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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Andy Newmarch
A course of good quality no doubt but after looking forward to playing this for six months I wasvery disappointed. There are too many holes and greens on top of each other (5th green, 6th teeand green, 10th green, 11th tee and 13th green) all of these are within 60 yards of each other - scary stuff.Other parts of the course are memorable for the right reasons, Par 3's 12th and 17th are good holes and the last hole is great from the back tees but like an earlier comment, your approach to the green is blind even if you hit 300 yards down the middle ! I said disappointed at the beginning and that is true - had an enjoyable day but that was more down to the company and our scores rather than the course.Tenby is low on my played links courses.Great clubhouse feel and genuinely warm Welsh welcome .....
September 19, 2004
2 / 10
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Keith Baxter

An enjoyable and unusual links course which left me feeling a tad disappointed considering its lofty reputation. It felt a little claustrophopic in places - greens and tees too close together... when the course is busy (as was the case when we played) it's rather disconcerting. The three holes on the other side of the railway are not in keeping with the rest. Certainly worth playing if in the area but it's not my favourite Welsh links.

September 17, 2004
6 / 10
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Mark Fenoughty
In my opinion this links is neither charming nor classic, I won't be playing it again.
September 12, 2004
1 / 10
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Bob
October 14, 2008
Played last week and cannot see how you think this this is not a classic links course? This course has been moulded in and around the existing landscape and has never seen a bulldozer which means classic links courses will have blind holes. The two new par 4's in place of par 3's 8&9 are superb with the ninth now allongside the beach with stunning views. Highly reccommended!
Mark F
October 18, 2008
In response to Bob, there isn't enough room for 18 holes at Tenby, things may have changed but a rubber mat, a truncated par 4 which played as a 160 ydr par 3 and 6 greens or tees on top of each other are not features of classic links. There was the obligatory caravan park, I'll give you that. However, each to their own.
Billy
Sorry I'm not an expert but having now played over 90 of current Golf World Top 100 this is easily the worst so far, and eleven of my friends agree. 1. No course planners available. 2. Being told by pro that there were no blind shots ! 3. A par 4 truncated to a par 3 due the fear of hitting holiday makers. 4. A very weak downhill par 3 next to a caravan park, teeing off a plastic mat. No I am not a pro, handicap 4, but honestly feel this course is very over rated
September 05, 2004
4 / 10
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Shaun
Cannot understand how this course got in Golf World's Top 100.Very Mickey Mouse
August 30, 2004
1 / 10
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barry john
October 05, 2008
micky mouse lol where do you play???? the british seniors home internationals were played at tenby 2008 and the captian of the scotish team who plays off plus 4 said hes played all over the world but tenby is the toughist course in the world. you need to play of the blue tees pal lol.
Shaun
October 20, 2008
Barry, firstly can I apologise if I have caused you any offence with my comments. In my personal review of Tenby I did not say Tenby was either an easy or a difficult course but one which I felt was very ‘Mickey Mouse’, that is a golf course which I feel is very over rated. In addition, I don’t feel it is important where I play golf but where I have played golf, having now played 130 of the 148 golf courses ever listed in Golf World Top 100’s, Tenby was one of my biggest disappointments as I didn’t feel it was of the necessary quality to be ranked number 76 in Golf World listing of 2002. Interestingly that is the only time Tenby secured a berth within a Golf World Top 100 listing and did not even make the top 200 in this years listing. As ever though it’s down to personal opinions and how you find a course on any given day.
JB
December 01, 2009
Go back and play it again. It is links golf at its purest, very tough in a constant wind. Many bunkers have been re-rivetted and the 8th and 9th lengthened. Not so Mickey Mouse now fella.
Geoff Hutchinson
Terrific course and a good test. Ideally suited to short, straight hitters. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. If you enjoy links golf this is highly recommended.
June 21, 2004
8 / 10
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David Richards
This is a wonderful example of links golf. Tee to green the course plays impeccably, the greens were a pleasure to putt on. The course is a test. Not long but with no par 5's off the yellows and only one par 5 off the whites, you need to be on your game to score well around here. Let down a little by only having a couple of sea views, but with a good variety of holes you cannot relax for one minute. As tough an opening 4 as I have come across, unfortuntely it is a relatively weak finish with 16 being a mickey mouse hole, and you get the feeling of being slightly cheated on 18, as you have a blind shot into possibly the best green on the course. A little bit out of the way, but worth every effort to get there.
May 31, 2004
8 / 10
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