Monmouth - South Wales - Wales

Monmouth Golf Club,
Leasbrook Lane,
Monmouth,
NP25 3SN,
Wales


  • +44 (0) 1600 712212

  • Golf Club Website

  • 1 mile N of Monmouth, of the A40

  • Welcome, except Sunday mornings. Call in advance

  • Peter Tully

  • Archibald Leach

  • Tim Morgan

Popular with visiting society golfers, Monmouth Golf Club is laid out over hilly terrain above the town of the same name. The steep climbs and uneven stances on the course certainly don’t appear to deter the large numbers who return here year after year.

It is not the longest course in Wales at only 5,700 yards but it is certainly one of the prettiest – and the club are rightly proud of winning the “Welsh Club in Bloom” award in 2007, a title well merited as the course and its environs are always in lovely condition.

The club was formed back in 1896 and it moved to its present site in 1921. More than 70 years passed before the Archibald Leach Partnership extended the old 9-hole layout to a full 18-hole course with only four years to spare before the centenary celebrations in 1996.

The most difficult hole on the card is the 8th, named “Cresta Run,” which is the only one of eleven par fours on the card that measures more than 400 yards. The hole is almost a double dogleg, played downhill with out of bounds on the right and rough on the left and the approach hampered by the close proximity of farm buildings and trees.

Another couple of tough, uphill holes are the appropriately named “Struggle” at the 7th and “Long Haul” at the 15th. All five par three holes are very good, with many considering the last one, “Devil’s Bunker,” at the 16th to be the pick of the short holes.

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Description: Monmouth Golf Club may not be the longest course in Wales at only 5,700 yards but it is certainly one of the prettiest... Rating: 3.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

A interesting little course with masses of elevation! Very good value for money although not in the same league as its neighbour, The Rolls of Monmouth.
3 / 6
Monmouth
June 16, 2008


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Monmouth golf club is far from being a traditional parkland course. It is not long, the greens are small and usually surrounded by plateaus and mounds, there are plenty of blind shots, the majority of bunkers are not really in play, you almost never have a flat lie on any fairway and at times the condition of the tees and greens can be disappointing. However, on the plus side the course is very tricky and requires imagination and thought for each shot, whether by rolling an approach shot in off a bank or dropping down to an iron from the tee (I think I only used my driver 7 times). It is also one of the few courses I have played where each hole is genuinely different from the rest. Pick of the holes for me are the tight par 4 4th - hitting a long iron from the tee through a corridor of trees, the par 4 14th (the Lagoon) with elevated tee shot and water hazard infront of the green, and the short par 5 17th, reachable in 2, but only if you hit the right side of the fairway from the tee.Great views, great layout, great value = great day out.
4 / 6
Monmouth
April 14, 2008


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