St Mellion International Resort facts for kids
|Location||St Mellion, Cornwall, England,
|Owned by||Crown Golf|
|Tournaments hosted||B&H Intnl Open|
|Designed by||Jack Nicklaus|
|Designed by||Alan Leather|
St Mellion Resort, which comprises a hotel, conference facilities, health club, spa and two championship golf courses, is owned and operated by Crown Golf, and was purchased via American Golf (UK) from American Golf Corporation. American Golf previously took ownership of the resort in 1998.
Golf courses and history
The Old Course, the St Mellion estate's first course, was laid out on the potato farm of Hermon and Martin Bond and opened in 1976. Beginning in 2008 the golf course was significantly altered as part of a £20-million redevelopment of the complex. The changes included the construction of 9 new golf holes which were redesignated as part of the Kernow Course from May 2010.
Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
The course designed by Jack Nicklaus was officially opened in 1988 with the hosting of a USA vs GB match featuring Jack Nicklaus (himself) and Tom Watson representing the USA against Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo representing Great Britain. The Nicklaus course hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open on 7 occasions between 1979 and 1995, and has twice hosted The English Seniors Open.
St Mellion's Nicklaus Course is a contender for future PGA European Tour events, following its £100 million redevelopment completed in 2010. However St Mellion's initially-proposed hosting of the English Open tournament was postponed after the developers ran into financial difficulties following the credit crunch.
The scorecard for the Nicklaus Course from the championship yardage is given below:
Benson & Hedges International Open
St Mellion has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open on the European Tour on 7 occasions.
|1995||Peter O'Malley||Australia||280 (−8)||1 stroke||Mark James||England|
|1994||Seve Ballesteros||Spain||281 (−7)||3 strokes||Nick Faldo||England|
|1993||Paul Broadhurst||England||276 (−12)||1 stroke||Mark James||England|
|José María Olazábal||Spain|
|1992||Peter Senior||Australia||287 (−1)||Playoff||Tony Johnstone||Zimbabwe|
|1991||Bernhard Langer||Germany||286 (−2)||2 strokes||Vijay Singh||Fiji|
|1990||José María Olazábal||Spain||279 (−9)||1 stroke||Ian Woosnam||Wales|
|1979||Maurice Bembridge||England||272 (−8)||2 strokes||Ken Brown||Scotland|
St Mellion also hosted the Tournament Players Championship (United Kingdom) (St. Mellion Timeshare TPC) on the European Tour in 1983 and 1984.
|1984||Jaime Gonzalez||Brazil||265 (−15)||Playoff||Mark James||England|
|1983||Bernhard Langer||Germany||269 (−11)||2 strokes||Paul Way||England|
European Senior Tour
St Mellion has twice hosted the English Seniors Open on the European Senior Tour.
|2007||Bill Longmuir||Scotland||208 (−8)||2 strokes||Carl Mason||England|
|2006||Carl Mason||England||212 (−4)||1 stroke||Stewart Ginn||Australia|
St Mellion hosted the English Amateur in 1999.
|1999||Paul Casey||England||2&1||Simon Dyson||England|
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