“The first can be a brute but I enjoyed this coastal course,” was one comment from our Wales Top 50 panel on Cardigan.
Located around the Tei Estuary, Fred Hawtree included blind shots to add entertainment to the visual spender that comes with it having panoramic views of Cardigan Bay from every hole.
The basis of the current Towyn course was devised by Tenby pro JE Grant during the late 1920s before Hawtree extended it in the ‘50s after the purchase of new land.
A mix of links and parkland, Cardigan is noted for its excellent year-round condition.
Among its most notable features are the outstanding views from every part of the course – Cardigan Bay, the river Teifi estuary and the Preseli Hills in the distance.
On a clear day Bardsey Island and the Lleyn Penisular can be seen across the bay.
With undulating fairways, boldly contoured greens and strategically placed bunkers, the course provides a good test.