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.

Cape Cornwall Club is pleased to welcome visitors to play the course, offering green fees for 9 holes as well as 18.

Book online or call us on 01736 788611. 


Cape Cornwall Club are always open and welcoming new members. The membership runs from the 1st April and can be pro-rated for those wanting to join before the new year. 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.

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.

The Course

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.

Club officers

The overall Club is managed by the Club Committee and each Club section, Mens, Ladies and Seniors have their own autonomous Committees which feed into it.

Club Committee

Leanne and Andrew Cleary (Chair)
Roy McDiarmid
Linda Lugg
Frieda Pring 
Mark George
Martin Uren
Richard Bunch
Rob Tredinnick
Rob Atkinson

Seniors Committee

Peter Fraser (Captain)
Stephen Pennington (Vice Captain)
Geoff Jones (Secretary)
John Payne (Treasurer)
Kim Saunders (Handicap Secretary)
Roy McDiarmid (President)
Graham Trenwith

Mens Committee

Mark George (Captain)
Rob Atkinson (Secretary)
Roy McDiarmid (President)
John Tweedie
Rob Atkinson
Richard Bunch
Rob Tredinnick
Roger Nicholas

Ladies Committee

Di Hillage (Captain & HCAP Sec.)
Ros Thomas (Secretary)
Fran Polglase (Treasurer & Assistant HCAP Sec.)
Lynn Lugg (President)
Jayne Wilkinson
Angie Cape
Frieda Pring

Safeguarding Officer

Jean Clow
01736 754708

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