1st Hole - Par 4 “Carlyon” 371 yards
Running along the top of the cliffs, with panoramic views over St. Austell Bay, “Carlyon” is an extremely welcoming opening hole.
From an elevated tee, the fairway is wide and favours a drive to the left to give you the best line into the green. However, a wayward shot to the right will place you in the waiting bunker just off the fairway or at worst, over the cliff-top and out of bounds.
The approach shot to the pin is potentially a blind one and can prove to be very deceiving. Accuracy is of utmost on this shot due to the long and narrow nature of the green and the two greenside bunkers awaiting those wayward shots. The first is placed on front right hand side of the green, and the other mid-way up the left hand side of the green. Therefore, a shrewd club selection is vital in order to ensure the successful completion of this hole.