Cradoc - Mid Wales - Wales

Cradoc Golf Club,
Penoyre Park,
Cradoc,
Brecon,
Powys,
LD3 9LP,
Wales


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It was in 1967 that Brecon Golf Club captain, Leslie Watkins and vice-captain John Morrell, organized the purchase of Penoyre Park (along with its magnificent Bath stone Georgian mansion) to accommodate a new 18-hole golf course and clubhouse.

Unfortunately, the Penoyre Golf and Country Club, as it was called, ran into serious financial difficulties in the mid 1970s, resulting in the loss of the mansion but, thanks to a massive fund raising effort, the course was saved and a new clubhouse constructed.

Situated on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and famed for its stunning scenery, the course at Cradoc Golf Club can best be described, in the words of one golf commentator, as “an arboretum set down in scenery that can only be described as drop-dead gorgeous”.

One of the best holes on the estate is “Rorke’s Drift,” the par four 6th, which extends to 451 yards from the back tees and is rated stroke index 1 on the scorecard. The hole is played towards Penoyre House – now sub-divided into modern apartments – and the fairway slopes left to right, with out of bounds all the way down the left and behind the hole.
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Description: Cradoc Golf Club can best be described, in the words of one golf commentator, as “an arboretum set down in scenery that can only be described as drop-dead gorgeous”. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Our first stop of a 3 day trip in Wales – A pleasant parkland course that is not overlong, quite a few of the holes are very similar and played across a sloping hill, however the views from this hill across the valley are worth the visit. Be prepared for quite a lot of uphill, downhill and sidehill holes but overall we all enjoyed the visit. Best holes were the 8th, 9th and 16th (you do need to cut the corner)
4 / 6
Cradoc
June 14, 2009


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Cradoc is a genuinely lovely course which has the most divine views. Naturally this review is not about the scenery but when you play golf in such a gorgeous location then that does has some bearing surely?! The course is pretty challenging with small greens that are devilish to read and when we played here they were not that quick so they could be even trickier. It’s a rather tough walk as the layout is quite hilly but the holes are varied and interesting and keep you entertained all the way round. Expect lots of hanging lies on side slopes, up slopes and down slopes... for me this makes a course supremely challenging and very tough on which to score well. Excellent food and welcome in the 19th and good value. Recommended.
4 / 6
Cradoc
January 28, 2008


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