The newly-refurbished balcony at the clubhouse at St Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall offers members and visitors alike a stunning panoramic view across the championship course and the Camel Estuary which must be one of the most breathtaking vistas in golf.
Following a recent consultation within the club, the renovation of the balcony overlooking the 18th green and beyond was at the top of the list of requirements from the members.
The improvements that have been made were achieved by removing the old steel railings and replacing them with plate glass panels whilst the old concrete tiles were removed and instead more eco-friendly wooden decking was installed alongside a range of new outdoor furniture to give the space a more modern and fresh feel.
The balcony now has several wooden tables and chairs for eating and drinking as well as a number of more casual lounge furniture with comfortable cushions to create a more relaxed seating area from which to enjoy the view. Pot plants and cosy blankets for the cooler times of the year complete the new look.
St Enodoc employed two local companies, Camel Glass & Joinery and Pure Vista, overseen by building contractor, Tom Mills, to ensure the member’s requirement became a reality.
“The members are delighted with the new balcony and regard it as a great improvement,” says Simon Greatorex, General Manager at the club. “They are particularly looking forward to using it in the summer months and we’re confident that it will also attract many of our visitors to stay on after their round for some refreshments whilst soaking up the mesmerizing view.”
At the same time, the club has doubled the size of the reception area to house a dedicated team of receptionists that is now in place to help the club deal with its 2,000 members and their guests as well as the raft of visitors that flock to the Church and Holywell Courses throughout the year, particularly in the busy summer season.
St Enodoc Golf Club is home to one of England’s finest links courses that was designed by James Braid back in 1890 whilst its other course, the Holywell, which also boasts a number of Braid holes, has established itself as an ideal layout for a more gentle and speedy round of golf.