English Golf Courses

Trevose bang on track

First phase of course upgrades at historic Cornwall club complete

By ECG Newsdesk

Trevose Golf and Country Club in North Cornwall has completed the first phase of an ambitious plan to upgrade its championship course. Renowned links specialists and golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert, carried out a comprehensive review of the course in the autumn and work began almost immediately on the second, ninth and 13th holes.

The work focuses on the adoption of a consistent bunkering style, developing the rough-edged bunkers that have long been a feature of this Harry Colt-designed course. It also involves a number of new greens and the extensive reshaping of more than half of the green surrounds, the inspiration for this work being the best of the original greens like the seventh and tenth.

Nick Gammon, managing director of Trevose, explained: “Our family has always invested in the course and the club’s facilities but we felt we had reached a point where we needed a longer term plan to develop our golf offering further. We were well aware of the work that Mackenzie & Ebert are doing on seven of the ten Open venues and ten of the top 20 courses in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as on many of Harry Colt’s finest courses, so it seemed a natural fit to approach them.

“From the first meeting, we were confident that we shared the same outlook and their enthusiasm for the project was clear from that day onwards. It has been very exciting to witness the transformation.”


Tom Mackenzie, of Mackenzie & Ebert, has overseen the work and added: “For 90 years, golfers have flocked to Trevose to enjoy all that it offers. It has remained so popular because the Gammon family have always re-invested in the facilities. We were hugely impressed with all that they have done and their ambitions for the future.

“We are honoured to be helping them build on the success they have enjoyed. Our goal is to make it even better and to build on its obvious strengths and Harry Colt provenance.”

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