Golf Magazine Features Scilly’s ‘Course With A View’

Isles of Scilly Golf Club

Isles of Scilly Golf Club

Golf tourism in Scilly may get a boost this month. The Golf Club is being featured in a six-page spread in October’s Golf International magazine.

Editor Richard Simmons was invited over by James Francis from the Star Castle Hotel to experience the course on St Mary’s.

The hotel has been offering packages with unlimited golf over the summer.

And Richard says far from being a “Mickey Mouse” nine-hole course, he found a really tough challenge requiring some decent skills.

Although the trump card of the course is definitely it’s location. The article asks, “where in the world can you enjoy views like this?”

Richard played a couple of rounds with long-time golf club member Steve Douglas, who also gave him a tour of the islands in his boat.

The feature uses stunning photography to illustrate the story, which includes details of travelling to the islands as well as a short history of the 109-year-old golf club.

And Richard says it was helped by the fantastic weather that the islands experienced in early July.

He says his magazine often features elite and expensive courses on the mainland, but he wanted to show his readers that there are small clubs like Scilly, which are inexpensive and great fun to play.

Richard says he’d be surprised if the article didn’t attract more golfers to the islands, adding that many visitors might be unaware that there’s such a fantastic place for a round while they’re on holiday.