Pontypridd - South Wales - Wales

Pontypridd Golf Club,
Ty Gwyn Road,
Pontypridd,
Mid Glamorgan,
CF37 4DJ,
Wales


  • +44 (0)1443 409904

  • Golf Club Website

  • 1 mile E of Pontypridd, off the A470

  • Welcome, only with a member at the weekend

  • Rebekah Morgan

  • Unknown

  • John Wills

Think of Pontypridd’s association with sport and, of course, rugby union immediately springs to mind. The oval ball game was played in the area a good number of years before golf came along but the Pontypridd Golf Club is not that recent an institution as it celebrated its centenary in 2006.

Laid out on The Common, over 400 feet above sea level, and sharing the same site as a prehistoric stone circle featuring Y Garreg Signo (the “Rocking Stone”), the course overlooks the valley where those two great Welsh rivers, the Rhondda and Taff, meet. It’s a tough par 69, no nonsense course, where you have to retain your concentration throughout the round.

Classed as a wooded, mountain course, Pontypridd has plenty to keep golfers on their toes; from awkward stances on fairways to subtle borrows on greens. This is a character forming 18-hole layout – one that has gone a long way to shaping its most famous former member, Ryder Cup man, Philip Price.

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Description: Laid out on The Common, over 400 feet above sea level, and sharing the same site as a prehistoric stone circle, Pontypridd overlooks the valley where those two great Welsh rivers, the Rhondda and Taff, meet. Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Pontypridd is set high above the town and the views will hit you the moment you step onto the course. It is a great asset but its panorama is not all it has to offer. What comes with a course with great views is a stern walk given its location on a mountainous plateau. The great undulation plays a big part of the test of Pontypridd, particularly those holes that are directly uphill. The course starts with an uphill par 3 to a well sighted green which gives you an appreciation of the challenge that lies ahead. Then the 2nd through to the 6th all make good use of the contours and give some opportunity to hit from elevated tees to very tight fairways. The next 3 holes are relatively flat before you play the only par 5 on the course straight up the hill to the highest point on the course. The walk is more a climb, but you are rewarded with fantastic views and the next hole a challenging 212yard par 3 to a green comfortably beneath you and some way in the distance. There is one further hike on the stroke index 1, par 4, a real challenge to get home in two here, before the course finishes with two par 4’s from very elevated tees where the golfer is rewarded with accuracy rather than length. The 18th back to the club house is almost driveable but accuracy from the tee a premium. The greens and fairways are well maintained, but some of the tees and bunkers a bit shabby. Don’t let this spoil your round as it presents a tough challenge for a par 69 and scoring well on your first round will be exceptionally good as the change in level and wind direction will make club selection guess work at times! If you fancy playing Pontypridd, don’t expect a championship layout, it is a little quirky, but a good challenge that demands accuracy and good shot making. Playing here on a clear summer’s day is most exhilarating. Ian Henley
4 / 6
Pontypridd
September 24, 2008


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Great course a golfers course, tough walk but there are buggies available, excellent condition, greens absolutely superb but tricky, a real challenge and a definite must play if you're in the area or organising a tour.
5 / 6
Pontypridd
July 10, 2008


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