An aerial view of how nature has shaped this unique golf course with commentator Eddie Butler describing it hole by hole.
Southerndown Golf Course is set in an unusual landscape. An elevated limestone plateau rises 300 feet inland from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast; out of this ancient rock nature has sculpted a parcel of land that is ideal for golf.
On the northern side it looks down on the wide plain of the Ogmore river while on the west it is bounded by a deep glacial chasm. Over the centuries fierce winds have swept up the Bristol channel, depositing sand at varying depths across this undulating landscape. This has helped to create a links-style character - something of a surprise being a mile from the shore.
To appreciate these features and how they have influenced the design of the course you need an aerial view. In this course video, digital mapping illustrates the contours which not only contribute to the character of the course but also pose challenges to golfers of all abilities.
Add to that the unmistakeable tones of commentator Eddie Butler as he describes the playing characteristics of each hole and you have a unique view of a unique course!
We hope you will enjoy your online visit, whether as a complete video or hole-by-hole. We also hope you will feel inspired to visit Southerndown and experience the challenges of this championship course for yourself.
Southerndown Golf Club
Ogmore by Sea