Cardiff Golf Breaks

Golf Courses

There are 14 golf courses for you to choose from on your next golf break to Cardiff.

 

Cardiff Golf Club

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6150  Par: 70  SSS: 70
Cardiff Golf Course
With club in hand, hopefully in the middle of one of its lush fairways, it’s hard to believe that you are so close to the centre of Cardiff. Very little of the outside world is visible from within this tree-lined course. Equally, you can drive through the suburbs of north-east Cardiff and never imagine that this renowned golf course even exists.Each hole has its individual character with many challenges provided by the subtle slopes, a wandering stream and large mature trees. Cardiff GC is one of those courses that once played will inspire a return visit. Oh and by the way please note that some of the strong par 4’s throughout require precision and length!

Creigiau Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6063 Par: 71 SSS: 70
Creigiau Golf Course
This is a picturesque, parkland course which is always to be found in immaculate condition throughout the Summer playing season. The layout is flat and easy walking, with no hills to speak of, and boasts a plethora of water hazards to snare the errant shot. The signature par three sixteenth hole, some 179 yards off the back tee, asks the question late in the round with water lurking along and on both sides of the green.

 

 

Glamorganshire Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6184 Par: 70 SSS: 71
Glamorganshire Golf
The Glamorganshire Golf Club, situated in the seaside town of Penarth on the outskirts of Cardiff is the second oldest golf club in South Wales.

Although being near the sea, the Glamorganshire is not a links, but an 18-hole parkland course on undulating ground on the edge of what are now Cosmeston Lakes.

 

 

Llanishen Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 5301 Par: 68 SSS: 67
Llanishen Golf Course

Llanishen Golf Club is a parkland course situated on the hillside in north Cardiff and overlooks the city, the Bristol Channel and Somerset coast line. Whereas the course is not long it does present a challenge to all handicap players.

With a pleasant variety on left to right and right to left shaped holes combined with small target areas from tee to fairway and fairway to green, playing to your handicap will be an achievement in itself.

 

 

Peterstone Lakes Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6600 Par: 72 SSS: 72
Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
The golf course meanders through natural waterways with only the Severn estuary lapping against the sea wall. Opened in 1990 and complimented by a superb clubhouse, Peterstone Lakes has now become one of South Wales favourite golfing and social venues for a variety of occasions. The lakes have been extended, new bunkers built and ditches filled in and grassed over, making for a more fair, interesting and challenging round.

 

 

Pyle and Kenfig Golf Course

Course Type: Links
Yards: 6588 Par: 71 SSS: 73
Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club
If it didnt have a royal neighbour, PandK would enjoy a far wider reputation. It has many fine qualities that distinguish it from Royal Porthcawl, as competitors in the 2002 Amateur Championship discovered when both courses hosted the qualifying rounds of the tournament. PandK possesses much higher dunes and deeper, disconcerting valleys in a layout that offers plenty of diversity. The course is laid out in two loops of nine holes and although each half tests the golfer, the second nine poses more difficulties.

 

 

Radyr Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6053 Par: 69 SSS: 70
Radyr Golf Couse
With its magnificent views overlooking the City of Cardiff and the Bristol Channel beyond, Radyr has one of the most idyllic settings of any golf club in South Wales. Nestling in rural heathland its gentle undulations provide both members and visitors with a course which is a delight to the eye, yet which offers the sternest of challenges to golfers of all standards. At 6053 yards the layout of the course today has changed little from the original finalised by Colt of Sunningdale in 1915.

 

 

Royal Porthcawl Golf Course

Course Type: Links
Yards: 6578 Par: 72 SSS: 73

Royal Porthcawl will provide even the most established player with lasting memories… some for the right reason and some not! Ranked in most peoples top 10 courses the first 3 holes are contoured against Rest Bay and are open to the prevailing westerly winds. Although there is some respite on the par 5’s you will come away from “The Royal” with a very good card indeed if you have played to your handicap. No trees nor water but much gorse and many a typical links pot bunker. The 18th takes you toward the sea, sunset and treasured memories.

 

Southerndown Golf Course

Course Type: Links
Yards: 6449 Par: 70 SSS: 71
Southerndown Golf Club
Bracken to the left of you, bracken to the right and a fairway rising up to the sky.

The maestro Henry Cotton described the first here as one of the most difficult opening holes he had encountered. Need I say more!!! …the views are spectacular as well.

 

 

 

St Mellons Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6275 Par: 70 SSS: 71
St Mellons Golf Club
First opened in 1936, St Mellons is a lovely parkland course on the eastern edge of the bustling Capital city of Cardiff. The course is laid out in the shape of a clover leaf and provides one of the best tests of golf in South Wales. The course provides the visitor with a pleasant walk from the first testing par four through two copses and so on through seventeen other very individualistic holes.

The third, a par three, carries the name Cottons Choice. This after the comment made by the late, great Henry Cotton who rated this hole very highly.

 

 

Vale Resort – The National Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 7413 Par: 73 SSS: 69
Wales National - Vale Hotel
At 7,413 yards off the championship tees, its one of the longest golf courses outside of the USA.

Golf World magazine rates its 16th hole as one of the top 10 par 4s in UK golf. It boasts some of the UKs finest scenery, a mixture of mature wooded areas, wide and narrow fairways and vast water and bunker features, all set in the spectacular countryside of Wales.

 

 

Vale Resort – The Lakes Golf Course

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6438 Par: 72 SSS: 69
Lake Course Vale Hotel
Having already hosted 3 Welsh PGA Professional Championships, the Lake Course is a true challenge for even the very best golfers.

Aptly named, water comes into play on 9 holes including the daunting 12th, where the green is located on an island.

 

 

Wenvoe Golf Club

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6544 Par: 72 SSS: 70
Wenvoe Golf Club
Set in the scenic countryside in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan this well maintained parkland course is long recognised as one of the finest challenges of golf in South Wales.

Designed by five times Open winner James Braid the course comprises two loops of nine holes each beginning and ending near the imposing 18th Century Mansion House that has served as the clubhouse for over 70 years.

 

Whitchurch Golf Club

Course Type: Parkland
Yards: 6278 Par: 71 SSS: 71
Whitchurch Golf Club
The 18-hole course was designed by Donald Steel who has planned 8 European Tour courses and is Consultant Course Architect to the R&A at St Andrews.

The Rolling Countryside has been transformed into one of the most exciting golf challenges in South Wales where the contours, trees and water have been sympathetically utilised to create a natural 18 hole- Par 71 course of 6278 yds.