Set in the heart of North Cornwall in 230 acres of rolling hills and woodland, designated an area of Special Landscape Value, the Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Cornwall once formed part of a 13th century deer park owned by the Black Prince.
Bowood Park is now home to a comfortable 32 room three star hotel with restaurant and is one of the most outstanding of all Cornish golf courses, making it one of the best destinations for golf breaks in the South West. The fine dining restaurant serves a wide range of international cuisine which is made to order and the lounge bar, with its extensive stock of wines and malt whiskeys and late-night opening, is spacious and comfortably furnished with ample chairs and sofas.
The par 72 course runs to 6,692 yards for the men, 5,700 for the ladies and is set up in a way which should maximise enjoyment for all standards of golfer - you shouldn't have to spend your holiday looking for lost balls! The well-drained greens, built to USGA standards, means the course rarely closes in inclement weather, and in winter tees and greens are in full use - no temporaries.
A ten bay covered driving range, large putting green and a chipping green complete the picture. A fleet of 20 electric buggies lay at your disposal. With two nine-hole loops back to the clubhouse starts are possible from the first or the tenth, useful for those wanting an early nine hole game.
The first nine starts at the upper end of the course and makes for an excellent warm-up to a full round, the benefit of which you will feel when you reach the 600 yard 7th! On the way you will pass some of the 26 lakes and ponds which adorn the course.
The second nine quickly descends past the old Lanteglos church into the valley of the river Allen which is lined by attractive bluebell woods and streams. The signature hole is the 385 yard 12th, a challenging par four with an island green reached by a covered wooden footbridge reminiscent of New England. A few holes later, you will be on the 18th tee, hopefully hitting your drive to the top of the slope which presents you with a commanding view of the clubhouse which awaits you with a welcoming and well deserved drink.
From the golf club website.