Captain’s Welcome

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the existing membership, non-members/visitors and visiting golfers to West Cornwall G.C. during my year as Captain. It is an honour to be Captain of the club for 2023.
As has been said many times West Cornwall G.C. is the oldest club in Cornwall and one of its finest. With 134 years of history, we have obviously been doing many things correctly and our course although not the longest has stood the test of time. You will find a very testing but rewarding course with many traditional links bounces, firm fairways in the summer months and undulating greens. There are also the stunning views over St Ives Bay and Gwithian Beach as you wend your way around the course.
We are also entering a very exciting time on the course, with the recent completion and introduction of our new Irrigation System. Lawrie Tremlett and the greenkeeping staff have put in many hours over the winter period undertaking maintenance, reseeding and overseeding, building and repairing paths, re-turfing etc to improve not only the presentation, but quality of the course. We look forward to seeing the improvements all this makes to the course.
Whether you are a member, visiting golfer, non-member or society you will find a very friendly welcome in the clubhouse. Here you will find some excellent food is also to be had, from sandwiches to pizzas and more substantial offerings. This all provided by John and his bar/catering team.
Our Pro Shop run by Jason Broadway, is rated as the best in the area, with an excellent choice of apparel, clubs, trollies and accessories. Jason also provides fittings, with a reputation that exceeds beyond the boundaries of Cornwall.
Our Men’s, Ladies’ and Senior’s sections are well supported and offer a range of social and competitive golf throughout the year. The Junior section is one of the best in Cornwall also, having provided 2 Walker Cup team members in recent years.
If you are a society or golfing visitor, I encourage you to come and try our wonderful links course, where you will be warmly welcomed. To book tee times or organise your day please contact Gareth/Tracey in the office.

Dave Bowden
Captain 2023