Trevose (Championship)

Trevose (Championship) | NCG Top 100s: England

Trevose also features on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, but it is the Championship Course that claims a spot in the NCG Top 100s: England list. 
The Championship Course is one of three at Trevose – along with the Headland and Short Courses – and was designed by Harry Colt, opening in 1925. 
The course plays in two loops and has been host to the Brabazon Trophy and the European Legends Links Championship since the turn of the 21st Century. 
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A Brief History of Trevose (Championship)

The story of the land that Trevose Golf Club now sits on dates back much further than the golf course. 
It was the 1920s when Harry Colt visited the area, with the great man – designer of the likes of Royal Liverpool, Swinley Forest, Sunningdale (both Old and New), both the East and West Course at Wentworth and Royal Portrush’s Dunluce Course – would lay out the Championship Course at Trevose. 
The course opened shortly after Colt’s visit and will celebrate its centenary in 2025. The Brabazon Trophy, McGregor Trophy and the European Legends Links Championship have all been played at Trevose in the last two decades. 

Trevose (Championship) Review | NCG Top 100s: England

As with many links courses, and with many Colt courses, the Championship Course at Trevose is laid out in two loops. The opening nine sees you play among the dunes on the coastline, with the back nine of the layout running further inland before bringing you back to the clubhouse. It plays 6,950 yards from the tips, and depending on the wind direction, it is quite possible to reach a couple of the par 5s with a drive and a mid-iron yet require two woods to threaten the lengthy par 4s. 
The Championship Course starts with a very strong par 4, where the dunes eat into the right side of the fairway. After the 437-yard opener, the 411-yard 2nd quick follows. There is a much wider fairway at 2, though, which only plays 325 from the yellows. The 3rd is the first par 3 on the layout, and at just 166 yards, it is not the most difficult. The trouble lies front right, with three pot bunkers awaiting anything mishit. 
The 4th is the first par 5, and one of three that can be reachable in two. At only 487 yards, and with a wide fairway, this presents a proper eagle opportunity. The tough 5th hole follows, only 30 yards shorter than the 4th but playing as a par 4. It also climbs a hill, making it feel even longer. There is some respite on the 6th, with 7 featuring plenty of trouble, including dunes and fairway bunkers. 8 is another short par 3, at just 155 yards. This time, the three bunkers are on the left of the green, posing a different challenge to the 3rd. 
The two holes around the turn – the 9th and 10th – are both reachable par 5s. The closing hole on the front nine is straight, and has just two fairway bunkers to avoid. Meanwhile, the 10th is slightly longer at 523 yards, and features a stream that runs across the fairway. That comes in at 350 yards from the tee, so it should not pose a problem. From there, the back nine starts to get tough. 11 is a 220-yard par 3, while the 12th is in the same vain as the tough 5th hole. At 460 yards and playing uphill, a par on this par 4 is a very good result.  
13 is the longest hole on the Championship Course, pushing 570 yards from the tips. Three fairway bunkers, out of bounds all the way down the left, and an undulating, two-tiered green pose just some of the problems down the 13th. There is respite at 14 and 15, both less than 330 yards and offering birdie opportunities as long as you hit the fairway.  
The closing stretch on the Championship Course at Trevose begins with the par 3 16th, which at 247 yards from the tips is one of the longest par 3s in the country. 17 is more than 430 yards and features three large bunkers in the fairway, between 260 and 305 yards from the blue tees. The closing hole at Trevose is almost 470 yards long, the longest par 4 on the card. It takes you back to the clubhouse where you’ll enjoy a well-earned drink once you’ve navigated the five greenside bunkers. 

FAQs about Trevose (Championship)

Where is Trevose located?  
Trevose is one of the southwesternmost courses on the NCG Top 100s: England list. It is on the coastline of Constantine Bay, just south of the Trevose Head Heritage Coast. Newquay is just over ten miles down the coast while Plymouth is just over an hour to the southeast.  
Newquay is the home to both the nearest airport and train station. The train services end at Newquay from Par, with the station 11 miles from Trevose. The airport – Cornwall Airport Newquay – is less than ten miles from the resort. However, it is a seasonal airport, with most flights only coming in the summer. Instead, Bristol Airport might be the better option. It is three hours from Trevose, but has a much wider range of flight destinations.   

What golf facilities does Trevose offer?
Along with the Championship, Headland and Short Courses, Trevose is also home to a Performance Centre. The centre has eight sheltered bays on the driving range, TrackMan launch monitors, GASP video analysis and custom club fitting as well.   
The resort is also home to a pro shop that is extensive, to say the least. Gear and apparel from all the major brands, including Callaway, PING, TaylorMade, Peter Millar, Nike, Under Armour and FootJoy is on offer. The clubhouse at Trevose offers gorgeous views from its bay windows, looking out over the course and the Atlantic Ocean.   

What are the green fees at Trevose (Championship)?
The price of a green fee at Trevose (Championship) changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. 
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