With Wales’ first Senior Open Championship, held at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Bridgend, now just days away, we thought we’d put together our guide to the top golfing on offer along the Ceredigion coastline. With numerous courses overlooking the ocean, Ceredigion makes for an extremely scenic golfing holiday…
1. Penrhos. Unveiled in 2001, the course is set within the countryside park at Penrhos. It was designed by one of the UK’s leading course architects, David Williams, and the park is also home to numerous cabins and lodges, so you won’t have to venture far after a long, hard day on the course!
2. Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth was one of the courses designed by the legendary six times Open Champion, Harry Vardon. Situated above the Mid Wales coastal town, it is blessed with stunning views over Cardigan Bay. From Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula to the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, there is hardly a comparable view from any golf course, anywhere!
3. Just a few miles outside of Aberystwyth is Penlanlas, an enjoyable 9-hole 4,119-yard course, which actually doubles as an ideal habitat for natural wildlife, including Red Kite (so you can expect more ‘birdies’ than any other course on earth…) A great option to fit in between 18-hole courses or as a way to kick-start your golfing holiday in Ceredigion.
4. Borth and Ynyslas. This is one of the oldest golf clubs in Wales, and was established right the way back in 1885. This traditional links course was originally designed by Harry S. Colt in 1945, offering a great test of golf year round as one might expect of a Golf Union of Wales championship venue.
5. Cardigan Golf Club. Situated high above the shores of Cardigan Bay on the Teifi Estuary, this course offers stunning sea views including the distant Preseli Hills, Bardsey Island and the Lleyn Peninsula. The course consists of a mix of links and parkland, and has also hosted Golf Union of Wales Championships.