The Atlantic Links Tour: Trevose Golf Club

Trevoses 4th Green with the Atlantic backdrop

Trevoses 4th Green with the Atlantic backdrop

Trevose  Golf Club

I must admit I’m not one for long drives and at first the five-hour slog from London to Cornwall wasn’t something I was particularly looking forward to. But the exciting prospect of playing a Harry Colt jewel with the sea in front of me means those five hours fly by. I just can’t wait to smell that fresh sea air and step on that first tee – and I’m not disappointed.

It’s a warm summer’s day and the weather is perfect, not too hot with a nice breeze to make things interesting. I tee up just outside the beautiful white clubhouse and look out to the hard brown fairways – just the way links courses should look with their emerald greens like jewels in the desert. I take out my 3-wood because the fairway funnels through two dunes that stand like sentries with their pot bunkers waiting to collect anything long and slightly wide. I place the ball in the middle of the fairway…and I’m off. I feel like a kid at his first fairground and it’s only been three weeks since my last links fix. But I’m happy to take centre stage, stand hand on heart and declare: my name is James Mason and I am a links addict!

I’ve heard so much about Trevose and as I play my second shot over the dunes to the hidden green on the first, this track is living up to what I’d imagined. I would recommend you make an excursion to the championship tees on the signature par-5 fourth hole, just to look out to sea and see how tough that tee shot is from up there.

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ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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