Southern Wales

The south coast of Wales is relatively undiscovered by the golfing world. Charming seaside villages, beautiful countryside, stunning coastline, castles, scenic road trips, hip city night live, great local cuisine and of course pure links golf is just waiting to be discovered!


Starting out east of Cardiff is the Celtic Manor Resort which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup on its 'Twenty Ten Course'. The resort has as well 3 different hotels as golf courses. Head north west from Cardiff and you come across the Vale Golf Resort located just 20min from the city centre. The 4 star resort offers two lovely 18 hole courses including the Wales National Course.

Along the southern coast is the town of Porthcawl with probably the best course in Wales, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Host to numerous championships including the British Senior Open. Also in the vicinity is Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club which is a course of two characters. The front nine runs up and down a hill on the high side of the road with the back nine getting more into the dunes and more links like in style. Southerndown Golf Club is what is known as a 'Down course' built up on the chalk cliffs. The cliffs provide for stunning views across the Bristol Channel.

Swansea & West

Further west again and located in the 'Gower Area' near Swansea is the legendary 'Links in the Sky' Pennard Golf Club. Set 60 metres above sea level Pennard offers a pure links golf experience on its beautifully free draining soil that remains playable all year round.

Next stop on our tour west is Machynys Peninsular, this modern seaside course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Ashburnham comes up next and has a real members club atmosphere with lovely traditional links course.

Heading even further out is the Pembroke region of Wales and the town of Tenby. Tenby Golf Club is the oldest in Wales dating back to 1888, but golf was played as early as 1875 over the local sand dunes.

From here most golf trips head north in the direction of Borth and Ynyslas & Aberdovey Golf Clubs. (see north Wales)


Celtic Manor & the Vale Golf Resort both offer great accommodation at different price levels to suit everybody's needs. Looking for a more authentic setting, the town of Porthcawl is perfect for you, a seaside village with several lovely hotels and nice bars & restaurants. A great place to relax after a day on the links.

A little further west and in and around Swansea is a great place to attack the best golf of the region. The Pembrokeshire has many good hotels and is a fantastic place to stay.

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Accommodation in South Wales