Langland Bay Golf Club

Langland Bay Rd, Mumbles,

nr Swansea, West Glamorgan SA3 4QR

  • Office

    +44 (0)1792 361 721
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1792 366 023
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1792 361 082
  • Golf pro

    Mark Evans (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    James Braid

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5857
5717
5337
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
69
68
72

Location

Latitude:

51.567874

Longitude:

-4.018195

How to get there:

5 miles SW of Swansea

From Swansea take the A4067 coast road west towards Mumbles. At the White Rose pub mini-roundabout in Mumbles turn right into Newton Rd direction Langland. After o.3 miles at church turn left direction Langland. After o.3 miles turn left into Langland Bay Rd. After o.6 miles you will arrive at entrance to golf.

Langland Bay Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1901

Langland Bay Golf Club is home to a grassy meadowland course, uniquely situated high on some cliffs. It overlooks the delightful bays of Langland and Caswell on the Gower peninsula. After four rather pedestrian opening holes, things improve dramatically as you climb onto the highest part of the headland separating the two bays.

Although quite short and with an SSS (Standard Scratch Score) of 69 the prevailing winds can sometimes add many yards and strokes to your score, but nevertheless overclubbing should be avoided, with trouble behind most of the small and well guarded greens.

This seaside course with its spectacular views, and warm welcome for visiting golfers is certainly one of the lesser known gems and best value courses in South Wales.

Pick of the holes: the 8th hole, a comparatively short par-4 designed by James Braid, has a spectacular view looking down into the bays of Caswell, Pwlldu and Brandy Cove. Its the 16th hole however that steals the show, a fabulous downhill par-3, aptly named "Death or Glory".

List of courses: Wales - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

It seems certain that the land running to the edge of Newton Cliffs, where the golf course is now located, had been cultivated for many centuries. Indeed, the texture of the grass on the golf course indicates how well nurtured the land has been. A map provisionally dated as 1842, shows a maze of small fields running from Newton village down to Langland Bay in the South and to Caswell Bay in the West.

Older inhabitants of Newton village have said that golf was played on the cliff top in the nineteenth century, but the first writen mention of golf at Langland is in the Golf Club's first minute book, dated 24th September 1901. The course was officially scheduled to open on Saturday, September 10th 1904, when the President, Sir John Jones Jenkins (afterwards Lord Glantawe) was asked to drive off.

Published ranking

Wales' 25th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Norton House Hotel3-star

    Norton Road, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 5TQ

    +44 (0)1792 404 891

    Visit website

    This elegant listed Georgian Manor House is set in peaceful well kept grounds, just a few hundred yards from the seashore of Swansea Bay and the village of Mumbles.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Langland Bay

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pennard; Machynys Peninsula.

  • Swansea Marriott Hotel4-star

    Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Wales SA1 3SS

    +44 (0)1792 642 020

    Visit website

    This modern 4-star hotel is located next to the Maritime Quarter (marina) and boasts wonderful views over the Marina and Swansea Bay. It is a short stroll to the city centre, with its lively market and many attractions.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Langland Bay

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pennard; Ashburnham

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