What we say
Set in the scenic countryside in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan and believed to be one of the finest inland courses in the valleys. This superb James Braid par-72 parkland track is overlooked by the elegantly refurbished 18th century clubhouse, a Grade II listed building.
Set in the scenic countryside in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan the well maintained parkland course is long recognised as one of the finest challenges of golf in Wales. Designed by five times Open winner James Braid the course comprises two loops of nine holes each beginning and ending near the imposing 18th Century Mansion House that has served as the clubhouse for over 70 years.
The first nine holes enjoy an undulating terrain leading to spectacular views across the Bristol Channel and neighbouring countryside. In contrast the second nine are relatively flat but a carefully phased introduction of tree planting is not only a delight to view but ensure an interesting yet fair challenge.
Overall the par 72 6544 yard provides an interesting mix of testing par 3’s, demanding par 4’s and stern par 5’s. Each hole has its own individual character and superb greens with tricky slopes and subtle borrows add to the pressures of putting.
The opening par 5 hole from an elevated tee requires an accurate drive over a road and stream and sets the standard for the round ahead. The signature hole must be the 10th hole, a par 4, which requires a careful drive before an approach shot over a lake to a well guarded and elevated green. Many a decent score on the front nine has been found its watery grave on this hole.
The finishing three holes, all par 4’s are particularly demanding especially when the prevailing westerly winds blow. However the final hole will probably be remembered not only for its golfing challenge but also the spectacular setting of the imposing clubhouse which acts as magnificent and fitting backdrop to the 18th green.
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- Address Wenvoe , Vale of Glamorgan , CARDIFF
- Tel 029 2059 4371
- Website www.wenvoecastlegolfclub.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £40; Sat-Sun: £45|
|Course Length||6,514 yards (5,956 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course has: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
the day was great,for end of oct the course and tees were great the food ,buggy people parking and changing rooms where amazing but the greens at the moment are recovering and with some temp greens not that good next summer i will be playing alot at this course
This course has the WOW facter, played it in mid Feb and it played well, from the tees to fairway to greens in exelent condition. The opening hole a par 5 a good challenging hole. Really enjoyed the 10th hole my fav out of them all, would recomenned this course to anyone.