Steeped in ancient history extending back over many centuries

The land on which the Golf Club now stands, and the surrounding area, is steeped in ancient history extending back over many centuries. It was this which attracted Dr. Penrose Williams, an amateur archaeologist, to a buy a holiday cottage in Constantine Bay in the early 1900’s. He had heard about the presence of a Holy Well buried in the area and after extensive excavations he found it in 1911.

Unfortunately, he was forced to fill in the excavations, and it was not until he purchased the land in the early 1920’s that he was able to excavate the Holy Well once more. You can now visit the Holy Well, which allegedly dates from the third century AD., at its location adjacent to the remains of St. Constantine’s Church on The Short Course.

Dr. Williams then pondered what he should do next with the vast area of land at his disposal. Fortunately for all of us, he had the good sense to call in the world-renowned golf course architect Harry S. Colt, who designed The Championship Course, which opened for play in 1925.

A Family Tradition

John C. Gammon, an internationally acclaimed civil engineer who had a holiday cottage alongside the golf course, became a Trevose member in 1936. In 1941 he and another member G.D.Lyell purchased Dr. Penrose Williams’s interest in Trevose Ltd, and in 1955 John C. Gammon became the sole owner and inspiration for the extensive facilities we can enjoy today.

In time the Gammon family settled permanently in Cornwall. John’s son Peter took over management of the club in 1961 and for over forty years worked tirelessly to develop the facility to its present status as one of the leading golf resorts in Europe. Peter’s son Nick took over from his father in 2002, and has worked hard to ensure the continued success of the Club.

The personal family influence remains fundamental to Trevose’s unique charm and character. It prides itself on being able to provide a friendly, welcoming ‘escape’, with family values running through the veins of the business.

With such strong heritage it is no accident that Trevose has stood the test of time, and is described by many as one of golf’s hidden gems.

A Stunning Location

Trevose is located on the North Cornish Coastline, one of the most spectacular locations in the UK.

From the bar and restaurant’s panoramic windows the view stretches out towards Trevose Head and the Atlantic Ocean; over sand dunes, streams and the tamarisk dotted fairways to Booby’s Bay, Mackerel Cove and far out at sea the Quies Rocks.

This is the real Cornwall where little has changed for decades. Seabirds cry, wild flowers bloom in the hedgerows, sandcastles crumble under the incoming tide and there’s always another rock pool to explore. Trevose offers us all the chance to recapture those days and remember what it felt like to be the first one to see the sea when arriving at the coast after a long journey.

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