My day out: Holywell pitch and putt

My brother and I had a day to ourselves, and both being quite sporty and active we wanted to do something that would tick that box - so off to Holywell Bay we went for a spot of golf.

We weren’t sure what to expect, but the quality of the pitch and putt was very high. We sometimes find golf can be seen as a bit boring, mainly due to the fact it drags out for such a long time, so we thought the pitch and putt would be a good alternative as you can complete the round much quicker, whilst also being easier for people with little to no previous golfing experience.

After the round of golf, we chose to have lunch at The Bowgie Inn nearby in Crantock, as it was just around the corner from the pitch and putt and we had both heard very good things about the food - and the view. My brother and I are both big fans of a good fry up, so we tried the ‘Bowgie Brunch’ and it was delicious!

Something that wasn’t so great, but perhaps can’t be avoided, was being caught up behind a larger group of people when playing. This meant we were sometimes waiting at holes for a while - not a big problem, but did add onto the time.

I’d definitely try the pitch and putt again. I think this day out would be suitable for couples and families, especially those interested in sport. It is also a good way to just get outside and enjoy the beautiful surrounding coastal scenery.

Top tips for visiting Holywell pitch and putt:

  • Allow between two and three hours to go around the course.
  • There is plenty of parking onsite.
  • It costs around £9 to play.

About the author: Rob is our customer experience advisor who visited Holywell pitch and putt in July 2019.