Borth & Ynyslas

Borth & Ynyslas

Borth & Ynyslas

Borth & Ynyslas | NCG Top 100s: Wales

Borth & Ynyslas is not the longest course on the NCG Top 100s: Wales list, and it may not be the toughest. However, it is worthy of a place thanks to its incredible location on the western coastline of Wales. 
Harry Colt has had a hand in the design, which sees the course run up and down the coastline, in a true links, out-and-back fashion.  
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A Brief History of Borth & Ynyslas

Borth & Ynyslas was established in 1885, and lays its own claim on being the oldest golf club in Wales.  
Harry Colt – the man behind the New Course at Sunningdale, Swinley Forest and both the East and West Courses at Wentworth – came in to redesign the layout of the course shortly after the Second World War, and the course today remains relatively unchanged from Colt’s work.  
It is the only true links course in the area and has been the host of the Golf Union of Wales Championship on several occasions.  

Borth & Ynyslas Review | NCG Top 100s: Wales

The golf course at Borth & Ynyslas is on one of the thinnest slivers of land that you will find across the entirety of the United Kingdom. It is one of the shortest courses you will find on the NCG Top 100s: Wales list at less than 6,100 yards, but thanks to its location, the coastal conditions can make it feel a lot longer, and a lot tougher. 
After a gentle opening, the 2nd and 3rd feature the coastline and beach on their left side. 2 is the hardest hole on the course, a par 4 playing more than 450 yards from the tips. Anything right on the 2nd will end up on the road that runs through the course, so accuracy off the tee is at a premium. The 3rd is shorter, but anything left of the fairway is gone. Get through the opening three unscathed and you are rewarded with the first par 5, the 4th. At just 511 yards, this is one where a par might feel like a disappointment for most.  
5 and 6 are short par 4s, while the 7th is the opening par 3 at Borth & Ynyslas. It is a downhill short hole that plays slightly less than its carded distance. Four greenside bunkers await any errant approaches. The 8th is the second par 5, and the longest hole on the property, before the front nine closes with another par 3. The back nine starts with a strong par 4, before the shortest hole on the course. The 11th is less than 170 yards, but with three bunkers sitting in front of the green, and plenty of gorse and thick rough behind, club selection is crucial. 
12 and 13 are both good birdie opportunities, with the latter being the final par 5 on the card. It is less than 480 yards and winds its way back towards the beach. The 14th is a 200-yard par 3 with five bunkers awaiting you. Anything from a mid-iron to a driver could be hit on 14 depending on the wind direction and speed. 16 is the final par 3 on the property, with 15, 17 and 18 all being relatively short par 4s.  

FAQs about Borth & Ynyslas

Where is Borth & Ynyslas located?  
Borth & Ynyslas is situated on the very western coastline of Wales, just a few miles north of Aberystwyth. Players will be treated to stunning views over Cardigan Bay, and out to the Irish Sea. The A497, which runs between Bangor and Haverfordwest, is a mile or so from the golf course. 
Borth is the closest train station, and it is just half a mile south along the coastal road. Trains run through Borth on the line between Shrewbury and Aberystwyth. In terms of air travel, there is nothing close to Borth & Ynyslas due to its location on the western coast of Wales. Liverpool John Lennon, Manchester, Cardiff, and Birmingham Airports are all around three hours from the golf course, depending on traffic.  
What golf facilities does Borth & Ynyslas offer?  
Along with the golf course, Borth & Ynyslas also has a practice facility next to the 18th tee. There is a driving range and a short game area, with a putting green, chipping green and practice bunker. 

What are the green fees at Borth & Ynyslas?
The price of a green fee at Borth & Ynyslas changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend.  
For more information on current green fees at Borth & Ynyslas, visit their website here
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