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Click to zoom into a map of Powys showing Golf CoursesPowys is one very big county and there are golf courses from Welshpool in the north of the county to Ystradgynlais in the south, and from Knighton on the English border in the east to Machynlleth in the west of Wales. You can even tee off in one country and putt out in another. It is a great place for a golf holiday as there are fantastic views of the Welsh landscape, the hills and the valleys, tumbling rivers and peaceful lakes, and of the English borderlands too. Those blue remembered hills of Shropshire are but a short ,50 mile, drive from the purple heathered hills of the dovey estuary. Further south the landscape changes and we have golf courses near to the mid wales market towns of Brecon, Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.

Llanymynech Golf Club, Nr. Oswestry, Shropshire SY108LB Tel: 01691 830542
Our tour of Powys Golf Courses actually starts not in Powys but in Shropshire, England. But Llanymynech Golf Club qualifies as it is positioned exactly on the Welsh Border and there are some 15 holes in Wales and 3 in England, with the 4th hole actually crossing the border as you play it. You can tee off in one country and putt out in another, on the same hole ! The Club is known locally as "The Hill", and It is the unique position of the course atop one of the areas' most important prehistoric hill forts, where the early Briton Caractacus made his last stand against the Roman Army in 50 A.D., that affords the breathtaking views of both the Shropshire Plains and the mountains of Snowdonia and Mid-Wales. Llanymynech G.C. are pleased to accept visitors to sample the course, the views and their hospitality.

Welshpool Golf Club, The Golfa, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 9AQ, Tel: 01938 850249
The course was designed by the veteran champion James Braid in the early part of the last century and the Welsh peaks of Snowdon and Cader Idris are both discernible in the distance. John Stutt of Paisley, who built the course,compared it to the famous Gleneagles course, and anyone who has ever played at Welshpool Golf Club will remember it as a great experience and a great test of golf. Visitors, who are welcome subject to advance booking, are always amazed by the breathtaking scenery found all over the course.

Machynlleth Golf Club, Newtown Road, Machynlleth SY20 8UH, Tel: 01654 702000
Undulating lowland meadowland 9 hole course with mostly natural hazards. The greens are considered to be second to none in the area, Excellent hospitality and with superb views to match. ------------------ Machynlleth town has a lot of history behind it and is well worth a visit in itself. Owain Glyndwr the leader of the last Welsh rebellion held the parliament for an independent Wales in Machynlleth. There is an interpretive centre with more information in the ancient parliament building in the town centre.

St Giles Golf Club Newtown, Pool Road, Newtown, SY16 3AJ Tel: 01686 625844
A challenging 9 hole parkland course on the outskirts of the market town of Newtown (quarter-of-a-mile on A483 from Newtown).  An attractive parkland course with the river Severn as a picturesque backdrop to some of the holes. Visitors are welcome subject to advance booking.

St Idloes Golf Club , Penrallt, Llanidloes, Powys Tel: 01686-412559
The St Idloes Golf Club was founded 1897. The club is situated on top of the hill one mile to the north of Llanidloes. The course is nine holes in undulating parkland and there are no water hazards, but the gorse and heather are natural hazards. As with most of the courses in Powys there are magnificent views to be seen including the Severn Valley, the Radnor hills, Plynlimmon and the Cambrian Mountains. The mature oaks, beech and birch trees around the course are breathtaking in autumn, and the club has a wonderful friendly atmosphere which is extended to visitors.

Knighton Golf Club, Ffrydd Wood, Knighton, Powys LD7 1DG Tel: 01547 528646
Knighton Golf Course is an undulating wooded hill course with spectacular views from nearly every one of the 9 holes. It was designed by Harry Vardon in 1913 and is a course full of character, having uphill and downhill lies that offer some of the most wonderful views you are ever likely to see on a golf course. There is a friendly clubhouse  and visitors are welcome subject to booking in advance. Try it now - before everyone else discovers it. But this site is about Golfing holidays in Wales, and there is more to the golf holiday than just the golf. -------------------------- Knighton itself is an interesting town. It occupies a unique position; part of the town is in Wales, and part is in England. It is neither English nor Welsh, just simply Knighton. Offa's Dyke, the famous earthworks marking the boundary between England and Wales, stretching from the Severn Estuary to Liverpool Bay, runs through Knighton, the only town on its entire length. It is an historic town and has an historic market. If you had a bad round of golf and wanted cheering up... you went to the market ! Everything was sold there even wifes. The last two instances being in 1851 and 1854 when wifes were sold for one shilling.

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5NY,Tel: +44 (0)1597 823873
Llandrindod Wells is an 18 hole upland moorland course set in the rolling hills of Mid Powys some 1000 ft above sea level. The advantages of being so high up far outway the disadvantages as the course itself is not overly hilly, and the views to the hills of the Welsh Marches in the east, and the Cambrian mountains in the west are spectacular to say the least. Founded in 1905, the course was designed by six times Open Champion Harry Vardon for the use of the thousands of visitors that flocked to Llandrindod Wells in those Victorian times to “take the waters". The heady days of those Victorian times have long since gone and so have the numbers of visitors to the town and by association the golf course. But as the town is witness to its charming Victorian and Edwardian heritage, so to is the Llandrindod Wells golf course testimony to the skills of the early C20th course designers. The Club undoubtedly has an impeccable ancestry and this mature and traditional course offers memorable golf and a warm welcome to all visitors.

Builth Wells Golf Club, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3NF. Tel: 01982 553296
Builth Wells Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the historic market town of Builth Wells in the heart of Powys. The club was formed in 1923 when the founders built a 9 hole golf course that has been improved and developed over the years to what is now probably the finest golf course in the Mid Wales area. It is an 18 hole parkland course with small greens, water and trees that make for an interesting but not tiring round. The Clubhouse, a Welsh Long House dating back to 1550, is the oldest clubhouse in Wales and the club extends a warm welcome to any visitors. ---------------- The town of Builth Wells itself is surrounded by majestic rural countryside and is the home of Wales' principal agricultural fair the Royal Welsh Show. The landscaped banks of the river Wye are an added attraction to visitors and all make Builth Wells an attractive location for a golf holiday.

Kington Golf Club, Kington, Herefordshire, England HR5 3RE Tel: +44 (0)1544 230340
Kington Golf Club sits high on Bradnor Hill overlooking the medieval town of Kington and the Welsh Border lands. The Club, founded in 1925, in the beautiful county of Herefordshire but nestling on the border of Wales. has a claim to fame as the highest golf club in England. The course was designed by the highly regarded Golf Architect, Major Cecil Key Hutchinson, and it is regarded as one of the finest natural Links courses in the country. with greens of such superb quality that they are played on even in the winter months. Kington is also noted for its spectacular views.... including the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, and the Radnorshire Hills in Wales, and Hergest Ridge the Malvern and Clee Hills in England. Visitors to the club are welcome and might consider sharing their golf holiday with a visit to the town of Kington or even the world famous book town of Hay on Wye nearby. Indeed the historic Offa's Dyke Walk crosses Bradnor Hill so any long distance walkers with an inclination toward a round of Golf could kill two birds with one stone ! Parties or Societies of 12 or more must book prior to their visit.

Summerhill Golf Club, Clifford, Hay-on-Wye, Powys HR3 5EW Tel: 01497 820451
Summerhill Golf Club is a nine hole parkland course situated on the edge of the book town of Hay on Wye. The Golf Club is actually in Clifford just over the border in Herefordshire England, whereas Hay on Wye is in Powys Wales. But as with the other borderland courses it is well worth including in the directory. Summerhill is a relatively new course having been built in 1993. The course was designed to test experienced golfers, yet not discourage newcomers. The course was built to U.S.G.A. specifications with the same construction of tees and greens as used on the American professional circuit. ----------------- The town of Hay-on-Wye is a very popular place but this was not always so ! Indeed it had so many enemies that the castle in the town was attacked by both the Welsh and the English from 1100 to 1500. It was destroyed by the English King John in 1216, and soon after the Welsh Prince Llewellyn set fire to it. You could say that the troubles began when King Offa of Mercia built an enormous earth wall in the second half of the eight century to protect himself from the Welsh. This now forms the line of the Offa's Dyke Footpath, which runs from South to North Wales along the border. There are as many reasons to visit the town during a golf break as there are bookshops in the town. For Hay's main claim to fame is as a mecca for bibliophiles, boasting "thirty major bookshops", most selling second-hand books.

Cradoc Golf Club, Penoyre Park, Cradoc, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9LP Tel: (01874) 623658
Cradoc Golf Club is situated in the south of Powys just 2 miles north west of the historic market town of Brecon, Cradoc is an 18 hole parkland course set in 120 stunning acres of Welsh countryside with a backdrop of the spectacularly beautiful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National park. Founded relatively recently in 1967 it is now the permanent home to the prestigious Coors Welsh Tournament of Champions. In 2003 Cradoc was chosen to host the P.G.A. Mid-Wales Open. In January 2006 Cradoc was awarded Welsh Golf Club of the Year 2005. The modern and recently refurbished Clubhouse provides well appointed changing and shower facilities. There is a comfortable lounge area with a well stocked bar and a seventy seat restaurant offering an extensive menu. Cradoc offers a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors and societies.  ------------------ Brecon itself is a traditional Mid Wales market town located at the confluence of the Usk and Honddu rivers. The town has a wealth of history as witnessed by Brecon Cathedral, originally a fortification built by the half brother of William the Conqueror after he captured the town in 1094. The streets and passageways of Brecon are lined with Georgian and Jacobean shop fronts,and as an added attraction for a holiday break there is the historic Monmouth and Brecon Canal linking Brecon with Newport. A magnificent stone aqueduct carries the canal across the River Usk just outside town.

Brecon Golf Club, Newton Park, Llanfaes, Brecon LD3 8PA Tel: 01874 622004
Brecon Golf Club has a flat 9 hole parkland course located close to town centre, Some challenging and unusual holes. Visitors are welcome but with possible restrictions on Sundays.  ----------------------------   For Brecon town please see entry above.


Palleg Golf Club, Palleg Road, Lower Cwmtwrch, Swansea, SA9 2QQ Tel: 01639 842193
Palleg is located in the very south of Powys on the border with Neath Port Talbot. The Club was founded in 1930. It is a nine-hole course. A warm welcome and stunning views awaits you on this challenging meadowland course. Everybody welcome, Open to the public 7 days a week. Telephone before turning up as the Club was for sale in 2005 !

Glynneath Golf Club, Penygraig, Pontneathvaughan, Glynneath, West Glamorgan, SA11 5UH Tel : 01639 720452
Glynneath Golf Club is situated in the south of Powys, and being located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park provides some impressive views of the surrounding mountains and vales. The course itself, overlooking the Vale of Neath, is not overly hilly however, and is in fact reasonably flat with some moderate undulations. The course is described as a mix of parkland and woodland, so large mature trees are a very prominent feature on most holes. There are also a number of small lakes on the course, Visitors are very welcome at Glynneath Golf Club seven days a week.

Merthyr Tydfil (Cilsanws) Golf Club, Cloth Hall Lane, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2NU Telephone 01685 723308
Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club is bordering on Powys in Merthyr Tydfil County. The club was founded in 1908 and is the only course that is situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Classed as an 18 hole mountain course, some holes are over 1000 feet above sea level, you cannot fail to be impressed by the magnificent views over the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a golf holiday in Merthyr Tydfil Golf Club.

West Monmouthshire Golf Club, Golf Road, Nantyglo, Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 4QT, Tel: +44(0)1495 310233
West Monmouthshire Golf Club is situated close to the Brecon Beacons National Park. It was established in 1906 and is officially the highest golf course in Great Britain, with the highest point, the 14th Tee, being over 1,500 feet above sea level. This Tee offers spectacular views, including the beautiful Sugar Loaf Mountain and the majestic Brecon Beacons. It's an 18 hole Heathland   / Mountain course. When planning your golfing holiday remember its well worth a visit if only to say you've played the 14th at West Monmouth. Visitors both individual golfers and societies are welcome.

Monmouthshire Golf Club, Llanfoist, Abergavenny NP7 9HE Tel: 01873 852606
Monmouthshire Golf Club is located in north Monmouthshire bordering on the south west of Powys. The Club sits in the Usk River valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, close to the town of Abergavenny. It is an 18 hole parkland course with scenic mountain views and wooded countryside. The course, designed by the prolific James Braid, dates from 1892, ranking it among the oldest courses in Wales. ------------------  Abergavenny' itself is an historic market town that can trace its history back to Roman times. The roman fort of Gobannium was established here in 57 or 58 A.D. However, the real birth of the town dates to the period of the Norman conquest of Wales in the late 11th century. In about 1087, Hamelin of Ballon, the conqueror of northern Gwent, built a motte and bailey castle at Abergavenny. This castle and the surrounding township were fortified with stone between 1290 and 1320 and the castle saw many attacks and much blood was shed in its life time. The remains of the structure, two towers and a gate with a large barbican, stand to this day on a spur above the river Usk.

Wernddu Golf Club, Old Ross Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8NG , Tel: 01873 856223
Wernddu Golf Club is located in north Monmouthshire bordering on the south west of Powys. It is situated 1½ miles north east of Abergavenny, on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Wernddu is a family run golf club in an undulating parkland course with magnificent views over Abergavenny and the Black Mountains. A long front nine and shorter back nine provide a challenging round of golf for golfers of all standards. Other facilities include : 24 bay covered and floodlit driving range, 9 hole pitch and putt course , Short game practice area , Target green and practise bunker .

All distances refer to hotels and accommodation close to the town of Llandrindod Wells

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