Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club

High St, Borth,

nr Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) SY24 5JS

  • Office

    +44 (0)1970 871 202
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1970 871 557
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1970 871 202
  • Golf pro

    John G. Lewis

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt made some changes in the late 1940s, following the return of land requisitioned during the war.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6116
5776
5390
Par
70
70
72
SSS or slope
70
69
72

Location

Latitude:

52.496961

Longitude:

-4.051854

How to get there:

7 miles N of Aberystwyth

FROM ABERYSTWYTH : follow the A487 direction Machynlleth. After 4.3 miles turn left onto the B4353 direction Dolybont / Borth. After 2 miles, in Borth, follow road round to the right. After 1.1 miles (passing through Borth) golf is on your right. FROM MACHYNLLETH : follow the A487 direction Aberystwyth. After 9.8 miles, just inside Tre'r-ddol, turn right onto the B4353 direction Ynyslas. Follow road for 3.4 miles and turn left into golf, just before entering Borth.

Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1885

Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club: Laid out in classic out-and-back fashion, you start your round at the northern end of the village of Borth. The early holes may seem rather flat (as are the closing holes) but accuracy rather than topography will initially be uppermost in your mind. The road to Ynyslas literally runs alongside most of the opening holes and Borth beach lies on the other side.

At the tight par-4 2nd your tee shot is played with the road on your right and the beach on your left, and there's little room for error. The par-4 17th demands a similarly exacting tee-shot, this time with a reed-lined water hazard on one side and the road on the other.

As you progress towards the village of Ynyslas, the flat terrain gives way to a more interesting area of sand dunes (more typical of great seaside links courses) and its here in the middle section of the course that some of the best holes are to be found.

The playing surfaces may not be as manicured as on the best parkland courses in Wales, but the experience here comes closer to golf as it used to be - and for Wales' oldest 18-hole layout, that's no bad thing. There's no doubting the seaside credentials of this enjoyable links course, with the sea and Borth Beach constant companions throughout.

List of courses: Wales - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Borth was the first 18-hole golf course established in Wales, in 1885 (although Tenby lays claim to being the oldest golf club in Wales, established in 1888). The current clubhouse at Borth dates from 1992.

Published ranking

Wales' 21st best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Belle Vue Royal Hotel3-star

    Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2BA

    +44 (0)1970 617 558

    Visit website

    Excellent quality 3-star hotel located on the sea front in Aberystwyth and providing wonderful views onto Cardigan Bay.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Borth & Ynyslas

  • Ynishyr Hall5-star

    Eglwysfach, Ceredigion

    +44 (0)1654 781 209

    Visit website

    Sharing its Dyfi (Dovey) estuary location with one of Britain's finest bird reserves, the hotel also enjoys a reputation for excellent cuisine (Egon Ronay 2-stars). A hidden retreat used by Queen Victoria, and more recently owned by William Mappin of Mappin & Webb Jewellers.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Borth & Ynyslas

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