Golf in Wales has never really gotten the attention it deserves. While the reputations of Scotland, Ireland and England continue to soar as they get more and more exposure, Wales remains undiscovered by the masses. This just makes it a goldmine for golfing adventurers looking for hidden gems, which Wales if full of. Southerndown is a great example of a hidden marvel.
Southerndown Golf Club really is one of a kind. The land is a mesh of limestone and heathland, which creates a golfing arena unlike any other. The course is full of natural beauty, with the likes of heather, gorse and, in particular, bracken to be found in multiple pockets across the grounds. Southerndown’s special landscape sets it apart from any other course, and its glorious coastal sights wins over all those who play it.
Southerndown’s course layout is something of an eclectic mix, with stretches of the course appearing to be links, heathland and that British phenomenon that is downland style at various different points. The differing styles keep the course fresh and interesting, while ensuring that all types of shots are required, making Southerndown a complete golfing challenge. Make sure and put all the clubs in the bag, because you will go in search of them all at some point.
There is a tough start to be overcome at Southerndown, with a fairway that lies uphill from the tee, which is surrounded by bracken all around. The course follows its own natural contours all around, and is embellished with pot bunkers and firm greens throughout. This is a treasure of a course in one of the most southerly points of Wales, and your day’s golf will simply fly by as you take it all in.