South Wales - Golf Courses & Clubs
Allt-y-Graban Golf Club
Dating back to 1993, the Allt-y-Graban Golf Club is situated north-west of Swansea to the north-east of Gorseinon. A relatively short course, with a yardage of just under 5,000 and only nine holes, it is however, well placed and ideal for a quick game and also features a practice area. It is accessible on a pay-as-you-play basis and is popular with visitors to the nearby coastal resorts. The club has a strong junior section and, if you are looking for a family course to play in the Swansea area, then this could be the perfect place.
Palleg Golf Course
An 18-hole 5902 yard long par 72 course surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery deep in the heart of the Swansea Valley near Ystradgynlais. The picturesque views are a wonderful backdrop for your game of golf. The course is of an average difficulty and will therefore appeal to both the beginner and the seasoned professional - open to the public 7 days a week.
Gower Golf Course
Minutes from the M4 and north-west of Swansea, yet located on the stunning Gower Peninsula, this 18-hole golf course has been overlaid onto rolling countryside to create a spectacular challenge utilising every available feature.
Gowerton Golf Centre
This mature par-3 course is short but challenging with its strategically positioned bunkers and ponds and provides the best of tests for golfers of all levels. This shorter course provides the ideal training ground for beginners as well as being great for anyone who feel they are not physically able to play the standard course. The Centre includes a driving range, fishing lake and cafe and is located off the A484 between Swansea and Llanelli.
Fairwood Park Golf Club
Situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula to the west of Swansea, Fairwood Park is set in 150 acres of fabulous woodland and parkland countryside. With over 15,000 mature trees and water coming into play on nearly half of its holes, the course is an outstanding example of woodland/parkland golf at its best, measuring just shy of 6,700 yards off the Championship Tees.
Clyne Golf Club
At the gateway to the spectacular Gower Peninsula to the south-west of Swansea lies Clyne Golf Club and its par 70 course commands wonderful views in all directions. It overlooks Swansea and Mumbles to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons to the north, and the commanding heights of Gower's Cefn Bryn to the west.
Langland Bay Golf Club
Boasting ocean views from 15 of the 18 holes Langland Golf Club is situated 5 miles west of Swansea high above the golden Gower sands. This elevation brings 360-degree views - across the Bristol Channel in one direction and the distant Brecon Beacons in the other. The clubhouse has an enviable reputation for its warm welcome and unparalleled outlook over the broad sweep of Langland Bay.
Earlswood Golf Club
The Earlswood Golf Course near Neath measures 5174 yds and the eighteen-holes are par 68 with plenty of interesting holes to challenge the enthusiastic golfer. The 14th hole is just one example of the challenges where you must carry a full 150 yards to reach the fairway below.
British Steel (Port Talbot) Golf Club
This is part of the British Steel Sports & Social Club and, while fairly short at 2363 yds, there is water which comes into play at a number of its nine holes. The difficulty factor can be increased by cross-winds and the par-3s in particular can be tricky as these are well guarded by bunkers; newcomers to the game would find this an excellent place to try and improve.
Swansea Bay Golf Club
This historic and prestigious Club near Briton Ferry was founded in 1892 and has a links course with a demanding Par 72 of some 6,459 yards - a true test to every golfer, with tight lies and undulating fairways with numerous natural dunes to contend with. The imposing, traditional, black and white Clubhouse is unmistakable as it sits at the gateway to Swansea; the balcony gives a bird's eye view of numerous holes enjoyed by many, especially on a warm summer's day.
Neath Golf Club
An historic heathland course designed in 1934 by the legendary 5 time Open Champion James Braid, a magnificent test of golf and one of the best in South Wales offering a different challenge on every hole. The classic par 72 layout is suitable for golfers at all levels of skill and experience with four sets of tees to cater for everyone. It offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.
Lakeside Golf Club
Lakeside Golf Club at Margam, Port Talbot is the perfect course for those beginners who are hitting their very first shots away from the driving range. Both beginners and experienced golfers have the novelty of going out on to the green and trying their hardest to get a birdie with the challenges of the pars. The back nine is decidedly harder with the stretch holes from the 14th onwards being particularly testing. The locals are very friendly and the 'craic' in the clubhouse is worth the green fee alone.
Glynneath Golf Club
Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park to the west of Hirwaun and Merthyr Tydfil, this eighteen-hole course measures just under 6,100 yards and plays to a par 71. No hole is the same and every hole offers its own unique challenges. The course has undergone a lot of development in recent years with the introduction of four superb new holes and the modification of various others. The club offers excellent golf and social facilities all year round and provides the warmest of welcomes to all guests.
West Monmouthshire Golf Club
Set in an attractive rural location, there are spectacular views over both the Brecon Beacons and the Sugar Loaf Mountain; established in 1906, the course offers a challenging test of golf. The 14th tee is the highest point of the course, standing at over 1500 ft above sea level and the club is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest golf course in Great Britain.
Alice Springs Golf Club
Alice Springs Golf Club is located in the stunning Usk Valley a few miles south-east of Abergavenny. It is a 36-hole course which by its nature offers a challenging test for golfers of all standards. An inspiring blend of natural features of the Usk countryside combined with sympathetic landscaping has resulted in the development of a unique golfing environment of elegance and character. A warm and welcoming golf club that is open to visitors during the week and at weekends, this genuine all weather course has no temporary greens and no closed holes. To ensure that buggy’s can operate all year round, there are dedicated buggy paths on both courses.
Raglan Parc Golf Club
Founded in 1975 and is an 18-hole parkland course near Abergavenny. It measures 6,604 yards and, with a par of 73, is a course where you are likely to use every club in your bag during a round. It has excellent facilities, including a practice area, putting green and excellent food in the clubhouse and is open to both members and visitors during the week and at weekends. The course overlooks the historic Raglan Castle with scenic views of the Brecon Beacons National Park beyond and is a genuine all weather course, with no temporary greens and no closed holes.
One of the prettiest courses in Wales with far reaching views to Raglan castle and across the Marches, this is an 18-hole parkland course just outside Raglan and south-east of Abergavenny. Combining lakes and mature trees, Raglan Parc’s course measures 6,604 yards with a par of 73. It has excellent facilities, including a practice area, putting green and clubhouse and is open to visitors at all times.