Our guests with access to Tresco Island leisure facilities are also very welcome to use the beautiful Isles of Scilly Golf Club on the neighbouring island of St Mary's.
The Isles of Scilly Golf Club is the most south-westerly course in England - and surely one of the most stunning, with panoramic views across the islands from its 18 tees.
Tresco Island guests with Tresco Island Spa access are very welcome at the Club, where you can play a round or enjoy the warm island welcome in the Clubhouse. Tresco keeps clubs at the course for the use of our guests; just be sure to phone ahead so they can be prepared and sanitised ready for you.
Booking is essential; please contact the Steward, John Bird, on 01720 422692 in advance.
Opening back in 1904, the course occupies the breathtaking north-west coastline of St Mary's, presenting stunning scenery at every corner with cliff tops and coastal views.
The nine-hole links was carved - largely by hand - from clifftop scrub by farmers and a golf mad Dr Brushfield - the Club's founding father - opening in 1904.
Originally, the course started as a 9 hole, but in the 1952 there were an additional 9 tees added to the existing 9 holes, meaning 18 hole competitions are played off 9 holes and from 18 different tees. The fairways, greens and bunkers have been developed in a way that utilises the natural features of the island, whilst also providing an optimised golfing experience considering the slopes and conditions that surrounds it.
The course, from which there are stunning views of a panorama of islands, can lean towards low scoring in benign conditions, but when the wind blows its exposed nature makes golf a hard test. The ball tends to sit up invitingly on the fairways but holding the ball on the greens can be difficult due to their relatively small size.
The course is just over 5900 yards in length and has a par of 73. Eighteen hole competitions mean playing the nine holes twice. The signature hole, where down the years a number of "aces" have been recorded, is the short 109 yard 4th which requires an iron shot into a basin from a gorse surrounded tee spectacularly poised above the cliffs - a truly unique and euphoric experience.
The amateur course record - held by Mark Twynham is 66, professional - jointly held by George Ryall and Peter Evans - is 67.