Opened in 1976 The Old Course, as it was then called, quickly became a must play course and by 1979 was included amongst the elite by its inclusion on the European Tour with the hosting of the Benson & Hedges International Open. This was followed by two further tournaments as it played host to theTournament Players Championship, which included a win for Bernhard Langer in 1983. Entirely renovated as part of St. Mellion’s extensive 2008 redevelopment, the Kernow Course has developed into a very popular golf course
with Members & Visitors alike and a perfect foil for the world class Nicklaus Course. With its wide fairways and big greens the course has gain a popular following and in a recent survey was included in the Top 5 "2nd Courses" in the UK’s best 36-hole golf courses.