The Isles of Scilly nine hole links occupies the north east coastline of St Mary's and was carved - largely by hand - from clifftop scrub by farmers and a golf mad Dr Brushfield opening in 1904.
The course length is 5942 yards with a par of 73. Eighteen hole competitions mean playing the nine holes twice. Signature hole, where down the years a number of "aces" have been recorded, is the short 109 yard 4th which requires an iron shot into a basin from a gorse surrounded tee spectacularly poised above the cliffs.
The amateur course record - held by Mark Twynham is 66, professional - jointly held by George Ryall and Peter Evans - is 67.
The course, from which there are stunning views of a panorama of islands, can lean towards low scoring in benign conditions, but when the wind blows its exposed nature makes golf a hard test. The ball tends to sit up invitingly on the fairways but holding the ball on the greens can be difficult due to their relatively small size.