Ashburnham is one of the finest and oldest golf courses in Wales, founded in 1894.
It’s located close to the Burry Estuary and Worm’s Head with fine views over Carmarthen Bay.Today’s course, which measures 6,630 yards from the back tees, is the result of alterations by J.H.Taylor in 1914, Fred Hawtree in 1923 and then Ken Cotton (himself a member at Ashburnham). These three great architects have created a classic out-and-back links course, rolling gently through the dunes.
Ashburnham, the demanding seaside venue where the great Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees won the PGA title in 1959, has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain. Indeed it won that rating from no less authority than the immortal Harry Vardon. He twice played the course, enjoying himself immensely and was compelled to record soon afterwards that “The course I like best in Wales is Ashburnham” The course that you tackle today is basically the layout, which the redoubtable J. H. Taylor designed in 1910 after paying a visit to suggest further alterations to a course then 14 years old. He returned three years later to inspect progress and suggest further alterations. The results pleased the great man, who commented with great pride: “It stands comparison with many of the best seaside courses in the country”
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Village Hotel Swansea Links Golf Breaks
2 Nights, 3 Rounds special offer
Fantastic 2 nights 3 rounds package staying at the Village Hotel located in new SA1 Development just outside Swansea City Centre.
Package includes 2 nights stay plus golf at the championship links course of Royal Porthcawl, classic links of Pyle & Kenfig and Ashburnham.
from £325Enquire now
Arrive in South Wales for your first round of golf at Ashburnham Golf Club
Overnight at the Village Hotel Swansea
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before heading for your golf today at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
Overnight at the Village Hotel, Swansea
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading for your final round of golf at the championship course of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Offer price from £325 per person on bed & breakfast basis.
Prices subject to availability & dates, seasonal and weekend supplements apply.
South Wales Links Golf Break
2 Nights, 3 Rounds
South Wales Links Golf
Come and play South Wales Links Golf, pick any 3 of these 5 fantastic links golf courses:
Ashburnham, Machynys, Pennard, Pyle & Kenfig and Southerndown.
Our Favourite Hole at:
Ashburnham – Par 3 16th with the railway embankment behind the green, and the tee situated high above. Choosing the right club is always a task here, considering the wind and the elavation difference.
Machynys – 18th – Par 5 over water down back towards the clubhouse, 2 good shots can reward with a birdie but first you have to carry the water and then play a sound 2nd shot.
Pennard – 7th Par 4 – with Pennard Castle on your right and some spectacular views across 3 cliffs bay.
Pyle & Kenfig – 13th Hole – a dog leg par 4 easy some days – but treacherous dunes lie in wait for the poor tee shot making it easy to notch up a double or triple bogey.
Southerndown 5th – Par 3 across the valley and old quarry to a green dug into the bank.
*Include Royal Porthcawl for a Supplement*
Just off the M4 in South Wales, all of the golf courses are within easy reach of the hotels, and make for an easy to plan golf break in South Wales.
Staying 2 nights at the Village Hotel Swansea situated within the new SA1 development just outside Swansea City Centre with it’s vibrant mix of bars and restaurants in Swansea City Centre.
Or alternatively at the 4* Stradey Hotel Llanelli, overlooking the Burry estuary. Contemporary furnishings and a genuine warm welcome, make for a great place to stay for your golf in the Swansea area.
This is a great shoulder season package with the links courses being so playable, no muddy fairways, plugged balls etc. Discounted rates available for November – March.
A South Wales Links Golf Break is a must for any golfing visitor to the area.
from £289Enquire now
Arrive in South Wales and your first round of golf at Pyle & Kenfig
Overnight at your chosen hotel
Second round of golf at Machynys Golf Club
Overnight at your chosen hotel
Check out of the hotel for your final round of golf at Pennard Golf Club
Depart after your golf
Price from an Incredible £289
Based on a minimum of 2 people sharing a twin /double room including bed and breakfast.
Weekend golf supplements apply
Supplements for Royal Porthcawl Green Fee on request.
Choice of courses include, Pyle & Kenfig, Southerdown, Pennard, Ashburnham, Machynys and Royal Porthcawl