South Wales Golf Courses- the very best Welsh Golf Clubs to visit and play
Golf in Wales is often called “Golf As It Should Be” - for very good reason! If you are planning to visit South Wales for a golfing trip, this brief guide will give you a glimpse of some of the best championship links-style courses in the area.
There are dozens of fine golf courses to choose from. In addition to Southerndown:
We have chosen five of the very best which we are sure you will enjoy - and which will surely leave you agreeing that this really is Golf As It Should Be!
On a clear day, just about visible from Southerndown, Royal Porthcawl was described as being one of the twelve finest courses in the world by the late Tom Scott, a leading writer on golf and former editor of Golf Illustrated.
Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course, affectionately known as ‘P & K’ with its lofty sand hills hugging the South Wales coast of Porthcawl is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country. It is rare to find three gems as close together as Pyle & Kenfig, Royal Porthcawl and Southerndown.
Located 8 miles west of Swansea in the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Golf has been played there since 1896, although the course owes most of its appeal today first to James Braid and then to C.K. Cotton.
Ashburnham is one of the finest and oldest golf courses in Wales, founded in 1894. It is located close to the Burry Estuary and Worm’s Head, with fine views over Carmarthen Bay. A number of important events have been hosted at Ashburnham, including the PGA Championship. Bernard Gallacher picked up his first pay cheque here when he won the 1969 Schweppes PGA Championship. Sam Torrance and Dai Rees were also victorious at Ashburnham.
Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club is proud to boast the first Nicklaus-designed golf course in Wales. A modern links golf course, Machynys Peninsula has been designed to challenge the best players in championship conditions - and yet still be enjoyable for the higher handicapper, by utilising up to five tees on every hole.
Southerndown Golf Club
Ogmore by Sea