Bridgend Golf Courses
COED-Y-MWSTWR GOLF CLUB, BRIDGEND
An 18-hole, par 69 (5,738 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1995. Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club welcomes societies and the fact that many frequently return is testimony to the attractiveness of the course for such events. The course provides a challenge for players of all abilities, but with the opportunity to score well for the careful golfer.
Address: Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club, Bryn Road, Coychurch, Bridgend, South Glamorgan CF35 6AF. Telephone: 01656 864934. E-mail: [email protected]
MAESTEG GOLF CLUB
Offers golfers of all abilities and levels a James Braid-designed course of considerable character and maturity. A course sculpted from naturally picturesque surroundings with pronounced rolling terrain and stunning views of two counties from a hilltop location. Conveniently located in close proximity to the M4, the course sits in the picturesque valley capturing the peace, tranquility and magnificent surroundings of the south Wales countryside.
Address: Maesteg Golf Club, Mount Pleasant, Maesteg CF34 9PR. Telephone: 01656 734106.
PYLE & KENFIG GOLF CLUB, BRIDGEND
With its lofty sand dunes hugging the south Wales coast, Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country. Glorious views and historic associations adorn this undulating course with its natural hazard of hillocks, valleys and towering dunes. Panoramic views, the Bristol Channel, the Gower peninsula, Sker House and the magnificent Welsh mountains can all be seen from various points.
Address: Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, Waun-y-Mer, Kenfig, Bridgend CF33 4PU. Telephone: 01656 783093. E-mail: [email protected]
ROYAL PORTHCAWL GOLF CLUB
“It was just one great hole after another and one great green complex after another. I really fell in love with it immediately,” was the verdict on Royal Porthcawl from five-time Open winner Tom Watson. The course has a magnificent setting sloping down to the seashore. The absence of sand hills usually found on links courses enables the golfer to see the sea from every hole and to enjoy memorable views south to Somerset and Exmoor, and northwest across Swansea Bay to the Gower Peninsula. Among others, the Club has hosted The Amateur Championship, The Walker Cup, The Curtis Cup, The European Team Championship, The Home Internationals, The Vagliano Trophy, The Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, The Dunlop Masters, The Penfold, The Ladies European Tour and The Coral Classic.
Address: Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan CF36 3UW. Telephone: +44 1656 782251. E-mail: [email protected]
ST MARY’S GOLF CLUB, BRIDGEND
St Mary’s Hotel Golf and Country Club has two courses, a championship standard 18-hole offering and a smaller nine-hole test. The championship course has matured into a wonderful test of shot-making and course management. The yardage of 5, 291 flatters to deceive and that can often be the undoing of many a confident golfer standing on the first tee clutching their driver. Not only must golfers avoid mature oak trees that line the fairways, but also negotiate a number of deep bunkers and water hazards.
Address: Pencoed, nr Bridgend CF35 5EA. Telephone: 01656 868900.
SOUTHERNDOWN GOLF CLUB, BRIDGEND
A massive limestone outcrop, which rises over 70 metres from the sea and gives such superb views, accounts for the course’s free drainage; the overlying soil supports acid-loving heathland vegetation such as heather, bracken and gorse; and the westerly winds have deposited centuries of sand to give the front eight holes a springy, links-style character. This limestone-heathland-links presented the original course architects with a unique tableau on which to work. Willie Fernie, Herbert Fowler, Willie Park, Harry Colt and Donald Steel – some great names in golf course design – have all played their part over the years in creating Southerndown as we know it today. Championship golf is the result. In the past the club has staged the Martini and Piccadilly tournaments and nowadays hosts top amateur championships – including its own Duncan Putter tournament.
Address: Southerndown Golf Club, Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend CF32 0QP. Telephone: 01656 880476. E-mail: [email protected]
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