Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club Est. 2005

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Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club: This beautifully sculpted links golf course may have been created by Nicklaus Design in 2005, but once you've played your way round, you'll feel that it could just as easily have been around since 1905 or even earlier. On this very open terrain on the edge of Carmarthen Bay, all the great links features are present, with perhaps more in the way of water hazards than on the average links (compensating for the lack of towering sand dunes). The front nine is played on the landward side of the clubhouse (and takes you down towards Llanelli's tinplate rolling-mill), the back-nine is played on the seaward side, with wonderful views onto the bay and across to the Gower Peninsula. Throughout, the square tee-boxes, large greens, great bunkering and gently rolling fairways all create a thoroughly authentic links feel, and just like any links course, the deep rough is better not messed with. Yet another excellent recent addition to golf in South Wales.

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Making Contact

Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club
Nicklaus Ave, Machynys,
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 2DG
Wales
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Office   +44 (0)1554 744 888
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1554 744 888
Fax

  +44 (0)1554 744 680

Email   golf.pro@machynys.com
Website   www.machynys.com
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John Peters
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Nicklaus Design (project led by Gary Nicklaus)
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7051 5713 4739
Par 72 72 71
SSS or Slope 75 68 67
 
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How2Get There?

10 miles NW of Swansea
From M4 (heading west) take exit 47 onto the A483 direction Swansea (W). After 1.3 miles at roundabout turn right onto the A484 direction Llanelli. After 6.6 miles at Texaco / McDonalds roundabout turn left direction Machynys. After 1.3 miles at third roundabout golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £40; weekends £45. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

In its first year of opening (2005) Machynys Peninsula hosted the Ladies European Tour's Championship of Europe (see Tournaments section). Nearby Llanelli is home to one of Wales greatest rugby teams, the Llanelli Scarlets, who play at the famous Strady Park stadium. The team's vivid red strip, is clearly reflected on the scorecard and promotional literature of Machynys Peninsula G&CC.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 6th best course of the 150 courses in Wales.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.661402)
Longitude: (-4.149742)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Diplomat Hotel 3-star
Felinfoel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3PJ
+44 (0)1554 756 156
www.diplomat-hotel-wales.com

The Diplomat Hotel, built in 1810, offers a combination of charm and character, often found in old rural and country hotels.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Ashburnham; Machynys Peninsula
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Golf within 20 miles Pennard; Langland Bay.
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Stradey Park Hotel 3-star
Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4HA
+44 (0)1554 758 171
www.stradeyparkhotel.com

An Edwardian mansion house hotel, which sits in pride of place over-looking Stradey Park and out to the Burry Estuary.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Machynys Peninsula
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Golf within 20 miles Ashburnham
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