We were recently visited by a very well known and reputed Canadian golf writer and journalist Robert Thompson. He played the course and met with Tuck and Simon Pain; you may have seen his very complimentary remarks on our Twitter page. He has now returned to Canada and has written about his trip to the South West and St Enodoc in particular.
Here are couple of extracts from his article to give you the flavour of his experience -
\"Perhaps the most celebrated of the courses I saw in the week I spent in Southwest, England, St. Enodoc captures your imagination and never lets go. Some argue it is in the Top 100 in the world. Golf Magazine doesn’t have it there—but it should. In fact, you could make a good argument that St. Enodoc, probably the best work by James Braid, should hold a spot of the best links ever devised.\"
\"A lot of links start and end with unremarkable holes. That’s not the case with St. Enodoc, where the first and the final holes are unquestionably two of the best on a course filled with outstanding holes. The first presents you with a sense of the scale, with towering dunes down the entirety of the right side of the fairway, and a green perched in front of the looming sea. It is a terrific opener, one of the best I’ve seen. What follows is a front nine filled with ingenious holes, many of which are unlike any I’ve seen on a links.\"
\"By the time you’ve played the 10th, the famous hole where the green sits near a historic church that spent part of its time buried under sand dunes, it is hard to imagine that St. Enodoc is anything but a great course.\"
\"St. Enodoc has a terrific clubhouse overlooking the first tee and 18th green, and some of the friendliest members and staff I’ve encountered.\"
To read the whole story please go to http://canadiangolfer.com/g4g/2015/04/26/8555/