The Course

St Mary’s, the home island of Isles of Scilly Golf Club, is the largest and most populous island of the Isles of Scilly, which is found off the southwest coast of Cornwall in England.

The Isles of Scilly golf course, from which there are panoramic views of inhabited islands, rocky outcrops and if you are lucky azure blue seas, can lean towards low scoring in benign conditions but when the wind blows, it’s exposed nature makes golf a challenging test.

The course is laid out on some heathland in places, and on other occasions it plays very much like a traditional links course. It has been the pride and joy of our seaside town of St. Mary’s since it was first opened back in 1904.

Making the most of the islands natural features, the course is 5942 yards in length, has a par of 73 and comprises 9 holes with 18 tees across gently sloping, open moorland. The ball sits well on the generous fairways, and the small greens are in great condition, despite the fact that water is never plentiful enough in Scilly to permit sprinkling.

Our signature hole is the short 109 yard 4th, which requires an iron shot into a basin from a gorse surrounded tee spectacularly poised about the cliffs. A challenging course, it’s forgivable to be distracted by the beautiful sea views on display.

The green-keeping & maintenance of the course is undertaken by a hardworking team of volunteer members, who can be relied upon to keep the course in tiptop condition all year round. They are responsible for sanding divots on fairways and at tees, repairing pitch marks and raking each bunker.

Please see the details and breakdown of each hole below.

 

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

White Tees

280

201

388

109

403

479

307

341

495

258

253

431

109

396

421

283

321

467

Red Tees

249

166

347

109

349

438

255

300

412

258

193

385

109

346

328

255

300

412

Par

4

3

4

3

4

5

4

4

5

4

4

5

3

4

4

4

4

5

Stroke index

15

9

1

17

5

7

11

13

3

14

16

8

18

4

2

12

10

6