Glamorganshire Golf Club
- Par 70
- 6184 Yds
SITUATED just off the B4267, this magnificent parkland layout is one of the oldest in Wales.
The club was originally founded in 1890 and was responsible for introducing golf to the heavily populated industrial region.
Lord Windsor donated the plot of land on which a nine-hole course was originally built. The design was then extended to 18 holes in 1896 and subsequently hosted the Welsh Amateur Championships the next year.
Despite flanking the seaside town of Penarth, the course does not play like a links. The layout is crafted into the undulating parkland on the eastern edge of the Consmeston Lakes Country Park, allowing you to enjoy the ocean view without the usual difficulties.
But this is not to say that the course is a pushover. Narrow wood-lined fairways and well-protected greens mean that accuracy is crucial, especially if you wish to avoid playing out of one of the course’s 80 strategically-placed bunkers.
At 6,184 yards, the par-70 design may not be the longest, but it more than delivers on variety.
At 6,184 yards, the par-70 design may not be the longest, but it more than delivers on variety. Three par-five holes that exceed the 500-yard mark will thrill long-hitters, while an array of par-threes that scarcely crack 100 yards reward guile and precision.
Over recent years the clubhouse has seen a series of lounges and bars fitted to complement the freshly-renovated locker room complete with lavish shower and changing facilities.
Three different practice areas have ensured that the course stays equally well-appointed, affording its guests a thorough warm-up before they hit the undulating championship layout.
The club is renowned for its friendly welcome, and visitors can book their tee-times online in advance.