Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club Est. 1922

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Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club: There is nothing overly spectacular about the front nine at Pyle & Kenfig: a solid links layout with a good many gorse bushes and lots of wispy rough from which your ball will often be findable and playable. All around are interesting views - out to the mighty Atlantic, west to the fiery Port Talbot steelworks, across the hills of rural south Wales and down to neighbouring Royal Porthcawl. However, what will remain etched on your mind are the wonderfully crafted back-nine holes. Admittedly, much of the crafting comes courtesy of mother nature's immense area of sand dunes (stretching fully five miles away to the west), but some credit must also go to Harry Colt, who laid out the golfers' journey through the impressive dunescape. Another in South Wales' wonderful array of links courses, and another that will definitely grow on you the more you play it.

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Making Contact

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
Waun-y-Mer,
Kenfig, Mid Glamorgan CF33 4PU
Wales
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Office   +44 (0)1656 771 613
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1656 783 093
Fax

  +44 (0)1656 772 822

Email   secretary@pandkgolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.pandkgolfclub.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Much of the original layout was designed by Harry Colt (1922). Significant modifications, especially to the back-nine by Mackenzie Ross (1947).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6588 6122 5446
Par 71 71 74
SSS or Slope 73 71 73
 
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How2Get There?

19 miles SE of Swansea
Leave M4 at Jtn 37. Follow A4229 direction Porthcawl. After 2.4 miles at roundabout turn right, direction Nottage and Rest Bay. After 200 metres turn right to Kenfig (nature reserve). Follow Kenfig sign through Nottage and nature reserve "bird" sign into West Road. After 1.4 mls golf club is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £60; Fri £65; weekends £80. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted (with a small handling charge).
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Established in 1922 the original course was laid out by that great architect Harry Shapland Colt but World War II enforced many changes. Play was reduced to nine holes, the Army requisitioning the remainder. The rough track bisecting the course was made into a metalled road and the pleasant drive by the sea became so popular after the war that play on the nearby fairways was both distracting and dangerous. It was therefore decided to extend the course seaward. P Mackenzie Ross, who was invited to design the new holes, described the terrain as a ‘golfer’s paradise’ providing an excellent test for the most skilful of players. It is situated in a region of marram clad sand dunes, far more diversified than the old course.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.506899)
Longitude: (-3.716914)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Fairways Hotel 3-star
West Drive, Porthcawl CF36 3LS
+44 (0)1656 782 085
www.thefairwayshotel.co.uk

Close to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and right next to the sea, giving some wonderful views across the Bristol Channel.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig
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Golf within 20 miles Southerndown; The Vale Hotel (Wales National and Lake courses).
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The Great House 3-star
Laleston, Bridgend CF32 0HP
+44 (0)1656 657 644
www.great-house-laleston.co.uk

Originating from around 1550, The Great House is a grade II* listed building and is believed to have been a gift from Queen Elizabeth 1 to the Earl of Leicester and used as a hunting lodge by him. Stephen Bond Esquire is the Lord of the Manor of Laleston and together with his wife Norma restored the Great House in 1986.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig; Southerndown
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Golf within 20 miles The Vale Hotel (Wales National and Lake courses).
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