Tenby - West Wales - Wales

Tenby Golf Club,
The Burrows,
Tenby,
Pembrokeshire,
SA70 7NP,
South Wales


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Tenby Golf Club lays claim to the oldest course in Wales, established in 1888, originally as a 9-holer. James Braid was commissioned to extend the course; 18 holes opened for play in 1907.

This charming, classic links is situated on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, affording superb views across to one of Britain’s most fascinating and holiest of islands. Caldey Island has experienced more than one thousand years of Cistercian prayer. A pleasant summer boat trip from Tenby harbour will take you to the island where you will receive a warm welcome from the various orders of monks.

Tenby is one of the finest and least well-known golf courses in the whole of the British Isles. It is here you will find links golf at its most natural. There is nothing modern about Tenby, but it’s an engaging experience.

Many shots are blind, the contoured greens are hard and fast, and there are snaking hog’s back fairways, dense gorse, cruel pot bunkers and rugged dunes. It’s not a long course by today’s standards, measuring a little less than 6,500 yards from the tips, but the opening four holes (three of which are over 400 yards long) will challenge the very best golfers.

It would be easy to dismiss Tenby as a holiday golf course or as unfair, eccentric or quirky. We think Tenby is very enjoyable; playing here is always a memorable experience and you’ll probably end up playing shots from positions you’ve never faced before. What an absolute delight.

Don’t tell too many people, but the green fee is tremendous value too, and what’s more, you’ll be given a very warm Welsh welcome.

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Description: Tenby Golf Club is situated on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, affording superb views across to one of the UK’s most fascinating and holiest of islands. Rating: 6.4 out of 10 Reviews: 27
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Nicholas Kjelgaard
So we are sitting at home on a Saturday morning planning to play Machynys that afternoon and Tenby on the Sunday morning with the weather saying at least 2cm of rain and 20 to 30 mile an hour winds. A quick change of plan and Machynys was moved to the Wednesday and Tenby to the Sunday afternoon. So Sunday afternoon arrives the rain has eased to an occasional downpour and the wind is still blowing, but this took nothing away from a great course. The 4th is just a hole to remember a fantastic par four and is then matched with the 12th par 3. The course is a bit of a trip but make the effort. To the course itself we also appreciated the 50% off due to the course needing some work, due to the winter. Many times you go to play somewhere and there are temps everywhere yet you are charged the full price.
April 12, 2014
8 / 10
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Duncan Cheslett
I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Tenby recently on a family holiday and took advantage of a 7 day ticket at Tenby GC giving me unlimited golf for only £120.The course is a traditional old-fashioned links with multiple blind shots, narrow roller-coaster fairways, and impossibly punishing rough. I loved it, and all the more so for getting to know it over many plays. My only reservation is the finish - three of the final four holes are on a totally seperate area of land leased from the adjacent caravan park and are definitely of inferior quality to the rest of the course. The mystery is why this has been done - the practice ground by the clubhouse would provide a couple of excellent links holes and there is ample space for a par 3 out in the dunes by the 8th.
June 20, 2012
8 / 10
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Steve Plant
Really enjoyable and at £25 for an evening round I can't think there is a better value for money course in Britain. Some great holes and the bunkers are as they should be, a hazard! I've not played a lot of links being a Staffordshire lad but to me this is proper golf, unlike so many courses now and their obsession with length! As we holiday in the area every year I will be back!
June 12, 2012
10 / 10
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June 16, 2012
I have played Tenby many times. It is a good quality, thoroughly enjoyable links course. With holes, 4, 6, 10 and 11 being the stand-outs. As mentioned 15, 16 and 17 across the railway are park-like in nature. To award Tenby a six-ball score suggests it is in the same bracket as the oustanding championship links courses, Royal County Down, Royal Birkdale, Carnoustie, Royal Sr George's and the rest. It isn't, four balls is a fair score, with courses such as Littlehampton, Dunbar, Lundin Links and Ballycastle more realistic comparisons.
Steve Plant
August 28, 2012
You are of course correct about my score here, when comparing to those championship courses. What i'm trying to say is that for £25 on a summer evening i I don't think there is a better value round of golf available in the country
Jack Bachinsky
Had the pleasure to play here in 2009. True links course. Awesome setting. A hidden surprise. Had no temporary tees nor par 4's converted to par 3's as you'll see from other posts. I get to travel a lot and Tenby is a hidden gem for us US golfers, definitely in my top ten and if you find your way into this corner of Wales, play it.
December 10, 2011
10 / 10
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Gary Wilde
When I played Tenby last week, she could have stolen my heart but at the end of the round I was hearbroken. What a course of contradictions, for 14 holes it is magnificent and then holes 15,16 and 17 are completely out of character with the previous natural links land then 18 is a very ordinary par 4 to finish. The views across the bay from the far end of the course back to the town are magnificent.If Tenby had continued in the same vain as the first 14 holes it would have been an easy 5 baller but due to the finish it is a 4 baller. Overall, it is very much a course worth playing if in the area.
August 03, 2011
6 / 10
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tjc
Fantastic course. I play the course a couple of times a year, and I am always presented with a different challenge. I hit the ball long and am a cat 1 golfer, however rarely pull out the big stuff because the course is tight and you have to plot your way round. I enjoy/prefer courses where you have to think about each shot - Tenby is a great example of this. My only critism is the final 4 holes, the course changes from links golf to parkland. But overall and cracking track. The views from the 9th tee over the course, Tenby and Caldey Island are superb. Make the trip - it is worth the drive.
May 19, 2010
10 / 10
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stephen davies
After reading the comments on the web i asked the pro if i could play the course off the white tees as visitors normally play forward on yellow, he said yes as i am a single figure player and so was my partner. What a BEAST ! It is the most difficult course i have ever played out of a lot, inc pga courses world wide. The wind was moderate and the sun was out with views to die for. At par 70 and 6,500 yards with some wind, it is a test for any golfer and i can see why the recent Welsh pro event had only 3 of the 164 pros under par after 3 days and top tour pros at that. The welcome was fantastic and the people on the course were very helpful. The view from the par 4 10th looking over the town and Caldy Island is breathtaking. Great meal afterwards and excellent value for money. A long way to go but if you are a golfer looking for a challenge, what a course. The greens were very quick but true with no temps. We played again the next day and it was even more enjoyable as there are a lot of blind shots. We will be back to play the BEAST every year.
January 17, 2008
10 / 10
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Chris

Played Tenby last week and I must admit I was not overly impressed. The first hole is a tough par 4 into the wind but the course get very bland and short coming in. Many of the par 4's were drivable in particlar the 5th and 13th and many of the others I was only left with a wedge. Although some of the holes were challenging it is simply too short. A couple of the holes have had to be reduced to par 3's as they posed dangers to walkers. Not a bad course but not in the same league as Pennard!

October 04, 2006
4 / 10
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w davies
November 21, 2011
the 13 hole is driverble if you hit the dead straight.as for the fith hole i assume the person was playing off the yellow tees as they are approx 70 yards further forward you must hit the ball further than tiger woods or been drinking and dreamt you hit it that far keep dreaming
Kevan Voce
If your idea of fun is booming big drives down wide open manicured fairways then head for The Oxfordshire or Celtic Manor - Tenby is a thinking man's course. A true links - rock hard greens and fairways - you need a fabulous short game to make a score here. The start is very tough with the 3rd and 4th truly great par fours. 10 and 11 are also great and the short 12th is very similar to the 12th at Ballybunion. The course is not long (but then I'm not John Daly) but is a test of strategy and skill. If, like me, you were brought up on Big Jack winning at St Andrews you'll love it. If you're one of these corporate golf day types who started playing at 28 to impress the boss then set the SatNav in your BMW for Woburn and buy a pair of branded shorts for £180.
July 15, 2005
8 / 10
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Lee Abbey
The first hole is a cracker and then it's downhill from there. I enjoyed playing well on a lovely sunny day but the course is 'GOOD' at best. To put it above any course at Woburn is an absolute travesty. Hopefully the shortened par4 playing as a 3 is now back to normal. LeeA.
April 24, 2005
4 / 10
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