Ashburnham Golf Club

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What we say

Something of a forgotten links hero though in reality 110-years-old Ashburnham is right up there with Porthcawl and Conwy. It’s a wonderful natural links separated from the sea by a line of towering sand dunes which regularly feature on the back nine. Then there’s the Gower Peninsula views and the fact it was Harry Vardon’s favourite Welsh course. All this for under £40 – an absolute bargain!

Ashburnham Golf Club, the demanding seaside venue where the great Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees, won the PGA title in 1959, has long been regarded as one of the best links golf courses in Britain. Indeed it won that rating from no less authority than the immortal Harry Vardon. He twice played the golf course, enjoying himself immensely and was compelled to record soon afterwards that, "The golf course I like best in Wales is Ashburnham."

The golf course of today is basically the layout which the redoubtable JH Taylor designed in 1910 after paying a visit to suggest further alterations to a golf course then 14 years old. He returned three years later to inspect progress and suggest further alterations. The results pleased the great man, who commented with great pride, "It stands comparison with many of the best seaside courses in the country."

Accommodation: The Ashburnham Hotel is just across the road and there’s The Diplomat and The Stradey Park, both five miles away in Llanelli.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs -
  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Players Rating 2.8 out of 5
  • Address
    Cliffe Terrace, , BURRY PORT
  • Tel 01554 832269
  • Website www.ashburnhamgolfclub.co.uk

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Fri & Sun: £49; Sat: £49
Course Length 6,212 yards (5,680 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Private

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 3.5 out of 5 I will return AGAIN

    By Anonymous

    Played here three times nd it's a proper links! Some very difficult holes and some interesting ones too. Watch the greens - they are very fast and added some extra shots on my round. It's a shame you don't see the sea as its on the coast due to the tall dunes, but when it's sunny there, who cares as the golfs superb.

  • 2.5 out of 5 Ashburnham

    By golfsteve1

    We played Ashburnham in relatively calm conditions and it was neither hard or testing, in fact to be honest, it was rather plain in comparison to other links courses we have played. There was definetly no wow factor here nor any memorable holes with the exception of the first, second, seventeenth and eighteenth that you have to hit across a busy road where the cars pay little or no head to golfers (so make sure your insurance covers you). There was work being carried out on the fairway bunkers while we were there which will probably make the course a little more interesting and tougher in the future. The fairways are more parkland than linkslike and the greens very receptive to approach shots, so does not play like a proper links course. Not much of a view to talk about. A very forgettable round of golf with many other courses to choose from nearby.

  • 2.5 out of 5 Ashburnham

    By golfsteve1

    We played Ashburnham in relatively calm conditions and it was neither hard or testing, in fact to be honest, it was rather plain in comparison to other links courses we have played. There was definetly no wow factor here nor any memorable holes with the exception of the first, second, seventeenth and eighteenth that you have to hit across a busy road where the cars pay little or no head to golfers (so make sure your insurance covers you). There was work being carried out on the fairway bunkers while we were there which will probably make the course a little more interesting and tougher in the future. The fairways are more parkland than linkslike and the greens very receptive to approach shots, so does not play like a proper links course. Not much of a view to talk about. A very forgettable round of golf with many other courses to choose from nearby.

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