Scoring Lowe at The Famous Nine
The Famous Nine is a replica par-3 course in Cornwall, which boasts some of the worlds most famous golf holes, all built using synthetic turf supplied and installed by European Golf.
Scott MacCallum spoke to managing director, David Lowe
We’ve all done it…. Or is it just me? Lying in bed at night trying to get to sleep I battle insomnia by picking my
perfect golf course.
Not just my favourite place to play the game, though, but the best 18 holes
pulled together like a dream team of footballing Gallacticos. I’ve normally got to the turn with nine holes carefully selected when I nod off.
A little bit of fun but nothing more than that. How could you possibly play all the best holes in the world in the course of one round? It’s an unrealistic fantasy. Or is it?
Many of the holes which feature in your dream course may also have made the cut at The Famous Nine, a superbly conceived par-3 course at Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, high on the north coast cliffs, near Portreath.
Opened in September of last year the nine hole course enables you to play those fantastic holes, but in miniature. The course is only 1,241 yards long with the longest hole 177 yards and the shortest just 106.
The beauty of it is that not only do you get to travel around the world playing the best that St Andrews, Augusta, Pebble Beach, Carnoustie, Troon and Sawgrass has to offer without having to deprive yourself of the best cream teas and pasties around, it will take you a fraction of the time it would to play 18 holes at your home course.
The other element which makes the course unique is that it boasts a full set of artificial greens which, from an operator’s perspective, reduces maintenance costs considerably.
Installed by European Golf, regarded as the go-to company for artificial turf for golf, the course is the first in the country to use Challenger Turf, from US-based company Challenger Sports Solutions.
“We’ve just signed an exclusive five year agreement with Challenger to become the company’s sole UK supplier and distributer,” explained European Golf director, David Lowe.