Budock Vean

Budock Vean

Budock Vean

Budock Vean | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Budock Vean is different to most venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list since there are only nine holes of golf available to guests and members of the resort. However, thanks to its newly refurbished hotel, holiday homes and cottages, spa facility and range of watersports, it deserves a place on our list.  
The golf course itself was designed by a man who won five Claret Jugs. James Braid, the world-famous golfer and golf course architect, was the man behind the layout at Budock Vean, which opened a century ago. Each of the nine holes on the golf course offers something different, and each hole has two tees to make it into an 18-hole golf course. 
Away from the course, there is plenty to do in terms of activities. There are two tennis courts, electric bikes for hire and a fully equipped gym. There are plenty of watersports on offer as well, with kayaking, paddleboarding and even boat trips on the Helford River. The resort also has a spa and wellness facility, with swimming pool, hot tub, and the opportunity for guests to indulge in a range of massages and treatments.  
There is a variety of accommodation on offer at Budock Vean, from the hotel to holiday homes and cottages. Each of the rooms in the hotel has recently been refurbished and upgraded to add another level of comfort to a stay. There are Standard and Signature Rooms, along with Signature Suites for a luxurious night at Budock. The Holiday Homes can sleep up to six people, while the Holiday Cottages are the self-catering option on site, and all bar one are on the ground floor.  
Visit Budock Vean’s website here.  

Budock Vean Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

A 9-Hole Wonder

Budock Vean’s golfing landscape is much smaller than most on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. There are just nine holes at the resort, but the James Braid-designed golf course is a gem. The five-time Open Champion was the man behind the Budock Vean layout, which has been around for more than a century now. 
Each of the nine holes on the Par 34 layout has two tees, allowing the course to be played as an 18-hole track, a Par 68. The opening hole is a dog-leg right playing away from the hotel and clubhouse, while the 3rd/12th is also a dog-leg right, and at only 240 yards, it is certainly drivable. However, the hotel and golf shop sit behind the 3rd green so anything long is certainly in danger.  
The 5th/14th is another dog-leg right, but at more than 420 yards, it is one of the hardest holes on the property. The 7th/16th is the longest hole from the latter’s tee, playing more than 570 yards, and it is a narrow and tricky par 5. 8/17 is another drivable par 4, with the course finishing with a short par 3. The 9th/18th, named ‘Flower Bowl’, is no more than 150 yards long, but club selection is crucial to keep a small number on the card to end your round.  

Sublime Accommodation Choices

There is plenty of choice when it comes to spending the night at Budock Vean. Whether your choice is one of the many rooms and suites in the hotel, or one of the holiday homes or cottages on the resort, the options are sublime. 
The hotel has been recently refurbished, with every room in the hotel having a facelift in the last few years. The Standard Rooms are comfortable and luxurious, while the Signature Rooms add those extra little touches to a stay at Budock Vean. The Signature Suites are the best offering in the hotel building, with a separate bedroom and living area, along with both walk-in shower and bath in the bathroom.  
There is also a selection of 5-star Holiday Homes on offer at Budock Vean. They are located just a few metres from the hotel, and each sleeps six people. Guests also have free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, while the properties all come with under-floor heating, an open plan living/kitchen area and balconies to enjoy the sunset on.  
The Holiday Cottages at Budock Vean are the self-catering option at the venue. These are all located on the ground floor apart from the Old 19th. Dogs are also welcomed at the Holiday Cottages, for a small fee, so your furry friends can enjoy the trip to Cornwall with you as well.  

Leisure & Spa Facilities

Away from the golf course, there is plenty to do at Budock Vean. There are two all-weather tennis courts, electric bikes for hire and a fully equipped gym, where personal trainers are on hand to help with any fitness queries or training you might want or need.  
With its location on the banks of the Helford River, there are also plenty of opportunities for guests to take part in a range of watersports. Kayaking, paddleboarding and powerboating are all available for guests of the resort. There are also relaxing boat trips up and down the river.  
For those that prefer a more relaxing afternoon, the Natural Health Spa is the place to go at Budock Vean. There is a 15-metre indoor heated swimming pool and a hot tub on the outdoor decking, while guests can indulge in massages and treatments from a range of qualified professionals.  

FAQs about Budock Vean

Where is Budock Vean?  
Budock Vean is the southwestern most venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. It is near the village of Helford Passage, on the banks of the Helford River. Falmouth is the nearest town, just over five miles to the northeast from the resort, while Truro is half an hour away by car.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Budock Vean?
Penmere, Falmouth Town and Falmouth Docks are all a similar distance from Budock Vean, and all within the boundaries of the town of Falmouth. Trains go to and from Truro every half an hour.  
Newquay Airport is around an hour from Budock Vean, but many of its flights are seasonal, and all within Europe. Bristol Airport is really the airport for the southwest of England, with easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and TUI Airways all having bases there. There are international flights throughout the day from Bristol.  

What golf facilities does Budock Vean offer?
Due to the small space that the resort occupies, there is not a driving range on site at Budock Vean, but there are practice nets. There is a putting green just outside the golf shop and next to the 1st tee to allow golfers to practice their final few putts before taking to the course.  

What are the green fees at Budock Vean?
The price of a green fee at Budock Vean changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Budock Vean, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Budock Vean?
There is a wide range of accommodation on offer for guests at Budock Vean. Firstly, the hotel has a variety of Standard and Signature Rooms, along with a range of Signature Suites. There are then also Holiday Homes and Holiday Cottages for those that fancy a more private stay at the Cornish resort.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Budock Vean is one of only three venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list to be based in Cornwall. The others are St Mellion and Trevose, both of which are around a 90-minute drive from Budock Vean. 
Visit Budock Vean’s website here.