This summer Germany’s Golf Journal magazine published its first ranking of the ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe’ combining courses from both the British Isles and continental Europe. St Enodoc was awarded 51st slot in the ranking with the heralded Royal County Down, Turnberry’s Ailsa Course and Royal Dornoch golf courses headlining the list.
The Munich-based publication’s most important criteria was difficulty and design of the course, followed by scenery and facilities ranging from the clubhouse to the practice area.
Closer to home, top UK magazine Golf World recently revealed the Church Course in 39th place in its ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland’ as voted by a panel of experts and Golf World readers. This list recommends the best courses for golfers to play and where they will have the most memorable experiences.
This tops a good year in the rankings for St Enodoc as in January it was included in Golf Digest’s inaugural ranking of the ‘World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses’. One of just 11 courses in England that feature in the listing, St Enodoc was awarded 99th position and was described by the authoritative US magazine as ‘A rollicking James Braid design on the southwest toe of England, lengthened in the past decade but still short and odd enough to be a cult favourite’.