Established in 1904, Haverfordwest Golf Club has been serving golfers in the local community for over a century now, making it one of the oldest clubs in the West Wales region. The club moved to its present location in the 1930s and its 9-hole course was doubled in size in 1983.
Measuring just over 6,000 yards from the back markers, today’s lightly bunkered parkland course exhibits several instances of an old-fashioned design trait – that of crossing fairways – with the first example of this encountered at the 1st hole, where it cuts across the 17th and 18th on its way to the green.
You may regard that as a little unusual but it’s nothing compared to what happens later in the round, when the 3rd, 10th and 13th holes all cross over the fairway of the 422-yard 12th hole.
There are only three par threes on the card at Haverfordwest and the last of these, the 150-yard 14th, has recently had the pond extended in front of the green, adding considerable challenge to a hole that was already one of the more testing on the scorecard.The 14th is certainly regarded as the signature hole on the card but many consider the left doglegged 449-yard 13th which precedes it as the best hole on the course. Rated stroke index 1, it’s often played into the prevailing wind, making a net score of “4” feel like a birdie.