Garnant Park was created in the mid 1990s at a cost of almost £1m on land that was formerly part of the Garnant opencast coal mine. Indeed, several holes – like “Wernos” at the 10th and “Wheal Morgan” at the 12th – are named after local mineral workings.
Built on a 120-acre site on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Carmarthenshire County Council runs the course and it boasts a tidy clubhouse with magnificent views of the Black and Betws Mountains from the main lounge.
Garnant Park is one of the best municipal golfing facilities in Wales with tees and greens constructed to USGA standard. A feature hole is “Pontyclerc,” the first short hole on the card at the 5th, where a pond and a couple of bunkers protect the front of the putting surface.
August 27, 2014