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St Mellion International Resort is located in Cornwall
St Mellion International Resort
Location in Cornwall
Coordinates 50°28′03″N 4°16′20″W / 50.467573°N 4.272092°W / 50.467573; -4.272092
Location St Mellion, Cornwall, England,
 United Kingdom
Established 1976
Type Private
Owned by Crown Golf
Total holes 36
Tournaments hosted B&H Intnl Open
Nicklaus Course
Designed by Jack Nicklaus
Par 72
Length 7,054
Kernow Course
Designed by Alan Leather
Par 70
Length 5,606
St Mellion
  • Cornish: [Sen Melyan] Error: {{Lang}}: text has italic markup (help)
Ceremonial county
Post town SALTASH
Postcode district PL12
Dialling code 01579
UK Parliament
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The St Mellion Estate, formerly St Mellion International Resort, is a hotel with golf and other recreational facilities in the parish of St Mellion, near Saltash, in east Cornwall.

St Mellion, 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

Old Course

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.


St. Mellion Golf Club - 10th tee
St Mellion Golf Club
viewed from the 10th tee in 2011

The scorecard for the Nicklaus Course from the championship yardage is given below:

Hole Yardage Par --- Hole Yardage Par
1 416 4 --- 10 442 4
2 545 5 --- 11 202 3
3 361 4 --- 12 564 5
4 180 3 --- 13 399 4
5 344 4 --- 14 191 3
6 435 4 --- 15 428 4
7 501 5 --- 16 544 5
8 132 3 --- 17 451 4
9 405 4 --- 18 470 5
Out 3319 36 In 3691 36
Total 7010 72

Kernow Course

The Kernow Course, St Mellion's newer course which opened in 2010, takes its name from the Cornish for Cornwall. It was designed by Alan Leather and incorporates parts of the Old Course.

Competitions hosted

European Tour

Benson & Hedges International Open

St Mellion has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open on the European Tour on 7 occasions.

Year Winner Country Score Margin of
Runner(s)-up Country Ref
1995 Peter O'Malley  Australia 280 (−8) 1 stroke Mark James  England
Costantino Rocca  Italy
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 Timeshare TPC

St Mellion also hosted the Tournament Players Championship (United Kingdom) (St. Mellion Timeshare TPC) on the European Tour in 1983 and 1984.

Year Winner Country Score Margin of
Runner(s)-up Country Ref
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.

Year Winner Country Score Margin of
Runner(s)-up Country Ref
2007 Bill Longmuir  Scotland 208 (−8) 2 strokes Carl Mason  England
2006 Carl Mason  England 212 (−4) 1 stroke Stewart Ginn  Australia

Amateur competitions

English Amateur

St Mellion hosted the English Amateur in 1999.

Year Winner Country Margin of
Runner(s)-up Country Ref
1999 Paul Casey  England 2&1 Simon Dyson  England
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