Machynys Peninsula Golf Country Club is one of the new breed of courses that it taking Wales by storm. Despite only approaching its tenth birthday, Machynys is fast gaining a reputation as a golf course with both links and parkland features to it. With each year bringing more and more maturity to the course, Machynys has developed into a new star on Wales’ golfing scene.
Machynys lies on the south coast of Wales, just a short distance outside of Swansea. Its intricate design relies heavily on water features, with twenty five acres of lakes to be found over the course. It therefore boasts many stunning natural scenes as you progress through your round. Machynys has a daring element to it, almost goading you into taking on the water on a few occasions. Daredevils may find a few balls fall short, briefly bubble and disappear forever, but it is possible to succeed by taking on the course this way.
The rugged parkland feel of the fairways contrasts with the more traditional links courses in Wales, but the links skills are still vital in securing a low score here. The views are majestic around this course and, with five different tee varieties available, everyone can enjoy them over a comfortable round of golf.
Machynys is a course on the rise, with it being the youngest ever course to be awarded an R&A event when it hosted the Seniors Open Amateur Championship in 2012. Take the time to explore Machynys on your golfing tour of Wales, and uncover what makes this course a modern classic.