.”
Hole 18Learn More
Par 5 - 504 yards
“Driver and a 3 wood, then a rescue wood. Play it in 3 shots due to the two walls. On first shot, there’s an out of bounds to your right. On the second shot there’s an out of bounds to the left and the third shot to green there’s an out of bounds to the left.”