Our list of the best golf courses in Cardiff includes all courses within 25 miles of the Welsh capital. It includes vintage links and Ryder Cup venues, seaside layouts and pristine parklands
NCG TOP 100s
An all-world opening stretch with views from every hole on a links of real pedigree. There are few places a golfer would rather be than Royal Porthcawl.
Cardiff, GB & Ireland, Swansea, Wales and Value
A downland course infused with heather, bracken, gorse and springy links-like turf, Southerndown uniquely sits on a naturally crafted limestone base.
Homely, friendly and down-to-earth, visitors tend to feel more comfortable here than they do in the more august setting of Royal Porthcawl just a mile or two down the coast.
GB & Ireland, Swansea, Wales and Cardiff
Ross McMurray skilfully blended in striking new holes at the Celtic Manor Twenty Ten to provide a magnificent risk-and-reward experience that proved perfect for matchplay.
Wales and Cardiff
The Celtic Manor Montgomerie is a very good No.2 and should be on the ‘play list’ of everyone who visits the complex to play the Twenty Ten.
Cardiff, GB & Ireland and Wales
Roman Road was the first of the famed resort's courses to open in 1995, with the feted designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. routing it between trees and across streams.
All you need to know about this brilliant British course
The Wales National is a muscular modern course and is a serious test no matter whether it is in its woodland phase or holes that are parkland in character.
Cardiff, GB & Ireland, Swansea and Wales
This 1902 parkland is renowned for its excellent putting surfaces and views of the capital and Bristol Channel. One of Harry Colt's four welsh designs, Radyr is a gem.