Pennard Golf Club is one of the finest golfing institutions that Wales has to offer. This superlative course, which plays over the Three Cliffs Bay, is surrounded by glorious natural settings on all sides. A round at Pennard is a special experience, and a real test of your aptitude for links golf.
Pennard is as pristine a golf course as you are likely to find. The balls amble down along the fairway ridges and mounds off the tee. The course is known as “the links in the sky”, because it is around two hundred feet above sea level, yet it still has a true links feel to it. The course rolls on for 6800 yards on the championship tees, and the elevated tees leave you judging the fairways from what feels like above the clouds. The course even features the ruins of a 13th century Norman castle.
There is a certain rustic charm to Pennard that comes from the heather and the gorse, as well as the ponies and cattle that can be found grazing in certain places. The wildness of the rough, particularly off the sides of the fairway, ensures Pennard retains the integrity of any classic links course.
Pennard is a magical golf course, with a lot of it remaining undiscovered by the masses. Its quirks merely add to its charm and, although a rarity in the game of golf, it offers a totally new experience to those who haven’t yet tried it. Standing on the elevated tee at sixteen, looking out at the world around you before plotting your way towards the Gower, you will come to appreciate the spectacle.