Southerndown Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Southerndown Golf Club Est. 1905

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Southerndown Golf Club: With all the character of a links course, but set 200 feet above and one mile back from the sea, Southerndown provides a challenging test in a very natural and authentic golfing environment. Sheep keep the rough nicely trimmed here, but wayward shots that miss the tightish fairways will be gobbled up by good quality revetted bunkering, or worse still, by thick gorse bushes and ferns that line many fairways. A straight game will serve you well here at Southerdown, certainly better than hitting long but offline. The constantly undulating terrain can soak up any amount of rainwater, allowing play to continue whatever the weather. From most parts of the course you'll get the chance to marvel at some wonderful views, which at various times include the Atlantic Ocean, a stunning set of sand dunes between you and Porthcawl, the River Ogmore, Bridgend and green hills and valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see. Although at times the course may strike you as a tad rustic, the excellent golfing test this layout offers combined with the marvellous scenery, makes this an essential part of getting to know golf in South Wales.

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Making Contact

Southerndown Golf Club
Ogmore by Sea,
Bridgend, Glamorganshire CF32 0QP
Wales
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Office   +44 (0)1656 880 476
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1656 880 326
Fax

  +44 (0)1656 880 371

Email   admin@southerndowngolfclub.com
Website   www.southerndowngolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Dennis McMonagle (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland & links-style.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Downland and heathland.
 
Designer: Original layout by Willie Fernie (1905). Later modifications by Herbert Fowler (1908), Willie Park Jr (1913) and Harry Colt (1920).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6449 6081 5548
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 72 69 74
 
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How2Get There?

20 miles W of Cardiff
Leave M4 at exit 35 and follow the A473, direction Bridgend. After 3.7 miles take second exit at roundabout and follow A48 direction Port Talbot. After 1 mile (at traffic lights after railway bridge) turn left onto the B4265 direction Ogmore by Sea. After 1 mile turn right onto the B4524 direction Ogmore / Southerdown Golf. After 1.4 miles turn left at the Pelican pub, and follow steep hill up to golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £55; weekends £75. [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
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available (if booked in advance).
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Southerndown has previously hosted professional tournaments such as the Piccadilly Masters and Martini International. More recently it hosted the Welsh Amateur championship, but is perhaps best known for staging the Duncan Putter tournament, a prestigious event won in the past by golfers such as Bradley Dredge, Philip Price, Paul Way, Peter McEvoy and Gary Wolstenholme.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Golfer's Comment
Good luck when the wind blows, its difficult enough when its calm >>> The sheep do an excellent job keeping the fairways and rough trimmed (why don't they have a go at the gorse bushes as well !) >>> Views to die for, South Wales in all its glory.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.478082)
Longitude: (-3.608580)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Coed-y-Mwstwr 3-star
Coychurch, Bridgend, Glamorganshire CF35 6AF
+44 (0)1656 860 621
www.coed-y-mwstwr.com

Perched on a Welsh hillside and surrounded by woodland, this Victorian mansion provides a cosy and secluded hideaway overlooking the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan. The name Coed-y-Mwstwr translates as "Whispering Trees".

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Southerndown
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig; Vale Hotel (The Lake course and Wales National)
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The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa 4-star
Hensol Park, Hensol, nr. Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan CF72 8JY
+44 (0)1443 667 800
www.vale-hotel.com

This excellent resort hotel is home to two championship golf courses, Wales' largest health spa, and very good overall sports facilities.

Golf at this hotel Lake Course, Wales National Course
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Porthcawl; Southerndown; Pyle & Kenfig
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