Burry Port, Dyfed SA16 0HN
18 holes. Links course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal duneland and rural countryside.
18 miles NW of Swansea
From Llanelli take the A484 heading west. After 5 miles, and after by-passing Burry Port, turn left into Furnace Road (B4311) at Ashburnham Hotel sign. After o.3 miles turn left at T-junction, go over railway bridge and golf is on your right.
Ashburnham Golf Club is home to a links golf course with an impressive past, very solid credentials and a popular following among links devotees. From the opening hole, a good-length downhill par-3, to the closing uphill par-4, you will experience an enjoyable out-and-back links course, that's capable of giving every aspect of your game a thorough examination.
The terrain for much of the way round is relatively flat (with a few notable exceptions). Towering dunes border the course on the seaward side, rather than necessarily being integral to the layout; these sand hills do however provide much needed shelter when the wind is blowing at its fiercest.
Many holes are lined with gorse bushes, occasionally small trees and deep-rough, as you would expect on a seaside links course. In keeping with the best of Welsh seaside courses, the excellent greens are full of tricky slopes and undulations, on which your final score can be made or broken. On the 16th tee and 18th green you are rewarded with impressive views over Carmarthen Bay.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
Ashburnham has hosted many national and regional amateur tournaments, as well as a number of professional tour events. It was here that the great Welsh golfer and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees won the GB&I PGA title in 1959. Scotsmen Bernard Gallacher and Sam Torrance were also winners of professional tour events here, while England's Rebecca Hudson became the 2002 Ladies' British Amateur Champion at Ashburnham.
Wales: 7th best course in Wales (Golf World, 2023).
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The Diplomat Hotel, built in 1810, offers a combination of charm and character, often found in old rural and country hotels.
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An Edwardian mansion house hotel, which sits in pride of place over-looking Stradey Park and out to the Burry Estuary.
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