King Arthur's Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. (1901 -1959)

The following advert appeared in the London Daily News in August 1901. "Tintagel - King Arthur's Hotel - Golf Links. 20 acres Recreation Ground."

The later club was founded in 1912.

From the Western Daily Mercury Wednesday 22 May 1912 - "A new course was opened at Tintagel yesterday, J H Taylor being among the players."

The 9-hole course was situated on rolling ground on the Bruely Cliffs on the Bossiney side of King Arthur's Castle Hotel with magnificent coast views. The course was planned and constructed under the advice of J H Taylor who considered the fourth and seventh to be two of the best short holes he had seen. The seventh hole which was 184yds in length had a deep gorge on the left of the green.

  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1912-17 William Taylor. W J Hearn (p)
1914-23 William Taylor.  
1923   Samuel Harris (g)
1940-49 F J Dykes. F Rosevar (g)
1950s   F Rosevar (g)

In 1914 there was no entry fee. Subs were £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees were 5/- a week and 15/- a month. Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

In 1923 visitors’ fees were 3/- a day, 12/6 a week and 25/- a month.

Competition in August 1931.


King Arthur's Castle Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. Competition in August 1931.

From the Western Morning News Tuesday 4 August 1931. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


From 1940 to 1949 the visitors’ fees had been reduced to 2/6 a day, 7/6 a week and 21/- a month.

In the clubs last year in 1959 King Arthur's Castle Golf Club telephone number was 2. Visitors’ fees were 5/-a day.

King Arthur's Castle Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. View of the course.

Photocard of King Arthur's golf course, Ronald Youlton, Tintagel.


King Arthur's Castle Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. Location of the course.

Location of  King Arthur's Castle course.


Grid reference SX05665,89085, co-ordinates 205665,089085.

King Arthur's Castle Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. View of the derelict golf course.

A photograph taken in 2003 showing areas of the now derelict King Arthur's Castle course in Tintagel. Author's Collection.


King Arthur's Castle Golf Club, Tintagel, Cornwall. The former course.

King Arthur’s Castle Hotel in the background (right) 2003. Author's Collection.


The course can be seen on the Britain From Above link below.

King Arthur's Golf Club disappeared in the 1960s