The Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship takes place in one of the most stunning locations in the UK – Cornwall. To be able to combine beautiful beaches and elegant eateries with your love of golf makes this the perfect getaway, not forgetting that the scenic county is known for its dog and family-friendly activities as well as some of the best weather the country can conjure!
The host venue, Trevose Golf & Country Club, is ideally situated on the north coast of Cornwall, just a stones’ throw from the picturesque town and fishing port of Padstow, which has become very popular over the years due to its traditional English harbour and renowned restaurant scene, not to mention its close vicinity to Cornish heavyweights, Newquay and Bodmin.
We’ve compiled some of our favourite attractions that are available to you when making your visit to the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship:
Restaurants & Pubs:
As said by François de la Rochefoucauld, "to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” and you can certainly eat intelligently in Cornwall. Gastronomic delights await the foodies amongst you at The Pig at Harlyn Bay, which is situated just over a 10-minute walk from Trevose Golf & Country Club and is homed within one of Cornwall’s most historic houses dating back to the 15th century. This stunning eatery has far-reaching sea views as well as heaps of quirks and character – a must visit!
The Cornish Arms, owned by the renowned British chef, Rick Stein, is a quintessential village pub that offers another remarkable culinary experience less than a 5-minute drive from the venue. Not only does it offer a top-class menu and a great atmosphere, but you can also bring your furry friend along for the trip.
Within Padstow itself, The Old Custom House is the perfect place to sip some fine wine or a locally brewed beer whilst overlooking the harbour. If you’re looking for a more traditional pub, then Shipwrights is the place to be. Originally built to serve fishermen and tradespeople from the bustling port, Shipwrights is now famous for its award-winning beer – you won’t regret a visit!
A number of glorious sandy beaches surround Padstow, such as St George’s Cove, just over half a mile from Padstow harbour, which provides fabulous views across the Camel Estuary and Daymer Bay. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect beach for dog walking, Harbour Cove remains relatively quiet, very much unspoiled and is truly dog friendly with no restrictions all year round. Harlyn Bay is a great choice if you’re looking for a family-friendly beach, as the waters are generally safe for swimming during summer months, when there is also lifeguard cover as well as lots to keep kids occupied such as rock pools and sand dunes.
If you’re a water-sports fan or would like to give it a go, Cornwall is the perfect place to do so. Harlyn Surf School, which has been established for 25 years and is located only a few minutes from Trevose Golf & Country Club, is one of Cornwall’s premier surf schools and also offers stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and coasteering.
Padstow Sealife Safaris offer you the opportunity to see some of the wonderful wildlife that call British waters their home, such as dolphins, seals and possibly basking sharks, not to mention some stunning birds such as razorbills and even puffins. Within Padstow itself, you’ll also find The National Lobster Hatchery, which seeks to raise awareness of the vulnerable lobster population around the Cornish coast. At the visitor centre you can see young lobsters being reared, along with the resident giant lobster and various crabs.
For the country house lover, you’ll find Prideaux Place positioned overlooking Padstow, a fine Elizabethan country house complete with formal gardens and deer park.
Padstow and the surrounding area are also a fantastic place to find a fishing trip, hire a bike, horse ride or hike.
If you’re looking for more of a city feel and the attractions that come with it, Newquay is just over 10 miles’ drive from Trevose Golf & Country Club, and although the town is famed for its nightlife and water sports, you’ll also find plenty of other activities such as Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and much more…
To register for free tickets to the European Legends Links Championship, click HERE.