Welshpool

Welshpool

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This historic Welsh course has some serious fans among our knowledgeable panel and enjoys a significant slot in both our Welsh ranking and our Fun Top 100 as a result.

The club was established in 1894 in Deer Park, Powis Castle, but before finding its current home on Golfa Hill, Welshpool’s members also played on ‘Red Bank’ on the outskirts of the town.

James Braid was invited to lay out their final resting place in 1930 and made a typically impressive job of fitting the holes into the landscape.

It is this hillside theme that gives Welshpool its appeal and ensure there is never a dull moment, with the undulating terrain serving up a constant diet of interesting shots from tumbling fairways into and around characterful greens.

The moorland course has a suitably memorable climax, the winding 18th dropping way below the tee and from there rising round the dog-leg to the home green.

Welshpool measure 5,700 yards to a par of 70 and its effective natural drainage mean it is firm in summer and in great condition in winter.

It is located just across the border with England and in addition to the dreamy hillside scenery in the distance you can take in views of Snowdonia.

The esteemed Bernard Darwin said of the course: “The fact is that it is almost as impossible to describe the course as to describe the view; it is so unexpected, so unlike anything else, perched on the roof of the world. It is a beautiful place and I realised how incomplete had been my golfing education until I had seen it.” Chris Bertram

 

Information

James Braid

01938 850249

Golfa Hill , Welshpool , Powys , SY21 9AQ