DISTANCE FROM HOLIDAY COTTAGES: 19 miles
TYPE OF COURSE: Links
LENGTH: 6030 yds
“One of the most spectacular I’ve ever seen”
Tom Doak, US Golf Architect
A hidden gem on a cliff top – a world-renowned golfing masterpiece, Pennard is one of the oldest, established links courses in Wales. Founded in 1896, designed by the great James Braid, the Scot responsible for some of the most famous golf courses in the world. It is a classic seaside links course with unpredictable difficult winds, enjoying a dramatic setting with views across Swansea. Pennard Golf Club is on the list of the best Welsh courses alongside Royal Porthcawl, Tenby, Royal St David’s and the Celtic manor. Six time Curtis Cup player Vicky Thomas started at the club, where many top amateur tournaments are held.
The course has seen little change over the last century and still features fearsome bracken, gorse and the fairways with their sand traps. The old-fashioned course can be found just beyond Pennard village, 8 miles west of Swansea on the A4607 and the B4436.