This undulating and in parts hilly links course is one of the oldest in England and from the looks of it one of the least changed in the last 100 years. It plays much longer than the relatively modest yardage suggests, because even on benign days there is a good supply of wind.
The imposing medieval church of St. Uny's presides over large parts of the course that, fittingly, was founded by a reverend. Other than that the only constant is quirk. Every hole has some little or large twist and there is great variety in the layout. Even though many par 4s are short, they all play somewhat differently. There are some blind shots, but they don't affect playability.
As links turf goes the one at Lelant isn't always ideal and there is a bit too much rough in places, although the course drains very well generally. There are only two par 5s, the first coming at hole #12, and not very many bunkers. However, the ones, that are there, do the job with conviction. All in all this is a great track that can't possibly provide anything else than large-scale fun.