St Mellion Resort
Play and stay heaven. This Cornish complex has a legendary Jack Nicklaus design and a fabulous four-star hotel on site.
St Mellion International Resort is a unique blend of contemporary style, exceptional facilities, golfing heritage and wonderful Cornish hospitality.
The resort boasts a stunning AA four-star 80-bedroom hotel and a Health Club & Spa as well as a variety of dining experiences, from the simple to the elegant in an award-winning restaurant.
St Mellion is renowned as one of England’s finest golf venues, being a regular in the Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 Course rankings. It’s also hosted 12 European Tour events so far.
The Nicklaus Signature Course celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013 and was the first European course personally designed by Jack Nicklaus. “I knew it was going to be good, but not this good... it’s everything I hoped for and more,” said the legendary American of the finished course.
At 6,300 yards it is not long, but using the amazing Cornish landscape and inspired by Augusta, Nicklaus created a UK version of Amen Corner with holes 10 through to 13 being quite brilliant both to play and look at.
But before you get to that now-celebrated back nine, you are also served a treat on the front half with one classic golf hole after another. When the sun shines, the 5th is one of the most beautiful holes in the country.
The Signature hole is the remarkable 11th, a par 3 inspired by the 12th and 16th short holes at Augusta. It combines the narrow green of the 12th with the sweeping lake that protects the green from the underclubbed shot. It is regarded as one of the classic short holes in British golf.
If you could have a second signature hole, the 12th would be it. It is another visually stunning test that is cut through a forest of conifer trees, a true par 5 that requires three accurate shots to reach the green. Running parallel to the fairway is a stream that then cuts across in front of the green. This hole completes the loop of three holes that is compared to Augusta’s infamous ‘Amen Corner.
St Mellion also has a ‘gem’, the Kernow Course. It opened in 2010 and was instantly commended as the perfect complement to the Nicklaus Signature Course. It offers wide fairways, big greens and great variety. Yet another reason a trip to St Mellion should be on every golfers’ bucket list.
Bars & Restaurants
The An Boesti is a 2 AA-Rosette restaurant and serves fresh, local ingredients in a modern decor. There is also an adjoining bar to enjoy some pre or after dinner drinks.
The No.18 Bistro is a less formal offering. All-day dining in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the resort, serving freshly ground coffee, afternoon tea, homemade desserts and a selection of healthy options.
The Nicklaus Bar overlooks the 18th green of the championship golf course. It’s the perfect spot to get together after a day of golfing at St Mellion. There is a wide selection of hot and cold food available along with light snacks.
Health & Leisure Club
The Health & Leisure Club features a fitness room and Matrix gym, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, fitness classes and an outdoor tennis court. It is open to resort guests and health club members.
St Mellion’s Elemis Spa offers a delightful setting for guests to unwind and relax. Overlooking the beautiful Cornish countryside, the spa is a short drive for Callington, Saltash and only 15 minutes away from Plymouth.
Amenities include spa treatment rooms, a steam room, a jet pool, sauna and Jacuzzi and an in-house spa team on hand. The extensive choice of health and beauty treatments available have all been designed to leave guests feeling relaxed and refreshed.
St Mellion ranks number 15 in the Golf World Top 100 Golf Resorts in the UK and Ireland and number 53 in the Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses in England.