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Pyle & Kenfig golf course review

Pyle & Kenfig: Home to breathtaking views

Why we would rather be playing this scenic links on Wales’ south coast

 

Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course, affectionately known as ‘P & K’ with its lofty sand dunes hugging the South Wales coast of Porthcawl is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country.

Glorious views and historic associations adorn this undulating course with its natural hazard of hillocks, valleys and towering dunes. However serious the game, time must be made to appreciate the panoramic views. The Bristol Channel, the Gower Peninsula, Sker House and the magnificent Welsh Mountains can all be seen from various points.

Good shot making will be rewarded at P&K – it’s a fair golf course without any unforeseen tricks up its sleeve. The holes routed through the dunes alone are worthy of the green fee.

History

Originally designed in the early 1920s by Harry Colt, the more inland front nine that stands today is his work.

But with nine holes commandeered by the military in the Second World War, Philip Mackenzie Ross was called in to replace them with new holes shortly afterwards. And what a job he made.

Having made the decision to cross the road (it was then a path) and construct them in the duneland, they are now undoubtedly the highlight of a round here.

What makes Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club special

Unusually for a links course, Pyle and Kenfig is laid out in two loops of nine. The original front nine is where to make a score because the back nine is a very stiff test, especially when the wind is up.

The last three holes (all long par fours) are amongst the best closing holes in golf. They will severely test the mettle of the very best golfers.

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Where is it?

Located on the beautiful south coast of Wales, P&K is situated next to Kenfig National Nature Reserve, a short drive from the nearby town of South Cornelly.

For more information about the club and course, visit their website or call them on 01656 783 093.

Where does it rank?

170th in GB&I, 3rd in Cardiff, 9th in Wales

Would you like to play courses like Berkhamsted with the NCG Top 100s Tour?

Our NCG Top 100s Tour offers club golfers the chance to tick off their bucket list courses around the UK and Ireland while playing for fantastic prizes courtesy of TaylorMade.

The Tour prides itself on offering the best experience at the events while offering fantastic value.

Your entry fee includes:

  • Your round of golf
  • A meal before and after your round
  • A welcome pack on arrival
  • The chance to win amazing TaylorMade prizes

And, if that isn’t enough, you can get a 10% discount if you book four or more golfers.

Get in touch with Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

For more information about the club and course, visit its website or call them on 01656 783 093.

Have you played Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club before? Let us know in the comments, or send us a post on X/Twitter.

Ben Outhwaite

Ben is National Club Golfer's Marketing Editor and the latest addition to our golf equipment review team.

He specialises in testing golf bags, beginner golf club sets, apparel and golf accessories. He also collates our buying guides so you know which are the latest and greatest bits of golf equipment on the market.

Ben picked up his first golf club when he was five years old – which was in fact a left-handed set of clubs!

He is a member at Rudding Park Golf Club and has a handicap of fifteen.

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