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The Welsh Tourist Board once promoted Wales as follows: “For the many who have tired of sun loungers… Wales. Home of proper holidays. Phrasebook optional, sense of adventure essential, indifference best left at home.” What can we add to that? Probably not much really, especially as Wales was firmly in the golfing spotlight in October 2010 when Newport hosted the Ryder Cup.

Celtic Manor Resort’s Twenty Ten course was purpose-built for that event, which was not only a nail-biter, but also resulted in the first Monday finish in Ryder Cup history due to Friday’s play being washed out by torrential rain.

There are more than 140 golf courses in the country with associated clubs administered by the national governing body WalesGolf and around twenty County Unions and Associations. We feature the best fifty Welsh golf courses and a few of these world-class layouts should be on every golfer’s “must-play” list.

The two Royals of Porthcawl and St David’s are perennially located near the top of the national rankings but there are plenty of other excellent courses, many of them hugging the long Welsh coastline, and these should also be sought out and savoured.

We updated our Welsh golf course rankings in November 2019. Click the link for full details.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Wales

Royal Porthcawl

1st Wales Ranking

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is located off the beaten track, east of Swansea and west of Cardiff. Despite being the highest ranked course in Wales, it remains relatively unknown.

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Pennard

2nd Wales Ranking

Pennard Golf Club is a delightful old-fashioned affair and without doubt, this is one of the very best links courses in the British Isles.

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Aberdovey

3rd Wales Ranking

Aberdovey Golf Club is set enchantingly within the Snowdonia National Park at the mouth of the Dovey Estuary...

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Royal St David's

4th Wales Ranking

The glorious setting for Royal St David’s Golf Club is nothing short of beautiful and romantic. The forbidding medieval Harlech castle and towering sand dunes guard the course.

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Conwy

5th Wales Ranking

Conwy Golf Club has played host to a number of major tournaments, including the Martini in 1970, when Peter Thomson and Doug Sewell tied on 268...

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Southerndown

6th Wales Ranking

Over time, sand has blown up from the seashore, coming to rest on the rolling slopes and giving the turf at Southerndown Golf Club a rather links-like character.

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Tenby

7th Wales Ranking

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.

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Ashburnham

8th Wales Ranking

Bernhard Gallacher picked up his first pay cheque at Ashburnham Golf Club when he won the 1969 Schweppes PGA Championship.

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Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)

9th Wales Ranking

Twenty Ten is the first course built specifically for the Ryder Cup and is the result of collaboration between the PGA, architects and tour pros...

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Pyle and Kenfig

10th Wales Ranking

Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, commonly known as P&K, is one of Wales’s few true links courses. Its famous regal neighbour, Royal Porthcawl, lies next door.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 David Baxter Courses Reviewed 28
2 Kevin Henley Courses Reviewed 25
3 Ed Battye Courses Reviewed 23
4 Alex Sherratt Courses Reviewed 17
5 Dan Hare Courses Reviewed 14
6 Andy Courses Reviewed 14
7 Hugh Courses Reviewed 12
8 Keith Baxter Courses Reviewed 11
9 Bobo Courses Reviewed 10
10 M. James Ward Courses Reviewed 9