Tenby - West Wales - Wales

Tenby Golf Club,
The Burrows,
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: 6.5 out of 10 Reviews: 31
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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