Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Waun-y-Mer,

Kenfig, Mid Glamorgan CF33 4PU

  • Office

    +44 (0)1656 771 613
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1656 783 093
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1656 772 822
  • Golf pro

    Dylan Williams

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 Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross (1947).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6588
6122
5446
Par
71
71
74
SSS or slope
73
71
73

Location

Latitude:

51.506899

Longitude:

-3.716914

How to get 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.

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1922

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.
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

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £60; Fri £65; weekends £80.
Credit cards accepted (with a small handling charge). Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 10th best course in Wales.

Where2Stay

  • Fairways Hotel3-star

    West Drive, Porthcawl CF36 3LS

    +44 (0)1656 782 085

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Southerndown; The Vale Hotel (Wales National and Lake courses).

  • The Great House3-star

    Laleston, Bridgend CF32 0HP

    +44 (0)1656 657 644

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig; Southerndown

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Vale Hotel (Wales National and Lake courses).

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