Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club incorporates the first Nicklaus-designed golf course in Wales, as well as first class golf, spa and leisure facilities.
Teeing off from the first hole couldn’t be more picturesque, with stunning views over Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula. An exciting and versatile course, Machynys Peninsula has been designed to challenge the best players in championship conditions – and yet still be enjoyable for the higher handicapper, by utilising up to five tees per hole.
A modern links championship golf course, Machynys Peninsula has been designed to challenge the best players in championship conditions – and yet still be enjoyable for the higher handicapper, by utilising up to five tees per hole. The shaping of the £3.5m course layout has included the creation of 25 acres of new lakes – salt and fresh water – 12 miles of irrigation pipes and six miles of drainage pipes, to ensure the course is in top condition all year round. Gary Nicklaus – who has been overseeing the project design on behalf of his father, the legendary Jack Nicklaus – has identified some of his favourite and most challenging holes as the 4th, 5th, 16th, and 18th. Naming the fourth, “the most unique, a shortish par 4 but a very challenging and a difficult one nonetheless”. He goes onto say: “The 16th, a par 4 that is played across the lake from right behind the clubhouse is probably one of the most beautiful holes on the course. The view from the green of the whole bay is spectacular, whether the tide is in or out.”
The 16th, a par 4 that is played across the lake from right behind the clubhouse is probably one of the most beautiful holes on the course. The view from the green of the whole bay is spectacular, whether the tide is in or out.Gary Nicklaus
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.
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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
Tenby Golf Spa Break
1 Night, 2 Rounds
Tenby Golf Spa Break
Enjoy this luxury Tenby Golf Spa Break at Wales’ premier spa hotel, the St Brides Hotel, near Tenby. This package includes 1 nights bed and breakfast, combined with golf at Tenby links and Machynys peninsula course. Following your golf each day, enjoy a choice of treatments at the spa & thermal suite vitality pool.
From time to time you hear mention of a hidden gem, but really this is it. We have had clients from all over the world visit the St Brides Spa Hotel in Saundersfoot and beg us not to mention it to other clients. – Well the secrets out! I have travelled extensively searching out greats links golf courses throughout the world and enjoy comfortable lodging and a decent meal following the days golf. This Tenby Golf and Spa Break truly has all that is needed.
Fabulous links golf at Tenby Golf Club – the oldest club in Wales, combined with contemporary modern links layout of Machynys (Pronounced Macch Un Is) This break ticks all the boxes for couples golf, trust me my wife insists on coming with me to any trip to Tenby as long we stay at St Brides!
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Travel to South Wales for your first round of golf at Machynys Peninsula. 18 holes of championship golf at the stunning Nicklaus designed course-the first in Wales.
Following your golf onward to St Brides Hotel & Spa Saundersfoot for your chosen spa treatment (extra charge) and pampering.
Overnight at the St Brides Hotel & Spa.
Following your breakfast, a short drive to your golf today at Tenby golf links, our oldest established golf club in Wales. A fine championship links, which has hosted many top tournaments.
After golf return to the hotel for relaxation and unwind in the thermal vitality pool.
Overnight at the St Brides Hotel & Spa
Prices from £239 per person, subject to availability. Weekend and seasonal supplements apply.
Includes per person per day:-
Full cooked breakfast
90 minute session in Thermal Suite Vitality Pool
Dylans Choice – This package comes highly recommended by WGV – and has obtained our premium Award.