Pennard Golf Club Course Review - The 'Links in the Sky', Pennard's humps and bumps are situated on the clifftop of the Gower Peninsula

Pennard Golf Club Course Review

Green Fee Range: £25-£70

Medal Tee: Par 71 – 6,267 Yards

Visitor Times: Monday – from 10:00, Tuesday and Thursday – from 12:30, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – all day

Website: www.pennardgolfclub.com

Significant Changes

Phase one of a complete bunker reconstruction – extension to 2nd green – indoor training centre with a GC2 launch monitor – improvement of all areas of the course including the grass quality on fairways

Pennard Golf Club Course Review

Golf has been played here since 1896 with the course getting a major James Braid makeover in 1908. The current Par-71, 6231 yard lay-out has been described as the “links in the sky”, and looking down on the estuary from the 6th and 7th you’ll understand why.

Pennard golf club course review

The tucked-away green on the short par-4 7th makes it trickier than the card suggests, and it’s probably the only fairway in Britain flanked by a Norman castle on one sided and the remains of a church the other. It’s said a village once stood here too, wiped out in a sandstorm.

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The back nine works its way closer to the sea, but your card is anything but safe as you walk off the 15th green there’s a real sting in the tail. The 16th isn’t a long par-5 but the sea views as you walk up the fairway are breathtaking, and the sloping 18th favours faders and is a hard fairway to find especially when the ground is firm.

Where else will you find challenging links terrain, a Norman castle and beautiful sea views all-wrapped up in one package. All of which makes Wales’ 16th oldest club well worth a visit.

Pennard Golf Club Course Review – Golf Monthly Verdict

A fabulous links that offers excellent value, more wind than most but compensation comes from the views