Borth & Ynyslas - West Wales - Wales

Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club,
SY24 5JS,

  • +44 (0) 1970 871202

Tenby Golf Club (established in 1888) may officially be regarded as the oldest club in Wales but that’s not the case at Borth & Ynyslas where the club protest that they pre-date their Welsh cousins by three years – even though no officially recognised document has ever been produced to substantiate their assertion!

Regardless of its exact date of existence, this Grand Old Lady has been described by one commentator as “a great but often ignored Welsh masterpiece” which is as good a claim to golfing fame as any in our book.

Lying just north of Aberystwyth, on the other side of the Dovey estuary from the more renowned Aberdovey course, the old-fashioned links at Borth & Ynyslas was modified by Harry Colt in 1945 and the great architect’s subtle design touches have been retained.

The length of the course is just over 6,100 yards (for a par of 70) and only two of its par four holes are in excess of 400 yards long so getting to the green in two shots should be no problem. The five par three holes are a difficult proposition though as they all measure at least 170 yards from the medal tees. And if the Borth Breeze blows… well, be prepared for a torrid time here!

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Description: Borth & Ynyslas is a rugged seaside links and the membership strongly claims to be the oldest golf club in Wales. Rating: 5.5 out of 10 Reviews: 11
Yep, I agree with Bob - some very tough holes especially 2nd and 14th. A real links with views of the sea all the way. I love the holes around the turn. Always open through the winter, a friendly club. Greens need a bit more TLC at times and that old river bed on the 18th is always swallowing up golf balls. All in all a good day out and very good value!
March 11, 2005
6 / 10
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